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Kumarakom jutts into the Vembanad Lake as if it appears to be a peninsula. Lagoons, canals and waterways are geographically carved-out as the fresh water lake dents into the mainland. The ready availability of house boats, traditional country crafts, boats and canoes make it an exemplary location with unmatched avenues in water- tourism. To a lover of tastes, it is great news that tiger prawns, crabs, Karimeen or pearl spotted fish prawns are available everywhere. The Monsoon season imparts lush greenery to the place.
Tourist Attractions of Kumarakom:-
Leisure Openings in Kumarakom
Kumarakom can be explored and enjoyed better by boating; Resorts in Kumarakom render comfortable stay and food added with facilities for Ayurvedic massage, meditation and yoga.
One can go fishing boating, swimming at almost every part of the location. The adventurous can opt for windsailing and waterskiing if preferred.
Karimeen with local wine toddy is the unique food-specialty of Kumarakom.Even an amateur can catch his own meal with a fishing rod!
Snake Boat Races
Snake boat races in which hundreds of oarsmen plod in unison through the Vembanad Lake, in their specially deigned snake-boats to the beating of the Chendas (Local Drums) and chanting of ballads, to safeguard the prestige of their Kara or village could be a cultural fiesta to be watched in certain months. The extravaganza is held annually in the months of August or September when the monsoon rain abates a bit.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
There is a Bird Sanctuary in Kumarakom spreading across 14 acres of land. The sanctuary is in noted by bird-lovers worldwide due to being a regular habitat for a vast selection of migratory and local birds. Egrets, herons, teals. darters, Siberian storks, kingfishers, fly catchers etc. frequent the locations of Kumarakom. Migratory birds as far as from the Himalayas and Siberia can be spotted during their seasons.
Pathiramanal is a geographic beauty in the form of an enchanting little island of ten acres in the Vembanad Lake. This place too is a haven of migratory birds.
Vembanad Lake Cruise
A cruise along Vembanad Lake will be the right choice to have a feel of these natures simple marvels!!.
Best Time To Visit
The ideal time to bird watch is between June and August. To watch Migratory birds, November to February is the choice.
Reaching out to Kumarakom:
Kumarakom is just 16 kilometers from Kottayam, a prominent town with road and rail links to all places in India. By water, the distance to Kumarakom is 85 kilometers from Cochin and that is 180 Kilometers from Calicut. One can reach Kottayam from Trivandrum in three and a half hours. Kumarakom is accessible from all directions by water through its proneness to backwaters.
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