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Alappuzha Beach

Amol Sonawane
Allapuzha Beach
Start from Trivandrum early in the morning and reach Alappuzha aka Alleppey beach. The site of the 19th-century Alappuzha Lighthouse is Allapuzha aka Alleppey beachHead to the Alleppey backwaters : Aka Vembanad lake.The Alappuzha backwaters are the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. It connects Kumarakom and Cochin to the North and Quilon to the South.Kerala houseboats are huge, slow-moving barges used.They are a reworked model of Kettuvallams (in the Malayalam language, Kettu means "tied with ropes", and vallam means "boat"), which, in earlier times, were used to carry rice and spices from Kuttanad to the Kochi port.Spend a night over the houseboat , enjoy music and good homecooked food.
Alappuzha Beach is one of the most exotic beach destinations in the country. The charms of Alappuzha have allured visitors since the time immemorial as the place has almost everything to delight the heart of a traveler. Besides the excellent beaches, Alappuzha is famous for its exciting boat races, backwater holidays, the flourishing coir industry and excellent marine products.
In the evening, I took a stroll in the small town of Allapphuza and reached Allpphuza beach. The beach is a happening place in the town with many street vendors, locals and tourists roaming around. It was amazing to see so many colourful kites flying in the sky against the orange hue of the setting sun.
Hrishikesh Baruah
Allapuzha BeachWe had booked our stay in our ever-favorite Zostel. The omni-presence of a Zostel in now most cities is a saving grace for most backpackers like me. The only problem was we reached way way too early, and on expected lines there was no one; all asleep obviously. Clueless on what to do we went to upstairs where there were hammocks to rest. Something I wanted to do as I couldn't sleep all night. But that wouldn't be, as the continuous buzz of mosquitoes coupled with the extremely humid weather ensured I just sat there gazing at the invisible sea. Ok, sorry, I forgot to mention Zostel Kochi is situated right in front of the Alleppey beach. Cool, eh?