experiencing kadamakudy


kadamakudylight1I bought a cycle for cycling, and a camera for photography. Created this blog for expressing myself. After thousands of photographs, and around 1000 miles of cycling in and around the beautiful Kadamakudy islands, the dots started connecting themselves.  People started contacting me to know more about Kadamakudy islands. Then we started walking / cycling together photographing the birds and the natural beauty of this place. While this blog started appearing in the top of google searches for ‘Kadamakudy’ , it helped to make otherwise less known Kadamakudy start appearing on the tourist maps of Kerala.

Kadamakudy islands comprises of a cluster of fourteen smaller islands like Valiya Kadamakudy, Murikkal, Palyam thuruth, Pizhala, Cheriya kadamakudy, Pulikkapuram, Moolambilly, Puthussery, Chariyam thuruth, Chennur, Kothad, Korambadam, Kandanad and Karikkad thuruthu

Through this blog, I want to share with you at least a fraction of the beauty and splendor I am experiencing at Kadamakudy, which is on the suburbs of Kochi city of Kerala state of India. I cycle through Kadamakudy almost every day, and enjoy the natural beauty of the place. The road cutting through the Kadamakudy islands is ideal for cycling. Kadamakudy is known for it’s prawn farms (Chemmeen kettu) and the paddy cultivation. Six months of the year the fields are used for prawn farming, and for the remaining six months it is used for paddy cultivation. The months of March, April and May are ideal time for bird watching. Around 75 species of birds are spotted here. Any time of the year is good for photography, especially during the golden hours. The peak monsoon rains starts from June and continues till August.

Kadamakkudy islands had a population of 15,823. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Kadamakkudy has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 82%. In Kadamakkudy islands, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Valiya Kadamakudy is the main island of Kadamakudy islands.


Travel tips

If you are planning to visit Kadamakudy, and need any help, feel free to contact me. Every week I will be making one post in this blog, preferably on Thursdays. The bird watching and photography trips to Kadamakudy happens on the weekends,  (Saturday or Sunday mornings) on my cycle. You are most welcome to join me.  Thank you very much for your likes, and comments, and expect more of it in the future.

Look forward to share with you the ecstasy of Kadamakudy more and more. Will post one entry per week, either on Saturdays or Sundays.

If you are interested to visit Kadamakudy and walk / cycle / photograph the birds and sunsets along with me,  just click here. 

Enjoy the journey called life.

Best wishes

Abrachan (Aby)


0091 9895372115 (phone and whatsapp)



Kadamakudy Panchayath


24 responses

  1. Hey Aby, I have nominated you for Liebster award! You can participate and start answering my questions by clicking on the link below.



    April 17, 2015 at 12:39 pm

  2. I was wondering where your islands were….. oh, they are in Kerala, India. I’ve noticed that you use Panasonic Lumix camera, so do I 🙂 Greetings to you from Melbourne, Australia.


    April 20, 2015 at 9:53 am

    • Thank you Lois. If you are visiting Kerala, we must meet. Great to know that you are also a lumix fan. Kadamakudy islands is a cluster of 7 small islands spanning around 12 square kilometers. It is very close to Kochi.


      April 20, 2015 at 10:30 am

  3. Kadamakudy Islands I just came to know of it through you just now.
    Its surprising that it is in Heaven on Earth- Kerala; My Greatest India.
    I have no dreams of coming there but at-least through you I can reach there any time.
    I will feel I am behind your Cycle and your Nice Camera.
    Wow !!! I can even do Bird Watching.
    I will not justify it, that’s why I just now Follow you.
    My warm Invitation to you to visit my Blog.


    May 20, 2015 at 11:28 am

  4. luckykaye

    hello! We were lucky enough to visit Kerala last year (from England), and your description of Kadamakudy Island has given me even more reason to want to plan a return. In the meantime, thanks for the lovely photos.

    Liked by 1 person

    June 1, 2015 at 4:11 pm

  5. nibu

    kadamakudy is my fathers native place, although it has been a long time since i went there….would like to join you in exploring the place.

    Liked by 1 person

    June 26, 2015 at 11:38 am

  6. Pradipti

    Hi, I’m a journalist interested in coming and exploring kadamakudy. What is a good time, climate-wise, and day of the week to come. I would also like if you could tell me what is the region best for, in terms of exploring. Appreciate it


    March 27, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    • Kadamakudy is a cluster of nine small islands at a stone’s throw away from the Kochi city. Eighty percentage of the area is used for paddy cultivation for six months and the same fields are used to grow prawns, crabs and fish. Summer (now) is the harvest time of fish. Lots of.migratory birds arrive during this time. Feb, March. April, may is the time for bird watchers and photographers. This is the time of glorious dawns and dusks. From the month of June onwards, the monsoon rains start, and the birds go away during this time.

      A narrow road cutting through the middle of these paddy fields is ideal for cycling. Through Kadamakudy one can cycle to the Cherai beach and to the neighbouring islands.

      Go there early in the morning, or late in the evening.

      This beautiful place is slowly encroached by the land mafia. So enjoy this place as much as possible, as soon as possible.

      Let me know how I can help you. I can connect you to a journalist friend of mine who can accompany you, if you want to. Let me know.

      Thanks for visiting my blog


      March 28, 2016 at 5:19 am

  7. Delighted to get this blog referred in an article about Kadamakudy in stancemagazine. Here is the link. Thank you Pradipta.



    April 16, 2016 at 11:46 pm

  8. vishnu

    hi mr.eby.. ive once tried to witness the sunrise at kadamakudy but unfortunately it was all cloudy and the sun never camre out.. iam plannning to visit again next week..on 26th.. will i be expecting a gorgeous sunrise this time of the year???


    January 19, 2017 at 11:49 am

  9. mkrmeenu

    I am planning to visit it by first of July

    Liked by 1 person

    June 27, 2017 at 2:22 pm

  10. Nandhini Amos

    Hello Aby Sir, I like to visit kadamakudy.. i’m staying in chennai. I will contact you before planning. Is there any homestay available in Kadamakudy?


    August 17, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    • Most welcome. I am not aware of any homestays at Kadamakudy. Advisable to stay at Ernakulam. I will explore and get back on this. Be in touch.


      August 18, 2017 at 5:30 am

  11. What an interesting place you live in. I have never heard of it before I read your blog. That is the beauty of WP finding out about unknown places.

    Liked by 2 people

    December 8, 2017 at 12:48 pm

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