Alleppey Tourism Circuit is a developmental program organized by the Government of Kerala to expand the Kerala Backwaters Tourism project in the area. Central Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi has stated that the center will give Rs. 47.62 crore for the Alleppey backwater tourism development project.
As a part of the project, houseboat terminals will be built at Arrokutty, Thanneermukhom, Thottapalli, Kayamkulam, Pallathuruthy, Nedumudi and Kanjikuzhy. The construction works will be completed within thirty six months. Tourism circuit will be built centering on the Alleppey town.
Stations will be built in Vattakayal, Karumadi Vilakkumaram for house boats to anchor at night. It will also aid the development of Vayyankarachira Lake, Pandi Bird Sanctuary, Thazhapil Boating Facility, Kuthiravattam Chira basic facility. Beaches will be developed in Arthunkal (Rs. 2.17 crore) and Thottapalli (Rs. 1.13 crore). To initiate the development of Alleppey tourism circuit about Rs.2.38 crore will be given by the Central government immediately.
The state government should give free land for all these developmental projects. No development activity should be done in the land of a private individual or trusts. For the supervision of the project, a council should be formed with the Tourism Principal Secretary as the Chairman. Within every three months, developmental report should be given by the council to the Central government.
58 Panchayats from Aroor to Kayamkulam, a part of the inland waterways, will be included in the Alleppey Tourism Circuit.
As per the instructions of the former President Prathibha Patil, who came to Kerala to attend the Nehru Trophy Boat Race in 2010, the Kerala Government formulated the Mega Tourism Plan for the overall development of Alleppey and submitted before the Central government.