Kumarakom Lagoon Hotel
Near By Attraction
Thanneermukkam Bund
Thanneermukkam BunThe major occupation in Kuttanadu is farming. Rice is the important agricultural product, giving Kuttanadu the monicker of "The Rice Bowl of Kerala". Three crops are grown every year now instead of the traditional two per year. Large farming areas near Vembanad Lake (Vembanadu Kayal) were actually reclaimed from the lake. The king decreed that whoever retains land can own it leading massive redemption of land from the lake. As the farming in the area increased farmers felt themselves constrained by the two cycles a year for rice cultivation. The reason for which is the availability of potable water in Kuttanadu.
 
During the monsoon seasons, the water from the mountains flow through the rivers to the sea, bringing potable water to Kuttanadu. But during summer, due to the low level of the region, seawater enters Kuttanadu and makes the salt content of the water high making it unpotable. During 1968, government of India proposed a project, in which a bundh (Dam) will be made across the river so that seawater will not be allowed to come inside Kuttanad during summer, allowing farmers to cultivate and extra cycle per year. The project was planned in three phases, the south side, the north side and another phase to join the two sections. The project was delayed and by the time the first two phases were complete the entire money alloted for the project ran out and left the final phase in limbo. The farmers who were expecting lots of financial benefits after the completion of the project decided to take matters into their own hands and one night in 1972, a large group of farmers filled the gap between the north and the south side with earth. To this day, the earth embankment between the two sections of the bundh remains.
 
Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary:
Kumarakom Bird SanctuaryLocated on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist's paradise, is a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. Other common varieties like the woodpecker, skylark, crane, water hen and parrots can also be spotted here.
A cruise along the Vembanad Lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary. Pathiramanal, an enchanting island on the lake, can be accessed by boat from here.
 
 
Pathiramanal Bird Sanctuary: 
This 10 acre island on the backwaters is home to many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world. According to mythology a young brahmin dived into the Vembanad Lake to perform his evening ablutions and the water made way for land to rise from below, thus creating the enchanting island, Pathiramanal (sands of midnight).
Vaikom Temple
Vaikom TempleParasurama, the mythical founder of Kerala, is said to have built a temple here dedicated to Lord Shiva. Vaikom Temple is an important Hindu pilgrimage destination. Apart from its relgious significance, Vaikom temple holds a special place in the history books of Kasi.
Offering of prathal, or food is a form of worship here. In ancient times, feasts used to be cooked and offered to all devotees; Vaikom Mahadever is also referred to as Annadaana Prabhu.
Devotees are allowed to perform rituals from 4 am in the morning to 12 pm in the afternoon and again 5 to 8 in the evening. According to the famous legend Maharishi Vyaghrapada had a vision of Lord Shiva at this holy place.
Thiruvizha Mahadeva Temple

Mahadev Temple

A Lord Siva temple and a divine ayurvedic treatment centre where you can rejuvenate body & soul with the help of a special ayurvedic medicine and divine spirit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kokkamangalam St Thomas ChurchVaikom Temple
St Thomas Church , situated at Cherthala in Alappuzha District, is an ancient place of worship. It is believed to have been built in the year 52 AD by Apostle St Thomas. This highly revered church contains an embellished altar containing the holy relics of the saintly figure. These relics were brought from Edessa, with the permission from His Holiness Late Pope John Paul II. The church observes an annual feast dedicated to St Thomas on the Sunday following Easter.
 
Mararikulam

Mararikulam

The village of Mararikulam is tucked away behind a line of dense palms that rise like a sudden rampart of green out of the sands. Like all villages, it has evolved naturally, in picturesque disorder. The huts are slapdash adobe, thatched with-what else ? -palm and tied with coir, or coconut rope.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vaikom Satyagraha Smarakom

Vaikom Satyagraha Smarakom

Here is a monument in remembrance with the historic Vaikom Satyagraha, which attracted all India attention was started on March 30, 1924. The Satyagraha was started to establish the right for all people to walk through the temple roads. Leaders like Gandhiji, K.P. Kesava Menon and T.K. Madhavan led the agitation.
 
 
 
 
 
Punnapra Vayalar revolt

Punnapra Vayalarrevolt

A short distance from Alleppey (Alappuzha) is Punnapra, a village that has gone down in history as the scene of a battle between the Communists group and the Travancore State Police in the Punnapra - Vayalar Communist Uprising of 1946.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coconut oil mill

Coconut

Watch how the oil is extracted from coconut flesh using a 'Chuck' (Traditional machine made from wood to extract oil).
 
 

Location

Benchmark Hotels Pvt. Ltd.

141, 2nd floor Sant Nagar

East of Kailash,

New Delhi - 110065, India.

 

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