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Kottayam , Kerala

Kerala is famous for its backwaters. After all who can resist the tropical glory that lay in the hidden corners of the state. The backwaters are a part of the state which makes it so absolutely beautiful that today it is known as the God’s own country. Once you are here you actually realise why that is so. There thruly are very few places that can compare to the sheer natural splendour of these backwaters. Kumarakom is one such place that will astound you with its calm, flowing beauty. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala. One of the places which is very rich in flora and fauna, the Kumarakom Bird sanctuary is nothing short of paradise for all the birdwatchers. There are numerous species who flock here and make this place extra appealing. The Vembanad Lake is a powerhouse f marine life and the biodiversity of thisplace is truly a very pleasantly surprising aspect of this town. One of the best experiences here is to rent and live in a houseboat. The whole concept is not only novel but the luxurious houseboats available here give you a new and very exclusive experience indeed. You do feel as pampered as royalty in one of these. Other than the backwater activities such as boating, fishing and yachting, one of the most popular one is canoeing. This is a simple experience but it opens up the beauty of the backwaters to you like no other experience. Kumarakom is one of the Special Tourist Zone in the state and should be so to give you a taste of what this land is all about. You truly realise there is so much beauty in simplicity.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 31.0°C /88.0°F 234 mm 27feet /km2 Jan-Dec Coming Soon

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  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

    "Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (also known as Vembanad Bird Sanctuary) is situated at Kumarakom in Kottayam district in the Indian state of Kerala, on the banks of Vembanad Lake.[1] Set in the Kerala Backwaters the bird sanctuary is an ornithologist's paradise and a favourite haunt of migratory birds.[2]"

    Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary


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