Kumarakom: The Majestic Group of Islands
Embraced by the spiritedly coasts of Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Tourism endows a vibrant palm-fringed group of islands in Kerala. It is a laid-back town enveloped in the beautiful scenery, clear lagoons and the array of coconut trees. Being the popular backwater of Kerala, sightseeing attractions in Kumarakom attracts lakhs of foreign tourists every month. Kumarakom remained hidden till 1878, when George Alfred Baker, a missionary from England, cleared the marshy mangroves around it and replaced it with coconut plantations. He was so enthralled by the beauty of Kumarakom that he decided to stay back in Kumarakom and contribute to the development of the region.
Vembanad Lake here is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia. Spread over an area of more than 14 acres of land, the lake is also rich in its flora and fauna. The traditional boats of Kerala called Kettuvallam float on the waters of Vembanad, offering a comfortable stay to its visitors. The lake also has a small island called Pathiramanal, which can be only reached through boats. There are many houseboats and resorts included in Kumarakom Travel Guide, which offer enthralling stay options by the Vembanad Lake. The famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a shelter to many exotic birds. The sanctuary can be visited only through canoes.recommended tours