It is often called the Venice of the East due to the canals that connect it to Kerala's famous snaking backwaters. Alleppey has a wonderful past.
Though the present town owes its existence to the sagacious Diwan Raja Kesavadas in the second half of 18th century, district of Alappuzha figures in classical Literature. The best thing about Alappuzha and Kerala in general is the weather. Due to its proximity to the ocean it is more temperate than central India. The temperature rarely goes above 35 degrees Celsius and never below 20 degrees. The best time to visit is from September to March. Monsoon is always heavy. Presently, monsoon tourism is also popular from June to August.
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