Kadamakkudy Island 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.
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Kadamakkudy Island or a group of islands on the suburbs of Kochi city of Kerala state of India. It is around 15 km away from the heart of Ernakulam city. The island is good for bird watching, cycling and sunsets. The place offer an unspoilt and untouched backwaters – a perfect getaway for a city-dweller.
Valia Kadamakudy is an island where you will find a handful of makeshift shacks, and Chinese fishing nets set up along its banks. We park the car under a tree at the landing of a small bridge where two roads meet. The islands of Kadamakkudy will soon get connected to the main city by bridges, and this will result in an onslaught of construction activity.
As someone who has greatly benefited from urbanization, in terms of quality of life and economic opportunity it would be rather unfair to think others shouldn’t avail themselves of the same.The best time to explore the place is between 6:30 a.m. (or before) and 9:30 a.m. It gets rather hot after that. While cycling is the best way to see the place, using a car, alongside exploring it on foot, is just as enjoyable.