The Kuttanad region in Alappuzha district is the heartland of Kerala backwater tourism. The Vembanad Lake and its many arms, the rivers Pampa and Achencoil, the various streams that flow through this area , the paddy fields which were reclaimed from the backwaters, where farming is done at an amazing five meters below sea level… that is Kuttanad, nick-named as the Netherlands or Holland of Kerala. (more…)
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Kuttanad, called as the “Rice Bowl of Kerala” because of the wealth of its paddy crops, is the very heart of the Kerala backwaters. Kuttanad is perhaps one of the few places in the world where farming is done below the sea level.
7 Days Kerala Honeymoon Packages
Day 01 Airport to Athirapilly
Honeymoon tour package starts by your arrival at Cochin Airport; you will be received by our representative and will transfer you to Athirapilly water falls for 02 nights. Reaching there, check into the hotel and spend the day at leisure. (more…)
The water museum is a project under the centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM). It broadly consists of water Heritage Museum Biopark, Land water and Biomass Management system, Water science Gallery and a live model of mid land Eco Preservation system. (more…)
In a study conducted by the famous News Paper, The Guardian, three home stays from Kerala find their place among the first 10 best home stays in India. Glenora home stay at Wayanad was one among them. Guardian has specified that the idea of homestays were emerged in Kerala, a decade ago and the Indian “homestay” experience has grown from strength to strength over the years. The top six positions in Guardian’s assessment have been occupied by home stays mostly in North India where the concept caught on relatively late. (more…)
Niranam is a small village in the Travancore region, the eastern part of Upper Kuttanad, near Mannar. It was a port in ancient Kerala, on the meeting point of the Manimala and Achankovil River. Niranam is almost 5 kilometres from Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta District of Kerala. It is a typical agricultural village, full of paddy fields and coconut trees.There is a mention about Niranam in the writings of Pliny and Cosmos Indicopleustes as a trade centre. The ancient Roman coins were found from Niranam,thus it was confirmed that once Niranam had trade relations with Roman Empire.
Niranam, which is six kms from Thirualla, is famous for the Orthodox Syrian Church, built by St.Thomas. Saint Thomas the Apostle is believed to have landed here for his missionary works and founded the Christian church. It is one of the oldest Christian churches in India, which is believed to be one of the seven churches founded by St.Thomas. The Christian community in Niranam is therefore is the oldest in India and among the oldest in the world. Niranam Cathedral has been the seat of the various Malankara metroplitians.
As a result of the flood of 1341, the soil of nearby areas of Niranam is still sandy and resembles beaches, though presently these palces are not close to the sea.
This place is also the birthplace of the great Malayalam poets, popularly known as the ‘Kannassa Panickers’.