Some of the best places to see in Kumarakom
Kumarakom is a heaven covers a glorious gamut of temples and trekking, backwaters and beaches, spices, forest, elephants. Kumarakom is one of the country's most popular destinations with a gorgeous patchwork of landscapes. Visitors can avail many activities including boating, water games and sightseeing in Kumarakom.
Kumarakom is full of places with stunning scenery, rich flora and fauna beaches and backwaters, houseboats and homestays. Here are listed some of the top Things to see in Kumarakom worth visiting.
Boating along the Vembanad Lake
The most attractive destination in Kumarakom is the Vembanad Lake is considered to be the longest lake in Kerala. It is an enchanting picnic spot and a fast developing backwater tourism destination. The place provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences. Pick a houseboat or hire a Kettuvallam and enjoy the calm backwaters is the best way to experience and feel the beauty of Lake. On the way through the lake, you can see Pathiramanal Island which is a good picnic and bird watching spot.
Kumarakom Bird sanctuary
Located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, the bird sanctuary is spread across 14 acres a home to exotic water birds and many other species. This is a must visit place in Kumarakom and is recommended for a bird watcher in Winter. An hour walk in the sanctuary is good for a nature traveller all through the year.
The Unique Driftwood Museum
Bay Island driftwood museum store the underwater sculptures which are taken from Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This is a unique museum which only showcases high-quality driftwood sculptures. This is one of the best unusual Museums in Kerala.
Get an Ayurvedic spa
When you are just back from a long day of touring around Kumarakom then there is one thing that would make you feel rejuvenated and help you slip into a deep and relaxing sleep, a session of Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapy. Kumarakom offers a range of Ayurvedic treatments for complete relaxation for your mind and body. Most of the resorts at Kumarakom offer luxury spas, but, you could also approach locally found traditional ones.
Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race
If you are planning to visit Kumarakom on the festive season of Onam, then never miss the Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race. It is an amazing sight to see the long snake boats cruise forward at great speed as uniformed oarsmen oar in a synchronised manner.
In addition to all these, never miss out on the local cuisine. So if you are planning a trip to Kumarakom keep these things in mind and visit these places.