Sunday, September 30, 2007

A scene from Alappuzha-Changanacherry Road

The road starts from perunnai(from MC road). The junction is called Red square. The Head office of Nair service society is also in this place. Throughout the journey you can see paddy fields, river and coconut groves. In this road you can buy fresh fish(Karimeen) and duck. Home stays are available, there you can mingle with the villagers and taste the village cuisine in a better way. House boats with all facilities are a major attraction of the tourists. The journey through this road opens up the life of Kuttandu in a better way. Children playing and bathing in the water, ladies cleaning utensils and washing clothes in the canal and the flock of duck passing by...the huge mountain of hay and the smell of grain remind us we are passing through the major granery of Kerala where life is very close with the nature and its beauties.
The canal running parellel to Alappuzha-Changanacherry road is a man made canal(AC canal). KTDC is planning to exploit the tourism opportunities in this area. They had built a boat jetty in Manackalchira in perunna to allow the tourist for a boating through the rural areas of Kuttanad and then to Kottayam through this canal. The project envisioned a connection of the back water tourism to Highrange tourism. The dredging of the canal is lagging due to negligence of authorities. The canal ends in Pallathuruthy river. Flood is a part of their life, they did not even consider it as a national calamity. For a farmer every thing even the thoughts are in the natural way...
Some more images from Aalappluzha-Changanacherry Road

5 comments:

Angelica said...

Oh yes, Kerala deserves to be number one tourist destination in India. One tourist destination not to be missed if you are traveling to Kerala is Alleppy or Alappuzha. Came across something interesting on Alleppy AT
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AswathiBabu said...

Hai,
Thanks for the comments...

Tony said...

definitely one of the most beautiful spots in Kerala adn India as well. Its an altogether different feeling travelling thru this road. Thanks and if possible could you please post some pics

AswathiBabu said...

Toni,
Thanks...listed my earlier posts..

Debosmita Roy said...

Thank you for the beautiful pictures and the informative post about the man-made canal in Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey. With various beautiful places to visit in Alappuzha, it is known as the "Venice of the East". It is a land with richest nature bounties and a must visit for travelers.

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