Around 3 km eastward Ambalappuzha in the Alappuzha district, the beautiful Karumadi village houses the famous Karumadi Kuttan temple. This 11th century black-colored granite statue of Sri Buddha in a sitting position, with a missing left hand, belongs to the 11th century. This Buddhist pilgrimage site has a number of interesting legends connected to it. Today, this site is protected by the Archaeological Department of Kerala. The locals of the region believe that this statue has strong healing powers. Buddhism showed its presence in some of the regions of southern India also and Kerala was one those. Karumadi Kutta in Alleppey is one such example. This place, located on the banks of Lake Punnamada, is the only Buddhist religious site in Kerala. Though the statue is has suffered slight damages but it is held in high regard.
Nearest railway station: Ambalapuzha railway station (4 km)
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport (101 km)