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Kumarakom Backwater


Kumarakom This idyllic sub-tropical paradise on the banks of Vembanad Lake is interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals. The mangrove forests, lush paddy fields and coconut groves add to the beauty of this small water world. Traditional country crafts, boats and canoes floating leisurely on the backwaters are a sight to behold. There are a number of resorts offering activities like - Ayurvedic massage, yoga, meditation, boating, fishing, etc.

Vembanad Lake The famous snake boat races are held here during the Onam celebrations. The Kumarakom Tourist Village provides houseboat cruise.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary The beautiful bird sanctuary is located 12 km. west of Kottayam town. The sanctuary set on the eastern bank of Vembanad Lake extends over 14 acres of lush greenery and blue waters. The birds seen here include waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, ducks and migratory birds like Siberian stroks. Best time to visit is between June and August.

The nearest airport: is the Cochin International Airport, which is 70 kms from Kumarakom.The Trivandrum International Airport is 171 kms from Kumarakom.

The nearest railway: is Kottayam, 14 kilometer from Kumarakom

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