Saturday, 4 May 2013

Early in the first decade of the 20th century, the then Viceroy Lord Curzon visited Alleppey



Early in the first decade of the 20th century, the then Viceroy Lord Curzon visited Alleppey, as it was then known to the British rulers. Impressed by the immense beauty of the place, he declared that this was indeed the “Venice of the East”. The resemblance between the two cities in landscape, port, criss-crossing roads and the bridges across them, and the scenic coast might have elicited this comparison