Alappuzha is known to the outside world for its breathtaking backwater beauty. The lagoons, canals and lakes that flow through the heart of Alappuzha make the destination a paradise for visitors from all over the world. Kuttanad, often nicknamed the ‘The Rice Bowl of Kerala’ is a part of this backwater treat that Alappuzha has for you. The beauty and charm of Kuttanad serves a visitor with experiences that are totally unique to the locale. The Q,S,T and R Block Kayal Backwaters are a part of this region and are nothing short of a visual treat to those who come to this land seeking the bliss of Nature in all its glory.
The Q,S,T and R Block Kayals located in Kainakari, are a perfect example of indigenous agricultural engineering. In this region, cultivation and habitation are made possible at four to ten feet below sea level. This is not easy to achieve and for this purpose, land has been reclaimed from backwaters and protected by dikes that are solidly built around it. This assures strength and durability, enabling the cultivation process. These beautiful dikes often remind us of the famous Dutch dikes that are a popular flood control system in Europe.