Tourism Police wing has been functioning in the state for maintaining law and order, preventing attack and harassment on tourists. They also assist the tourists for getting tourist related information, guidance, etc. Alappuzha District Police has also Tourism Polices in Punnamada, Alappuzha.
Importance of Tourism in Alappuzha
Alappuzha is an important tourist destination famous for pleasing canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons. It was described as the one of the places known as "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters is a delightful experience. Alappuzha is also the access point for the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race, held on the Punnamada Lake, near Alappuzha, held on the second Saturday of August every year, is the most competitive and popular of the boat races in India.