Tourist Attractions in Alappuzha
Alappuzha is known as the "Venice of the East" due to the presence of interlocked canals, shores, backwaters and lagoons with a panorama of lush green paddy fields and picturesque glimpses from the day to day life in the country side. In the past Alappuzha was one of the busiest centres of trade with one of the best known ports along the Malabar coast. Alappuzha is a backwater hub of kerala and well known for its coir carpet manufacturing and prawn farming.
Kuttanadu, densely covered with waterways and known as "rice bowl" or "Keralathinte Nellara"is also in Alappuzha district.The large networks of canals provide Alleppey its lifeline.Snake boat races form the most significant traditional event in Alappuzha which plays an important role in the community life of the people of the district.