Often called as the ‘Venice of the East’, 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.
However, what steals the show at this incredible location is the memorable houseboat cruises. The modern versions of the Kettuvallam of the olden times, these houseboats now come lined with state of the art luxury and elegant services such as furnished bedrooms, embellished living rooms, modern and clean toilets, a kitchen and also a balcony to enjoy the views and to give you a unique experience of the remarkable backwaters of the Kerala.
Alappuzha Beach is nevertheless a popular picnic spot for the locals as well. There is an old pier at the beach, which extends right into the sea and is said to be about 137 years old. Besides an old lighthouse that stands nearby, is also a considerable attraction.
The best time to visit Alappuzha beach is from October to February. This is also the time when the amazing Alappuzha beach festival is organized as a part of the New Year celebrations. However, no matter what season is assigned favorable for vising Alappuzha, with an atmosphere and ambience like it has, all seasons have their unique charming influence on this amazing destination.