Kayamkulam is an ancient village, situated on the coast of the Arabian sea in the Alappuzha district of Kerala. Under the rule of various Indian kings, Kayamkulam has emerged as a prominent centre of architecture and art. Once old littoral trading centre, Kayamkulam attracts tourists all round the year. This blissful village faces the backwaters of Kerala, is especially famous for its delicious cuisine. The nearest airport from Kayamkulam is Cochin International Airport, while Kayamkulam Junction Railway Station is the closest railway station that connects this village to all the major cities in India. Besides this, Kayamkulam is also well connected by road as frequent bus services are available from places like Trivandrum, Alappuzha, Quilon, and Cochin.
Major Attractions :
● Krishnapuram Palace- This 18th century palace was built by the monarch of Travancore, Marthanda Varma, and has now been converted into a museum. Built in typical Kerala architectural style, the palace houses the largest mural painting in Kerala, called Gajendra Moksham. Various works of art and sculptures are also put on display in the museum.
● Kayamkulam Lake- Enjoy an exceptional holiday by staying aboard a houseboat on Kayamkulam Lake. The lake meanders into the Arabian sea, offering a spectacular view of the sunset to sailing tourists.
● Oachira Temple- This temple is unique because it is the only idol-less temple in Kerala. It is believed that Lord Shiva* meditated under the huge Ficus tree, thereby turning it into a popular pilgrimage site. Ornately decorated bulls can be seen on the temple premises.
When To Visit :
Kayamkulam experiences a pleasant and steady temperature all throughout the year; you can visit at any point. However, the monsoon season extends from June to October, and if you plan a trip during this time, you can enjoy the annual Snake Boat Race on the backwaters of Kayamkulam.
Indian Terms Explained :
Lord Shiva*- One of the main deities of Hinduism, Lord Shiva is part of the three most influential entities in contemporary Hinduism.