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Places to visit in Champakulam

When you travel to Champakulam, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Champakulam, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Champakulam to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Champakulam things to do can include exploring Champakulam attractions and visiting the places of interest.

For Kids

Champakulam is a great place for vacationing along with your family and kids. There are several resorts which provide excellent accommodation facilities. There are home stay options as well. Here, the kids can learn immensely about the local culture and heritage.

River Pampa

The Back waters of Champakulam is one of the famous draw of this region which attracts thousand of visitors from all parts of the world. It is an extensive network of interlocking rivers, lakes and canals. There are a total of 41 west flowing rivers which comprise this back waters channel. The main reason of its popularity is because tourists get to stay in a house boat floating in these back waters and enjoy its natural beauty. One of these rivers, River Pam

Famous Landmarks

The River Pampa is of great importance to Champakulam. Splitting the village into two, this river hosts the oldest annual boat race. Otherwise as well, it is a great tourist attraction as several house boats lounge lazily on these back waters.

 

The St Marys Forane Church

The St. Mary's Forane Church is a place that has great religious aspects. This church organizes two major events every year. One is the feast of the St. Joseph, which is celebrated on every March 19. And another one is the annual feast of this church which is held on the 3rd Sunday of the month of October.  

Natural Attractions

Champakulam is situated in the Alapuzha district in the Kerala State. As this state is located along the Western Ghats on the shore of the Lakshdweep Sea, it experiences humid equatorial tropical climate. Kerala has a wet and humid climate due to its seasonal monsoons. From June to August it receives summer southwest monsoon and in the months of September to December, it receives northeast monsoon rainfall.  Along the Western Ghats, there is a vast span of Tr

Champakulam Kalloorkadu St Marys Forane Church

Established in the AD 427, it is the oldest Christian church in India. Also, it is the mother church of almost all Catholic Syrian churches in that district. This church over the period of time has been rebuilt several times. There are many rock inscriptions in and around the church which tells us about the history of this church. 

The Annual Snake Boat Race

The annual Snake Boat Race is of immense importance to the society in Champakulam. Here, every village has its own snake boat known as chundans. These are worshiped as their village deity and maintained in its best form. At a time 105 oarsmen can be accommodated in each of these boats. These boats are always worth watching.

 

Cultural Attractions

The culture of Champakulam is it itself a unique culture which forms an integral part of the Indian culture. Over several centuries, Kerala has been influenced by several other cultures with which it shared trade relations. In AD 52, Christianity was introduced to India as St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus arrived and settled in Kerala. Later in the 7th Century, Islam arrived along with the Arab traders. All these religious beliefs got assimilated wi

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