Kerala – Lagend says Kerala was created by the stroke of an axe by Parasurama. A slender green crescent tucked away at the furthermost south-west point of India, Kerala lies along a 590 km sun drenched coastline on the Arabian sea, banked inland by the mountain rimmed border of the craggy Western Ghats. The deep blue sea, winding backwaters overshadowed by swaying palms, the primordial rain forest of silent Valley, tea and coffee plantations and lush paddy fields make it a land of divine richness. Kerala has an infinitely rich heritage of folk dance and music the vibrant vitality of the kathakali dance, the lyrical charm of Mohiniattam, the frenzied crescendo of theTheyyam dance and the battle din of Kalaripayattu. The colourful festival of Onam, snake boat races and elephant procession at temple festivals are celebrated with traditional gaiety and exuberance. Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, and a mixture of other religions have blended together in this tropical paradise. Kerala also nurtured saints and philosophers like Adi Sankaracharya and shree Narayana Guru.
Tourist Places in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram – (Trivandrum) –Capital. Padmanabhaswamy temple, Napier Museum, Zoo, Chitralayam Art Gallery, Kaudiyar Palace. Veli tourist village and Kovalam beach resort nearby.
Airport : Thiruvananthapuram.
Alapuzha (Alleppey), Aranumla, Kottayam- water festivals and boat races during onam.
Kochi (Cochin) – busy port. Dutch palace, Jewish Synagogue, st. Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets, Bolgatty palace, Hill Palace Museum. Vasco da Gama was buried here.
Kozhikode, (Calicut), Kovalam, Varkala, Shanghumugham, Bekal, Kappad- beach resorts.
Periyar – Gama sanctuary.
Guruvayoor – Kaladi- Thrissur (Trichur) – religious places.
Alappuzha Fact File:
• Area 70.48 sq. km
• Population 2,27,716
• Altitude Sea level
• Languages Malayalam and English
• STD Code 0477
• Best time to visit August to March
Alappuzha is a fantastic place for tourism. This city is known for its annual regatta. This place attracts many tourists from all over the country, and to this place. Allapuzha, Kerala is also the place where happened the highest production of coconut. And this place is known for the maximum processing cashews. It’s an important place for the processing of cashew nuts.
The city is an contagion with Kochi and Kannyanur in north.kottayam., Vaikum, Changanassery, Thiruvalla, Adoor Kozhencherry and Talyuks in the east. Kanathur, Karunagapalin in the south and the Lakshadweep Islands in the west. The Portuguese were the predominant rulers of this body before the Dutch took over. It was only during the reign of Maharaja Marthandavarma that the city was transformed into a very buzy and business center.
Tourist Attractions in Allapuzha:
Alappuzha Beach is a popular picnic spot, it is a beach near the city. The pier, which extends into the sea here, more than 137 years old. One of the great fascinations for the visitor is here near the lighthouse and entertainment venues Vijaya Beach Park Park offers boating facilities and Children’s park with a train wheel.
Pathiramanal place to visit, you will need for those who are lovers of birds. It is a small charming island in Vembanad Lake. Situated between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom, this island is a popular place for hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world. It is about 1 ½ hours drive from Allapuzza. Pathiramanal is a haven for hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world. Pathiramanal is only accessible only by boat, because it is surrounded by the Vembanad Lake, stretching from Alapuzza to Kochi and Kayambulam lake.
Kuttanad: a prominent place in the city is Alapuzza Kuttanad. It is also called the rice bowl of Kerala. Kuttanad through the sea on one side and the huge hill that extends to a side.Kuttanad located about 75 km away. It is believed that the Lone place in the world where farming is done below sea level.
Kuttanad: leading position in the city is Alapuzza Kuttanad. It is also called the rice bowl of Kerala. Kuttanad through the sea on one side and the huge hill, side.Kuttanad covers about 75 km away. It is believed that Lone place in the world where farming is done below sea level.
Ambalapuzha Temple: Built in typical Kerala style of architecture, this temple is famous all over India and is known for Palpayasam, daily specials, sweet milk porridge. This temple witnesses the performance by Pallipana Valens (sorcerers) once every twelve years. Painting Dasavatharam (the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu) on the inner walls of the temple appears. “Ottanthullal”, a satirical art is based on social issues, the brain child of the poet Kunchan Nambiar, which they held for the first time in the premises of this temple.
Places Near by Alappuzha:
Ambalapuzha Krishna temple to visit and examination by this temple dedicated to Lord Krishna will help visitors get good knowledge Keralian architecture. You can also get the views of the city of culture and taste of the South Indian dessert of payasam when you visit the place during the carnival season in the spring and the month of March.
Arthunkal: 22 miles in north of Sherthallai is a place of pilgrimage. Arthunkal city is known for the Church of St. Andrews because it was brought to the forefront of the Portuguese missionaries. Each year in January holy feast of St. Sebastian is held here.
Chavara Bhavan is about 6 km from Alapuzza and can be reached only by boat. Currently Chavara Bhavan is a shrine and spiritual place, where thousands of pilgrims gather here to pray. A 250 years old historic lighthouse light is here.in original or true form administered.
Edatgya Church: Twenty-two kilometers from Tiruvalla Edatgya Church Road is the church Edatgaya. Was dedicated to St. George, founded in 1810 AD. To visit supporters and believers in the church from all parts of southern India during the annual festival in the first week of May.
Krishnapuram Palace is located about 47 kilometers from Allapuzza. The palace is a rare type of Keralian architecture. The palace once harbored the rulers of Kayamkulam kingdom. The palace was renovated sometime in the 18th Century and is complete with cackling roofs, narrow corridors and dormer windows. These properties are unique and the palace was declared a historical monument in the department of archeology.
Edathua church has ordained this church to St. George, special significance, as it seems that prayers and sacrifices to help heal all types of mental disorders and other diseases. The annual festival is held 5 to 7 May and attracts pilgrims from all over South India. Church is only 24 km. from Alappuzha.
Mannarsala:It is 32 km. Alappuzha near Haripad and is a famous ancient temple of Sree Nagaraj, king snakes. Pilgrims from all parts of the country, collected during a two-day annual festival.
Punnapra at a short distance from Alappuzha, is a village that came down in history as the scene of bitter and heroic fighting between the communists and Travancore State Police in Punnapra Vayalar Communist uprising of 1946.
Mararikulam: Located on the coast south of Alappuzha, 12 km. Alappuzha out, it is a quiet beach and the nearby fishing village. Pool, tennis, water sports and Ayurvedic treatments are the leisure to be used.
List of Districts and their headquarters in Kerala state of India.
|District||Headquarters||Area (km²)||Official website|
|States||Capital||Languages||Year of Establishment|
|Andhra Pradesh||Hyderabad||Telugu and Urdu||1951|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Itanager||Miji, Apotanji, Merdukpen, Tagin,Adi, Honpa, Bangini-Nishi||1972|
|Goa||Panaji||Marathi and Konkani||1961|
|Himachal Pradesh||Shimla||Hindi and Pahari||1948|
|Mizoram||Aizawl||Mizo and English||1972|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Srinagar (Summer),Jammu (Winter)||Kashmiri,Dogri, Urdu, Ladakhi,Pahari,Punjabi and Dadri||1948|
|Meghalaya||Shillong||Khasi, Jaintia and Garo||1970|
|Nagaland||Kohima||Ao, Konyak, Angami, Sema and Lotha||1963|
|Rajasthan||Jaipur||Rajasthani and Hindi||1948|
|Sikkim||Gangtok||Bhutia, Hindi, Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu||1975|
|Tripura||Agartala||Bengali, Tripuri, Manipuri, Kakborak||1956|
|Andaman & Nicobar||1956|
|National Capital Territory of Delhi||2001|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||1941|
|Daman and Diu||1987|