Tired of your boring life? Fed up of inhaling polluted air and doing calisthenics in the city traffic? Then you need a Kerala therapy. Replenish your energy reservoirs in Kumarakom, which is situated in Kerala god's own country. Let's have a look at some of the most important tourist places in Kumarakom.
The longest lake of India and the largest lake of Kerala welcomes you in Kumarakom, which is one of the most popular tourist places in Kumarakom, Kerala. The Vembanad Lake also holds the honor of being India's longest Lake. A large number of migratory birds call the Vembanad Lake their home.
This lake is an absolute delight for the bird watchers, do not forget to bring your DSLR to click memorable pictures of these flying guests. The lake is fed by the 10 rivers and the six major rivers out of them are Achenkovil, Manimala, Meenachil, Muvattupuzha, Pamba, and Periyar. The beauty of this majestic lake can be best experienced through a boat ride.
The famous Kerala houseboats are available here, which according to their name are floating houses. The Vembanad lake is replete with the small beautiful Islands which when seen from your houseboat with a steaming hot cup of coffee (which would be freshly ground from coffee plantations in Kerala) in your hand, shrouded in a cover of thin mist. The Vembanad Lake is also rich in marine life, with more than 150 species of fishes residing in these waters.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
There are plenty of sightseeing places in Kumarakom. But the Bird Sanctuary is a must-visit place. If you didn't have a chance to click pictures of migratory birds in the Vembanad Lake, then don't worry the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary will provide you plenty of opportunities to do so. The bird sanctuary is home to migratory birds that fly from Siberia. Other famous birds that can spot in the bird sanctuary are water duck, owl, woodpeckers, egret, and kingfishers. If you are good enough with the camera, then you can click the picture-perfect moment when a Kingfisher catches its prey whooshing down on the unsuspecting fish in one clean action, majestic is the word!
The Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls which are located 18 kilometers from Kottayam are a famous set of waterfalls towering over 100 feet in height. Feel cool Kerala water splashing on your face as you and your family click pictures. These waterfalls are postcard waterfalls with little streams of glistening water flowing around one thick stream of water, which is sitting in between a beautiful landscape donned with mesmerizing rubber plantations and a lush green forest. Don't forget to visit the beautiful Saint Mary's Church which sits atop the hill from which these waterfalls emanate.
Bay Island Driftwood Museum
The Bay Island Driftwood Museum is a unique museum that consists of articles made from driftwood. These articles are valued above other wooden articles in the art world. Artists have let the horses of their imagination free and carved out breathtaking sculptures of animals, birds, and fish from twisted trunks of driftwood trees. The museum showcasing the driftwood of various shapes and sizes.
Come rekindle your affair with nature in the lush green woods of Kumarakom, with backwaters of Kerala and aroma of coffee plantations to give you company.