A Houseboat Tour To Kumarakom
Kumarakom is a famous backwater destination in Kerala and the most romantic destination for relaxed laidback honeymoon. This village is a cluster of little island in Kerala on the Vembanad Lake. Pristine backwaters, chirpy bird sanctuary, exhilarating boat races, amicable people and effervescent culture and a lot more is offered by a Kumarakom tour. Kumarakom is studded with natural splendour and its palm fringed landscapes, paddy fields, abundance of natural panorama, Ayurveda effect and pretty birdlife blossoming. One of the major highlights of a Kumarakom tour is a cruise on the backwaters, enormous water-bodies surrounding the islands for the region. Kumarakom holidays are all about languid sunset views, revitalizing snake boat race, tranquilizing bird watching and serene nature walks.
Kumarakom is a peaceful region with numerous coconut palms and shallow waterways. The most important attractions of the place are the Natural Bird Sanctuary and the breathtaking Backwaters. One of the most popular ways to explore the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and the breathtaking backwaters is by scheduling a houseboat cruise in the backwaters. The cruise through the backwaters takes you into the unique world of water and wonderment and provides wonderful opportunity to explore backwaters attractions including bird sanctuary. With the nearby Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary that is home to exotic water birds, a boat cruise at this breathtaking tourist attraction will leave you speechless with wonder and excitement.
The Kumarakom houseboats of today are used for leisure trips, but in old days, these boathouses were used for commercial purposes. The original Kumarakom Kettuvalloms or the boat houses were used to carry rice, coconut and spices from backwater villages of Kuttanad and Kumarakom to the Kochi port. But due to the large influx of modern day transport facilities, these houseboats revived themselves as a luxurious tourist entity.
Draped in nature's bounty Kumarakom holiday packages are one for complete revival and a true countryside experience. Discovering the hidden treasures of Kumarakom one comes across the region's rich culture, mesmerizing panorama and tranquillity that can heal one from within. An extended weekend or a long vacation, Kumarakom proves to be great escape from the melancholy of cities into a world of beauty and serenity.
Tourism in Kumarakom largely revolves around the backwaters of the Vembanad Lake. Several luxury and budget resorts lined up on the shores of the lake provide tourists with facilities for boating, yachting and fishing, with panoramic views of the lake and make the tour a most comfortable one.
by: Sanyukta Jain