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Kainakary is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°28′0″N 76°23′0″E / 9.46667°N 76.38333°E / 9.46667; 76.38333Coordinates: 9°28′0″N 76°23′0″E / 9.46667°N 76.38333°E / 9.46667; 76.38333
Country  India
State Kerala
District Alappuzha
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 688501
Telephone code 0477272
Vehicle registration KL-04
Nearest city alappuzha
Literacy 100%%

Kainakary is a village in Kuttanad Taluk in Allappuzha District of Kerala state.[1] It was part of the erstwhile Chembakassery dynasty. It is famous for its unspoiled scenic beauty. Five rivers originating from the Western Ghats, including the sacred River Pamba drain into the Vembanad lake in the tip of Kainakary. The lush green coconut trees and paddy fields surrounded by blue water will give a refreshing trip to every tourist. Kainakary is synonymous with Kettuvallam or houseboats. Once a communist bastion, its literacy rate is top compared to many counterparts. Kainakary is famous for its Snake boat race rowers. Near about 15 years back the village lacks a kilometer of tarred road but the scenario has completely changed due to the Alappuzha Changanassery Highway. The major income is still from Agriculture and fishing despite tourism. Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, one of the founding fathers and the first Superior General of C.M.I., born here.

The path-breaking kayal reclamations (agricultural land reclaimed from Vembanad lake-bed) Venad Kayal and Madathil kayal which are located in Kainakary village opened up a new era in agriculture in Kerala. This pioneering reclamation was carried out by Pallithanam Mathai Luka of Kainady village in Kuttanadu.[2] It paved way for many other large scale reclamations in the Vembanadu lake and Kuttanadu became the rice-bowl of Kerala.


  1. ^ Integrated Management Information System (IMIS)
  2. ^ G S Unnikrishanan Nair (Sep 2013). "Kuttanad; Our Heritage Our wealth" (PDF). KERALA CALLING. pp. 16–20. Retrieved 26 Sep 2013.