Things To Do in Kayamkulam

With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers crisscrossing it, the place is a district of immense natural beauty. Referred to as the Venice of the East by travelers from across the world, this backwater city is also home to diverse animal and bird life.

Kayamkulam is famous for the sheer wonders of nature as Kerala is an ancient and blissful state located in the southwestern region of India. It attracts tourists from different parts of the world all the year round since nature has blessed this place with many attractions which are worth to explore.It is one such a place in India where one can experience the presence of god.Moreover, when you visit this place is equivalent to exploring the paradise on earth. The significance and the splendor of this place cannot be described in human words.

  • Explore Kayamkulam history – The city is historically a very ancient city in which the rulers ruled. It was a kingdom under the Kayamkulam Rajas. The famous palace was Krishnapuram. In the reign of Marthanda Varma of Travancore the city was attacked and the palace was set on fire. It is said that the kingdom of Kayamkulam had a huge army led by a valiant commander ‘Yeruvayil Achutha warrior’ and therefore the large army of Travancore tried about three times to capture the city before they actually succeeded in capturing the city. The present day palace was built in its place by Anizham Thirunal Martanda Varma (1729–1758) after annexing Kayamkulam to Travancore. Kayamkulam, Mavelikkara and Karunagappally were previously known as Onattukara.
  • Shopping – In Kayamkulam you can shop for coir mattresses and carpets are a common sight. You can also visit the many the coir factories to observe the coir manufacturing process. Coconut oil can also be purchased for use in preparation of food and for massages. Virgin coconut oil, available in plastic containers of different sizes, can be used for salad dressing. The place is famous for its spices. You can buy good quality spices like cardamom, pepper, nutmegs and mace and at a relatively lesser price. Want to have a memento to remind you of the visit to Kayamkulam then you should buy curios made of coconut shells, models of snake boats, etc. The place is also famous for its Ayurvedic treatments. Be it rejuvenation of your body or detoxification, Ayurvedic treatments are available.

The city is abundant in many attractions and destinations, The city is popular for several things such as its exotic food which is globally famous its unique tradition and culture and world class luxurious hotels which offers all the comforts and luxuries to their visitors.

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