Kayamkulam is a famous tourist spot in Kerala. While traveling to Kerala, you must include this beautiful city in your list of tourist attractions.The name "Kayamkulam" is derived from the Malayalam words "kayam" and "kulam". The word kayam literally means juice of a spice tree and the word kulam means a pond.The fast growing industries in the city are coir industry, fishing industry, tourism industry and so on.
The city is a small, beautiful and picturesque village which is bathed by the waters of the Arabian Sea. This village is halfway from Alleppey and Quilon that together connect the backwaters of Kerala. It is truly a beautiful green land clinging to the southwestern border of Indian peninsula.

For those of you who are interested in cultural activities, you can quench your thirst here for the same. The boat races, held between June and September, are the high point of several temple festivals in Kerala. The temple festivals and the annual feasts of the churches situated around the city offer one the opportunity to learn about the spiritual heritage of the city. The temple festivals are also the best place to watch the performing arts such as Kathakali, Ottam Thullal and Chakyar Koothu performances are organized during the festivals.

Kayamkulam Weather and Climate

The climate of Kayamkulam is pleasant throughout the year. The rainy season starts from June/July and continues till October/November. The temperature never goes too high or low throughout the year.

Kayamkulam remains humid and hot during summer due to its proximity to sea. Like the rest of Kerala, this district receives the Southwest monsoon (Jun-Sep) and the Northeast monsoon (Dec-Mar). Monsoon has been always heavy in Kerala. The best time to visit is from August to March.


By- Sarath Kuchi (Flickr)

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