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Kumarakom is unlike any other city in Kerala and has its own unique charm and essence. It is without a doubt one of the most visited cities in Gods own Country aka Kerala. In addition to its gorgeous and unmatched backwaters, the city is known for its divine ambience, serene atmosphere and pristine outdoors. This travel guide will help you book the ultimate Kumarakom tour package which you can customize, or book as offered.

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The highlight of your time in Kumarakom will be your stay in one of the luxurious houseboats houses on the breathtaking backwater lagoons that surround this gorgeous city. Houseboats are fun for the whole family and if you are on a romantic getaway, you can even the book the entire thing for yourself. In addition to its endless and timeless beauty, Kumarakom has immense historical and religious significance. In fact, the origins of its name can be traced back to a deity known as Kumaran’s Akam who resides in the city’s oldest temple known as Kumaran. The city is also blessed with an abundance of fertile land which is used to grow staples such as rice and delicious coconuts that we all love and crave on a hot summers afternoon. The year 1874 saw the arrival of an English farmers knows as Alfred George Baker who claimed to stagger 500 acres of land surrounding the Vembanad Lake and unleashed the true agriculture potential of the region. Thus, marking a significant landmark in the history of this humble city.

Vembanad lake is the largest lakes in the Kerala and Kumarakom is made up of little islands perched alongside the lake. The lake is the life source of the city and centre of all activities. It is surrounded by lush green forests and beautiful landscapes. The endless rows on coconut trees give the city a tropical touch, and diverse fauna and flora just add that something extra to this already great city.

Kumarakom bird sanctuary is a haven for bird watchers and each year welcomes numerous migratory birds from all over the world. The 15-acre sanctuary is home to numerous species including but not limited to the Siberian Crane, Kingfishers, Moorhens, Ducks, Waterfowls, Heron, Egret etc.

But if w bird watching is not your thing, then you can always head out to the stunning Aruvikkuzhi waterfall which is surrounded by many rubber plantations. This is an ideal place to unleash your inner photographer as there are many beautiful landscapes just waiting to be captured.

Places to Visit Significance More Details
Munnar Tea Plantations and Scenic Outdoors Know More About Munnar
Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuaries Know More About Thekkady
Allepey Beaches, Birdwatching and Watersports Know More About Alleppey
Cochin Historical Ports, Churches, Museums and Delicious Food Know More About Cochin
Kumarakom Backwater Cruises  Know More About Kumarakom
Kovalam Sun-kissed Beaches, Fairy-tale Castes and Gorgeous Sunsets Know More About Kovalam

Lastly, for all those history buffs out there, make sure you visit the Bay Island Drift Museum located near the sun-kissed Kumarakom beach. The museums offer great insights into the history of the city and is home to some great exhibits and displays.   

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