Edathua a well known place in Kuttanad of Alappuzha district is situated 12 kilometres from Thiruvalla city. Edathua is legendary for the St. George Catholic church also referred to as 'Edathua Palli’. The Church celebrates its major feast from April 27 th to 7 th may of every year. It’s a well famous destination among the Christian and non Christian Pilgrims. Initially Edathua Palli was designed by Thomas Olakkapady, vicar of the Church. The two hundred year old church resembles the similar architecture to that of the medieval Europe.People from various parts of the state and various other parts of the world visit the place during the Church festival. Throughout the Edathua Church feast, the sculpture of St. George, decked out in gold regalia, is placed on the podium at the middle of the basilica. Devotees from other States are the most contributors to the current Church feast and that they mostly stay at the residence near to the church. In fact, the feast, referred to as "Edathua Perunnal" helped Edathua to develop in concert of the foremost vital industrial centre for the rice farmers and agricultural employees in Kuttanad region.