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Kerala Beaches

Alappuzha Beach

India, Kerala, Alapuzha

Alappuzha Beach is a beach in the Alappuzha district of Kerala, India.

The beach has a small park nearby. Alappuzha Lighthouse stands near the beach which is also an interesting spot for tourists. Remains of Alappuzha Sea Bridge, which is in ruins, are still there as a memory of the good old days when Alappuzha port was one of the most famous and important ports in Kerala. The Sea Bridge enabled the passage of goods that came via ships.

Another delightful experience while in Alappuzha is a houseboat cruise. The ones you find in the backwaters of Alappuzha are reworked versions of Kettuvallams or rice barges 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.
Alappuzha is referred to as the Venice of the East by travelers from across the world. These backwaters are also home to diverse animals and birdlife. Due to its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala.

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