The town was founded by Raja Keshawadasan, Divan of Travanacore in 1762. With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers crisscrossing it, Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty. Referred to as the Venice of the East by travellers from across the world, this are 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 (Alleppey) has grown in importance as a backwater tourist center, & also famous for its boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry.
Altitude: Sea level
Area: 1414.00 sq. km
Temperature (Mean Max, Mean Min) Summer 35 c Winter 32c ,20c
Rainfall: Annual 299 cms.
Best time to visit August to March
Clothing : Tropical cottons
Languages Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English.
Boundaries Arabian Sea on the West
Area : 1414 sq. Km Population : 1,990,603 (1991 census)