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Kumarakom Travel Guide


Kumarakom Travel Guide

Kumarakom is one of the places in South India where you can enjoy the backwaters and trip in backwaters in boats. This place is located at a distance of 85 kilometers from Kochi airport and is composed of small islets. Vembanad Lake surrounds Kumarakom and is considered to be one of the best spots in India for houseboat cruising. The climate, the natural beauty and the serene waters all mesmerize its visitors and take them to a dreamy world of carefree happiness. Various sightseeing spots together with the exhilarating boating adventure are sure to entrance you. If you want to enjoy all the natural beauties of the place then you have to look at the right Kumarakom travel guide.


The houseboat trips are quite expensive and you have other options also to cruise in the speedboats, canoes and rice boats apart from the traditional houseboats. These adventures you take you back to the olden days and you will love to have such an endearing adventure on the backwaters of Kumarakom. When you cruise through the paddy fields, banana plantations, primitive villages and coconut grooves, you will feel as though you have entered a completely unique world that is free of any worldly worries.


Due to the tropical climate of Kumarakom, you have to visit this place from November to March. Backwater cruising is not allowed in monsoon seasons and so it is better to avoid going there during those times if your sole wish is cruising. There are also other water sports that you can try during your stay such as water skiing and wind surfing.


To be at Kumarakom during Onam festival will give you many unique experiences. There are many activities like snake boat race are conducted as a part of Onam celebrations in the months of August and September. The rice and fish curry of the place is sure to satisfy your culinary desires. The white and puffy boiled rice makes Kerala cuisine unique of its kind. But continental, Chinese, American, South Indian and North Indian dishes are also available here.


There are many picturesque beaches of Kumarakom where you can spend your times joyfully. In these places you can enjoy the pure air unpolluted by the city life and can spend your times away from the hectic life. Relaxing on the sandy beaches in a breezy environment is sure to captivate your senses and pull you in. Aruvikkuzhi waterfall is a famous picnic spot here and another renowned place is Shree Dharmasastha Temple.


Kumarakom is one of the places where the ornithologists love to visit. There are many beautiful birds found here such as kingfishers, herons, cranes, woodpeckers and snakebirds in the bird sanctuary located near the lake. Many migratory birds are seen here during the months between November and March. You will love to watch them.


Kumarakom Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumarakom

Last Updated: 22/07/2012

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