Alappuzha beach also known as Alleppey beach is one of the most popular spots in the district of Alappuzha. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is around 140 years old.
With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons
and several freshwater rivers criss-crossing it, Alappuzha is a district
of immense natural beauty.
Referred to as the Venice of the East by travellers from across the
world, this Backwater Country is also home to diverse animal and bird
life. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed
a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala.
Today, 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 Industry.
Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attraction
of the Alappuzha beach. There is also an old lighthouse nearby that
is of immense interest for the visitors.