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10 Km from Vaikom
15 Km from Kottayam
10 Km from Kumarakom

Nearest Airport:

Nedumbassery International (Kochi)

Trivandrum International

Railway Station:

Vaikom Road

Shikara boats

We offer a remarkable journey on Shikara boat through Kariyar, a distributary of the Moovattupuzha River. Kariyar flows through Ezhumanthuruth, a Beautiful village, majestically between the green carpets laid by the paddy fields just like a beautiful painting with a distant view of the hill ranges beyond the Paddy fields and the wild flowers, altogether providing the unique scenic beauty, that only the upper – Kuttanad region can claim. The shikara boats are a special type of boat made of wood. They are usually found on Dal Lake, Kashmir. Unlike other conventional boats and house boats, shikara boats are ideal for Back water trips, since it offer a wide view of the the mystique beauty of the inland remote village.

Shikaras are of varied sizes and are used for multiple purposes, including transportation of people. Shikaras are also suitable for holding parties for a maximum of 20 persons.

SCENERY

Kariyar flows through Ezhumanthuruth, a Beautiful village, majestically between the green carpets laid by the paddy fields just like a beautiful painting. The view of the distant hill ranges beyond the Paddy fields and the wildflowers, altogether providing the unique scenic beauty, that only the upper – Kuttanad region can claim.

  • Kariyar is a distributary of the Moovattupuzha River.
  • The real mystic beauty of an inland remote village can be observed here.
  • Screw-pine mats are made here. You can have an opportunity to get familiarized with the making of screw pine mats.

HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE

This canal has been made during the time of the Monarchy, by the Great Travancore Kings for the easy transportation of trade goods. The Travancore Maharaja Marthanda Varma used to transit through this route on his journey to Vaikom Mahadeva Temple.

Rama Purathu Varrier, the renowned poet from Kerala, wrote the 'vanchipattu'; the poem, for which he is renowned for; during his journey through this canal. Even now Vanchipattu has been sung during boat races.

Vaikom boat jetty is blessed with the rare opportunity when Gandhiji set his foot here during his visit during the freedom Struggle.

On the beach road, we can find a rock garden which part with sculptures. These sculptures are the contemporary style portrayals of the 'Vaikom satyagraha'. Thus, it serves as a tombstone of the Great Vaikom satyagraha.

Game & Entertainment :

Special provisions for Billiards, table tennis, round basket boating, cycling for kids....

Wedding Photos:

The Spectacular Scenic beauty of this inland village outskirt is an excellent choice for wedding photographers...

River view Restaurants :

Hygienic and delicious meals with special Kerala cuisines like karimeen pollichathu, crab, lobsters, prawn items, varal curry....

Fish farming:

An unusual opportunity to see, explore the marine wealth ranging from freshwater to ornamental fishes...