Alleppey is a town with beautiful canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons popular as Venice of the East. Alleppey has stretches of paddy fields famous as the rice bowl of Kerala , Kuttanad. Alapuzha is famous for Chambakkulam Moolam boat race, Chettikulangara Bharani and Nehru Trophy boat race. Alleppey has an array of temples, mosques and churches for its religious visitors like the Poomkavu Church, Edathua Church, Mullackal Raja Rajeshwari Temple, Kanichukulangara Devi Temple, East Juma Masjid, Salafi Juma Masjid Mosque, etc. One could bask in Sun in the beaches of Alleppey. Alleppey beaches has a dense palm grove at one end and an ancient towering light house at the other. Alleppey beach has also parks with boating facilities for its visitors.