Are you looking for more Information about Punnapra? This Guide will provide you the details about Punnapra Vayalar uprising, seasons to visit Punapara etc
Punnapra known as the ‘Rice Bowl of Kerala', Punnapra is a coastal village of the Arabian Sea which lies in the Western Region of Kuttanad. The village lies in the Alappuzha district of Kerala and was once part of the princely state of Travancore. An uprising in the form of strike for better wages for the coir industry workers led to lots of deaths and violence which is now known as Punnapra Vayalar uprising. Munroe Island, Kollam Beach, Tangasseri Lighthouse are some other tourist places near Punnapra which can be explored by the visitors.
The travellers can enjoy the natural beauty of the region along with the Punnapra-Vayalar uprising martyrs' column which is an important landmark of extreme historical importance. Every year a procession is organized from Valya Chudukad to the memorial.
How to Reach
Punnapra is reachable via the local railway station in Alappuzha which is almost 8 to 9 KM. Travellers can also visit Punnapra from Alappuzha via Road too. The flights are available from the Willingdon Island Air Base which is 58 KM away as well as Cochin International Airport which is 80 KM away from Punnapra.
The village can be explored on foot to explore the local history and communal backgrounds of the region. The coir industries, memorial of the uprising, the remains of the princely state of Travancore and other local sightseeing are the various activities that can be done in the region.
Timings & Season
Punnapra can be visited in almost all the seasons and at all times and is easily accessible round the year.