Alappuzha or Alleppey is famous for its boat races, houseboats, coir products, fish and lakes. Backwaters in Alleppey always beckoned tourists from all over the world. Alappuzha remains prominent on the tourist trial of Kerela as one of the major centers for backwater boat trips. A journey through Alleppey Backwaters is a tranquilising experience.
Alleppey or Alappuzha is also known as the "Venice of the East" its was here that traders from across the seven seas came in search of black gold and souvenirs. Alappuzha or Aleppey was once the busiest coast south of Mumbai, and its canals and backwaters helped in the passage of cargo - be it tea, rubber or other produces from the hills - to the sea.
Alappuzha's beauty is not merely in its backwaters, but in the man-made islands that you will find amidst the waters. These islands are hedged by mud walls, a haven for migratory birds, with paddy fields inundated with water throughout the year. These fields stand below sea level. Alappuzha backwaters have an important role in the Kerala Tourism sector.