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Nature is the best place to forget all of your worries and sorrows. Kumarakom, the spine of Kerala backwater tourism, is undoubtedly one particular place to recover and unwind your mind and body. The village of Kumarakom which consists of a cluster of islands is a part of the Kuttanad region, the rice paddy in Kerala, also lies 14 km.

This little bit of paradise is located on the banks of Vembanad Lake, which reaches its maximum length and width nearby Kumarakom. The never-ending lush paddy fields which are crisscrossed by canals and lakes flanked by the vast period of palm trees along with the coconut grooves, the beautiful lagoons, along with panoramic waters make Kumarakom a fascinating place.

The very best way to explore this enchanting peninsula is thru a houseboat ride. You may hire a houseboat and can’t only appreciate the pristine beauty of the Vembanad Lake, but may take a close look at the peaceful and rustic way of life of the little hamlet.

The houseboat as its name implies is similar to a floating home with all the modern facilities. The houseboats can be found in single/double/triple and five bedrooms with baths, private balcony, sundeck and kitchen. This enchanting backwater destination is similar to the crowning glory of Kerala tourism. The way the Southwest and Northeast monsoon season ensures this pristine land in green is enchanting.

The enchanting beauty of Kumarakom lures honeymooners in this charming place. It’s a spot to spend some quality time with the loved one. Although the place is renowned for its backwaters there are numerous other sightseeing areas in Kumarakom. One such place is the bird sanctuary here. You could come across a huge array of migratory and water birds and maybe like a paradise for bird watchers. The optimum time to visit is from June to August. Other areas where you can unwind comprise Aruvikuzhi waterfalls, the Bay Island, Driftwood Museum and Pathiramanal. One can visit many religious places which are situated in and around Kumarakom.

The many resorts and traditional centres that offer treatments also attracted the tourists to this little sleepy village. The place is very rich in marine life and it’s an excellent spot to enjoy the seafood varieties of Kerala. There are also many restaurants in Kumarakom that sells fresh catch of the day.

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