Kumarakom is an enchanting backwater destination with shimmering water, bright green mangrove forests, coconut palms lining the embankments, blue skies, flocks of migratory birds skimming the water. It is a cluster of little islands on the eastern banks of Vembanad Lake in God's Own Country, which is a veritable dreamland. The bird sanctuary located in this charming destination spread across 14 acres is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. Egrets, darters, herons, teals, waterfowls, cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the Siberian Stork visit here in flocks are the major attractions for the visitors.
Every year, more than seven million tourists visit Kerala, and Kumarakom is an important stopover for many of them. This backwater hub lies on the eastern banks of Lake Vembanad, which has its maximum length and breadth, about 8 kilometres, near Kumarakom. With the huge lake on one side and a network of calm canals running through it, Kumarakom is a masterpiece created by man and nature together.
The nearest airport is Kochi with flights to many major cities of India, as well as some international destinations.
The nearest railhead is Kottayam, which is connected to all major cities and towns in India.
Kumarakom is well connected with good motorable roads and highways to all major cities and towns in South India.
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