Thanneermukkam Bund in Kuttanad

The massive Thanneermukkam Bund is built across the largest lake of the State, Lake Vembanad and slices the magnificent water body into two parts. Regarded as the largest mud regulator in the country, Thanneermukkam Bund was constructed as part of the Kuttanad Development Scheme. It also connects the two districts of Kottayam and Alappuzha through the Thanneermukkam and Vechoor Villages on either side of the bund.

The bund, which has a length of 1400 meters, is situated between 76 Degree 23' and 76 Degree 25'E and 9 Degree 40'B latitude. This includes a 470m-long reclaimed portion in the middle. The construction began in 1958 but completion of the project took many years. The western and eastern portions of the bund, with a length of 470 metres each, have 31 shutters on each side. The construction of these parts was completed in 1967. In 1977, the government started building the middle part. Land had to be reclaimed from the backwaters to complete the construction. The shutters were connected on either side to control the entry of salt water.


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