Monday, October 18, 2010

Alappuzha




Location: Alappuzha beach, near Alappuzha town, South Kerala.

Referred to as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always enjoyed an important place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today, it is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Alappuzha beach is a popular picnic spot. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is over 137 years old. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attraction of the beach. There is also an old lighthouse nearby which is greatly fascinating to visitors.

Another delightful experience while in Alappuzha is a houseboat cruise. The ones you find in the backwaters of Alappuzha are in fact reworked version of kettuvallams of olden times. The original kettuvallams or rice barges used to carry tons of rice and spices. The kettuvallam or 'boat with knots' was so called because the entire boat was held together with coir knots only.

Of late, houseboats come with all creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. And one can always enjoy uninterrupted views of backwater life while staying in a houseboat.

Getting there:

Nearest railway station: Alappuzha, about 5 km from the beach.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 85 km from Alappuzha town.

Beautiful Kerala




Kerala is one of the most beautiful lands of India with great natural beauty and the hotspot of tourists, honeymooners and business traveler is aptly known as the "paradise of travelers". The narrow field of lush vegetation, mountains and the speed with water stains, Kerala offers a very special Kerala honeymoon, and only those who visit too. You'll see green, red and the blue of the ocean with numerous coconut trees waving across the canvas of Kerala with amazing regularity. It is a country apart with their rich heritage Ayurveda, fine arts, arts and crafts, festivals and fairs.


Not surprisingly, Kerala, with its geographical diversity, rich cultural and climatic conditions can be no difference that India can offer now. Kerala catches the attention of millions of tourists every year from all parts of the world. With more favorable climatic conditions of your choice, or to bear the monsoon, with its torrential rains, a mild winter, the cold, or in summer with its cool gentle breeze caressing the heat away from you.


Kerala is also ideal location for a romantic honeymoon. You will feel at once exotic and romantic various options in God's own country. It offers backwater tours for the honeymoon couple, where you can sit back and relish the romantic sights, smells and sounds of the captivating countryside of Kerala. Stagnant water with delicious fresh water and floating houses fascinating in them the cold season Hill, with its gentle warmth of the fireplace, rich in flora and fauna, cultural heritage, beaches and much more make an ideal travel destination romantic honeymoon.


Wildlife in Kerala is also the most popular among the tourists. While you are on tours to the Kerala wilds you can go bird watching and catch glimpses of the most beautiful birds chirping and complementing the deep greens and dense forests. It has two national parks, ten wildlife sanctuaries and two bird sanctuaries. Its spice plantations and herbal flora that besides adding to the natural beauty of the Kerala wilds is of great commercial importance. You can enjoy the bewitching forest of Kerala with sitting comfortably on the back of an Elephant.


The Boat safari also offers you with a good option to look for the wilds of Periyar sanctuary. It offers to see some of the best wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, with a variety of plant and animal life sole to Kerala. Today the Periyar Lake offers an excellent boating spot for the tourists. Although it is unusual to see any animal from the boat, still you can spot herds of Elephants, Wild Boars and Sambar Deer by the water's edge. It presents exclusive enjoyable safaris that enable you to explore the numerous varieties of the wildlife in Kerala.


With golden glowing sands, swaying palm trees, catamaran cruising and sumptuous seafood, offers you an unforgettable Kerala travel experience. Our complete Kerala Tour package includes detailed daily Kerala India tour itineraries, land of rivers, beaches, hill stations, houseboats and backwaters with excellent tailor made Tour Packages provided by Kerala Tour Operator. Apart from the usual Kerala tour package, we have a number of special interest tours of Kerala wherein we take our clients to an in-depth journey into Kerala