171 kms from
Trip Highlights :
Kumarakom bird sanctuary
Ideal time to visit :
November - March
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When nature is all you need to recuperate, Kumarakom is undoubtedly the
most invigorating, fascinating paradise in Kerala, God's own country. The
slender coconut palms standing here, there and everywhere, its never ending
paddy fields, meandering lagoons and backwaters, mangroves nesting birds of
a hundred varieties can peacefully calm and invigorate your mind with
renewed inspiration for your vocation and life. That is the pristine beauty
Kumarakom the charming emerald peninsula jutting into the ever-effervescent
Vembanad Lake takes you into the heart of the scenic lake where you'll come
across plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes. The fresh
water of the lake runs into the mainland making a labyrinth of lagoons,
brooks, canals and waterways. The backwater houses a variety of species of
both fauna and flora. They are rich with marine life namely the exclusive
'Kumarakom Karimeen' (pearl spotted fish), Konju (tiger prawns), Njandu
(crabs), Chemeen (prawns) and many more.
Tourist Attractions in Kumarakom
Kumarakom bird Sanctuary
A 14-acre bird sanctuary, is situated on the eastern banks of Vembanand
river. An avian place comprising different kinds of birds like herons,
egrets, darters, teals, waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, water duck and the migratory
Located just 2 kms from Kumarakom, this is believed to be a very beautiful
and enjoyable spot . Make a trip to these waterfalls to mingle with nature
at its best.
An island on backwaters making a wonderful homage to the migratory birds
coming from various parts of the world. Surrounded by Vembanad river, this
place is only accessible by boat.
Situated 40 kms from Kottayam, this place is well-known for housing Shiva
temple. The temple is extremely popular for its traditional art performance
and an elephant pageant.
Planning your trip : Climate & Best Time
Kumarakom experiences moderate type of climate. The temperature rises upto
34ºC in summers and lowers down to 18ºC in winters. Best Time to
visit this place is from November to March.
Kumarakom Air/Rail/Road Links
Kumarakom is 70 kms from Kochi which has an
international airport well connected to major Indian and international
cities. Another airport is international airport located 171 km
away from this place.
Railway Station :
Kottayam which is just 15 kms from
Kumarakom is the nearest railway station. Many trains connect Kumarakom to
other major cities.
Bus Station :
Kumarakom is only 14 kms from Kottayam,
where roadways are linked to the other major cities as well as the national