Alappuzha town is the district capital of Alappuzha district of Kerala. Alappuzha is known as the Venice of the East. The major tourist attraction at Alappuzha is the huge network of canals and lagoons. The vast green paddy fields of Alappuzha adjoining to these canals are spectacular. Alappuzha town is famous for the Nehru trophy boat race. At Alappuzha one can get Kettuvallam (means House Boat) which offers star hotel facilities inside it. Kuttanad Taluk of Alappuzha district has an elevation of -0.5m to 2m above sea level. Also called Rice bowl of Kerala , Kuttanad is one of the few places in the world where farming is practised below sealevel.
Best time to visit Alappuzha is during August to April.
Alappuzha town being the hub of Kerala backwater tourism has hotels suiting any budget. House Boats can also be hired from Alappuzha.
KeralaSRTC , KarnatakaSRTC and Indian Railways runs direct services Bangalore to Alappuzha. For roaming in the town KeralaSRTC and private buses are available. Many tour operators are available at town offer boating facilities in the backwaters. Private cabs are available at Alappuzha.