Saturday, 4 May 2013

Alappuzha was once the lone supplier of coir products



Alappuzha was once the lone supplier of coir products, coconuts, coconut oil, pepper, tea, rubber, cardamom to the world markets before the establishment of the Cochin Port. The development of Cochin harbour in the last century marked the decline of Alappuzha market and port. However, in the last three decades, Alappuzha has reinvented herself as the hub of backwater tourism in the state. Alappuzha is also the access point for the popular annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race, held on the Punnamada Lake, near Alappuzha.