Saturday, 28 February 2015

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Spread across 14 acres, the sprawling lush green Kumarakom
bird sanctuary is home to various colorful and endangered birds’ species. It is an interesting place to visit as tourists and bird watchers get to see various species of local birds like teal, arks, wood beetle and few endangered migratory birds like Siberian stork, egret, darter and heron. One can also hire motorboats for bird watching cruise on the lake. 

Kumarakom Backwater Tours 

Backwater is the gem of Kumarakom and is the major tourist attractions which allow visitors to enjoy the captivating beauty of the nature, scenic villages, palm grooves, vast stretch of paddy fields and the exquisiteness of the houseboat. Apart from laidback holidays, tourists can also enjoy sun-bath on the houseboat, angling, sightseeing and boating. 

Vembanad Lake 

Kottayam has a vast labyrinth of rivers and canals network which flows to the pristine Vembanad Lake, one of asia’s largest fresh water lakes. Dotted with vast paddy fields and swaying coconut trees, Vembanad Lake offer various option to enjoy laidback holiday taking pleasure of various exciting sports like boating, fishing and picturesque sightseeing. One can also enjoy boat ride and enjoy the rustic appeal of the village and the cultural lifestyle. 

Juma Masjid

It is the oldest mosque in India, which is well known for its architectural brilliance, wood carvings and an elaborate decoration of the interior. The mosque is built by the followers of Prophet during the visit to Kerala a millennium ago. 

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls 

Located 18 kms from Kottayam town, Aruvikkuzhi is a picturesque waterfall and an ideal picnic spot. The cascading waterfalls from the height of 102 ft cast a magical spell on the visitors. 


Sobriquet as “Sand of Midnight” the picturesque island on Vembanad Lake is home to various species of birds including the rare and endangered migratory birds that travel from different corners of the world for holidays. If you are bird lover or interested in bird watching, it is a must visit destination for you. 


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