Alleppey is known as ‘the Venice of the East’, it is also called Alappuzha. Alleppey offers the best tourist places in Kerala; this charming place is the hub of Kerala’s backwaters and is home to a huge network of backwaters and more than a thousand houseboats. One can find the houseboats in the backwaters of Alleppey, in fact, there is a reworked version of the Kettuvallams of olden times. ‘Kettu’, means living structures and ‘Vallom’ means boat, Kettuvallam is a Malayalam word. In the olden times, Kettuvallam or boats with a thatched roof that covers over wooden hulls was used to carry tons of rice and spices.
... The modern houseboats in Alleppey are equipped with all the comforts of a good hotel room like air conditioners, cozy living rooms, modern toilets, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. A beautiful view of life in the backwaters fringed with coconut trees can be enjoyed from a houseboat. Alleppey in Kerala is a perfect place to unwind with its laidback canals and lush greenery. Alleppey is famous for its boat races, marine products, and coir industry. Alleppey is an elegant and greenery-fringed, waning into a watery world of hamlets, punted canoes, toddy shops and, of course, houseboats.
Q. What Alleppey is famous for?
Ans. Alleppey is famous for houseboats or Kettuvallam.
Q. What are the nearby places to visit from Alleppey?
Ans. Alappuzha Beach, Marari Beach, Vembanad Lake, Andhakaranazhi Beach, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, St. Mary Forane Church, Kuttanad, Karumadi, Alleppey Lighthouse, and Krishnapuram Palace.
Q. How to Reach Alleppey?