Alappuzha also known as Alleppey, is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India A town with picturesque canals,backwaters,beaches, and lagoons, it was described as the one of the places known as the "Venice of the East" .
The Backwaters of Alappuzha are the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters is a delightful experience. It connects Kumarakom and Cochin to the North and Quilon to the South. Alappuzha is also 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 ten colourful days every year in the month of December.
Other attractions in Alappuzha are Alappuzha Beach, offering one of the most beautiful views of the Laccadive Sea,Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple,Arthunkal Basilica,Mannarasala Temple,Chettikulangara Devi Temple,Haripad Subrahmanya Swamy Temple,Mullakkal Temple,Edathua Church, Alappuzha CSI Christ Church (oldest Anglican church in Kerala) and Champakulam Valia Palli.Krishnapuram Palace also attracts many tourists.