Kumarakom Backwaters are the group of islands on the
in the state of Kerala in
India. It is located at the distance of 16 km from the district of Kottayam.
This beautiful water world is paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green
paddy fields and coconut grooves. It is a destination of great natural
beauty and you are sure to be enchanted by the beautiful scenery around the
Kumarakom backwaters on the tour to Kerala.
Tourists Activities :
Backwater Cruises :
Backwater cruise on the leisure boat at Kumarakom is surely a lifetime
experience. Emerald palm and coconut trees on the either side of the
waterways provides a fascinating foray through the Kumarakom Backwaters.
These houseboats have got all the excellent facilities, keeping
in the view the needs of every individual tourists. A stay in the houseboat
called Kettuvallom is simply unparalleled. Acitvities like boat
races, canoing and fishing is something which no visitors wants to miss out.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary :
Located on the bank of the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, spreads
to the total area of 14 acres. If you are the bird lovers than this is the
best place to watch some of the rare and endangered species of birds in
their natural habitat. It is simply an ornithologist's paradise. It is a
favourite haunting ground of the several migratory birds such as Siberian
stork, Darter, heron, egret, and Garganey
. Apart from that the major attraction in the park include
Water ducks, Parrots, Larks, Flycatchers, Wood Beetle and many more.
Tourists can indulge in bird
, nature walk in jungle and can even feed the birds with
the grains. The best way to watch the birds is to take a boat ride on the
islands. Passing the time with an angler's hook on the boat is the best way to spend your time in Kumarakom backwaters.
Tourists from all around the globe come here for the Ayurveda treatment
massage. It is the best way to relax and feel yourself at ease in the calm
and tranquil atmosphere of Kerala. Apart from ayurveda you can also attend
yoga and meditation classes in the morning.
Tourists attractions :
Pathiramanal Island :
Tourists can make a visit to the little island of Pathiramanal, which can
be reached by taking a ferry from Kumarakom. Pathiramanal is a favourite
haunt for hundred of migratory birds from different parts of the land. The
island is beautifully surrounded by the Vembanand Lake. The island is a
complete paradise that mesmerizes the visitors with its immense natural
beauty. Pathiramanal is wonderful place for the natural lovers, attracting
thousands of tourists around the globe.