Kayamkulam is closely associated with the legend of Kayamkulam Kochunni. He was a famed highwayman, active in the area known as Central Thiruvithamkoor, in the early part of the 19th century. He is said to have stolen from the rich and given to the poor. Legends about his exploits are part of the local folklore.
Chettikulangara Kumbha Bharani, the bharani festival celebrated in the month of Kumbham is an important event for the people of this locality and neighbouring places. This festival celebrated with pomp and gaiety is popularly known as the Kumbhamela of South. Lakhs of people from different parts of Kerala and abroad visit Chettikulangara to participate in this mega event.
Evoor Aaaraattu, the Aaaraattu festival celebrated in the month of Makaram is very important for the people . This festival is celebrated with great devotion . People belonging to all religions participate in this event to express their salutations to Evoor Sreekrishnaswamy, the immensely powerful Deity which was consecrated by Lord Krishna, Himself ((eruva sreekrishna swamy temple)).Ramapurathu Aswathy and Kumbhabharani 'Pallivilakku' is a very important festival.Ramapurathu Valyamma is considered as the Theevaara Moorthy (Kingdom Goddess) of Kayamkulam King.The Ezhunnalathu of Bhagavathi is very famous in Onattukara, commonly called as 'Ramapuram Chitta' in Ezhunnallathu.
! Religion ! Distance from town |- | Shree Vittala Devaswom temple | [Gaud Saraswat Brahmins] | 1 km |- | kaleekkasseril temple prayar | Hindu | 7km |- | Ramapuram Devi temple | [Hindhuism|Hindu] | 7 km |- | Krishnapuram temple | Hindu | 3 km |- | kottukulangara majlisussaqafathi sunniyya | [(Islam)] | 2 km |- | Oachira temple | Hindu | 5 km]] |- | Chettikulangara Devi Temple | Hindu | 10 km |- | Karunamuttam Shiva Temple | Hindu | 8 km |- | Madempil Temple | Hindu | 8 km |- | Karunamuttam Shiva Temple | Hindu | 8 km |- | Vadakkankoyikkal Temple | Hindu | 9 km |- | Irandackal Bhaghavathy Temple | Hindu | 6 km |- | Kollanthara Bhagavathy Temple | Hindu | 10 km |- |Pathiyoor Bhagavathy Temple | Hindu | 5 km |- |Puthiyidom SreeKrishna Temple | Hindu | 1 km |- | Koonrathu Devi Temple(Arattupuzha) | Hindu | 9 km |- | Varampathu Devi Temple(Kandalloor) | Hindu | 6 km |- | Koladathu Kavu Devi Temple | Hindu | 6 km |- | Puthiyidam Sree Krishna Temple | Hindu | 1 km |- | Bharanikkavu Devi Temple | Hindu | 9 km |- | Kayamkulam Shahithar Mosque | Islam | 1 km |- | Churches at Kattanam | Christianity | 1 km |- | Mosque at Kayamkulam | Islam | 1 km |- | Mata Amritanandamyi Math| Hindu shrine | 13 km |- | Evoor Sri Krishnaswamy Temple | Hindu | 7 km |- | Eruva SreeKrishna Swamy Temple | Hindu | 2 km |- | kottukulangara Mosque | [(Islam)] | 2km |- | Pandavarkavu Devi Shetram | Hindu | 9 km |- | Padinjattathil Devi Temple, Puthuppally | Hindu temple | 4 km |- | Pullukulangara Shastha Temple, Pullukulangara | Hindu | 6 km |- | Thottathil Illam Devi Temple, Peringala | Hindu | 1.5 km