Alappuzha, known as the Venice of East, has always held a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala. At present, Alappuzha is famous for its exciting boat races, pristine beaches, mesmerizing backwater holidays, exotic marine products, and extensive coir industry. Beautiful and clean, Alappuzha Beach is a famous tourist destination and an ideal picnic spot. The pier, which extends into the sea at Alappuzha, is over 137 years old. Dense palm groves that are a character feature of Kerala's scenic green beauty, lie on one end of the beach and are followed by the long sandy beach, giving the entire location a refreshing and pleasing look. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park are an added attraction on the beach. Some thrilling facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park that draw huge crowds include boating, swimming pool, a children's park with toy train and bicycles, and several other entertaining activities. The old lighthouse nearby is another attraction, which fascinates the visiting tourists.
Houseboat cruises, which have become immensely popular and form an integral part of tourism in Kerala, are a significant USP of Alappuzha and add to the delightful experience. The glistening backwaters for which Alappuzha is famous, offer an incredible experience in the midst of supreme calmness and tranquility. However, the houseboats that you find in these backwaters are just a renovated version of kettuvallams, or rice barges, used in older times. Nonetheless, they have been comfortable and welcoming enough to attract tourists to spend a cozy stay in them, with uninterrupted and awe-inspiring views of backwater life. The nearest railway station that connects Alappuzha with the rest of India is Alappuzha Railway Station, about 5 km from the beach. The closest airdrome is Cochin International Airport, about 85 km from Alappuzha.
Alappuzha/Alleppey beach in Kerala is one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala.