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Location : Kottayam
Attractions : Houseboat Tours, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Best Time to Visit : October to February

Kumarakom Backwaters Overview
Kumarakom BackwaterKumarakom is a small village situated on the banks of lake Vembanad. The lake with a plethora of waterways makes it one of the popular backwater destination in the state of Kerala. The backwaters are famous as Kuttanad backwaters and are spread in the area and around. The palm fringes, placid water and the clear blue sky dominate the scene at Kumarakom. Add to this rare avian population and the entire place seems like Utopian lands.

The resorts at Kumarakom are un arguably the best. The 'Kettuvalloms', popular houseboats, lurching in the backwaters is a common feature at Kumarakom. The houseboat features include living rooms, bedrooms, modern toilets, kitchen and in some a balcony. The boats are either motorized and driven by small engines or by local oarsmen. The banks of beautiful Vembanad Lake are marked with mangrove and coconut plantation. The bird sanctuary spread over 14 acres on the eastern banks of the lake further adds to the charm of the lake. The land at many places is occupied by the paddy fields. At Kumarakom it is all but the nature.

Backwater Experiences
A boat ride at Kumarakom is filled with the delight and slow paced country life. The backwater experience is quite unique at Kumarakom. The countryside provides a great backdrop of the nature and its supporting wildlife. At many places one finds the local fishing community occupied with their daily hunt, men and women searching for the fish in the shallows. The vegetation on the banks and nearby pastures are some great natural purifiers and further beautify the environment. The amazing bird life is the prize at Kumarakom. Exotic birds swimming in the backwaters and in the shallows is indeed charming. With on board food services the backwater experience is one sure thing that is not to be missed at Kumarakom.

Popular Activities
Kumarakom Houseboats : There are regular Kumarakom cruise and exploratory trips in the region. Bird watching is one good exercise people are engaged in at Kumarakom. The bird sanctuary located within the premises features some rare birds and beautiful scenes. The exploration of the backwaters in a Kettuvallom is a great leisure. The boat races and water sports are also great means of spending the time at Kumarakom. Kumarakom Houseboat rates may vary from Rs7000 to Rs 15000.
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Features : The 11 days leisure and luxury across various destinations of Kerala are the key feature of this tour. The tour package gives two days of pleasure and excitements at the famous destination - Kumarakom backwaters. The tour also arranges for trips to other backwater destinations like Alleppey. There is a guided tour provided for Cochin city, and expedition at famous Periyar Lake. Boat rides, beach trips make up an additional advantage. The destinations covered include Kumarakom, Cochin, Periyar and Alleppey.

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Features : The tour package gives two days and two nights stay at the famous Kumarakom backwaters. There will be a night stay in the traditional house boat, Kettuvallom. The package also incorporates cruises in the famous backwaters and city tours. There is a short trip arranged for Kanyakumari and trips to more places in Kerala including the known Periyar Lake and Kovalam Beach. The package also arranges for a city tour of the famous city of India, Mumbai. A good package for foreign tourists with departure point arranged as Mumbai.

Kumarakom Backwater, Kerala
Features : The tour proves a sure success for tourists experiencing the backwaters for the first time. The package features some selected destinations and covers an in-depth exploration of these beautiful sites. One such splendid destinations is the Kumarakom backwaters. Out of ten days visit, two days and two nights are devoted to this beautiful place. Some other places, to be visited, include Periyar, Cochin, Marari and Alleppey. The tour arranges for boat rides and cruises, beach activities and wildlife trips.

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Features : This short sojourn to the best tourist destinations in Kerala gives you two complete days at Kumarakom backwaters. The package features of Captivating Kerala tour package intends to render services and facilities to the best destinations of Kerala. A trip to Kumarakom, the famous backwater destination is provided with two days at this place. The events covered include bird watching, boat rides, beach holiday and guided city tour. Destinations covered in the tour include Cochin, Periyar, Kumarakom and Marari Beach.

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Features : The package provides for perfect tropical vacations at some renowned places in Kerala. The tour gives a full day exploration at Kumarakom backwaters, expedition through the hill stations, Munnar, city tour of Kochi, a trip to Kovalam beach and more. For wildlife enthusiasts and bird lovers there is bird watching at Kumarakom, for leisure there is a trip to the beach and much adventure throughout the tour. The package covers great many destinations to ensure variety and change of environs.

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