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Stork Billed Kingfisher - Kumarakom bird SanctuaryQuick Facts
Location : 171 kms from
State : Kerala
Trip Highlights : Kumarakom bird sanctuary
Ideal time to visit : November - March
Languages : Malayalam, English and Hindi
STD Code : 048192

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 of Kumarakom.
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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 Siberian cranes.

Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls
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.

Houseboat - KumarakomPathiramanal
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.
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Kumarakom Air/Rail/Road Links
Airport : 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 highway.

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