Palmgrove Lake resort is
situated on the banks of Punnamada lake - located
just 2.5 kms from Alleppey bus station and boat
jetty and 7 kms from Alleppey railway station. Spread over 3 acres with the water frontage expending
over a kilometer, the breeze carries with it the warmth
of the sun and the coolness of the lake.
Kuttanad, called the rice bowl of Kerala, is because of
her wealth of paddy crops, is at the very heart of the
backwaters. The scenic countryside of Kuttanad with its
shimmering waterways also has a rich crop of banana,
cassava and yam. This is perhaps the only region in the
world where farming is done 1.5 to 2 m below sea level.
Inland waterways which flow above land level are an
amazing feature of this region.
According to Hindu mythology a young brahmin divided
into the Vembanad lake to perform his evening ablutions
and the water made the way for land to rise from below,
thus creating the enchanting island of Pathiramanal.
(Sands of Midnight). This small Island on the back
waters is a favourite haunt for various migrating birds.
The Islands lies between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom,
and is accessible only by boat.
Q S T and R Block Kayal
These regions are wonders of the indigenous agricultural
engineering know-how of Kerala and remind the visitor of
the famous dikes of Holland. Extensive areas of land has
been reclaimed from the backwaters and are protected by
dikes built all around. Here cultivation and habitation
are made possible four to ten feet below sea level. A
leisurely cruise along the canals that surround these
kayals is a memorable experience.