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Fast Facts
District : Kottayam
Distance : 308 kms, north east of Trivandrum
Places to see in Kumarakom : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Vembanad Lake
Best Time to Visit Kumarakom Kerala : November to March

Where is Kumarakom
Coco Bay, KumarakomKumarakom is situated near the Kottayam district of Kerala. The place falls to the west of the district and about 16 kms from it. The place is connected by roads to the rest of the city and the nearest railway head is located at Kottayam. Kumarakom, more precisely is situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake and as such features backwater regions. The place lies some 72 kms from the International Airport, located at Kochi.

Introducing Kumarakom Tourism
The profile of Kumarakom is marked with the presence of the backwaters that traverse the land throughout the region. The place is like a small island interspersed with small canals. The place is quite fertile and the lands are cultivable. The paddy fields is a common feature of Kumarakom landscape. The lake provides a very cheap and exciting means of transportation. The region is replete with mangrove vegetation, which are in their turn inhabited by the bird population. The place is beautiful and all inspiring, bringing into memory reminiscences of an age and civilization that is simple and devoid of sophistication.

Important Features- India Kerala Kumarakom
There are lot of water bodies located at Kumarakom. Vembanad Lake is the source for the fresh water and is accompanied by numerous lagoons featuring marine life. The lake water runs throughout the region as brooks, canals and pools. The merging of water, aquatic life and vegetation and bird species makes up the charm of Kumarakom. The scene is quite mesmerizing and a trip through the region puts one in a state of trance.

Places To Visit in Kumarakom
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary : The bird sanctuary on the banks of Vembanad Lake is superb. Spread over 100 acres the bird sanctuary is home to thousands of resident and migratory birds. Some commonly found species include egret, darter, waterfowl, heron, bittern, kites, marsh harries, kingfishers, woodpeckers and wild ducks.

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls : The waterfalls are located some 18 kms from the Kottayam town and in the vicinity of Kumarakom. The water cascades down a mountains and the fall is about 100 ft.

Vembanad Lake : Vembanad is a beautiful lake that runs through the town into small rivers and canals. The lake is a great picnic spot and activities here include boating and angling.

Popular Activities
For tourists the best activity to indulge in is boat exploration. The sojourn in a house boat is one of the best ideas at Kumarakom. Every year thousands of tourists hire house boats and expedite the regions in and around Kumarakom. The house boat expeditions is the best way to enjoy Kumarakom day trip.

One more activity one can avail at Kumarakom is bird watching. The lake features some rare bird species, both aquatic and arboreal. The bird sanctuary located here, is a great place for the bird watchers.

Yoga and Meditation in Kumarakom
The upcoming Yoga and Meditation centres have resulted in the growing popularity of the region. More and more foreign tourists are turning up at these centres. These places are intended to provide the much needed spiritual uplift.

Kumarakom Lake Resort in Kumarakom is a renowned place for undertaking Yoga and Meditation classes. Visit Kumarakom and take Yoga and Meditation classes in Kumarakom Lake Resort to know about your innerself and to bridge harmony with mother nature. Yoga and Meditation will remove ego from your body and you will feel relaxed.

Places Where You Can Stay
Stay at Kumarakom hotels is enticing. There are a number of hotels and resorts located at some wonderful spots in the town. The hotels and resorts situated on the lake reflect the colors of joy and tranquility and are the preferred ones by the tourists. Some known hotels of Kumarakom include Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom Lake Resort, Lakshmi Hotel and Resort, Lake Palace Resorts, Taj Garden Retreat, Backwater Ripples

Tharavadu Kumarakom Enjoy the ambiance of a traditional Kerala house in the banks of the cool and calm Kumarakom backwaters. Tharavadu (means ancestoral house in Malayalam) Heritage Home is a 120 years old traditional Syrian Christian family house located near the river bank.

How to Reach
The nearest airport to Kumarakom is Cochin International Airport. The airport is about 76 kms from Kottayam. From Kottayam the place is only 16 kms. One can also reach Kottayam by a train and from there on a number of facilities are available to Kumarakom. Boat and ferry rides are available from places like Aleppey and Quilon. Bangalore to Kumarakom :Bangalore (Karnataka) to Kumarakom (Kerala) is 595 km. Time by road is 8 hrs, 40 mins. Distance from Cochin to Kumarakom is 63 Kilometers / 39 Miles.

Best Time to Visit
The best time for trip to Kumarakom is from November to March. The early spring makes up the place quite lively and beautiful. The bird sanctuary is crowded during the spring season.

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Features : The tour begins from Cochin and proceeds into the interiors of Kerala. The package provides for two days stay at Kumarakom, the famous backwater and wildlife destination. There are guided city tours, beach trips, exploration of plantation lands in Kerala and more. The destinations covered include Cochin, Periyar, Kumarakom and Alleppey.

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Features : The tour package renders services and facilities for a ten day tour through some renowned tourist places of Kerala. The package dispenses for two days stay at Kumarakom. Brief trips are organized for places like Periyar, Kovalam and Kanyakumari. The package also provides for a city tour of the famous metropolitan city of India, Mumbai.

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Features : The package features some of the best bakwater destinations including Kumarakom. There are not much places to be travelled to and it is a complete leisure and few selected destinations. These places include Periyar, Kumarakom, Cochin and Kovalam. The activities hosted include boat rides and cruises, beach activities and wildlife trips.

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Features : 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 dispenses a day trip to Kumarakom backwaters in the concluding part. The package covers great many destinations encompassing Kollam, Alappuzha, Kochi, Munnar, Periyar and Kovalam and Kumarakom. It is an extensive tour meant to explore most of the tourist destinations in the state.

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