Alappuzha popularly known by its former name Alleppey. It is also called as " Venice of the East ". Alleppey is an enchanting place, It is the hub of Kerala's backwaters, home to a vast network of waterways, over a thousand houseboats and an important coir industry. The houseboats you find in the backwaters of Alappuzha are in fact a reworked version of the Kettuvallams of olden times. The Alappuzha beach with a 137-year-old pier extending into the sea and an old 17th-century lighthouse built by the Portuguese add to the magic of the place. One can experience a splendid night cruise on the serene backwaters of Alleppey with your loved ones, enjoy the exotic beaches and lakes. The city is situated 28 km from Changanacherry, 46km from Kottayam, 53km from Kochi, 129km from Thrissur and 155km from Trivandrum.
Poovar Beach also know as Golden Sand Beach is located near Kovalam in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. This beach is home to some of the best picnic spots in the area located at the juncture of the Neyyar River joining with the Arabian Sea. The sands there are golden in color having river on one side and ocean on another. Various sight seeing places are there like mangroves forest, Mother Mary statue, elephant rock, coconut island, floating restaurant, floating cottages, etc. Poovar is basically a fishing village and the only way to reach Poovar is through water. Golden Sand Beach is located 12 km from Kovalam