Kuttanadu is a region in the Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam Districts, in the state of Kerala, India, well known for its picturesque vast paddy fields and its geographical peculiarities. It is the region with the lowest altitude in India, and one of the few places in the world where farming is carried out below sea level. It is also one of the historically important places in the ancient history of South India.It is the major rice granary of Kerala, where vast stretches of verdant paddy fields are interlaced with enchanting backwaters create some of the unforgettable sights.
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 22 km.
Nearest airport:Cochin International Airport , about 105 km.
The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and is part of the Kuttanad region. The bird sanctuary here, which is spread across 14 acres is a favourite haunt of migratory birds . Egrets, darters, herons, teals, waterfowls, cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the Siberian Stork visit here in flocks and are a fascinate the visitors.
Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 16 km.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 78 km.