There is more to Alappuzha than its boat races. Sylvan, latticed network of estuaries, lagoons, a maze of canals, and swathes of emerald green paddy fields are integral to the maritime culture and lifestyle that has become the signature of this district headquarters town. Heritage it is that shows up on the landscape of the quaint town because location and history have combined to make this ‘Venice of the East’ a tourist’s delight, offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Flip through the pages here to know of the embedded elements of heritage that make this city one-of-its-kind in the subcontinent. Local arts and crafts, the impressive range of boat design, the lifestyle of the ethnic communities, and architecture which reflects the assortment of influences will get highlighted in the ongoing Alappuzha Heritage Project.