Alleppey - Venice of the east
Frequently Asked Questions
Alappuzha also known as Alleppey is famous for its Rivers, lakes, and canal system that connects to the lakes, making it one of the must-visit tourist destinations in Kerala and is also famous for its world-renowned backwater tourism, Kuttanad, Alappuzha backwaters and Alappuzha beach are the must-see tourist attractions in the district.
The name of the district Alleppey, the anglicized form was changed as ‘Alappuzha’ as per GO(P) No.133/90/RD dated 7.2.90. The name Alappuzha was derived from the geographical, natural and physical features of the place which means “the land between the sea and the network of rivers flowing into it”.
When we look at the history of Alappuzha it says that Alappuzha had trade relations with ancient Greece and Rome in B.C and in the Middle Ages. Carved out of erstwhile Kottayam and Kollam (Quilon) districts, the Alleppey district was formed on the 17th of August 1957.
Alappuzha is home to 11 natural lakes, one man-made lake, 44 rivers, and innumerable canals, lagoons, creeks, deltas, the backwater region is one of the greatest natural wonders of Kerala.
Alleppey is suitable to visit at any time of the year
but the most preferable time will be during august so that you can experience Nehru Trophy boat race which is one of a kind boat race in the world
Alappuzha is a town with canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, George Curzon, Viceroy of India at the start of the 20th century described Alappuzha, as the “Venice of the East.” Hence, it is known as the “Venetian Capital” of Kerala.