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Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India. It is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District. Alappuzha is considered to be the oldest planned town in this region and the lighthouse built on the coast of the town is the first of its kind along the Laccadive Sea coast. As per 2001 census Alappuzha is the sixth largest town in Kerala with an urban population of 177,029. Alappuzha is situated 62 kilometres to the south of Kochi and 155 kilometres north of Trivandrum. A town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as the one of the places known as the "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon. Malayalam is the most spoken language. Hindi, English and Tamil are also widely spoken in the town.

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Google previewPilgrimage to Temple Heritage 2017 (2017)

by Infokerala Communications Pvt. Ltd.

With Arabian Sea in the west and intertwined by a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty. The never ending panorama of backwaters, lush paddy fields, glorious greeneries give Alappuzha a great...

Today Alappuzha is an important backwater destination attracting several thousands foreign tourists every year. Alappuzha is also famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir industry. A singularity of this ...

Google previewPeople's Participation in Urban Governance (2006)

A Comparative Study of the Working of Wards Committees in Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and West Bengal by K. C. Sivaramakrishnan, Institute of Social Sciences (New Delhi, India)

Alappuzha Municipality: Alappuzha is a major port city with thriving business activities. 3.2.2 Ward committees selected for the study Six divisions (wards) were selected from each of the selected locations, with an attempt to cover all the representative sections of people in the city including the affluent, the well educated and the less educated. Table 3.1: Ward committees selected for the study Districts case studies No. of No. of Names of wards (ULBs) wards wards selected Kochi 66 ...

Google previewEconomics of Agro-based Industries (2009)

A Study of Kerala by M. K. Ramachandran

Alappuzha is a leading business house in Kerala and it is recognised as an “Export House” of Coir products. The company was started in the year 1943 . The company exports its products to different countries, like U.S.A., Australia, EEC, Japan, ...

Google previewSouth India (2003)

by David Abram, Rough Guides (Firm), Nick Edwards

Alappuzha is a bustling, messy conurbation of ramshackle wood and corrugated iron-roofed houses, chiefly significant in the coir industry, which accounts for much of the traffic on its sludgy, whiffy waterways. Despite its insalubrious canals, AJappuzha is prominent on the tourist trail as one of the major centres for backwater boat trips on public ferries and private tourist boats to and from Kollam and Kottayam. Most visitors stay just one night, catching a boat or bus out early the next ...

Google previewThe Caravan (2017)

May 2017 by Delhi Press

Alappuzha is a picturesque city on the Arabian Sea, often called “the Venice of the East.” It is shaped by two central canals that lead from the sea into an elaborate network of man-made and natural channels and waterways. These are called the kayal, or Kerala's famed “backwaters.” Each year, thousands of tourists from all over the world come to the city to take houseboats through them. For decades, Alappuzha had been dumping its garbage in Sarvodayapuram, a village within the ...

Google previewDictionary of Education

by S. Bhushan

Somervell Memorial CSI Medical College, Karakonam • Employee's State Insurance Corporation Medical College Hospital, Kollam • Government Medical College, Malappuram • Government Medical College, Thrissur • Government TD Medical College, Alappuzha ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Women in South Asia: India (2004)

was started in five districts Trivandrum, Alappuzha, Thissur, Palakkad and Kannur in 1982-83. The Programme was implemented at the block level and managed by Assistant Development Commissioners. Later RFPL was extended to 11 districts. Simultaneously the Universities of Kerala and Calicut started centres for Adult Education and Extension and they also had literacy centres. National Service Scheme Volunteers ...

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