Many tourists who come to Kerala for exploring the beauty of different regions in it always find Alleppey very enchanting. Its scenic landscapes that comprise of green fields of paddy, rushing streams and swaying palms of coconut trees are a delight to watch. It is no wonder then, that this region was described as 'Venice of the East' by Viceroy of British India, Lord Curzon, during his visit to this amazing place during early twentieth century. Other than its natural surroundings, several festivals that are celebrated in this part of the world attract tourists in great numbers. Being a part of New Year event held in certain places of this region would be an experience to remember.
People start planning several days in advance for making their New Year's Eve memorable. They enjoy their New Year party with lots of dance and music along with their friends or close relatives. Houses are decorated with beautiful lamps that are lit during evening, creating a festive atmosphere everywhere. A Beach Festival is also held to welcome the New Year in style. Plenty of tourists and local residents participate in this festival, enjoying their time and bursting firecrackers at midnight. Stars from the world of films and television also attend this event, adding glitz and glamour to the festivities.