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Built around canals & famed for its backwater cruises, Alappuzha, the “Venice of the east” also hosts the once in a life time experience, Snake Boat Races. Alappuzha is a tiny place located on a thin strip of land between the Arabian Sea and the Punnamada Backwaters. The place is fondly referred to as the Venice of East because of its striking similarity between the two (Alappuzha and Venice) with regard to the intricate maze of backwaters, canals and bridges. In the east the canals open to the Punnamada Backwaters while on the west they end close to the pier of Alappuzha beach. Alappuzha was once a thriving port and also a gateway to enter Kerala. The port was built by Raja Kesava Das, the Diwan of Travancore in the 18th century and facilitated the passage of goods to and from the region.Cruising in the backwaters in the traditional kettuvallam during the Kerala monsoons can be a very pleasant journey.

Today, Alappuzha and its beach are a huge attraction for tourists who are in search of some different experience. The waters of the sea rush towards you as you approach it and seems more than willing to reveal the earthly story of this quaint little town.Try splashing about in the rains during monsoontime – you’ll enjoy every moment of it!

Alappuzha beach beckons you to leave all inhibitions behind and indulge in a variety of water sports like surfing and parasailing. You can also swim a round or two if you so wish in the clear blue waters of the sea. Alappuzha provides some of the best of aqua-sport equipment such as water-scooters and high-speed boats in the entire state so there is absolutely no stopping to your fun. Alternatively, you can also play a game of volleyball on the beach.Alappuzha beach gets really exciting in the monsoon showers.

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