Backwater tourism picking up in Alappuzha

Published on : Saturday, May 18, 2019

Kerala, known as “God’s Own Country” attracts tourists from all over the world. The state, among other attractions, is famous for its backwaters. After the devastating deluge last year, backwater tourism is once again picking up in Alappuzha and other places.


One night cruise on the backwaters of the Alappuzha is one of the most popular cruises offered. In a round trip, one can board the boat at Alappuzha and disembark at Alappuzha after having spent the night in the tranquility of the backwaters.


The cruise takes tourists through the clear waters of the prominent Punnamada Lake – the venue of the legendary Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race. One can visit the 400-year-old Champakkulam church, one of the 7 churches established by St. Thomas. The Chavara Bhavan, located 6 kms from Alleppey, is another interesting place. The ancestral home of the Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the Chavara Bhavan houses the legendary 250-year-old beacon of light – preserved intact in its original and primitive form.


After spending the night at the romantic Vattakayal Lake, you sail back to Alappuzha.


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