Thumpoly is coastal town in the Alappuzha District of Kerala. It is located 90 km from Kochi International airport and 6 km from Alappuzha. The National Highway 47 cuts through the middle of this town. With the Arabian sea on one side and a small lake on the other, Thumpoly is blessed with beautiful sandy beaches. It is a natural habitat of many rare birds.Thumpoly is famous for its canals, which end their course in the Arabian Sea. There are fishing villages on the beaches. The local population are also involved in coir making. It is believed that the name 'Thumpoly' came from 'Thoma Pally' which means Church of St. Thomas. During the period of Portuguese, the place was also called 'Thompolis' which means 'The town of St. Thomas'.
Sites of interest
The landmark of the place is a 500 year old church called St. Thomas Church, which was built by Portuguese.
Thirthassery temple is another important monument in Thumpoly. The typical Kerala architectural beauty can be seen this small temple.
The beach at Thumpoly is a major tourist attraction.
Coir handicrafts is a major cottage industry of the area.