Timings : 24 hours
Time Required : 2-3 hrs
The Backwaters of Kumarakom, formed by the beautiful Vembanad Lake, is located about 17 kilometers from Kottayam in God's Own Country, the South Indian state of Kerala. The Vembanad Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the state and is known worldwide for its famous backwater tourism. The Backwaters of Kumarakom offer a picturesque location that proves to be a perfect backwater destination for travelers who are persistently searching for one. The lush green paddy fields, the ducks swimming in the lake and the tiny chirpy birds flying in the evening blue sky will mesmerize you as you explore the backwaters by the banks or on a boat. You are sure to get a glimpse of a blissful life in this part of God's Own Country.
The Vembanad Lake of Kumarakom is the starting point for backwater cruises in Kerala, along with Allepey. Formerly known as the Baker Estate and now developed as a Rubber Estate, Kumarakom is home to a diversity of flora and fauna. The lush green surroundings with tall grass, shrubs and countless coconut trees that line the horizon of the pristine lake are a treat to the eyes.
If you are an early morning person, do observe dew drops gleaming like pearls on the foliage, the mist formed over the surface of the backwaters and the freshness in the air that feels so wholesome you would want to explore the place for hours. The backwater boat rides are a famous attraction and draw travellers to Kumarakom from all parts of the world. One can even opt for House Boats to live in instead of hotels to experience the little pleasures of the marvellously beautiful backwaters.
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