Commonly referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’ because of its numerous waterways, Alleppey, or Alapphuzha as it is also known, is the gateway to Kerala’s iconic backwaters.

Alleppey was established as a trading port in the late 18th century by the British and traders flocked from all across the globe in search of gold and other valuable materials. The old town is definitely worth taking a stroll around with its streets lined with colonial houses, silk shops and the local market. Step outside the bustling town and you will find yourself surrounded by rice fields – Alleppey is renowned for producing delicious rice wine which can be found in the majority of local bars and restaurants.

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