It is said that Aleppy was build on 9th Century AD and known as the Venice of the East. Science and Environment rated Alappuzha as the top cleanest town in India. It is rich in vast labyrinth of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers criss-crossing. Aleppy connects to Kumarakom also. It is famous for its Boat Races,Backwater Holidays,Beaches,Marine Products and Coir Industry.Another delightful experience while in Alappuzha is the houseboat cruise which is also known as Kettuvellam.