KUTTANAD is in Alapuzha District of Kerala State, which is known as VENICE OF THE EAST, because of its natural abundance in Canals, Rivers, Paddy Fields, Back Waters etc, and geological, and geographical similarities. Kuttanad is more than one meter below sea level. Agriculture is the main source of lively hood for the people there. The water filled paddy fields are used for cultivating paddy, by pumping out the water, after protecting the boundaries with clay/sand bunds.
Popularly known as the 'rice bowl' of Kerala, Kuttanad is one of the few regions of the world that produces rice at the below mean sea level. For the residents, the monsoon has always been a cause of worry. Courtyards filled with water, inundated homes, and people sleeping on elevated beds are a common sight here during the monsoon.
A 137 – year – old pier which extends into the sea & an old light house add to the attractions of the beach. The Vijaya beach park offers entertainment and boating facilities
Small and beautiful island accessible only by boat, this is home to many migratory birds. An ideal destination for a houseboat trip.
There is a 11th century statue of Lord Budha, this is located some 18 kms from Alapuzha .
15 kms from Alapuzha, this is one of the most famous temples in Kerala and is renown for its special offering - Palpayasam (rice kheer). The inner temple walls are adorned with Mural painting for Dashavatharam.
This is an old chruch established in 1810. It is located 24kms from Alapuzha and dedicated to St. George.