Alappuzha

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha (ălˌəppo͝orˈə), formerly Alleppey (ălˈəpē), city, Kerala state, SW India. It is a district administrative center and port on the Arabian Sea. Coconuts are the mainstay of the economy; spices are also exported. A network of canals links the town to Thrissur to the north and Thiruvananthapuram to the south.
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Disappointment is writ large on the faces of tourists who have flown down to Alappuza. The rain has forced them to remain indoors during the New Year's eve.