Kumarakom is undoubtedly the most invigorating, fascinating
paradise in Kerala, God's own country. Kumarakom is famous
for the backwater tourist destination in Kerala is located
about 12 kms from Kottayam. This place can be reached through
a voyage from Alappuzha. This rich green, sleepy little village
of Kumarkom is located on the Vembanad lake amidst mangrove
forests and coconut groves. Kumarakom is an enchanting picnic
spot and provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences
that are truly exhilarating. 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. On the scenic Vembanad lake you will come across
plenty of traditional country crafts or houseboats, 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 and marine life.
The major tourist attraction in Kumarakom is the Kumarakom
Bird Sanctuary. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a world famous
bird sanctuary. This sanctuary is an ornithologistís paradise.
Some migratory birds migrate during the winter from across
the world including the Siberian stork. The other tourist
attractions in Kumarakom are Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Pathiramanal,
Erumely, Aranmula, Vagamon, Elaveezha Poonchira and Vaikom.
Kumarakom enjoys a well balanced tropical climate. The temperature
ranges between 16.10 degree Celsius to 37.80 degree Celsius.
There is always a cool, fresh breeze, which makes even the
warmest weather readily agreeable. The best time to visit
Kumarakom is from November to March.