Aymanam has captured the imagination of many well-versed authors. One can see read the beautiful description of the village in Arundhati Roy's Booker Prize-winning novel, The God of Small Things. Situated within the 10 km radius of Kumarakom, Aymanam is a tiny village that have Lake Vembanad to its left and River Meenachil flowing from its right. The village abundantly blessed with nature's bounty, almost 2/3rd of the land is covered with rice plantation. As in any Kuttanad village, the paddy fields lie below sea-level.
The term 'Aymanam' is derived from multiple languages. 'Ay' is a Tamil term that means five and 'vanam' is Sanskrit word, meaning forest. The name refers to the five forest Vattakkadu, Thuruthikkadu, Vallyakadu, Moolakkadu, and Mekkadu) that once existed in the location of the village.
Aymanam is a hidden hamlet of Kerala. There's nothing spectacular to see here though the aura that oozes can rejuvenate mind and soul. Though there are some religious sites that tourists must visit on a trip to Aymanam - Sree Narasimha Swamy Temple, Pandavam Sree Darmashasta temple, St George Jacobite Syrian Christian Church, and St.Mark's C.S.I Church. All these places are serene, calm and amicable.
How to Reach Aymanam
Nearest railway station is at Kottayam, which is around 7 km from the village. Cochin International is the nearest airport.