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Kumarakom, known as the best backwater tourist destination is a tourist village in Kerala. It is a cluster of fascinating and exhilarating small islands in the backwaters of Vembanad Lake. The village is 85 kilometers from Cochin International Airport and 12 kilometers away from Kottayam. Kumarakom is also known as the rice bowl of Kerala. Cool and healthy climate, scenic view of coconut palms, paddy grasslands, lagoons and backwaters add more charms to Kumarakom. As said before, Kumarakom is the center for houseboat cruises in Kerala and we have included Kumarakom in our Kerala Backwater Package list.
Kumarakom sightseeing will be a great experience for tourists. It is sure that no one will forget their voyage on houseboats over the exotic backwaters of Vembanad. Just imagine how wonder it would be, voyaging through Vembanad Lake enjoying the lush vegetations, rich coconut grooves and amazing aquatic life. Enjoying its calm, cool tropical climate and scenic you will fall in love with in no time. If you are coming down to Kumarakom during Onam festival season (August – September), it would be more thrilling than you expect. Along with the traditional spicy cuisines, tourists can also enjoy Continental, Chinese, North Indian and American cuisine at Kumarakom. Among all the tourist attractions, here are some of the Kumarakom highlights.
This is the major tourist attraction Kumarakom and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is one of the famous Bird Sanctuaries in India. It is situated on the Vembanad Lake, 12 kilometers away from Kottayam. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary will be a heaven for bird lovers and they can see the migratory Siberian cranes along with local birds like cuckoo, owl, egret, heron, and waterfowl etc. This bird sanctuary covers an area of almost 101 acres. If you are a birdwatcher, thrilled to enjoy watching migratory bird, then you should visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary during November – February. And the ideal time for other visitors would be June – August
This might need very less explanation. Kumarakom backwaters are popular among tourists around the globe. It is one of amazing backwaters in Kerala well equipped with a rich variety of flora and fauna. Vembanad Lake is one largest freshwater lake in Asia. Tourists can enjoy a houseboat cruise over the lush backwaters of Kumarakom and view the vast greenish paddy fields and other vegetations. The Vembanad Lake is also home to many marine and freshwater fishes. Varieties of shrimp, prawn and freshwater fishes are found in Vembanad Lake.
Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall is 18 km away from Kottayam town and it is a great tourist spot adding more charm to Kuramarakom’s natural awesomeness. If you are visiting Kumarakom, be sure to view the amazing Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls.
Other tourist attractions in Kumarakom include Erumely, Elaveezha Poonchira, Pathiramanal, Thalikkotta Shiva Temple, Thazhathangadi Valiapalli, Cheriapalli St Mary’s Church, Thazhathangadi Jama Masjid, Thirunakkara Mahadevar Temple, Vaikom Mahadever Temple, Ayemenem village and lot more .
If you have plans to visit Kumarakom along with other places for your next vacation, Be sure to check Kerala Tour Packages in our website.