Aymanam, described in beautiful detail in Arundhati Roy’s Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things, lies about 10 km from Kumarakom and about eight km from Kottayam. The quixotic beauty of the place as described in the novel is not merely the product of a highly imaginative mind.
With Lake Vembanad bordering its western side and the River Meenachil flowing through it, the village has been abundantly blessed with Nature’s bounty. Rice fields cover two-thirds of the village. As in any Kuttanad village, the paddy fields lie below sea-level.