Kumarakom,situated 13 Kms away from Kottayam is a sleepy little village on VembanadLake in Kerala. It offers wide variety of flora, exotic sightseeing, boating and fishing experience. The bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres is safe home for many migratory birds like Siberian stork, wild duck etc. They live with other birds in flocks such as darters, herons, egret, waterfowls and cuckoos are fascinating sight for the visitors.
Take a houseboat ride in the backwaters
Residing in a houseboat and sailing through the quaint and charming backwaters is one of the best things to do in Kumarakom.
Go bird watching at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a small piece of heaven for nature lovers and bird watchers. Located on the banks of Vembanad Lake, this preservation ground is a habitat to plenty of common as well as endangered species of residential and migratory birds.
Watch a Kathakali performance
Kerala is a land of colorful culture and vibrant traditions. Kathakali – the traditional dance form – is an integral part of the Kerala culture and is practiced across the state. The bold dance form, its dynamic mudras, diverse facial expressions, and the charismatic accompanying rhythm make the ambiance magical and mythical. Watching and enjoying the beauty of these dance performances is one of the mesmerizing things to do in Kumarakom.
Watch the famous Nehru Snake Boat Race
If you happen to be in Kumarakom between August and September, you can be a spectator to the world famous boat races, such as theNehru trophy snake boat race, Champakulam Moolam Boat Race, Aranmula Uthrattadi Vallamkali, and Payippad Jalolsavam.
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