Kumarakom Travel Guide
Kumarakom Travel Guide: Another of those wondrous places on the backwaters of Kerala, it is over laden with nature beauteous delights. The unending verdant greenery is only punctuated by azure waters that issue deep from nature’s lap. And after your minds and senses are satiated by the scintillating profusion of touch, sights, sounds, and smells, surrender you at the font of pristine lifestyles.
Lose yourself in the bird sanctuary in the 14 acres wide Kumarakom that happened to be a favourite haunt of migratory birds. Egrets, darters, herons, teal, waterfowl, cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the Siberian stork all dart around in nature’s invocation. The sights and sounds that pass by your boat ride are equally magical, mystical!
Places to visit in Kumarakom
Water Bird Sanctuary
Located on the eastern banks of the Vembanad Lake, the 14-acre bird sanctuary is home to myriad Birds’ (waterfowl, water ducks, cuckoos, wild ducks etc.) nest. Birds like Siberian storks migrate here every year.
Domestic birds like cuckoo, wild duck, egrets, darters, herons, teal, and waterfowl mingle merrily with migratory birds like the Siberian storks.
Placid and hypnotic, the backwaters of Kerala run endless miles of snaking waterways that are flanked by emerald palms. The boat races, houseboat cruise, canoeing and fishing cast a spell. Houseboats, called Kettuvallom present an inimitable experience.
An enchanting picnic spot and a fast developing backwater tourism destination, it provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are truly exhilarating.
In this alluring picnic spot, streams tinkle as they make their way through the landscape and waters roar as they cascade down the mountains from a height Tourists can also enjoy the shade of the rubber plantations here.
How to Reach Kumarakom
Kumarakom is well linked by Air, Rail and Road network. The nearest Airport from Kumarakom is the Cochin International Airport. Kottayam is 14 kilometer from Kumarakom and both State highway and National Highway link Kumarakom with the rest of the country.