house boats in kerala

Houseboats in kerala

Online enquiry/booking/reservations for hiring houseboats for trips/ rides in the backwaters of alappuzha a.k.a alleppey, vembanad lake, punnamada lake and kumarakom in kottayam district of Kerala state. Alappuzha or Alleppey district in the southern most state of kerala in India is a sandy strip of land with Arabian Sea to its west has a number of lagoons and an array of rivers , canals ,backwaters and lakes which is ideal for a boat cruise. Alappuzha district was formed on 17 th August 1957. Alappuzha district (see map)is celebrating 63 rd year of formation in 2020.
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vayalar rama varma

He has penned about 2300 songs for over 238 malayalam films. Has also wrote drama songs for the famous drama company K P A C.
He is considered a legend in the field of malayalam film song writing in Kerala.
He has produced a number of hit songs with music directors like Devarajan. Other well known personalities in the field of art from Alappuzha are Sreekumaran Thampi, Kavalam narayana panicker, V dakshinamoorthy, m g sreekumar, balachandra menon., vayalar sarath chandra varma .. ..



snakeboat (chundan) races

Snake Boat race is stated to be the sport event having the highest number of members in a single team. Usually, a snake boat is manned by four helmsmen, 25 cheerers /singers and 100-125 oarsmen, who row in unison to the fast rhythm of `vanchipattu'or boatmen's song.... the most well known boat race is the Nehru Trophy Boat Race in August every year.
August 12th 2023
2021 events cancelled due to covid.     2020 event cancelled due to covid . Champions snake boat race league 2023



thakazhi siva sankara pillai

Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai, (1912-1999) is a novelist and short story writer in Malayalam. Has written about 35 novels and 600 short stories.His famous works are Chemeen and Kayar. He won the highest literary award instituted by the Indian goverment, the Gyanpith. Click for More


Venice of the east- alappuzha

The local language spoken here is Malayalam the mother tongue of the people of Kerala known as keralites or Malayalees
The vembanad lake covering an area of 204 sq kms stretches from Alappuzha to kochi and the Kayamkulam lake covers an area of 59.57 sq kms and extends into Alappuzha and Kollam. The backwater country has been an important trading and commercial center since time immemorial. Today Alappuzha/ Alleppey is well known for its boat races, beaches, marine products,coir, backwaters, house boats, coir and carpet industry and also called the venice of the east..
In the sixth annual international survey of destination stewardship conducted by the National Geographic Society's Center for Sustainable Destinations the results of which appeared in the Nov 2009 issue of National Geographic Traveller magazine, The Backwaters of Kerala has a score of 60 and has been ranked 23 rd in the list of 133 destinations, incidently the Taj had a score of 52

Alappuzha/alleppey district is surrounded by Ernakulam district towards the north, Kollam district towards the south and Kottayam and Pathanamthitta districts towards the east. .