known as the Venice of the
East, attracts numerous tourists
for its boat-trips. The network of
lagoons and rivers bordered by the
sea, form the lifeline of transport
in this region. With the Arabian Sea
on the west and a vast network of
lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers
crisscrossing it, Alappuzha is a district
of immense natural beauty.
Alappuzha has grown in importance
as a backwater tourist centre, attracting
several thousands of foreign tourists
each year. Alappuzha is also famous
for its boat races, houseboat holidays,
beaches, marine products and coir
singular characteristic of this land
is the region called Kuttanad. A 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.
Boat Races: It is
held in the months of August and September
when the earth is moist and rain-drenched
and the glorious backwaters overflows.
Hundreds of men and women gather on
the banks to witness a spectacular
view especially, the Snake Boat Races.
most famous event of boat race is
the "Nehru Trophy Boat Race".
It is held on the second Saturday
of every August. There are a dozen
other snake boat races, providing
an unforgettable and truly special