Alappuzha also known as Alleppey is a city in Kerala, a southern state of India. It is rightly considered as the “Venice of the East” with canals connecting to the renowned snaking backwaters. With its backwater boat holidays, famous boat race, beautiful beaches, marine products and coir industries, Alappuzha has become a very popular tourist destination. The city itself has a marvellous sight. The Alleppey beach is quite impressive and worth visiting. Marari beach is good for a one – day trip which is close to the Alappuzha town. The Shreekrishna Swamy temple at Alappuzha is a 15th century temple and is quite eminent among the locals. There are also other religious sites to visit. Jain Derasar is a Jain temple with a calm and peaceful ambience. In Karumadikkuttan one can find the 9th century black granite statue of Buddha.
Many visitors gather around to view the spectacular Neheru Trophy Snake Boat Race, held in August. Boats carrying hundreds of people race along the canals of Alappuzha. The House boat stay and the boat or canoe ride to explore the beauty of Alappuzha can lead to a unique experience. Alapuzzha is well connected by road and railways. The nearest airport is Kochi from where bus and train service are available.