The English left their stamp even on Alappuzha Beach
Alappuzha with its picturesque canals is famously known as Venice of the East. The historic trading post is a favourite among tourists for its backwaters, beach and lagoons.
Alappuzha beach, located on a thin strip of land, sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the Punnamada backwaters, bears signs of its interesting history. Overlooking the shore are beautiful, grand structures from the region’s colonial past.
There is a 1000-ft long pier that extends into the sea. It was built by Captain Hugh Crawford in 1862. He also built the lighthouse, which gives an added character to the beach.
Nearest railway station: Alappuzha Railway Station in Kerala is located 2 km away from the beach.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport is 84 km away