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With no doubts, anyone can say that Kerala is a state filled with abundant natural beauty which makes Kerala the best tourist place in India. Natural wonders of Kerala include its beaches, hill stations, lakes, wildlife reserves and of course the well known Kerala backwater tourism. It is sure that you can’t forget the Kumarakom Houseboat cruise in its backwaters. You can image how beautiful it would be watching brackish lagoons while cruising calmly over it. It is because of this reason, tourists enjoying Kerala Tour Packages prefer a jolly cruise in Houseboats in Kumarakom and Alleppey with their loved ones.
Kumarakom is one the popular tourist destination in Kerala which is located near the city of Kerala. Just like Alleppey, Kumarakom is also the destination which boosts Kerala backwater tourism. Vembanad Lake, the largest freshwater Lake in Kerala flows through Kumarakom. Just like the Alleppey boat house, Houseboats in Kumarakom are also famous globally. While speaking about the natural charm, the experience that you get from Kumarakom and Kumarakom houseboat are also to be mentioned for sure. Kumarakom is actually a small village made up of cluster islands on the Vembanad Lake. Entire Vembanad Lake is a rich collection of exotic flora and fauna. A cruise in Kumarakom houseboats through that flora and fauna will be an awesome experience for anyone.
Apart from the scenic natural beauty of Kerala backwater tourism, you can also see those traditional ‘Kettuvallams’ cruising over Vembanad Lake along with the other tourist houseboats in Kumarakom. These scenic views can be related to that you see from the Alleppey boat house. In olden ages, these traditional Kettuvallams were used to carry goods from one shore to another. Still, natives to Kuttanad use smaller vallams (boats) and bigger boats for water transport.
Here are some of the best tourist destinations and fun spots in Kumarakom rather than houseboats in Kumarakom
It is one of the famous tourist attractions east of Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary spreads over 14 acres and it balances the ecosystem of various collections of birds and other wild animals. Tourists can see some rare species of birds in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
Apart from the Kerala backwater tourism and Kumarakom Houseboat cruises, Vembanad Lake is also famous for its sports activities such as fishing and boating. Experiencing the life of the locals with their daily activities of farming and fishing will enlighten your tour pic collections.
Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls are one other attraction of Kumarakom which is situated 18 km away from Kottayam. Tourists around the globe who visit Kumarakom should not miss Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls.
In case tourist want to explore backwaters other than houseboats, they have other options such as canoes or punting boat, motor boat, Shikkara boat etc. Canoes are small boats which have the capacity to carry maximum 10 members and it moves with man power only. Shikkara boats are well known in Kashmir area and is one of the other best options to feel the real backwaters. ToursToKerala provides best Backwater tourism packages on Kumarakom Houseboat and Alleppey boat house package according tourist’s needs..