Kumarakom-The Land of Lakes and Backwaters

Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam in Kerala. Kumarakom is very famous for its backwater tourism. Kumarakom is also a famous honeymoon destination of Kerala. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala. Kumarakom has a wide variety of house boats and it is internationally famous for its house boat experience.

Kumarakom is a scenic beauty in the shades of Coconut trees and Mangrove Forests. Kumarakom has lots of specialities like House Boats, boat races, Migrating Birds etc….Kumarakom is also famous for its ethnic Kearla Dishes, like Karimeen (Pearl spot (Etroplus suratensis)), Kappa,¬† Konchu etc

Kumarakom-the land of lakes and backwaters

The natural Beauty of kumarakom

Kumarakom is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a noted bird sanctuary in Kerala where many species of migrating birds visit. We can see the migratory birds in the banks of the lakes. The season of migratory birds are from November to June. The Bird Sanctuary extends over 14 acres (57,000 m2) and came into existence following the preservation efforts from the Government.

The Vembanad lake, the largest backwater in Kerala is the habitat for many marine and fresh water species. The Karimeen (Pearl spot (Etroplus suratensis)), Shrimp (Metapenaeus dobosonii) common name Povalan Chemeen.

Boating
Boating gacility os also avaiilable in Kumarakom. We can reach Pathiramanal Island with in an hour by boat. KTDC house boats and private house boats are available for rent. Speed boats are also available.

Other activities
Ayurveda Massaging, Yoga, Meditation, Boating, Fishing, Swimming etc

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