AREA: 1414 esq.
ALTITUDE : sea levelWith
the Arabian Sea in the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers crisscrossing it, Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty. Referred to as the Venice of the East by travellers from across the world, this backwater country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today; Alappuzha is an important backwater destination attracting several thousand-foreign tourist every year. Alappuzha is also famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir and coir industry. A singularity of this land is the region called kuttanad- a land of lush paddy fields referred to as the Rice Bowl of Kerala and one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.
Telephone access code: ++91-477
AIR: Nearest international airports: Thiruvananthapuram (150 km); Nedumbassery (85 km).
170 Km. North of Kovalam - 3 Hrs. Journey by NH-47.
125 Km. West Of Thekkady - 3 Hrs. Journey by KK
& AC Road
RAIL: Railway Enquiry: Ph: 91-477-2253965,2253865,131
ROAD: KSRTC enquiry: Ph: 91-477-2252501
Public boat service (SWTD) enquiry: Ph: 91-477-2252510
Punnamada Lake, Alappuzha, Kerala, India