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About Kumarakom
Kumarakom is a holidayer's paradise. Kumarakom Known as the backwater country, It is just an -hour-and -a-half cruise journey from Cochin. It is a fascinating journey ending at this peaceful place on the shores of the Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom has its own charm-restful and quiet.

Munnar Facts and Figures
Rainfall : 170 cm
Altitude : Sea level.

How to Reach Kumarakom
Air : The Trivandrum International Airport is 171 kms away from Kumarakom.
Rail : The nearest Railway station from Kumarakom is at Kottayam and regular local and Express trains connect the city with rest of India.
Road : Kottayam is 14 kilometer from Kumarakom and both State highway and National Highway links Kumarakom with the rest of the country.

In and Around Kumarakom
  Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
16 km from Kottayam town. Located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist's paradise, is a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian stork, egret darter, heron and teal. Other common varieties like the woodpecker, skylark, crane, water hen and parots can also be spotted here. A cruise along the Vembanad Lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary. Pathiramanal, an enchanting island on the lake, can be accessed by boat from here.
Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom
16 km from Kottayam town. Kottayam is a vast network of rivers and canals which empty into the great expanse of water called Vembanad Lake. The lake, an enchanting picnic spot and a fast developing backwater tourism destination, provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are truly exhilarating. The Kumarakom Tourist village offers houseboat cruises and holiday packages. The serene lake comes alive during Onam with a spectacular water regatta - the snake boat races. It is indeed amazing to watch oarsmen, at least a hundred in one boat slice their way through the waters to the fast rhythm of their own full throated singing.
Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls
Pay a visit to the picturesque Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls Located 18km from Kottayam town, 2 km down a mud lane from Kumarakom is this beautiful picnic spot where streams tinkle as they make their way through the landscape and waters roar as they cascade down the mountains from a height of 100 ft.
Pathiramanal (sands of midnight), an enchanting island on the lake, 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 madeway for the land to rise from below. The island can be accessed only by boat. A cruise along the Vembanad Lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary.

Backwaters Tour packages
Tour 01 - 06 nights / 07 Days Tour 03 - 06 nights / 07 Days
Tour 02 - 08 nights / 09 Days Tour 04 - 05 nights / 06 Days

Stay in Munnar Hotels
Hotel Club Mahindra Lake View Abad Copper Castle Resort
Hotel Siena Village Hotel Tall Trees

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