Saturday, November 28, 2009

Alleppey, Kerala Tourism

One of the important foreign trade centers in India, Alleppey is a seaside port town. It is the headquarters of the Alleppey district. In 1758-98, Raja Kesava Das, a Dewan of Travancore during the reign of Dharma Raja who developed this place, which was a mere jungle inhabitant by jackals and monkeys into an excellent port town and trading center. The waterway criss-cross the town. These and the lake have given Alleppey the appellation:”The Venice of the East”. You can also stay in the house boats here.

A long journey to Ernakulam, Quilon, Changanassery and Kottayam through canals and lakes flanked by beautiful scenery is a very refreshing experience. You will feel that you are in an early age of the world where you enjoy primeval beauty. A colorful snake boat race is held every year in Vembanad Lake near Alleppey which extends to 83 kms from Allepey to Cochin.

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