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Karumadikuttan
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.

Kuttanad
is one of the few areas in the world where farming is carried out below sea level.

Vijaya Beach Park
Picnic spot with children's park & boating facilities (Open 1500-2000 hrs).


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Alappuzha Beach
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.

Sea View Park
offers boating facilities and a swimming pool.

Pathiramanal
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.

Champakulam Church
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 March 19th.

Q S 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.

Chavara Bhavan
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 Church
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.

Edathua Church
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
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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