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Punnamada Lake, place of Alappuzha where the annual Nehru Trophy boat race takes place during the month of August-September. The backwaters become crowded with thousands of spectators and a large number of competitors who come to participate in the famous Nehru Trophy boat race.
The long boats, designed to resemble snakes, can accommodate 120 people, making two rows of 60 each. The energy, coordination, and the feeling of getting ahead in the competition make this game quite engrossing.
Ambalapuzha Temple , where Lord Krishna is worshipped and one can see the typical Kerala temple architecture, is also an important place to visit. The festival times are March/April. St. Andrews Church, established by the Portuguese missionaries, celebrates the feast of St. Sebastian in a fun-filled, festive. Situated in the heart of the town, Mullackal Temple , dedicated to goddess Rajarajeswari, is also a place worth visiting. Kottamkulangara Mahavishnu Temple and Devi Temple are the oldest temples of Alappuzha and are sites worth visiting, especially during the time of festivals.
Surrounded by thick-green forests, Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple is a holy place where the king of serpents is worshiped. Number of devotees from all over and abroad visit this place every year. The Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple is believed to have miraculous powers and hence visited by number of pilgrims every year.
Krishnapuram Temple , the two-storied building, displays the typical Kerala style of architecture and the mural painting, of Gajendra Miksham, is displayed in a museum here.
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