Location: Alappuzha beach, near Alappuzha town, south Kerala.
Referred to as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala.
Today, it is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Alappuzha beach is a popular picnic spot.
The pier, which extends into the sea here, is over 137 years old. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attraction of the beach.
There is also an old lighthouse nearby which is greatly fascinating to visitors.
Facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park: Boating, a children's park with toy train and bicycles.
Timings: Open from 1500 - 2000 hours. Entrance fee: Rs. 2 per person; Free entrance for children below 5 years.
Boating charge: Rs. 10 for ten minutes. Video permit: Rs. 25; Camera permit: Rs. 5.
Nearest railway station : Alappuzha, about 5 km from the beach.
Nearest airport : Cochin International Airport, about 85 km from Alappuzha town.