Go here for: Beaches, Backwaters
The Venice of the East is how this small town of Alleppy or Alappuzha is known as. With its beautiful backwaters and lagoons, endless canals, swaying coconut palm trees and cashew plantations, it is but no wonder that this district of immense natural beauty has won every tourist’s heart.
Besides its breathtaking natural beauty, this headquarters of backwater tourism is also known for its spectacular snake boat races (on the Punnamada Lake) that are held on the second Saturday of August every year. A small race for the benefit of the tourists is held in mid January.
One of the most spectacular events in God’s own Country, the annual snake boat race is said to induce a spirit of comradeship as well as a sense of unity and fraternity amongst those participating in the ra + more about Alappuzha