Most of you might be wondering why Allappuzha has given its name as “Venice of the East”. Well, there is a sweet story behind it, In the early first decade of the 20th century the Viceroy of the Indian Empire, Lord Curzon made a visit to the State to Alleppey, now Alappuzha.
He was overwhelmed by the beauty of the place and its Tranquil backwaters. He stated that “Here nature has spent up on the land her richest bounties. Alleppey, the Venice of the East”.
Most of the foreigners agreed with that statement and Now Alleppey is Popularly known as the Venice of the East.
Alappuzha is an important tourist destination in India. The Backwaters of Alappuzha are the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters can be booked. It connects Kumarakom and Cochin to the North and Quilon to the South.
Alappuzha is the access point for the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race, held on the Punnamada Lake, near Alappuzha, on the second Saturday of August every year. This is the most competitive and popular of the boat races in India. The mullackal chirap is also one of the attractions of Allapuzha which is the festive season held for ten days every year in December.
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