Alleppey

Alappuzha or Alleppey, with its labyrinth, of canals, bridges along silver beach, makes for a memorable holiday. Its cheerful people add to the town's charm. The never-ending panorama of lush green paddy fields, towering coconut trees, shimmering water and long canals around Alappuzha make a delightful setting for the town.

The calm serene backwaters and the unique beauty of the blue Vembanad lake make the boathouse cruise a memorable lifetime experience. The experience of Monsoon brings a large number of tourists to this lake heaven.

Alleppey which is known as the Venice of the East used the boats known as Kettuvallam for the transport of goods from Kodungallur to Trivandrum. When the road transport developed, this transport activity lost its relevance and the former boats were converted as traditional Houseboats.
Today Alappuzha has grown in importance as a backwater tourist centre, attracting several thousands of domestic and foreign tourists each year. Alappuzha is also famous for its boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. A singular characteristic of this land is the region called Kuttanad. The land of lush paddy fields, Kuttanad is called the rice bowl of Kerala and is one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level. Alleppey backwaters are selected as one among the 10 must see honey moon destinations in the world.

During the 16th century small principalities like Kayamkulam (presently Karthikappally and Mavelikkara taluks), Purakkad which was often called Ambalappuzha or Chempakasseri (present Ambalappuzha and part of Kittened taluk) Karappuram comprising two principalities called Moothedath and Iledath (present Cherthala taluk) emerged into power.

In the 17th century, the Portuguese power declined and the Dutch had a predominant position in the principalities of this district. As a result of several treaties signed between the Dutch and the kings of Purakkad, Kayamkulam and Karappuram, the Dutch built factories and warehouses in various places of the district for storing pepper, ginger etc.  Alleppey Pepper and Alleppey Turmeric are international brands.

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