Sunday, December 31, 2017

Venice of the East Alappuzha kerala India

Alappuzha also called Alleppey, is in Kerala state in India.  Alappuzha town is located 70 kilometres south of Cochin.

 It is often called the Venice of the East because of the canals that connect the backwaters.

One of the most important tourist attractions is the kerala houseboat , cruising on which, tourists can enjoy the beauty of the backwaters.

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 Take a houseboat ride

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Kumaran Asan Memorial

A memorial to poet Kumaran Asan is being set up at kumarakodi, near Pallana in Alappuzha district.

Asan, one of the highly acclaimed poets of Kerala, lost his life in a boat tragedy at Kumarakodi in 1924.

his death anniversary is on January 16.

The memorial is being built in the form of a boat and an ink pen, amalgamating the life and death of the poet. Aside from the tomb of Asan, the fully air-conditioned memorial building will house a museum, audio visual rooms, seminar hall, and reference library.

A houseboat terminal, cafeteria and other facilities for visitors are part of the project.
His works will be inscribed inside the memorial. Besides, a touch screen kiosk will be set up to provide the life story of Asan and an audio system will play his poems all day. Facilities will be made for visitors to pay floral tributes at his tomb

 A statue of Asan, constructed by Kumaranasan Memorial Upper Primary School, is in close proximity to the memorial.