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On a tour of the enchanting attractions of Kumarakom

If you're craving to go on a holiday to somewhere exotic, away from the noise and clutter of the city, Kumarakom could make up for a fantastic getaway. Comprising of a lush green cover and picturesque backwaters, Kumarakom was even declared as one of the 25 most exotic locations to visit in India. Let's explore some of its main attractions.

Kumarakom is small town on the banks of the charming Vembanad Lake. With abundance of natural beauty, the town is blessed with a fertile soil, generating everything from paddy to coconut and mangoes. This is lush greenery is also accountable for attracting a large number of tourists in its picturesque locales. If planning to tour this beautiful town, you can find few Kumarakom tour packages from leading travel providers. Here are some of the major attractions in the city, you should visit.

Vembanad Lake – The largest natural lake in the state of Kerala and also the longest in the country, the Vembanad Lake stretches from Kochi in north to Alleppey in south. Famously known as the Vembanad Kayal, the lake also hosts some of rare species of migratory birds. Located at the confluence of three rivers, the lake and its surrounding region is a perfect place to go for picnics, enjoy a houseboat ride or sail through its vast expanse.

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls – Situated about 20 km from the town of Kottayam, this beautiful waterfall drop from a height of over 100 feet and is a fantastic picnic spot. Surrounded by vast plantations of rubber trees, you can enjoy a lovely trek and camping by the waterfall pool. Another great attraction in the surrounding is the St. Mary's Church.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary – With a sprawling fourteen acres of land, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a favorite location for viewing migratory birds like Siberian cranes and wood beetles. Located on the banks of Vembanad Lake, the sanctuary is also home to a wide varieties of birds found in the subcontinent like water ducks, woodpeckers, owls, cuckoos, and kingfishers.
Considered a birdwatchers paradise you can also houseboats and motorboats rides.

Kumarakom Beach – With great relaxing beach, the Kumarakom is perfect for spending a quiet holiday in nature's lap. The serene shores and sandy beaches are perfect to enjoy a leisurely walk with your partner. With a few attractive adventure sports in the surrounding, you can unwind and enjoy nature's beauty. If tried before, you can also rent a kayak and go cruising along the backwaters, observing the green vegetation and few households. There are few massage houses on the beach offering Ayurvedic treatments and spa facilities.

Bay Island Driftwood Museum – The Bay Island Driftwood Museum houses some fantastic art pieces and sculptures made from driftwood. Don't mistake this for traditional artwork as it is quite scarce, having been made from the driftwood (the broken branches of palm trees and other figs) that gets deposited in the shores. In the older times, the villagers used to collect these and put to use in making thatched roofs, baskets, ropes and even small boats.

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