Kayamkulam is a city and a municipality in Alappuzha district.It is an ancient market town that is almost equidistant from Alappuzha town and Kollam.
The city is well connected by rail and road with other cities in the region. Kayamkulam gets its name from a portmanteau of two Malayalam words - kayam (sap of a spice tree) and kulam (pond).
Kayamkulam is well known for its coir, fishing and tourism industries. The town is an important township located on the backwaters of Kerala.