Vaikom Backwaters


Vembanad Kayal which is in Vaikom is the largest lake in Kerala. Located in Kottayam district, it is the place rich with its rivers, narrow canals, different kinds of grass species and surely its backwaters. Boating, fishing and sight seeing are the main attractions of this backwater destination. Coconut palms, spice plants like nutmeg, pepper, bethel nuts, plantain etc. are the main cultivation of this place. Varieties of fish especially Vaikom Karimeen is a main cuisine of Vaikom. The view of traditional villages take us to years back memories. The people of this place are into activities like production of coconut husk into coir, pot making, handloom, blacksmith work and screwpine making.

Getting There

Nearest railway station: Kottayam
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport.


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