Alappuzha beach is a popular picnic spot. Alappuzha, referred as the Venice of the East, has an important place in the maritime history of Kerala. It is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is over 130 years old. Vijaya Beach Park adds to the attraction of the beach. There is an old lighthouse nearby. From the famous markets of Alleppey, you can get native spices and some curios and souvenirs, especially stuff like coir bags, rugs etc.
The Backwaters of Alappuzha are very popular tourist attraction in Kerala. Houseboat cruise in these backwaters can be most relaxing experience for people of any age. The backwaters of Alappuzha connect Kumarakom and Cochin to the North and Kollam to the South.