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Situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake, Kerala's largest lake, Kumarakom is a cluster of many small man-made islands reclaimed from the lake.
Part of the Kuttanad region, Kumarakom along with Alleppey has beautiful backwater areas and they collectively form the most important tourist centres of Kerala. Boating and fishing facilities are available at the Taj Garden Retreat, a sprawling old bungalow-turned-resort. Waterscapes, the backwater resort of the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation has independent cottages built on stilts, set amidst coconut groves and panoramic view of the backwaters. Holiday packages involving houseboats, traditional Kettuvalloms (rice barges) offer great experiences. The Kumarakom bird sanctuary here, which is spread across 14 acres, is a favourite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. Egrets, darters, herons, teals, waterfowl, cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the Siberian Stork visit here in flocks and fascinate the visitors.
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The place is a perfect getaway to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Kerala. A houseboat cruise through the backwaters is a must for any visitor. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and the Pathiramanal island are notable tourist attractions. The traditional delicacies offered during the houseboat cruise is a must try.
Backwater is a very beautiful place situated in kerala. For a price of 4k you get beautiful tour with food included. You should definitely plan for this trip.
Kilikoodu toddy restaurant . Delicious food .Also available different types of fish .
The place is cheaper compared to many famous tourists destinations, being a smaller town. Commuting within the town is easy, and the number of natural landscapes is a beautiful magnet for all the tourists looking forward to visiting Kumarakom. Also, the place is a rich spectrum of cultural and historical diversity.
The connectivity to Kumarakom is not direct and is majorly through Kochi and Kottayam. The place is also not a suitable pick to visit during monsoon because of the spontaneity and unplanned nature of the rains.
People interested in witnessing the beauty of nature, along with the vibrant history and the culture, can be the most suitable for visiting Kumarakom. Families, couples, and a group of young people, Kumarakom is a suitable visit for all.