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Destination Details Kumarakom

 

Destinations » KERALA » Kumarakom

Kumarakom The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and this small water world is part of the Kuttanad region. The Kumarakom bird sanctuary here, which is spread across 14 acres, is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist\\\'s paradise. Egrets, darters, herons, teal, waterfowl, cuckoo, wild duck, and migratory birds like the Siberian stork that live there in flocks fascinates the visitors. The best way to watch the birds of the Kumarakom sanctuary is a boat trip round the islands. An enchanting backwater destination, Kumarakom offers visitors many other leisure options. Boating and fishing facilities are available at Kumarakom. Holiday packages on the houseboats, traditional Kettuvalloms, are a new experience at Kumarakom. An unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields, and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with while lilies makes the beauty of Kumarakom. A picturesque world of backwaters thatched houseboats, Cormorants, Chinese fishing nets, and swaying palms are ideal for a vacation.
   
 

How to reach

 
  By Air

By Air

  The nearest Airport is The Cochin International Airport which is 70 kms. away from the Muhamma boat jetty The Trivandrum International Airport is 171 kms away.  
  By Rail

By Rail

 
  The nearest Railway station is at Kottayam and regular local and Express trains connect the city with rest of India.  
  By Road

By Road

 
  Kottayam is 14 kilometer from Kumarakom and both State highway and National Highway links it with the rest of the country.  
     
 

Places to Visit

 
  Water Bird Sanctuary  
  A 14 acre bird sanctuary is situated on the eastern banks of the Vembanad lake. The sanctuary adds to the natural beauty of Kumarakom. Birds (waterfowl, water ducks, cuckoos, wild ducks etc.) nest and spend happy summers here. Birds like Siberian storks migrate here every year. At the water-bird sanctuary you can spot domestic birds like cuckoo, wild duck, egrets, darters, herons, teal, and waterfowl as well as migratory birds like the Siberian storks. Further ahead from Kumarakom you may visit the backwater town of Kottayam. At Kottayam you must check out the rubber plantations and the old churches.  
     
  Backwater Cruise  
  The backwaters of Kerala - endless miles of snaking waterways flanked on either side by emerald palms. Tranquil and alluring, they offer you the experience of a lifetime. While Kumarakom the boat races, houseboat cruise, canoeing and fishing are something not to be missed. A stay at the houseboat, called Kettuvallom is an unparallel and unique experience. The scintillating beauty of nature and the simplicity of the people will not fail to touch you at Kumarakom  
     
  The Vembanad Lake  
  Kottayam is a vast network of rivers and canals which empty into the great expanse of water called the Vembanad Lake. The lake, an enchanting picnic spot and a fast developing backwater tourism destination, provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are truly exhilarating.  
     
  Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls  
  Located 18 km from Kottayam town, is this beautiful picnic spot where streams tinkle as they make their way through the landscape and waters roar as they cascade down the mountains from a height of 100 ft. Tourists can also enjoy the shade of the rubber plantations here.  
     
     
 
 
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