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Magnificent Tourist Attractions in "Kumarakom"

If you really want to explore the astonishing beauty of tourism, visit Kumarakom, which has beautiful landscapes, ayurvedic resorts, enjoy home stay, arrange houseboat cruise and enjoy houseboat stay, and make your vacation in Kerala memorable. The main sightseeing spots in the region include Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Backwaters and Kumarakom Beach. These places are situated close to the main town and can be reached by buses, auto rickshaws and taxis. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is inhabited by different species of migratory as well as native birds that can be best spotted during the boat trips. The ideal season for watching migratory birds is between November and February. Tourists can also hire houseboats or motorboats to travel through the long Vembanad Lake which is connected with Alleppey and Kochi.

The beach in Kumarakom is known for organising various beach activities and water sports such as swimming, water polo, parasailing, scuba diving, water skiing and many more. Bay Island Driftwood Museum is one of the popular museums in the state which houses a variety of twisted stumps of driftwood articles that were brought here from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. If you wish to observe the copious elements of nature then there wouldn't be any better place than Kumarakom in Kerala, where you will find exotic wildlife national parks, spice plantations to palm-fringed beaches or exclusive backwaters to tropical rainforest, it has everything to offer every kind of vacationers.

How to reach....

To reach Kumarakom from anywhere outside India, you can fly to Mumbai (Bombay) or Chennai (Madras). It lies just 16 km from the nearest city, Kottayam. From there, fly to Kerala where, you have a choice of three international airports as entry point - Kochi (Cochin), Kozhikode (Calicut) and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

By Air - Cochin is the nearest is airport i.e. 64kms, its and international airport so well connected to the other major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad etc. Another option is Trivandrum airport i.e. 159 km south of Alleppey.

By Rail - The nearest Airport to Kumarakom is the Cochin International Airport, about 70 km away from the Muhamma boat jetty. The second nearest airport is at Trivandrum, 171 km away.

By Road - Kottayam is about 16 km from Kumarakom, and is well connected with the rest of the country by both State highway and National Highway.

By Water - From Trivandrum International Airport, you can come to Quilon by road or rail, and thereafter, take the regular ferry service through the enchanting backwaters, to reach Alleppey. Kumarakom can be reached by a short ride from Alleppey.

When to go....

Best Time to travel Munnar is between September to May.

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