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Experience the best of backwaters in Kumarakom

Backwater experience in Kumarakom
If you are looking for an exotic backwater experience in Kerala, Kumarakom is the best place. Kumarakom is a place where there is a cluster of isles on the largest freshwater lake, Vembanad. This cluster is named after a local God Kumaran. Today, thousands of tourists from India and abroad visit Kumarakom and refresh their mind and soul.

Intriguing history of Kumarakom: In the ancient times Vadakkancore kingdom ruled this village but in 1750, the rulers of Travancore took over the place.  During 1878, there was an English farmer named Alfred Baker, who utilized the land and then the village land started producing paddy and coconut. Later Alfred established The Baker House in 500 acres of land, which survived till 1965 and now it is a beautiful Taj Garden Retreat. Arundhati Roy has mentioned Kumarakom in her bestseller, God of Small Things and it has added to the promotion of the tourism of Kumaran. After the success of Arundhati Roy’s book, the house where Roy spent her childhood, Ayemenem House has enjoyed the pleasure of a famous tourist attraction.
Kumarakom has an amazing ecology and to protect that, the state government has made it a special tourism zone. Here you can enjoy the boat races during Onam. During the festival, many different boats participate in the race. Also, Kumarakom is famous for the houseboats just like Kashmir.

Important attractions and things to do in Kumarakom:
Here are some beautiful attractions lined up, scroll down to have a look:

House boating in Kumarakom: When in Kumarakom, house boat experience is something you should not miss. It is a one of its kind experience which will revamp your mind and soul. Even Nat Geo, expressed their amazing their cruising experience at the Vembanad lake. If you are a nature lover, it will be an amazingly breathtaking experience for you. Depending upon your budget, you can take the house boats ranging from luxurious 5 star house boats to the ordinary ones.

Country boating in back water:
The placid rowing on the backwaters of Kerala is a once in a life time experience. The boats in Kumarakom are like canoes. These are completely eco friendly and the way these boats sail on the tranquil river, it is just too romantic. You should definitely not miss this attraction in Kumarakom.

The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary: In this beautiful bird sanctuary you can check out exotic birds. Here you can watch the amazingly attractive Siberian migratory cranes, egrets and the water fowls. Other birds which add to the beauty of this sanctuary are teals and wood cutters etc.  

Kumarakom to Alleppey boat travel:  Another attraction which is a must not miss is a boat ride from Kumarakom to Alleppey. This awe inspiring boat ride is arranged by the government and it is a beautiful experience. This boat cruise from Kumarakom to Alleppey will surely make your holiday memorable and fun filled.

Shopping in Kumarakom:
When in Kumarakom you must not miss the local markets from where you can buy local products. There are shops where assortments of local Keralite antiques are sold. You can buy the exclusive swords, knives, beautiful lamps made up of bronze and the handicrafts with pure Malayali touch. If you love to buy antiques, I will recommend you to check out the uruli, which is a bell metal vessel with a wide mouth. Carved pillars, wood panels and wood products are also displayed in the local market. The traditional markets with amazing décor will surely attract you. You can also buy antique jewelry, traditional and ethnic hand-woven textile products from the Kumarakom market.


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