If you like our videos, please SUBSCRIBE to the channel. Also, it will be highly appreciated if you please watch the videos fully and give your valuable feedback in the form of like and comments We are on the way to Alleppey (Alappuzha) Alappuzha (Alleppey) is among the 13 places in the world known as ‘VENICE OF THE EAST’. Apart from Alappuzha, Sri Nagar in Jammu Kashmir, and Udaipur in Rajasthan are the other Indian cities known as VENICE OF THE EAST. Bangkok in Thailand, Barisal & Dhaka in Bangladesh Basra in Iraq,. Hoi An in Vietnam, Lijiang, Wu Zhen & Suzhou in China, Osaka in Japan, Malacca in Malasia are also known as VENICE OF THE EAST Lord Curzon got fascinated by the canals, backwaters and beaches of Alleppey and gave the title to Alleppey. Lord Curzon was the Viceroy and Governor General of India from 1899 to 1905 At present Alappuzha has a major position in the tourism map of India. This is river Pamba also known as Dakshina Bhageerathi River Pamba is the third longest river of Kerala. River Periyar and Bharathappuzha enjoys the first and second positions respectively. Length of river Pamba is 176 Kms River pamba originates in the Western ghats and drains into Vembanad Lake and Thottappally spillway. River Pamba nourishes both Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts Nehru Trophy boat race is a famous boat race held in the month of August every year in the Punnamada Lake of Alappuzha. Several tourists including tourists from foreign countries reach Alappuzha to watch Nehru Trophy Boat race. Alappuzha was once known as the rice bowl of Kerala, Alappuzha was once enriched with lot of paddy fields and dedicated farmers. At present Palakkad is the rice bowl of Kerala. The history of Alappuzha is closely linked with the great personality Raja Kesava Das Raja Kesavadas masterminded the planning and development of Alappuzha . He was the Diwan of Travancore at the time of Dharma Raja Karthika Thirunal Rama Varma He planned and developed Alappuzha port and made Alappuzha the major financial source of Travancore Also , the capital of Trivandrum was shifted from Padmanabhapuram to Trivandrum during his period.