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Buddhism did not bloom to its full potential here in Kerala, but destroyed or
neglected Buddha statues and idols were recovered in the coastal districts of
Kerala, especially Alappuzha. Karumadikuttan is an imposing stately statue of
Lord Buddha located on the banks of "Punnamada" lake at the backwaters.
is one of the few areas in the world where farming is carried out below sea
Vijaya Beach Park
Picnic spot with children's park & boating
facilities (Open 1500-2000 hrs).
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One of the most popular picnic spots in Alappuzha. The pier, which extends into
the sea, is over 137 years old. Vijaya beach park and old lighthouse is a
favorite choice of tourists.
offers boating facilities and a swimming pool.
90 minutes by motor boat or 30 min by speedboat from Alappuzha you will reach
the enchanting island of Pathiramanal (sands of midnight). Hundreds of rare
migratory birds from different parts of the world live here. The island is
accessible only by boat.
One of the oldest churches in Kerala, the St.Mary's Church is believed to be one
of the seven established by St.Thomas. The annual feast at this church falls on
the 3rd Sunday of October every year. The feast of St. Joseph is celebrated on
T and R Block Kayal
Shows the wonders of the indigenous agricultural engineering know-how of
Kerala. Extensive areas of land has been reclaimed from the backwaters and are
protected by dikes built all around thus the cultivation and habitation are made
possible four to ten feet below sea level. A leisurely cruise along the canals
that surround these lake is a memorable experience.
6 km from Alappuzha, accessible only by boat, is the ancestral home of the
blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. It is now a holy shrine and spiritual resort
where thousands of devotees gather for prayer, receive favours and feel amply
gratified. Here, a 250 year old historically important beacon of light is
preserved intact in its original and primitive form.
Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple
15 km south of Alappuzha, built in the typical Kerala architectural style, this
temple is famous all over India for the Palapayasam, the daily offering of
deliciously sweet milk porridge.
Arthunkal is 22 km north of Alappuzha famous for the St. Sebastian's Church
which is an important Christian pilgrim centre. Annual festival - Arthunkal
Perunnal - the feast of the patron saint is held in January.
Established in 1810, the church is dedicated to St. George. It is located 24 km
from Alappuzha, on the Alappuzha - Thiruvalla Road at Edathua. It is believed
that prayers and offerings at this church help to heal all mental disorders and
other ailments. During the annual feast (5th, 6th, 7th of May) pilgrims from all
parts of South India, irrespective of caste and creed, visit the church and seek
the blessings of the saint.
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Situated near Harippad, 32km south of Alappuzha is a serpent shrine under the
patronage of a Brahman family, headed by a priestess. The ancient shrine is an
internationally renowned pilgrim centre dedicated to the Serpent God Nagaraja.
Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple
The Kettukazhcha festival at this temple draws large crowds of devotees.
Processions of all decorated structures on chariots, brightly decorated effigies
of horses and bullocks and cultural performances make a spectacular pageant.
(Festival - February / March).
Krishnapuram Palace is 47km away from Alappuzha. Built by Marthanda Varma, this
palace at Karthikaplly in Kayamkulam is famous for its mural depicting the story
of Gajendramoksham. Dating back to the 18th century, this exquisite piece of art
is one of the larges murals in Kerala. The palace museum houses antique
sculptures, paintings and bronzes.
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