Alappuzha , smallest district among 14 districts in the state of Kerala. Alappuzha is blessed by nature with the beauty of rivers, canals, backwaters and paddy fields. During British rule, Lord Curzon visited Alappuzha ( Alleppey) and seeing the beauty of the town , he nicknamed the district as “Venice of the East”.
The town of Alappuzha owes its very existence to RAJA KESAVADAS who was the diwan of Travancore during the reign of Raja Rama Varma. When the different nations of the west were fighting for supremacy in Travancore, Kesavadas tried to asset the supremacy of Travancore by obtaining pepper monopoly. For exporting the products to foreign markets a port was become inevitable in Travancore for capturing trade supremacy. Owing the advantages of physical and geographical and Oceanus factors and then existed modes of transport, alleppey was selected to built the port . With the splendid intelligence and vision of Raja Kesadas Town of Alleppey was designed and thereby the first planned town in south materialized. Hence Raja Kesavadas known as maker of modern Alleppey.