Rinson 04 July 2014 0 comments
Kayamkulam is a small village near Oachira famous for its backwaters and the lake. Kayamkulam kayal is a backwater destination on the waterway connecting Kollam to Alappuzha The wide opening of the lake into the Arabian Sea offers spectacular sunset view through the web of Chinese fishing nets to the tourists cruising in the houseboats.
Kayamkulam is closely associated with the legend of Kayamkulam Kochunni. He was a famed highwayman, active in the area known as Central Thiruvithamkoor, in the early part of the 19th century. He is said to have stolen from the rich and given to the poor. Legends about his exploits are part of the local folklore. Kerala is most well-known for its beautiful backwaters, lakes and picture-postcard perfect towns. Known as ‘'God’s Own Country’', Kerala has many pictorial locations to boast off.
One such place is the Kayamkulam Lake- it is spread over an area of 60 sq km and is one of the most scenic backwaters in Kerala. The lake, which lies in both the Allepey and Quilon district, is a shallow lake which merges with the sea at the Kayamkulam barrage. Stretching between Panmana and Karthikappally, the Kayamkulam Lake has an area of 59.57 sq km, a length of 30 km and an average breadth of 2.4 Km. It connects the Ashtamudi Lake by the Chavara-Panmana canal.
The Lake is used for inland water transport of passengers, as well as cargo. For purposes of tourists, Houseboat facilities are also available at the Kayamkulam Lake. The wide opening of the lake into the Arabian Sea offers spectacular view of the sunset through the web of Chinese fishing nets to the tourists cruising in the houseboats. If you’re in the mood for some bit of exploration and are interested in looking into things around the lake, you could go the Kayamkulam Sri Vittala Temple and the Kayamkulam Thermal Power Plant which are easily accessible.