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Tourist Places in Alappuzha

Christened by Lord Curzon as the Venice of the East, the scenic city of Alappuzha stands up to its name. A place blessed with canals, beautiful lagoons, calm backwaters and sun kissed beaches comes as an ideal vacation destination for the weary city dwellers. Alappuzha holds a history of trade and commerce since the time of ancient Rome and Greece, which also makes it a more interesting place to visit.

Alappuzha, formerly known as Alleppey, is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala and is a major constituent of India Tour. Attractions in this beach side destination are many which keeps this place in the list of the favorite destination among the avid travelers around the world. A sneak preview of this South India Tour is as follows.

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Krishnapuram Palace: Displaying the typical Keralite architecture with gabled roofs and narrow corridors, this is one of the oldest palaces of Alappuzha. The Palace was built in the 18 th Century during the reign of the monarch of Travancore. Things to look out for here are Gajendra Moksham housing one of the largest collection of mural paintings in Kerala) and museum of antique sculptures. This constitutes a major part of Tour to Alappuzha.

Ambalappuzha : The Sri Krishna Temple at Ambalapuzha is one of the most revered temples in Kerala. An interesting fact about this temple is that, the 16th century poet Kunjan Nambiar staged the solo dance performance of his first Ottan Thullal here. A specialty of this temple is the palpayasam, which is a sweet milk porridge offered to the deity and later distributed among the devotees.

Pathiramanal Island : A small beautiful island set in the serene Vembanad Lake, thePathiramanal Island is a lovely place to spend a day bird watching or just unwinding with friends and family.

Karumadi : This place is known for the black granite figure of Buddha, which is believed to belong to the 9th or 10th century, called the Karumadi Kuttan.

Arthunkal : This place is popular for the St. Sebastain Church, established by the Portuguese missionaries near Sherthallai.
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