Alleppey is known as “Venice of the East”. The traders from across the seas came here in search of spices. It is the land of backwaters and so is famous for backwater tourism. Houseboat cruise in these backwaters is a delightful experience. Annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race, held on Punnamada Lake near Alappuzha, is a word famous entertaining event. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is another attracting point where we can see many species of migratory birds. The Vembanad Lake, the largest backwater in Kerala, is a natural habitat for many marine and freshwater fish species. The people of here depend boat for transportation. It is a pleasant experience to ride through small canals with coconut trees and paddy fields on both sides. The picturesque skylines of Alleppey stays in one’s mind forever.