Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is a city in the Indian state of Kerala and is a popular tourist destination known for its backwaters, beaches, and houseboat cruises. One of the major attractions in Alappuzha is the Nehru Trophy Boat Race, which is held annually on the Punnamada Lake and is a major event in the state. Visitors can also take a houseboat cruise through the backwaters to explore the area’s rich flora and fauna, and see traditional village life. The Alappuzha Beach is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing and viewing the sunset. The city also offers many temples and churches for those interested in visiting religious places and also Alappuzha Lighthouse.