Chavara Bhavan, located in Alappuzha, is the ancestral home of the blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. It is now a holy shrine and spiritual resort where thousands of devotees gather for prayer, receive favours and feel amply gratified. Here, a 250 year old historically important beacon of light is preserved intact in its original and primitive form. The place is accessible only by boat.
Kuttanad is known as the granary of Kerala. Surrounded by paddy fields, backwaters and rivers, Kuttanad is very beautiful in its scenic view. Most of the people in Kuttanad are farmers. And life of the people in Kuttanad during olden days was in misery due to poverty, contagious diseases and flood. It was during that time St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born in Kainakary village on 10 February 1805.