The port city of ancient Alappuzha or Alleppey as it is called now has some fascinating ancient history that makes up the foundation on which it exists today.
Alleppey is said to be first planned town in the State of Kerala. While Travancore, Cochin and Malabar were busy fighting against Kayamkulam Rajah for their survival, a Dutch territory had been formed at Edava near Alappuzha by Kollengode Vishnu Varma with the Bishops from Europe on board in 1750 A.D.,
who visited Alappuzha. It was named as New Draper’s Town after an English nobleman Colonel John Munro of the East India Company who bought this land fromathiri Maharaja