Bathed by the crystal clear waters of the Arabian Sea, Alleppey or Alappuzha is the ultimate backwater destination in God’s own country, Kerala. Bestowed with palm fringed canals, picture perfect lakesides, bewitching lagoons and silver sand beaches, it is truly labeled as the ‘Venice of the East’. Nestled amidst picturesque natural beauty in the state of Kerala, Alleppey is thoroughly covered with canals, lakes and lagoons which are the lifeline of this backwater city.
The charming town of Alleppey was founded by Raja Keshwadasan in 1762 and since then it has been attracting a number of tourists with its pristine seashores swayed away by numerous rows of coconut palms, lined water ways and floating houseboats making it an ideal holiday destination in India.
Apart from immense natural attractions, Alleppey is also famed as the only place in the world other than Holland where cultivation of rice is done under the sea level. Punctuated with rows and rows of coconut grooves giving shelter to colorful birds and vast extension of paddy fields, Alleppey is always there to welcome its visitors in an entirely different world full of new experiences and excitements. Renowned as a popular backwater tourist destination, the boat races of Alleppey are also quite famous across the globe and are the biggest crowd pullers in the state. Moreover, the city also serves as one of the busiest trade centers in the country and is ranked as a major stop for coir carpet industries and prawn farming.
Soaked into the abundant wealth of natural attractions and various historic sites, Alleppey is one of the loveliest destinations for the newlywed couples. The never ending panorama of this beautiful water locked district can only be felt by taking a tour to this heavenly land of backwaters that will cherish in your memories for the lifetime.
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