In 2015 I spent four months touring the Southern states of India, stopping in Kerela, not just for the famous town of Cochin, but some of the lesser well known destinations.
Known as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always basked a major place in the maritime history of Kerala. Alappuzha (Alleppey) is a landmark between a network of rivers flowing into it and the Arabian Sea. Tourists visit here to hangout and relax as it has tremendous and tempting natural beauty all around.
This place has huge network of freshwater rivers, meandering lakes, and lagoons.
Alappuzha beach is a famous picnic spot and so it’s a favorite gateway for locals. It also still has its derelict 140 year old Pier!