Alappuzha (Alleppey) is referred to as “the Venice of the East.” This picturesque site is the centre of Kerala’s backwaters and is home to a vast network of backwaters and thousands of houseboats, making it one of the greatest tourist destinations in Kerala.
While backwaters and lakes remain the main attraction of the city, it’s streets and houses deserve equal amount of appreciation. Strolling through the quaint and vibrant lanes of Alappuzha is certainly a wonderful experience. Here’s a glimpse:
Some interesting facts about Alleppey (Alappuzha):
- Alappuzha was named the cleanest town in India by the Centre for Science and Environment in 2016.
- The Alappuzha lighthouse was built in 1862 and is the first of its kind along Kerala’s Arabian Sea coast.
- Alappuzha is also known as Venetian Capital of Kerala.
- Alappuzha has the literacy rate of 96.26% which is third highest in Kerala.