Popular as the rice bowl of Kerala, Kuttanad lies at the heart of the backwaters and houses immeasurable paddy crops. This mesmerizing countryside is known for its good yield of yam, cassava, and banana. Probably, this is the only region in the world where farming is done 1.5 to 2 m below sea level. Famed for its geographical oddness and huge striking paddy fields, Kuttanad holds an extremely important place in the ancient history of the southern region of the country. Manimala, Meenachil, Pampa, and Achankovil are the 4 major rivers that flow the region.Alappuzha-Changanasserry road is the best route if you wish to come to Kuttanad, offering the traveler an insight into the day-to-day life of the region. At the time of the harvest season, the route looks even more beautiful with the vast spread of rice crops with a dash of coconut trees.
Kuttanad also boasts of a decent population of avifauna species such as parrots, darter birds and more. Walking on foot is the best way to explore the nearby places, zigzag canals, and attractions. Enjoy the sight of Kettuvallams, traditional houseboats of Kerala, carrying goods like grain, rice etc. if you are a seafood enthusiast, do try some lip-smacking local delicacies, being served the street shops. Relish toddy, a local beverage specialty.
Best Time To Visit Siddara Betta
Always check the calendar for the date of celebration of Onam in Kerala. You must try to visit the Kerala Backwaters at that time because the festive mood will swing you off your feet.
Opening and Closing Time
Timing: From dawn to dusk
Suggested duration: Almost an entire day and night if you are not in a hurry.
Distance between Alappuzha Railway Station and Kuttanad is 12.4 miles or 10.8 nautical miles
Application Availability Which Save Some Money
Zomato, Swiggy(Provide lip-smacking food at a cheap price).
Uber, Ola(Provide 24/7 Cab Services).
Interesting facts about Kuttanad Backwaters
The Kerala Backwaters stretch over a 900-km long waterway comprising of interconnected canals, lagoons, and lakes.
Due to the extensive stretch of backwaters, this place is known as the ‘Venice of the East’.
The backwaters in Kerala are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna that the botanists and the zoologists take interest in.
The backwaters can be best explored by opting for a houseboat cruise.
There are the boating facilities organized at the place for those people who are on a pocket pinch or who do not have sufficient time to stay in the houseboats.