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Kumarakom City GuideKumarakom is situated on the shores of the enchanting Vembanad lake and approximately 14 kms from Kottayam. Provider of restful peace and quiet. A boat ride on the countryside offers a close look to an engaging rustic life of Kumarakom. Skiff-fishermen launching there cockeshell boats, women working in the paddy fields. Large flocks of ducks going deep into the water to catch some food.

The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, this small village is part of the Kuttanad region. The bird sanctuary here, which spread well over 14 acres is one of the favorite haunt of migratory birds and ornithologist's paradise. Egrets, darters, herons, teal, waterfowl, cuckoo, wild duck and other exotic migratory birds like the Siberian stork that live here in flocks are a fascination for any visitors. The best way to watch the birds of the Kumarakom sanctuary is while having a boat trip around the islands.

Popular ways to move aroun here in Kumarakom are the Boat trains - formed by joining two or more houseboats together - make for a convenient mode of sightseeing when the company is large. The more adventurous could perhaps indulge in water sports such as windsailing and water skating. You could also take a canoe out into the quite lagoons and spend time angling. Make sure you sample Karimeen and fresh toddy - the favourite fresh water food and the local wine.

An unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with while lillies - this is Kumarakom

Boat Ride:
Boats are the best way to enjoy Kumarakom. People in this region have made it possible to enjoy stay in this part by adopting methods such as modifying traditional cargo boats called Kettuvalloms into cruise boats and house boats, with all basic facilities like kitchen, toilet, bathrooms, sit-outs etc.

Bird sanctuary:
Spread over 14 acres of land, it is a major attraction here. Exotic birds like Egrets, Darters, Herons, Teal, Bitterns, Brahminy kites, Marsh Harries, Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Wild ducks etc. are seen here in abundance. Siberian storks migrate to Kumarakom every season.