Cruise along enchanting backwaters

Cruise along enchanting backwaters

Cruise along enchanting backwaters

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Kumarakom village is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and is part of the Kuttanad region in Kerala. An enchanting backwater destination, Kumarakom offers visitors many other leisure options. Greeted by lush mangrove forests, paddy fields and massive coconut trees lining up on the shores with the wind dictating their course. National Geographic listed it among the select destinations in the world that one must visit at least once in their lifetime.
Kumarakom provides a wide variety of options like flora and fauna, exotic sightseeing, boating, and fishing experience. Here you can enjoy bird sanctuaries along the shores and experience the village life.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Its legendary bird sanctuary spread over 14 acres, is a famous haunt of ornithologists and bird watchers. Variety of migratory birds flock in thousands, some from the Himalayas, some from Siberia.
Siberian Stork and Wild Duck can be seen here along with darters, herons, egret, waterfowls and cuckoos. It is also famous for its aquatic life. Houseboats and motorboats are available on hire for bird watching cruises on the lake. The best time to bird watch is between June and August. To watch Migratory birds, November to February is ideal.
Bay Island driftwood museum
A museum to display a unique collection of superior quality driftwood sculptures of very high artistic value, prepared through a rare and innovative modern art form. You would find here a huge collection of root sculptures of various shapes and designs.
Collecting driftwood
A dynamic lady school teacher used to pick up pieces of driftwood deposited by the sea in the sea shores, comprising twisted tree trunks, stumps, roots etc. which had potential for transformation to sculptures with marginal efforts, thanks to the Bay of Bengal prone to frequent cyclones that make the sea turbulent and unpredictable. Every cyclone brought back many things to the shore as it washed away from it. Some of these wood pieces and roots were centuries old, and having drifted across the seas they became more resilient.
Gastronomic experience at Kumarakom
Their rich cuisine moulded over the ages through a delectable blend of Malabari, French, Brit and Arabian influences has given rise to the most unique and lip smacking coastal flavours.
Home to a large no. of fresh water species like the Pearl Spot fish( Karimeen),the Prawns(Chenmeen), Shrimp(Konchu), and more. Karimeen Pollichathu, is one of Kumarakom’s household favourite. Pearl Spot fish marinated with masala and spices, enfolded in a banana leaf and baked is relished for its unique flavor and freshness. Like elsewhere in Kerala, puttu, dosa, idli and appam – all made of rice powder – are some of the typical breakfast dishes in Kumarakom households.
Stay at boathouses
Ditch the mundane way of staying at hotels or resorts, instead Kumarakom offers the option of staying on a floating boat house. The jaw-dropping backdrop, lush green plantations along the banks, and gorgeous Vembanad Lake pulls plenty of tourists to rent a houseboat and voyage in it. houseboats are endowed with all essential and luxury amenities and run by professional agencies whose expertise lie in offering utmost delight while exploring the in-depth exquisite Malabar prettiness.village is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and is part of the Kuttanad region in Kerala. An enchanting backwater destination, Kumarakom offers visitors many other leisure options. Greeted by lush mangrove forests, paddy fields and massive coconut trees lining up on the shores with the wind dictating their course. National Geographic listed it among the select destinations in the world that one must visit at least once in their lifetime.
Kumarakom provides a wide variety of options like flora and fauna, exotic sightseeing, boating, and fishing experience. Here you can enjoy bird sanctuaries along the shores and experience the village life.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Its legendary bird sanctuary spread over 14 acres, is a famous haunt of ornithologists and bird watchers. Variety of migratory birds flock in thousands, some from the Himalayas, some from Siberia.
Siberian Stork and Wild Duck can be seen here along with darters, herons, egret, waterfowls and cuckoos. It is also famous for its aquatic life. Houseboats and motorboats are available on hire for bird watching cruises on the lake. The best time to bird watch is between June and August. To watch Migratory birds, November to February is ideal.
Bay Island driftwood museum
A museum to display a unique collection of superior quality driftwood sculptures of very high artistic value, prepared through a rare and innovative modern art form. You would find here a huge collection of root sculptures of various shapes and designs.
Collecting driftwood
A dynamic lady school teacher used to pick up pieces of driftwood deposited by the sea in the sea shores, comprising twisted tree trunks, stumps, roots etc. which had potential for transformation to sculptures with marginal efforts, thanks to the Bay of Bengal prone to frequent cyclones that make the sea turbulent and unpredictable. Every cyclone brought back many things to the shore as it washed away from it. Some of these wood pieces and roots were centuries old, and having drifted across the seas they became more resilient.
Gastronomic experience at Kumarakom
Their rich cuisine moulded over the ages through a delectable blend of Malabari, French, Brit and Arabian influences has given rise to the most unique and lip smacking coastal flavours.
Home to a large no. of fresh water species like the Pearl Spot fish( Karimeen),the Prawns(Chenmeen), Shrimp(Konchu), and more. Karimeen Pollichathu, is one of Kumarakom’s household favourite. Pearl Spot fish marinated with masala and spices, enfolded in a banana leaf and baked is relished for its unique flavor and freshness. Like elsewhere in Kerala, puttu, dosa, idli and appam – all made of rice powder – are some of the typical breakfast dishes in Kumarakom households.
Stay at boathouses
Ditch the mundane way of staying at hotels or resorts, instead Kumarakom offers the option of staying on a floating boat house. The jaw-dropping backdrop, lush green plantations along the banks, and gorgeous Vembanad Lake pulls plenty of tourists to rent a houseboat and voyage in it. houseboats are endowed with all essential and luxury amenities and run by professional agencies whose expertise lie in offering utmost delight while exploring the in-depth exquisite Malabar prettiness.village is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and is part of the Kuttanad region in Kerala. An enchanting backwater destination, Kumarakom offers visitors many other leisure options. Greeted by lush mangrove forests, paddy fields and massive coconut trees lining up on the shores with the wind dictating their course. National Geographic listed it among the select destinations in the world that one must visit at least once in their lifetime.
Kumarakom provides a wide variety of options like flora and fauna, exotic sightseeing, boating, and fishing experience. Here you can enjoy bird sanctuaries along the shores and experience the village life.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Its legendary bird sanctuary spread over 14 acres, is a famous haunt of ornithologists and bird watchers. Variety of migratory birds flock in thousands, some from the Himalayas, some from Siberia.
Siberian Stork and Wild Duck can be seen here along with darters, herons, egret, waterfowls and cuckoos. It is also famous for its aquatic life. Houseboats and motorboats are available on hire for bird watching cruises on the lake. The best time to bird watch is between June and August. To watch Migratory birds, November to February is ideal.
Bay Island driftwood museum
A museum to display a unique collection of superior quality driftwood sculptures of very high artistic value, prepared through a rare and innovative modern art form. You would find here a huge collection of root sculptures of various shapes and designs.
Collecting driftwood
A dynamic lady school teacher used to pick up pieces of driftwood deposited by the sea in the sea shores, comprising twisted tree trunks, stumps, roots etc. which had potential for transformation to sculptures with marginal efforts, thanks to the Bay of Bengal prone to frequent cyclones that make the sea turbulent and unpredictable. Every cyclone brought back many things to the shore as it washed away from it. Some of these wood pieces and roots were centuries old, and having drifted across the seas they became more resilient.
Gastronomic experience at Kumarakom
Their rich cuisine moulded over the ages through a delectable blend of Malabari, French, Brit and Arabian influences has given rise to the most unique and lip smacking coastal flavours.
Home to a large no. of fresh water species like the Pearl Spot fish( Karimeen),the Prawns(Chenmeen), Shrimp(Konchu), and more. Karimeen Pollichathu, is one of Kumarakom’s household favourite. Pearl Spot fish marinated with masala and spices, enfolded in a banana leaf and baked is relished for its unique flavor and freshness. Like elsewhere in Kerala, puttu, dosa, idli and appam – all made of rice powder – are some of the typical breakfast dishes in Kumarakom households.
Stay at boathouses
Ditch the mundane way of staying at hotels or resorts, instead Kumarakom offers the option of staying on a floating boat house. The jaw-dropping backdrop, lush green plantations along the banks, and gorgeous Vembanad Lake pulls plenty of tourists to rent a houseboat and voyage in it. houseboats are endowed with all essential and luxury amenities and run by professional agencies whose expertise lie in offering utmost delight while exploring the in-depth exquisite Malabar prettiness.

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