Kumarakom

Overview

If the beauty of Kerala has to be described in one word, it has to be ‘Kumarakom’! One of the most scenic and tranquil tourist destinations in Kerala, Kumarakom is in fact among the best backwater destination in the entire state and is around 16k away from Kottayam.

Set alongside the alluring Vembanad Lake, this tourist town boasts of its pristine and untouched beauty that entices visitors from all over the globe. Be a leisure seeker, adventure traveller, honeymooner, or a nature lover, Kumarakom can make everyone fall in love with its grace and charm!

Revered as one of the best houseboat destinations in Kerala, Kumarakom also serves as an ideal home to a wide range of avifauna. Being adorned with the Vembanad Lake, this backwater destination attracts a large number of local and migratory birds. If you are planning for a Kerala trip, make sure that you visit the quintessential lands of Kumarakom and add some more pages to your travel diary!

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Places to Visit in Kumarakom

1) Kumarakom Beach:

A cult among the beach lovers to Kerala, Kumarakom Beach is a must visit destination in this tourist town! Quiet, pleasant, surreal, and calm, this sandy retreat offers an array of activities to its visitors. Whether you want to relax and rejuvenate your soul, indulge in some adrenaline pumping water activities, or simply laze around and have some fun, you should make it to the gorgeous Kumarakom Beach and curate some of the everlasting memories of your Kerala tour!

2) Vembanad Lake:

A visit to Kumarakom is simply incomplete with a visit to the alluring Vembanad Lake. A major attraction in Kumarakom and one of the largest lakes in the country, this water reservoir is a true treasure trove for the visitors on a Kerala trip. Bird watching, houseboat cruise, and backwater cruise are some of the most exciting activities around this beautiful lake.

3) Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls:

Located only 18km from Kottayam, the Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls is a treat to the visitor’s eyes! Cascading from a height of around 100ft, this splashing waterfall is nestled amidst thick rubber plantation areas, and makes it for an ideal day-out and nature photography destination in Kumarakom.

4) Juma Masjid:

One of the oldest mosques in the entire country, the Juma Masjid is estimated to be more than 1,000 years’ old, and is also called the ‘Thazhathangadi Mosque’ by the locals. A symbol of communal harmony and brotherhood, it stands as a testimony to the introduction of Islam in the Malabar region!

5) Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary:

For the visitors who yearn to enjoy the pristine nature of Kumarakom, they must visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary! A home to rare and exotic bird species, this sanctuary spreads across 14 acres, and houses a large population of Cuckoo, Water Duck, Kingfisher, Siberian Crane, and several other local and migratory birds.

6) Pathiramanal Island:

Accessible only by boats, it is one of the most stunning islands in the Vembanad Lake. It covers an area of around 10 acres, and houses a zoo and natural aquarium that houses several exotic wildlife and fish species. It is among the most popular day-out destinations among the locals of Kumarakom.

7) Bay Island Driftwood Museum:

A unique, yet captivating museum in Kerala, the Bay Island Driftwood Museum houses the largest collection of articles made from driftwood. Adding more to the charm and appeal of this unique museum, visitors should also know that most of the belongings here are naturally crafted by the sea waves and winds.

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