Mal: കായംകുളം kāyaṅkuḷaṁ

‘Backwater Lake’   Town, Kerala

From Mal: kāyal‍, ‘backwater’, ‘lagoon’; and kuḷam, ‘tank’, ‘pool’, ‘lake’.

Kayamkulam is located at the end of a saltwater lagoon.

It is home to the 18thC Krishnapuram Palace built by King Marthanda Varma of  the Travancore kingdom. Before this it was known as the Odanad Kingdom ruled by the ruled its own rajas.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Kerala place names.

 

Krishnapuram Palace, Kayamkulam

Krishnapuram Palace, Kayamkulam          Onmyway22