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Kumarakom - Best Of the Lagoons
General Information:
Country: India
State: Kerala
District: Kottayam
Nearest AirPort: : Cochin
Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam
Category: :Backwater/Bird Sanctuary/House Boats
Type: :Honey Moon/Vacation/ Adventure/ Family Vacation/Site Seeing
Height above sea level: :N/A
Best Time to visit: :The best time to visit Kovalam Beach is between October and May.
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How To reach Munnar:
The nearest railway station is Kottayam.
The nearest airport is Cochin International airport.
Kumarakom is easily accessible by air,rail and bus.
By air, The nearest airport from Kumarakom is the Cochin International Airport, which is 70 kms from Kumarakom. The Thiruvanathapuram(Trivandrum) International Airport is 171 kms from Kumarakom.
By rail,Kottayam is the nearest railway station. There are regular local and express trains, which connect Kumarakom with major cities in India.
By bus, Kottayam, the main road junction is just 14 kms from Kumarakom. Kumarakom is also well linked with all the major cities in India through the State and National Highways.
Weather:
Summer (March to May) Temperature: the temperature rises up to the level of 38°C.
Winter (December to Februaru):temperature goes down to 22°C.
Monsoons (June to September) are accompanied by thunderstorms and abundant rain falls.
Kumarakam is the famous back water tourist centre located on the bank of Vembanad Lake in Kerala.One can enjoy the rural sights, the abundant marine life, boat cruises etc. When nature is all you need to recuperate, Kumarakom is undoubtedly one of the most invigorating and fascinating places to unwind in Kerala.The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary nearby which houses exotic birds and plants is a beautiful green spot and an orthithologist's paradise.
Major Attractions:
Kumarakom - Backwaters: The backwater houses a variety of species of both flora and fauna. It’s rich in marine life especially the exclusive kumarakom karimeen or pearl spotted fish, konju or tiger prawns, njandu or crabs, chemmeen or prawns and many more. Kumarakom on Lake Vembanad , with its unparalleled boating, fishing and sightseeing facilities, makes a picturesque holiday spot in the backwaters of Kerala.
Bird Sanctuary:
The bird sancturay is located in the bank of Vembanad Lake. This amazing bird sanctuary is situated in the lush green village of Kumarakom in the Kottayam district of Kerala. At Kumarakom bird sanctuary, you will find lots of indigenous bird species like owl, waterfowl, egret, Brahminy kite, heron, duck, cormorant, darter, cuckoo, and the moorhen. Don't miss out the specialty of the sanctuary that is migratory birds like flycatcher, Parrot, Siberian crane, teal, lark and many more. Some of the mentioned birds come here from Himalayan range.
Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls:
Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls Located 18km from Kottayam town, 2 km down a mud lane from Kumarakom is this beautiful picnic spot where streams tinkle as they make their way through the landscape and waters roar as they cascade down the mountains from a height of 100 ft.
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