Places To Visit In Kumarakom

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Here are the top 12 tourist attractions to see in Kumarakom:

1. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

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11 km
from city center
1 out of 12
places to visit in Kumarakom

An ornithologists' paradise, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary spreads over an area of 14 acres. The place serves as a natural home to some of the rare species of homing and migratory birds.

2. Kumarakom Backwaters

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22 km
from city center
2 out of 12
places to visit in Kumarakom

Backwaters of Kerala are one of the most sought after destinations of the itinerary. Dotted with coconut groves and brilliant panoramic vistas, houseboats serves as the best way to explore the idyllic backwater lagoons of Kumarakom.

3. Visit to Toddy Shops

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10 km
from city center
3 out of 12
places to visit in Kumarakom

During your boat cruise or while on a trip across the village, one thing might catch your attention is a small thatched building with a black board outside with 'Kallu' written boldly in white. This is a traditional toddy shop in Kumarakom, though now many have tiled or concrete roofs.

4. Bay Island Driftwood Museum

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10 km
from city center
4 out of 12
places to visit in Kumarakom

Founded by Raji Punnoose, a school-teacher in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay Island Driftwood Museum is famous for its innovative modern art techniques deployed to design various kinds of root and tree-trunk sculptures.

5. Fishing in Kumarakom

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14 km
from city center
5 out of 12
places to visit in Kumarakom

Fishing is not just a livelihood in Kumarakom but it has also turned out to be an excellent tourist-bait. Catering to the newly emerged demand from visitors, travel planners, resorts and agencies include fishing using traditional methods in their tourist packages.

6. Angling in Kumarakom

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20 km
from city center
6 out of 12
places to visit in Kumarakom

The canals running across the village as well as the shallow waters of Lake Vembanad offer great opportunities for angling. With patience and a little bit of skill, you are sure to have a fairly good catch as well as a lot of fun, taking part in a traditional village activity.

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7. Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall

17 km
from city center
7 out of 12
places to visit in Kumarakom

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall is an impressive 30 feet high waterfall which is a perfect attraction to visit during the monsoons when it gushes with gallons of water. The surroundings are covered with dense forestation and have several exciting trekking trails. It is, therefore, an apt attraction for nature walks, trekking or hiking.

8. Kumarakom Beach

11 km
from city center
8 out of 12
places to visit in Kumarakom

Kumarakom Beach is a famous for recreational activities and water sports. The pristine clear waters are apt for swimming. The glimmering sands, the gentle waves, several restaurants and resorts make it a perfect tourist attraction in the city. This is one of the beaches where one can find delicious seafood.

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9. Juma Masjid

11 km
from city center
9 out of 12
places to visit in Kumarakom

Located one of the banks of the serene stream of Meenachil, Juma Masjid is a stunning ancient mosque. It is one of the oldest mosques in the country and is famous for its architectural beauty. The beautiful carvings on the wood and the royal interiors are a delight for tourists.

10. St Mary's Church, Cheriapally

5 km
from city center
10 out of 12
places to visit in Kumarakom

St. Maryês Church, Cheriapally was built in 1579. It belongs to Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church and is one of the oldest orthodox churches in the country. The Metropolitans of the church belonged to 3 families in the region. The beautiful structure is an amalgamation of Kerala and Persian style of architecture that has been preserved very well.

11. Kumarakom Craft Museum

10 km
from city center
11 out of 12
places to visit in Kumarakom

Kumarakom Craft Museum has a stunning collection of antiques ranging from woodwork, decor items, paintings, portraits, etc. This is where one can find most of the well preserved antiques or traditional artefacts belonging to the region. Local artwork and craftwork can also be purchased from the museum shop.

12. Pathiramanal

15 km
from city center
12 out of 12
places to visit in Kumarakom

Pathiramanal is a beautiful island which was once the property of the Thaimattatil family until 1979. The island is covered with dense natural vegetation and offers a perfect climatic condition for regional flora and fauna to thrive. The attraction is also famous as a bird watcher's paradise and a favourite amongst nature lovers.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Kumarakom?

Day 1: After reaching Kumarakom, one can freshen up and then leave to witness the backwaters of Kumarakom and the Vembanad lake, located at the same place, and spend a few hours there along with the boats in the day time. The place is beautiful to visit during the day and thus is an alluring sight. After the visit, drive down to about 40 minutes of the journey to the beautiful Pathiramal Island to spend the rest of your day.

Day 2: Start in the morning and travel down to the beach, which will be a beautiful sight in the early morning hours. After 45 minutes long drive, you can reach the famous bird sanctuary, which can be roamed around for about 1 hour or more. In the remaining time, visit The Bay Island Driftwood Museum, located at a mere distance of 1.5 km from the Bird Sanctuary.

Day 3: Start early to travel down to the Aruvikkuzhi falls, as they might be a beautiful sight in the early hours of the day, cool and refreshing. In the remaining time, you can plan on visiting Juma masjid, which might be an ideal pick to bring an end to this trip. Also, in the remaining time, roam around the streets of Kumarakom to shop for a few souveniers.

How much does a package cost for Kumarakom?

The packages for Kumarakom start at INR 8800 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Kumarakom?

The top sightseeing places in Kumarakom are Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Backwaters, Vellavali, Visit to Toddy Shops, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Fishing in Kumarakom.

How can I commute within Kumarakom?

Boats and Steamers are the best way to travel around. Many hotels offer boats for hire. Advance booking is advisable. House boats are also available.
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