Latitude. 9˚ 29.5’ N
longitude. 76˚ 18.51’ E
The Alleppey Port town was established in the early years of 20th century by the the then Diwan of Travancore Shri Raja Kesavadasan. He established the planned Port town which is known as the “VENICE OF THE EAST’. It is known so because of the canal network that connected the Port to other parts of the Hinterland. It was through this Port the products of the hinterlands such as Coconut, Coir and its Products, Pepper, Coffee, Tea, Teakwood, and other hill produces exported to other parts of the world. This Port is an open Port and import/import activities were done through a Pier around 400 meters long decked on iron screw pillars, which could handle light vessels/barges below 500 tons. There were two electric cranes on both sides of the pier to handle the import/export goods. Trolley lines stretched from the Pier to goods shed carried the goods through trolleys. There were also sufficient number of goods sheds closed and open for keeping the goods safe under the department. The export and import activities were quite active in this Port until the end of the last century.