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Kumarakom offers a lot of delightful pleasure and scenic treasures to enjoy. If you are looking forward to enjoy a perfect vacation then plan out Kumarakom sightseeing tour where you can experience Kerala backwaters, a labyrinth of glistening water accompanied with the coconut palms coating the embankments, featuring luxuriant flowery landscapes, the gleaming green of the mangrove forests, the brilliant blue skies and flocks of wandering birds skimming the water. All these are combined to make Kumarakom backwaters a veritable paradise!  The local cuisine of Kumarakom is a real delight to the taste buds and is rich in flavours and variety. Each year, there are more than 7 million tourists visiting Kerala. Kumarakom is a famous place which is visited by all tourists once in their lifetime, so you can also plan an exciting trip to this place. The famous tourist place Kumarakom is a bunch of islands enjoying a strategic position on the map of Kerala on the banks of the Lake Vembanad. There are many extravagant and budget resorts in Kumarakom ruled up on the lake which provides tourists the services such as boating, fishing, yachting with a comprehensive view of the lake. You can choose any hotel of your choice.

Places to Visit in Kumarakom

If you are a nature enthusiast, you would love to visit this place as there is an abundant variety of flora and fauna, coconut trees, mangrove trees in Kumarakom which attract tourists to this place and all the places listed below are included in the tourism package.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

You can visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, spread across 10 acres of land. This land is occupied by the species of 180 migratory birds as their homeland. This led to the emergence of Bird sanctuary, also known as Vembanad Bird Sanctuary.

Pathiramanal

These are small islands, close to Alapuzha, which are known for its beautiful landscapes and home to a lot of migratory birds. This island is located in the centre of the Vembanad Lake and you can reach here through a boat.

Sailing on a houseboat

If you are looking for perfect relaxation, enjoy the houseboat cruise available on the lake Vembanad to Alappuzha from Kumarakom. This boat is the most versatile and distinguished attraction for the tourists not only of Kumarakom but it makes the whole Kerala a popular destination.

Aymanam

Arundhati Roy’s famous prize winning novel has beautifully described this exotic place which is truly a paradise on earth. You can visit this place easily as it is just around 10 km from Kumarakom and is surrounded by Vembanad Lake and rice fields.

Antique shops of Kumarakom

The antique shops here offer items of day to day Malayali life such as bronze lamps, knives and swords, handicrafts, ethic designed door latches, old telephones, gramophones, coins, several household utensils etc.

When to Visit

The perfect time to visit this beautiful destination Kumarakom is all year round. You can plan your visit to Kumarakom at any time to enjoy a perfect weather to celebrate honeymoon as well. The peak tourism months are from Sepetember to December. January to March is good as it is not very crowded at that time. During the months of June to September, at the beginning of the monsoons, Kumarakom can be visited to enjoy the glistening rainy weather.

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How to Reach Air

The Cochin international airport is about 78 km away and is the nearest airport.

How to Reach Road

Kumarakom is approximately 16 km by road from Kottayam and can be accessed through KSRTC taxis and buses which are available throughout the day. Kumarakom can also be reached through a boat from Muhamma.

How to Reach Rail

Kottayam railway station is just around 13 km from Kumarakom and is the nearest one. Kochi railway station is about 48 kms from here

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