KUMARAKAM

The tourist village of Kumarakom is relaxed and refined, featuring lush flowery landscapes and a multicoloured plethora of bird species, best enjoyed at the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Glide along an intricate web of lagoons, lakes and rivers on a fully-staffed private houseboat. Don’t miss the famous wood carvings at the peaceful Shiva Temple at Ettuman. Local cuisine will delight your taste buds with fresh, rich flavours and a variety of spices.

Vembanad Lake is commonly known as Vembanad Kayal or Vembanad Kol. It is one of the longest lakes in India and the largest in Kerala. This lake is called by different names like Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad and Kochi Lake in Kochi. The Kochi Lake also houses the Kochi Port, which is situated around two islands of Vallarpadam and Willingdon.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is also known as the Vembanad Bird Sanctuary. It is located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake in Kottayam. Sprawling over 14 acres of land in the basin of the Kavanar River, the sanctuary is counted amongst the largest bird sanctuaries in India. It is situated in the vicinity of the Kumarakom Village and provides shelter to around 91 species of local birds and 50 species of migratory birds.

Attitude Sea level
Area 2208 sq. km
Temperature 22 c – 32 c
Summer 24 c- 33 c
Winter 22 c – 28 c
Rain fall 346 cm
Best time to visit September to March
Clothing Tropical and cotton
Languages Malayalam,Tamil English (spoken)
   
Nearest Railway Kottyam 16 kms
Nearest Railway Thiruvananthapuram 170 kms
Nearest Railway Cochin 90 kms
   
Nearest Airport Cochin 120 kms
Nearest Airport Thiruvananthapuram 180 kms
Nearest Airport Madurai 280 kms
Places to visit “Venice of the east” Arabian sea and, Vembanadu lake sunset, sunrise, fishing net, Bird sanctuary.etc…..