Alappuzha is known as the “Venice of the east” and it is the most important centre in Kerala’s tourism. Washed by the silvery waves of the Arabian Sea, Alappuzha occupies a significant place in the tourist map of Kerala.
Anyone traveling to Kerala must not miss this region interlocked with a large number of canals and bridges, This water locked district of Kerala has immense potential for backwater tourism.
Alappuzha, a centre for coir and carpet industries in Kerala is an ideal headquarters for backwater touring. The large network of canals provide Alleppey its lifeline. It has a long sandy beach which is spectacular. At one end are the dense palm groves that are so characteristic of Kerala’s landscape.