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Alappuzha beach, about 5km from Alappuzha railway station, is a popular spot for tourists. The picturesque beach on the shores of the Arabian sea, is lined with dense palm groves at one end. On the northern side, the pier extending into the sea is over 100 years old. The long sandy beach is quite clean, and has a garden, an open air stage where cultural events are conducted and a walkway artistically lined with plants and seating arrangements for people to sit and enjoy the view and the sea breeze.
On the southern side of the beach lies the Vijaya park with a toy train and bicycle facility for children. There is another park known as the Seaview park and both these parks have boating facilities. Visitors to the beach can also see the old lighthouse located nearby, a major tourist attraction which was built by Captain Hugh Crawford in 1862.
The Seaview park in the vicinity of the Alappuzha beach offers assorted boating facilities on hire basis and has a swimming pool. Four seater and two seater pedal and row boats are available here.Photography and videography are strictly prohibited here.
The Vijaya beach park located on the southern side of the Alappuzha beach is mainly for children. Kids could take a ride in the toy train available or the bicycles provided by the park. The park is open from 3pm - 8pm. Entrance is free for kids below 5 years and for adults it is Rs 2 per person.A nominal boating fee is also charged for a stipulated time.Video and camera permits are also charged.
For further information on Aleppey, log on to alappuzha.com
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