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Kumarakom is a sleepy little village on VembanadLake in Kottayam. It offers a wide variety of flora and exotic sightseeing. This place is known for paddy fields, fishing, a vast network of backwaters, delicious local cuisine, traditional Kettuvalloms, houseboats and luxury and budget resorts. Kumarakom also knows as the crown jewel of Kerala tourism because it offers a new exclusive experience. Kumarakom is a cluster of the beautiful little island. This fascinating destination has got something for everybody if it with relaxation, rejuvenation or on a honeymoon trip. Kumarakom is an enchanting destination to enjoy a tropical paradise along with refreshing Ayurvedic Spas and a spiritual escape with some pilgrimage centres. This place also offers adventure activities in the Vembanad Lake, at the same time it is a favourite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise too.

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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

This place is known as ornithologist's paradise. Kumarakom bird sanctuary is a breathtaking and beautiful bird sanctuary situated on the banks of the Vembanad Lake in the Kerala Backwaters. This bird sanctuary is a favourite destination for many native as well as migratory birds, which makes the place a dreamland for bird watchers and nature lovers. Houseboat and motorboats are available on rent to watch birds, and they help to enrich the experience. The sanctuary has a good scope for nature walking and photography. In simple words, the Kumarakom bird sanctuary is a place where scenic beauty and birdlife meets the backwaters. 

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall is an impressive 30 feet high and roaring waterfall hidden among the pleasant environment and lush green rubber plantation. This waterfall is a mind-blowing experience for nature lovers.The cool breeze and pleasant climate make a blend with natural beauty attract all nature lovers. It is the best place for trekking and hiking activities for adventure lovers. Here streams snake through the landscapes that house fascinating rubber plantations and the cascading waters make gurgling noises that are a treat to the ears.

Kumarakom Beach

Kumarakom Beach is also known as adventurer's paradise. This BeachBeach is famous for recreational activities and water sports. There we can enjoy various water and air adventure sports such as water skiing, windsurfing, boating and parasailing. The pristine water of the BeachBeach is best suited for activities like swimming, water polo, snorkelling, volleyball and other water sports activities. This BeachBeach is famous for its mouth-watering delicious seafood. A perfect blend of tranquillity and fun make the place ideal for adventure lovers.

Bay Island Driftwood Museum

Bay Island Driftwood Museum focuses on a unique idea. It showcases the carvings and intricate woodwork on driftwood or any other wood recovered from the water. This museum, founded by Raji Punnoose, a school-teacher in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, had developed this collection shaped in the form of birds, animals, reptiles, amphibians and fishes during her teaching days. This museum is in the Limcas Books of records.

Pathiramanal Island

Pathiramanal the sand of night is a beautiful island, and it is covered by dense natural vegetation and offer perfect climate. It is a mind-blowing place for nature lovers who love to explore unique experience. This place is famous as a bird watchers paradise and is a place for a large number of endangered species and migratory birds. This heaven of natural beauty also offers to nurture plants which have medicinal qualities. The scenic beauty of the Lake, as well as that of the island, is a rejuvenating experience. Island located in the middle of Vembanad Lake, and it is accessible only through the boat.

Kumarakom Craft Museum

Kumarakom Craft Museum has a stunning collection of antiques ranging from the woodwork, decor items, paintings, portraits, etc. This museum has well-preserved antiques or traditional artefacts belonging to the region like intricately crafted Kathakali masks, religious figurines, and other little crafts. This museum is famous for exclusive antiques.  Local artwork and craftwork can be purchased from the museum shop itself. There has an option for watching Craft Men Making Various Handicraft Items.

Toddy Shops

Kumarakom is also famous for the alcoholic beverage, Toddy. Fermented coconut palm tree sap made to a beverage. The way of toddy preparation is an art. It can be experienced during your boat cruise or while on a trip across the village. Tourist can experience toddy tappers extracting sap. The toddy collected in a clay pot is sweet and is called madhura kallu - sweet toddy. The toddy shops in Kumarakom furnished with wooden benches and tables, and the liquor served in clay pots is a unique experience to travellers.

Kumarakom Backwaters

Kumarakom backwaters are on the delights of Vembanad Lake, and it is a unique experience. Vembanad Lake is the largest freshwater lake. The Backwaters of Kumarakom offer a picturesque location that proves to be a perfect backwater destination for travellers and is a less crowded area. Vembanad Lake of Kumarakom is the starting point for backwater cruises. The lush green surroundings with tall grass, shrubs and countless coconut trees that line the horizon of the pristine Lake, Rubber plantations those we can experience by using houseboat rides through backwaters. Beautiful backwaters are the highlight of Kumarakom tourism.

Juma Masjid

Juma Masjid is an ancient mosque that is over 1000 years old. It is called Thazhathangadi mosque. The magnificent architecture and beautiful wood carving are stunning. Masjid is in one of the banks of the serene stream of Meenachil. There is also a sacred well with stone steps like the ones commonly seen in temples, and the mosque has a square-shaped inner courtyard. The Government of Kerala has declared the mosque as one of its protected monuments. Renowned for its fantastic architecture, scenic beauty and wood carvings, it attracts a lot of architectural lovers.

Fishing in Kumarakom

Fishing is the main livelihood activities of the local people. It offers an excellent experience to tourist nowadays. There we can participate and enjoy fishing using traditional methods. Along with fishing, one can experience angling too, the canals running across the village, as well as shallow water of the Lake Vembanad, provide ample opportunity for angling. It will be a memorable experience for those who love to be close to nature. All the equipment for fishing and angling we can get from there itself. Some areas provide live cooking of catches fish by the tourist.

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