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Alappuzha District Information

Alappuzha (Alleppy) is known as the Venice of the East. The district is a widely known tourist destination, and is well-known for its coir factories. Snake boat races are the most significant traditional event in Alappuzha. Kuttanad or Kuttanadu is an area of Alappuzha District, densely covered with waterways. Kuttanad is famous because of its paddy fields . It was once called the "rice bowl of Kerala".


Area: 1,414 Sq.Km , Population: 21,09,160 , Literacy: 93.4 %

Local Bodies

Taluks: Cherthala, Ambalapuzha, Kuttanad, Karthikapally, Chengannur, Mavelikkara
Blocks Panchayaths: Thaicattussery, Pattanakkad, Kanjikuzhi, Aryad, Ambalapuzha, Champakulam, Veliyanad, Chengannur, Haripad, Mavelikkara, Bharanickavoo, Muthukulam (Major portion), Kulanada (small portion)
Municipality: Alappuzha, Cherthala, Chengannur, Kayamkulam and Mavelikkara


Parliament: Alappuzha, Mavelikkara
Assembly: Aroor, Cherthala, Alappuzha, Ambalapuzha, Kuttanad, Haripad, Kayamkulam, Mavelikkara, Chengannur

Rivers and Backwaters

Manimala river, Pamba, Anchankovil river, Vembanad Lake, Kayamkulam lake

Tourist Places

Pathiramanal, Backwaters


Air: Nedumapssery (64 km), Thiruvananthapuram (159 km)
Rail: The main railway stations are Alappuzha and Kayamkulam. Click on station name for railway time table.
NH47 Kanyakuamari - Salem

Road Distance to major places in kilometers:

Bangalore 629, Madras 738, Guruvayoor 173, Munnar 192, Kannur 380, Ooty 376, Kanyakumari 247, Kottayam 50, Kozhikode 287, Thrissur 144 Thekkady 164, Kollam 87 Trivandrum 159, Cochin 64

Distance between major places in Kerala
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