World-renowned God’s Own Country Kerala is undoubtedly one of the finest places to explore located at south-western part of India. It is one such state where one can observe the nature in its real form. Every year from every corner of the world people visit this state to spend their vacations in the lap of mother-nature. Due to its enigmatic and incomparable beauty and soothing climatic conditions it is recently crowned as ‘one of the ten paradises in the world’ by National Geographical Traveler magazine. Being a tropical state it is not only bestowed with tropical greenery and pristine beaches but there are many other attractions that can be experience while visiting Kerala such as its invigorating hill stations and scenic backwaters, worth to explore in a lifetime span. Along with its natural attractions it is equally popular for its fascinating culture, mouth-watering cuisine, and excellent hotels and accommodations.
Among several attraction places of ‘God’s Own Country’ Kerala, Kumarakom is one of the finest places to visit globally famous for its picturesque backwaters, lush greenery as well as Ayurvedic resorts. Located near the city of Kottayam, Kumarakom is a prominent tourist destination fascinates tourists from every nook and corner of the world, throughout the year. Mother-nature has gifted this place with such amazing attractions whose significance is just beyond the words and visual descriptions. By choosing tailor made Kumarakom packages you can well experienced this place.
The significance and splendor of this place is well-mentioned in the ‘God of Small Things’, a well-renowned novel written by booker prize winner Arundhati Roy. This stunning place is a small cluster of little islands situated on the picturesque Vembanad Lake. Several rivers, lakes, lagoons, and inlets team up together and forms the stunning backwaters of Kumarakom that can be well experienced through Kumarakom houseboats also known as Kettuvallams in traditional language.
Houseboats in Kerala was earlier used only for the transportation purpose but later considering the huge arrival of tourists every year, all were modified with contemporary facilities like bath-attached rooms, lounge, deck, kitchenette and many more. Houseboats in Kumarakom are the best way to observe the enigmatic beauty of this place offer tourists all the facilities and leave them simply spellbind. During houseboat backwater cruise in this place tourists not only experience the pristine beauty of this place but at the same time they have an opportunity to experience the life style of rural life of this state.
Kumarakom backwaters tour would not be completed unless you do not visit its national bird sanctuary home to the ranges of species of birds and marine animals. This bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres, has an interesting variety of bird life. Some of the local birds that can be found during visiting this sanctuary include waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, heron water duck and the migratory Siberian cranes. Due to very closer to the sea, this place enjoys soothing or mild climatic conditions most of the time. Some of the other attractions that can be found during visiting Kumarakom include Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Vembanad Lake, Pathiramanal and many others.
Visit Kumarakom, a prominent place in Kerala