Kumarakom is located at a distance of 14 km away from the region of Kottayam in the state of Kerala. This place is a bunch of scenic islands clustered near the Vembanad Lake and is just at a distance of 70 km from the territory of Kochi. This tiny and beautiful location has become one of the most visited tourist destinations in Kerala due to the various backwater cruises offering scenic views of sunsets and the surrounding lush green landscape.

Kumarakom is located in the Kuttanad region of kerala which is also called as the rice bowl of the state. The various paddy fields, wrapped with a large number of lakes and canals offer a visual treat to the onlookers.

The kumarakom Bird sanctuary located in the region, attracts a lot of migratory birds such as waterfowl, Siberian Crane and moorhen and is considered as paradise for bird watchers. A canoe ride is usually taken to reach the bird sanctuary which makes the journey all the more exciting.

The city is also extremely popular for the various backwater houseboat cruises that are offered to tourists. The traditional houseboats have been decorated to a luxurious perfection, thereby, attracting a lot of tourists. The resorts located at the bank of the river offer a lot of adventurous activities such as boating, angling and yachting.

The best time to plan a kumarakom tour is when the Onam celebrations are in full swing. The region is well connected with the train network and also through the waterways with some of the major cities such as Kochi and Kottayam.

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Bay Island Museum, located in the serene surroundings of Kumarakom, is a cultural gem nestled in the heart of Kerala, India. This museum serves as a window into the rich heritage and history of the region, showcasing artefacts, exhibits, and interactive displays that chronicle the traditions, lifestyles, and evolution of the local communities.

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The Thanneermukkom Bund in Kumarakom is a scenic marvel in Kerala, India. This man-made barrier separates the saltwater of Vembanad Lake from the freshwater of the backwaters. It's not only a functional structure for water management but also a picturesque spot for visitors to enjoy serene views and observe the unique ecosystem of Kerala's backwaters.

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There are umpteen holiday destinations to go to, but Kumarakom bird sanctuary in Kerala is one of those rare places where you can go bird-spotting throughout your holiday. It is one of such unprecedented places in India that appeals to a specific type of tourist – the bird watchers.Set across 14 hectares of lush, sprawling green lands, the large sanctuary houses some of the rarest and most amazing seasonal birds.

Siberian Crane, Night Herons, Pelicans, Parrots, Larks, Flycatchers, Wood Beetle, Golden-backed Woodpeckers are some of the birds that migrate to India all the way from Siberia and Himalayas, They travel to elude subzero temperatures and ensuing lack of nutrition.

Along with uncountable migratory birds, you can also spot some indigenous cormorants and Kingfishers standing apart with their vivacious colors.
The sanctuary is well conserved by the Government of India which welcomes the birds with open arms. The government also takes care of the beautiful towering coconut trees and overall natural haunts of the birds as per a stringent routine.

The magnificent beauty of the bird sanctuary befriends you and makes you feel like you belonged there all your life.
During the migratory season, thousands of birds arrive and loaf in the ostentatious nature of this sanctuary. It is absolutely astonishing to see them stay close to each other in a small radius. It is almost like they're interconnecting with each other and have opted to stay in a clique.

Though it’s not easy to spot these birds, people who are true bird enthusiasts or have been birdwatching since a long time can easily spot a rare species even at a single glance. The tourism department of the Kerala state government also manages a beautiful age-old mansion in the sanctuary called the 'Baker's Mansion.' The mansion is more than 70 years old and is a part of the sanctuary since the time it was known as 'Baker's Estate’. The estate was created by an Englishman named George Alfred Baker.

The sanctuary is pretty clean and well maintained. As you visit the reserve, you will find a circuit of paths that will take you along the entire sanctuary. There is about 2 km of road that will help you witness every neck of the woods in the sanctuary. You can also go to the interpretation center in the sanctuary built by the government, should you like to know about the birds that visit during the migratory season.

The sanctuary is positioned on the beautiful banks of Kavanar River. After you are done exploring, you can take a boat ride in the Kavanar River or Vembanad Lake just to spectate the charm of the place.

Not only the place is at par with heaven for bird aficionados, but it is also a delight for the people who’d love to spend some time in tranquility away from their homes and the ever-bustling cities. It is one of those places in India that you must unquestionably include on your bucket list.

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Kumarakom backwaters, nestled in the heart of Kerala, India, are a mesmerizing network of interconnected rivers, lakes, and canals. It's a haven for nature lovers, offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.


The backwaters are best explored by traditional houseboats, known as "kettuvallams," which gently glide through the tranquil waters, providing a unique and immersive experience. As you meander through the labyrinthine waterways, you'll be surrounded by lush greenery, swaying palm trees, and vibrant birdlife, including kingfishers, herons, and even the occasional majestic egret.

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The famed Kumarakom Beach is an adventurer’s heaven and is regarded to be a lively kumarakom tourist place. Parasailing, water skiing, windsurfing and boating are just a few of the adventure sports available. Furthermore, it is all too alluring to take a short break and enjoy the peace and quiet of this place with your better half.

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