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Tourist Attractions in Kumarakom

 

Tourist Attractions in Kumarakom
Various tourist attractions in Kumarakom are the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Pathiramanal and Elaveezha Poonchira.

 

Vembanad Lake
The Vembanad Lake is located at Kumarakom, about 16 km from Kottayam. The Vembanad Lake is an enchanting picnic spot and a fast developing backwater tourist destination. It offers boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences to the tourists that are truly exhilarating. The Vembanad Lake with its majestic canals, streams and distributaries along its banks weave an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web. This serene lake comes alive during Onam festival with the spectacular snake boat races.

 

Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom

Vembanad Lake

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls
Aruvikkuzi Waterfalls is located about 18 km from Kottayam district and 2 kms down a mud lane from Kumarakom. This is a beautiful picnic spot where streams tinkle as they make their way through the landscape and water roars as they cascade down the mountains from a height of 100 feet. The tourists can also enjoy the shade of rubber plantations here.

 

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a world famous bird sanctuary and an ornithologistís paradise. This bird sanctuary is located about 16 kms from Kottayam on the banks of the Vemband lake. Some migratory birds migrate during the winter from across the world including the Siberian stork. Some local birds which are found at this sanctuary are Water

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom

fowl, Cuckoo, Owl, Egret, Heron, Teal and Water duck. The best time to visit this sanctuary is between June and August and if you want to view the migratory birds then the best time is from November to February. A cruise along the Vembanad lake is the best way to visit the sanctuary.

 

Elaveezha Poonchira
Elaveezha Poonchira is yet another picnic spot accessible from Pala and located in the midst of beautiful hills.

 

Pathiramanal
Pathiramanal or sands of midnight is an enchanting island on the lake. This island can be accessed by boat from here. This 10 acre island on the backwaters is home to many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world. According to mythology, a young Brahmin dived into the Vembanad Lake to perform his evening ablutions and the water made way for the land to rise from below and thus the Pathiramanal island came into being.

 
 

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