Fondly referred to as the Venice of the East, Alleppey or Alappuzha is one of the most popular backwater destinations in Kerala. It is also the perfect option for a weekend trip from Bangalore. Founded in 1762 by Raja Keshawadasan, Diwan of
Travanacore, the pristine Alleppey backwater town has been blessed with lakes, canals and other waterways, lined by coconut palms. You can enjoy a relaxed vacation in the serene atmosphere and create some unforgettable moment. Just get on-board a Ketuvallam, the traditional houseboat of Kerala and explore the nearby attractions. An extremely well-known trade port during the days of British, it is the hub of prawn farming and Coir carpet industries even today. Alleppey is dotted with a number of tourist attractions, which are a must-visit. Quite popular amidst worldwide tourists, this backwater destination is also famed for its snake boat races.