The Biennale in the Alappuzha


Alleppey always know to be the hub of houseboat tourism, will now be known for the Biennale too. It is the Kochi-Muziris Biennale Foundation a Govt funded organization that put forth this massive art festival. This year it's held in Kochi( which was the first city to launch this ambitious project) and now in Alleppey. The art festival titled 'Lokame Tharavadu' - meaning 'the world is one family, will be held from March 10th to May 31st this year.

Around 267 Malayalee artists across the globe will be showcasing their works to the world. This indeed is a prestigious moment for the Alleppey town as more people will come to know about the town glory. Boathouse in Alleppey that has always remained the major attraction of the city will now be known to a larger public through Biennale that is happening in the city.

Photo of The Biennale in the Alappuzha 1/1 by Ann Maria jose

The new art festival will give a new dimension to the city's overall look and feel. The houseboats or the Kettuvallam and the local cuisines served in these boats has attracted thousands of tourist every year. This year with Biennale the town Alleppey tourism may see a bigger rise in the tourism chart.

Biennale in Alleppey will be held in five locations across the town

The Kerala State Coir Corporation building, New Model Society building, Port Museum, William Goodcare and Sons and Alleppey Company Ltd

"Alappuzha has more potential than Kochi, considering that this is a planned city. Alappuzha is a museum city with many possible art spaces," says Bose Krishnamachari who is one of the founders of Kochi Biennale Foundation