Alleppy also called Alappuzha is located in Kerela and is a beautiful place to visit because of its scenic beauty and snaking backwaters and is often referred to as the Venice of India. Its backwaters are a magnet for thousands of foreign tourist’s around the year. In the past it was also a major trade center for Indian spices like pepper and later coir and rope made from coconut fiber became a major product of the town.
For nature lovers its backwaters is a frequent haunt for many migratory birds from all parts of the world especially in the island Pathiramanal which is accessible only by boat. Its beach is also a major attraction to tourists around the year along with its famous lighthouse. The R-Block area is a also a major hotspot for its backwaters and paddy fields and is one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level. The snake boat races is also a traditional event in this area taking place during the Onam festival and is world famous, other boat races include the Nehru Trophy Boat race which takes place on the 2nd Saturday of August and Payippad Jalotsavam which takes place on the 4th day of Onam. The Krishnapuram palace Marthanda Varma is famous for its wall paintings which depict the story Gajendramoksham the famous king of the elephants and its triumph over the crocodile, this museum is dated from the 18th century and besides its paintings has beautiful sculpture and bronze statues.