Kuttanad Kerala

Kuttanad, Kerala 688562
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There is no recorded history on the origin of this land. In any case, the oral history among people, transferred from generation to generation is a blend of myths and legends

There is no recorded history on the origin of this land. In any case, the oral history among people, transferred from generation to generation is a blend of myths and legends

The Kuttanad are among the fascinating backwaters of Kerala. The landscapes of Kuttanad are crisscrossed by the waterways that are flanked by the lush green paddy fields cultivation grounds of yam, cassava, and banana. The backwaters of Kuttanad are heaven and a perfect destination for enjoying a memorable backwater cruise of Kerala. The best way to explore these charming backwaters is by floating along in a houseboat and enjoy the scenic surroundings of this region.

Extended over an area of 75 km from Kochi in the north to Kollam in the south, Kuttanad lies sandwiched between the hills and the sea. The travelers visit this place, for their passion to cross the puzzling maze of shimmering waterways, that comprises of rivers, canals, lakes, and rivulets flanked on either agree with the thick tropical greenery and magnificent rural Keralan way of life, that remains completely hidden from the road.

Among the different sights of the Kuttanad backwaters, the most magnificent makes of the ducks quacking together in high decibels while moving over the backwaters in the great number being shepherded by men on small boats. One can even observe diving down for gathering lime shells from the depth while some engaged with their nets and traditional cane basket called ‘Ottal’.

Tourist Places in Kuttanad:-

  • Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple
  •  Mannarasala Temple
  • Revi Karuna Karan Memorial Museum
  • Basilica of St. Mary, ChampakulamPunnamada Kayal
  • St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, Parumala
  • Chakkulathukavu Temple
  • Amaze World
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  • Kuttanad can be easily reached via Alappuzha which is well connected by roads of The state and National highways.
  • Alappuzha railway Station is the closest to the city.
  • Cochin International Airport situated around 104 Km from Kuttanad is the closest airport to the village town.

There is no recorded history on the origin of this land. In any case, the oral history among people, transferred from generation to generation is a blend of myths and legends. There is reference to Kuttanadu in the epic Mahabharata of ancient India. During their exile, the five Pandava princes are said to have gone through this land. Back then, Kuttanadu was a part of a dense forest, later destroyed by a forest fire which is likewise said in the epic. Hence came the place name Chuttanad or the burnt place. In course of time Chuttanad progressed toward becoming Kuttanadu. One can still see Kari or coal If we dig deep into the soil of Kuttanadu, indicating the fact that the place was once a forest, destroyed by wild fire. In Kuttanadu vast most of the place names end in Kari. Some natural place names are Ramankary, Puthukkary, Oorukkary, Mitrakkary, Mampuzhakkary, Kainakari, Chathurthiakary and Chennamkari. It is additionally said that Kuttanadu was once under the sea. The proof is the land is flourished with seashells.

During the rule of Chera dynasty that ruled over ancient Kerala, Kuttanadu accomplished a important place in history. One of the powerful kings in the dynasty: Cheran Chenguttavan is said to have ruled his immense kingdom from Kuttanadu, when it was additionally a famous centre of Buddhism. There is another version for its place name. The Buddhist centre Buddhanad later became Kuttanad.

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