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Kainakary

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Kainakary is a village in Kuttanad Taluk in Alappuzha District of Kerala state, India.HistoryKainakary was part of the erstwhile Chembakassery dynasty.GeographyKainakary 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.EconomyNear 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. Kainakary is also a major spot of movie/TV soap/music video shootings due to its beautiful landscape view. Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, one of the founding fathers and the first Superior General of C.M.I., was born here.Land reclamationThe path-breaking kayal reclamations 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. It paved way for many other large scale reclamations in the Vembanadu lake and Kuttanadu became the rice-bowl of Kerala.
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