If you’re craving to stretch and relax on your much awaited vacation, then head to the most breathtaking destination in Kerala – Kumarakom. At a distance of 16 km from Kottayam, 56 km from Kochi, 36 km from Alleppey, 135 km from Munnar & 164 km from Trivandrum, Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala. This is also one of the ideal weekend getaways from Kochi & Trivandrum.
You can immerse yourself in the serenity and tranquillity of this place while enjoying the backwater cruises in between lush green surroundings. As it is situated on the backdrop of the most famous and longest Vembanad Lake, this tourist destination is also known as ‘calming destination’ of the country.
Kumarakom is a place where you can completely soak the beauty of nature, enjoy the peaceful environment and revitalize your mind, body and soul. While every inch of Kumarakom is beautiful, let’s pick the top 5 places that you must visit in this heavenly place.
Vembanad Lake is the largest and longest lake in Kerala. It is a confluence of three rivers and the luscious glory of the lake makes it the most beautiful places to visit in Kumarakom. The place is famous for its backwaters and one can hire a houseboat to explore the serene atmosphere of backwaters and the small islands situated on the sides of the lake. The lake is rich in marine creatures with over 150 different kinds of fish in the waters. Sailing on the blue calm waters lined with tall palm trees in a houseboat under an endless sky will be a mesmerizing scene for you. During Onam festival, the water body becomes a regal hotspot as you can witness spectacular water regatta and snake boat races.
Kumarakom backwaters is a beautiful place to delve into the beauty of Vembanad Lake. Known to be the backbone of tourism, the enchanting backwaters is home to wide range of plants and animals. These backwaters lie parallel to the Arabian Sea Coast in South India and have a wide range of five large lakes, which are fed by 38 rivers. The houseboats are the major attractions here and you can explore the crystal clear water of the lake by sailing in these wooden houseboats. One can also expect a variety of sea animals, flora, fauna and fishes which aren’t usually seen anywhere in the world. You could get lucky if you attempt fishing. The houseboats offer you the best possible facilities you need for a comfortable journey on water.
Being tucked among the lush green rubber plantations of Kerala, Aruvikkuzi waterfall looks as if it is descending like a blessing from the heaven. It is such a relaxing and peaceful experience to see the water cascading down the cliff from a height of 100 feet. Located just a few kilometres away from Kottayam and Kumarakom, this picturesque waterfall is an ultimate place for tourists. The sound and cascade of waters with the mountains in backdrop is an ideal place for picnic with family and friends. For a rush of adrenaline, travellers can opt for trekking in this region and enjoy scenic beauty while learning more about the culture and heritage of this place.
Ornithologist’s paradise and a haunt of migratory birds from all over the world, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Considered to be one of the best places to visit in Kumarakom, this place houses a wide range of birds including Cuckoo, Water Duck, Owl, Brahminy Kite, Moorhen, Cormorant, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers and migratory birds like Siberian cranes, teal and wood beetle. The wetlands like ecosystem provides perfect environment for these birds to stay here. The sanctuary is spread over an area of 14 acre and you could take a boat ride from Vembanad Lake to reach this haven. Dawn is considered to be the best time to notice the fluttering activities of these birds. Travellers are recommended to take their cameras out as this is one of the most beautiful places to visit in kumarakom.
Spend one lazy day on the sandy shores and serene coastal lines with your loved ones. Kumarakom beach is a perfect place to chill and observe the beauty in your surroundings. This scenic seashore has plenty of opportunities for exploration. You could go on a houseboat to explore the beach to enjoy its enthralling beauty. These beaches allow one to enjoy a variety of seaside activities, including Frisbee sessions, volleyball games and others. If you are looking to try some adventurous water sports then go for snorkelling, sea diving and parasailing. Besides, there are rejuvenating spas and Ayurveda massage centers and resorts lining the beach, to let you have truly refreshing time.
So unwind and rejuvenate yourself by visiting Kumarakom, an enchanting backwater destination. Like other exotic destinations of Kerala, exuding an inexhaustible charm of backwaters, Kumarakom too, is a place of unceasing lush and allures. To make your visit a memorable one, book your stay at Vinca Lake House which is known for its extravagant facilities including luxurious rooms, infinity pool and scrumptious food, and to top it off, it all comes in a budget friendly deal. Yes! You read it right. We have special packages from food to stay to sightseeing, that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
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