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.

General Information
State: Kerala
Clothing : Summer- Cotton and Winter- Tropical
Temperature: Summer:36-20 C and Winter: 32-16 C
Languages: Malayalam, English
STD Code: 0477
Local Transport: Auto-rickshaw, taxis and boats are the major modes of local transport in Alappuza
Best time to visit: Best time to visit Alappuzha is between September to March
How to reach :
Air: The nearest airport is  Cochin International Airport, Which is 78 kms away from Alappuzha.
Rail: Alappuzha is a major railhead well connected by train with all important cities of India.
Road: Alappuzha is well-connected by road with Munnar, Coimbatore, Kollam, Madurai etc. The state run KSRTC runs buses connecting Alappuzha to these cities.
Water: There is an SWTD boat jetty in the city that lies opposite to the KSRTC bus stand. It is served by regular boat services to major towns like Kottayam and Kollam besides to other small towns and jetties.