Alappuzha beach also known as Alleppey beach is one of the most popular spots in the district of Alappuzha. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is around 140 years old. With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers criss-crossing it, Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty. Referred to as the Venice of the East by travellers from across the world, this Backwater Country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today, Alappuzha Beach has grown in importance as a Backwater Tourist Centre, attracting several thousands of foreign tourists each year. Alappuzha is also famous for its Boat races, Houseboat Holidays, Beaches, Marine Products and Coir Industry. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attraction of the Alappuzha beach. There is also an old llighthouse nearby that is of immense interest for the visitors. The beach has boating facilities besides it has a childrens park and toy train for kids. Alappuzha beach is open from 1500 to 2000 hours.
lappuzha Backwater Known as the 'Venice of East', with the Arabian Sea in the West and a large number...
Cruising along the Alleppey canals (Kerala Backwaters) in a small rowing boat, checking out the villa...
Rowing a country boat along the canals of Alleppey enjoying the serenity as a villager throws his fis...
The canoe can pass through the smaller canals which are not accessible to the larger motorboats there...
Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India....
A backwater cruise through the narrow canals rich with green paddy fields and verdant coconut trees i...
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.
I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.
The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.
China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.
Text by Steve Smith.