Kumarakom is a village with a backdrop of the Vembanad Lake and the backwaters dotted with varied wildlife, canals, lakes and rivulets in the southern India. It is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake and is part of the Kuttanad region. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is included in almost all Kumarakom tour packages which is spread across 14 acres witnessing the rarest flocks of migratory and regional birds and making the land a birdwatcher’s paradise. It is home to birds like Waterfowl, Egrets, Darters, Herons, Teals, cormorant, moorhen and Cuckoo, Wild Duck and migratory birds like the Siberian crane and the Siberian Stork.
It is the best place to seize the waterscapes in your camera lenses and live on a houseboat that sails through the backwaters, run around the coconut grooves out of sheer euphoria and eat on a banana leaf. It is prettier than any painting or picture you saw of Kumarakom and the best Kumarakom tour packages may bestow you with a chance to also engage in activities like boating, strolling, quick & short treks and angling. The real traditional musings like Kathakali Dance and Snake Boat racing are few of the things that you only get to see in Kerala and Kumarakom can be one of the centres to witness the art. With its pristine environment of the backwaters, lush greenery and the rich culture and traditions in this state, your holiday here will be a memorable and cherishable experience. So, too caught up with the humdrum of city lives and its fast pace then head here for a truly serene vacation to recharge and unwind before you get back again to hard work and monotony.
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People Also Ask About Kumarakom Tours
What are the top attractions on a sightseeing tour in Kumarakom?
Kumarakom is a very small land in Kerala but it offers sights which look surreal. Some of the top attractions in Kumarakom tour packages can be:
- Vembanad Lake
- Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls
- Kumarakom bird sanctuary
- Bay Island Driftwood Museum
- Kumarakom Beach
- Kumarakom backwaters
- Juma Masjid/Thazhathangadi Mosque
- Vagamon, the hill station near Kumarakom
- The green trails of Pathiramanal Island
Which are the best areas for a shopping tour in Kumarakom?
One can buy a lot many things in Kumarakom. Although Kumarakom may not be the perfect shopping destination it still can fascinate you with antiques like swords and knives and ethnic handicrafts, souvenirs such as Kathakali masks camel-bone carvings, wood carvings, and embroidered screwpine mats and the enticing traditional Kerala sarees. All of which can be bought from any speciality store or street market in Kumarakom.
Which are the famous localities for a food tour in Kumarakom?
Ammankari Road, New Nazareth road and areas near the Kumarakom bird Sanctuary can be the best spots to take a food tour in Kumarakom.
Which are the best heritage tours in Kumarakom?
Kerala is a land of the unrevealed treasure of heritage sites; the history and the rich tradition of the place speaks volume about the place. Some of the heritage sites in Kumarakom which can be visited are:
- Juma Masjid – The most visited heritage site in Kumarakom that is a thousand-year-old mosque.
- St Mary’s Church in Cheriapally – It is one of the oldest churches in Kerala
- Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple – A sacred temple which is dedicated to Lord Nataraja.
- Vaikom Mahadeva Temple –This pilgrimage site is an architectural masterpiece.
- Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple – This is one of the old temples shrouded in myths and stories from the past.
Which are the most romantic things to do on a honeymoon in Kumarakom?
The invigorating waterfalls, the scenic and serene lake water, the rippling waves of the backwaters, the rustic and remarkable houseboats and the aromatic spas; Kerala leaves no stones unturned in trying to make you fall in love with your partner in pure bliss. There can be many things that you can do on a honeymoon in Kumarakom, some or all of which you can pick from the list below.
- Sail through the backwaters and live in a boathouse.
- Birdwatching and photographing at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
- Relax in a Spa together and take some aromatic massage
- Witness the traditional dance of Kathakali
- Trek together to the gorgeous Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall
- Stroll around the Vembanad Lake with entwined fingers
- If visiting during the Nehru Snake Boat Race, do watch it
- Satiate your taste buds at Granary, Cocobay, and Baker’s Gourmet
Which are the most popular houseboat stays in Kumarakom?
Exploring the horizon and living on a houseboat is so thrilling that people often visit Kumarakom to only experience a houseboat stay which also is rewarded by some tempting backdrops and picturesque backwater vistas in Kumarakom.
- Olala Cruise
- Amrutham Houseboat
- Thathwamasi Premium Houseboats
- Aqua Jumbo Houseboat
- Paradise Houseboat
- Backwater Retreat Houseboats
- Kumarakom Houseboat Holidays
Which are the best places for bird watching in Kumarakom?
When you are in Kumarakom, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is the best place for birdwatching. November to February is the ideal time to spot the migratory birds. Besides the bird sanctuary, there are other places which are havens for birds and are listed below.
- Kaipuzha Muttu
- Thollairam Kayal
- Mooleppadam and Manchadikari (neighbouring areas where rich bird life is noticed)
Which are the top backwaters tours in Kumarakom?
Kumarakom backwaters lie parallel to the Arabian Sea Coast and Kerala have a wide range of five large lakes, which are fed by 38 rivers which makes the Brackish Lagoons or the backwaters of Kumarakom. Kottayam, Pathiramanal, Vembanad Lake tour and a boat ride in the Kumarakom bird sanctuary can also offer you the best of backwater sails and excursions.
What are the best wildlife experiences in Kumarakom?
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is the main attraction of the place which is loved by the birdwatchers. Not only that but it is also a part of almost all the Kumarakom tour packages offered and other places where wildlife can be spotted in Kumarakom are:
- Kaipuzha Muttu
- Thollairam Kayal
- Lake Vembanad