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Kumarkom

Location Kottayam district, Kerala
Main Attractions Backwaters, Temples , Bird Sanctuary
Best Time to Visit September to March
Kumarakom Backwaters

Kumarakom is a fascinating backwater destination of Kerala where visitors come from across the world. It is a village located in the Kottayam district of the state. It encompasses small islands on the picturesque Vembanad Lake.


Attractions of Kumarakom


Backwaters
The backwaters of Kumarakom is a perfect place to enjoy the spectacular beauty of Mother nature. The backwaters is marked by peaceful ambiance, gorgeous green paddy fields, swaying coconut palm trees and arresting hills. The backwaters provide shelter to a variety of marine and freshwater fishes. One can even enjoy angling and canoing at the backwaters. Exciting boat races are also held here.


Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
One of the mind blowing destinations of Kerala, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a paradise for bird lovers. Ideally located on the banks of Vembanand Lake, the sanctuary is a home to the endangered Siberian Cranes and other birds such as water fowls, owls, cuckoos, egret, heron, parrot, teal, larks, flycatcher, darters, drongoes, wood beetle and Kingfisher. The best time to visit the sanctuary is from November to February.


Temples
Kumarakom has beautiful temples, which reflect the rich culture of Kerala. Built beautifully, some of the temples here are Ettumanoor Mahadevar temple, Sree Vallabha temple and Pundareekapuram temple.


How To Reach


By Air: Cochin International airport is the nearest airport.

By Rail: Kottayam is the nearest railway station.

By Road: Kumarakom is well connected to all the main cities of Kerala by a good network of road.


Accommodation
Depending on your budget you can choose from a variety of accommodation optionsĀ  in Kumarakom. From luxury to budget, all types of hotels and resorts are available here.


Shopping
Scan the bazaars of Kumarakom for gold and a variety of spices such as cardamom, black pepper, nutmeg, turmeric and ginger .

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