Often referred to as the Venice of the East, the town of Alappuzha, previously known as Alleppey, is built on canals that form a web, which serves the coirindustry. Surrounded by towering coconut palms, coir making, boat building, toddy tapping, fish farming and panorama of lush green paddy fields, Alappuzhamakes a delightful setting for the town.
Alappuzha is famous for its Nehru Cup snake boat rowing competition in the month of August, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. One of the main attractions is Vijaya Beach Park which is famous for its Entertainment facilities, adds to the attraction of the beach. The Houseboats here offer the comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony. Uninterrupted views of backwater life while staying in a houseboat makes it one of the best Backwater tourism destinations in God's Own Country.