Coordinates: 9.600000 76.433296
Explore the Enchanting backwaters of Kumarakom
Set amidst the Vembanad Lake, the largest freshwater lake of Kerala, Kumarakom is a cluster of small islands offering an enchanting, dreamlike holiday spot enhanced by the beguiling beauty of the backwaters.
With beautiful paddy fields swaying in the breeze, dense mangrove forests diffusing their scent in the air and magnificent coconut groves filtering the sunlight, Kumarakom had been established as a part of a special preservation effort by the Indian government. Lush greenery, supported by the fertile soil, provides a picturesque backdrop for honeymooners looking for peace and solitude. This cluster of Islands is also famous for receiving thousands of migratory birds, which flock here every year, giving bird watchers an exciting opportunity to chance upon some rare bird species.
Small fishing skiffs supporting the local economy can be found throughout the town. Surrounded by both, fresh as well as salt-water sources, Kumarakom serves a wide variety of marine and freshwater seafood. This delectable platter includes the lip-smacking Karimeen (also known as pearl spotted fish), shrimp, prawns and other local fish.
Real jewel of this place are undoubtedly the backwaters that ramble throughout Kerala, and if you want to pamper yourself, then nothing can be better than the most popular ayurvedic massage of Kumarakom.