Kumarakom, exceptionally beautiful landscape of mangrove forests, rich green rice fields and coconut palms intertwined with charming streams and bridged canals with white lilies. Positioned on Lake Vembanad, in this small world of water one is going to be a spectator to the infinite beauty of Mother Earth. Nearby resorts make your Kumarakom holidays a lifetime experience by offering quality accommodation and exceptional leisure choices such as an Ayurvedic massage, yoga, meditation, boating, fishing, fishing and swimming. Kumarakom depicts nature in its best form with its pools of pristine forest. There are many amazing things that can be done in Kumarakom. Wake up in the early hours of the morning for the grand spectacle on earth, the sunrise. In the morning the lake is calm, misty and simply sensual. And the sun rises with a smile and pulls its arm across the river to wish you a very pleasant hello. Take a ride in one of the boats and watch life in its true colors. A trip to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is what should not be missed. The ideal time for this is between November and March, when a group of migratory birds coming from Siberia make their winter residence. Some of the species include Snake Bird, Cormorant, Crow Pheasant, Brand White Water Hen and Tree Pie. Intermittently, one can catch the resident kingfishers fixing the waters in a psychedelic flash of burning colors. The herons with the golden peaks are also there. At the fourteen hectare bird sanctuary, one can get a view of more than one rare bird - some of which, unfortunately, can not remain forever.
An excursion to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary on Kettuvallam is inherently embedded into Kumarakom tour. Kettuvallams are enormous, tapering barges that have been traditionally used for carrying cargo, rice and other goods through Kerala. It features a bamboo and coco shelter for cooking and rest rooms for the crew. These boats are built entirely without the use of nails. Jack's wooden boards are woven with coconut ropes and covered with a black resin made from boiled cashew nuts. Kettuvallams, now called barges, are equipped with finished rooms, modern toilets, comfortable lounges, a kitchen and even a balcony where tourists can lounge on cushions. A part of the roof of carved wood and braided palms is kept open to offer shade and allow an incessant view. Most boats are powered by resident rowers. Some are powered by engines. Slipping on quiet backwaters, visitors can be spectator of a non-spoiled Kerala.