Thursday, 20 September 2012


Alappuzha also known as Alleppey, is a popular tourism town in the State of Kerala in the southern part of India. This town is packed with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons which form the primary attraction for tourists worldwide. In the famous List of Important Places by Lord Curzon he described this area as the Venice of the East. Thereby it can be noted that the city of Alleppey has a wonderful past. Though the present town owes its existence to the sagacious Diwan Raja Kesavadas who ruled Kerala in the second half of 18th century, the district of Alappuzha figures in classical Literature. Kuttanad, the rice bowl of Kerala with the unending stretch of paddy fields, small streams and canals with lush green coconut palms, was well known even from the early periods of the Sangam age. History saysAlappuzha had trade relations with ancient Greece and Rome in the early B.C and in the Middle Ages,also with other parts of India.