Alleppey is an ideal Tourist attraction lies adjacent to the Vembanad lake and Arabian sea known as the Venice of the east. The large network of canals provides Alleppey its lifeline. It has a long sandy beach. The backwaters of Alleppey is called the Paradise on earth by the tourists who have visited the place. It offers to the tourists an excellent mixture of beaches, Boat races, backwater cruises, village tours, church and temple festivals, historical monuments etc.
A major tourist attraction is the Nehru Trophy boat race organized on the second Saturday of August every year. Alleppey is also famous for the manufacture of coir yarn, coir mats and mattings.
A boat journey through the canals and backwaters is a delightful experience. Alleppy is connected by water transport with Kollam, Kottayam, Chengnacherry and Chenganur.
TOURIST PLACES AROUND ALLEPPEY
It is a town 14 km from Alleppey has Sreekrishna temple built in typical Kerala style.
22 km away is known for the famous St. Andrews Church established by the Portuguese missionaries in 1951. The famous, Arthunkal Perunnal’, is held in January every year in connection with the feast of St. Sebastian.