Alleppy is one of the most important tourist centre of Kerala. This is said to be “Venice of East”. The boat cruise along the backwaters of Alleppy gives a great experience in life. The other main attraction of Alleppy is that there is a beautiful beach and light house, Lagoons, Lake sides, Canals, etc.. The Alleppy light house began under the rule of Travancore King. Alleppy is famous about its coir business.
The first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Javaharlal Nehru formed a water race known as ‘Nehru Trophy Boat Race’ is very popular and it held in Punnamada Lake near Alleppy. This is a very attractive and healthy competition conducted every year. Even today it retains its charm as the centre for coir carpet industry and prawn farming. In a single sentence Alleppy is the paradise of tourists. And also you can enjoy Shikara boat cruise. Shikara is a traditional motorized boat with its root covered, however all the sides are open and there are luxurious seats. This is just a miniature of Houseboat. In this more places can be explored within a short time.