Alappuzha or Alleppey nick named as "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon during the British period is a beautiful town located in Alappuzha District of Kerala India.Known for its Backwaters Aleppey is one of the best place in the world to experience Backwaters. In the world tourist map, this place is well known for its houseboats, beaches and lakes. It is situated in the Central Travancore region. This district is also known as Alleppey and the administrative headquarters is Alappuzha town.The district of Alappuzha is located in the central region of Kerala. It is to be noted that on 17 August, 1957, Alappuzha (Alleppey) district was formed from the erstwhile Quilon and Kottayam districts of Kerala. The district is bounded on the west by Arabian Sea, South by Karunagappally and Kunnathur taluks of Kollam district, Thiruvalla, Adoor and Kozhencherry taluks of Pathanamthitta district, east by Vaikom and Changanassery taluks of Kottayam district and the north by Kochi and Kanayannur taluks of Ernakulam district. Alappuzha town is the district headquarters.
The major attractions of this district are Krishnapuram Palace, Champakulam Valia Palli, Edathua Church, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple and Alappuzha Beach that offers beautiful view of the Arabian Sea. There are many age old Hindu temples, British built churches and mosques in this district. The backwaters and lagoons are a wonderful spots to visit in this region.
Weather and Best Time to Visit Alappuzha
The native and foreign tourists can visit the district of Alappuzha throughout the year. The major tourists drop in the month of august and September during the Nehru Trophy boat race that happens in this district. It is to be noted that between June to September, this region faces heavy rainy season. If the tourists are comfortable with rainy season then these particular months are also a wonderful months to visit Alappuzha. It is to be remembered that summer season isn’t too hot in this region. Therefore even summer months are regarded as holiday season apt for tourist in this particular district.