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The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and is part of the Kuttanad region. An unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies. Situated on the Vembanad Lake, in this small water world you'll come across plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes which will take you into the heart of the scenic lake.

Tourist Attractions in Kumarakom

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (16 km from Kottayam town):
Located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist's paradise, is a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. Other common varieties like the woodpecker, skylark, crane, water hen and parrots can also be spotted here. A cruise along the Vembanad Lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary. Pathiramanal, an enchanting island on the lake, can be accessed by boat from here. A cruise along the Vembanad Lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary.

Pathiramanal (Sands of Midnight):
This 10 acre island on the backwaters is home to many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world. According to mythology a young brahmin dived into the Vembanad Lake to perform his evening ablutions and the water made way for land to rise from below. The island can be accessed only by boat.

How to Reach Kumarakom

Telephone access code: +91- 481

Air:
Nearest airport: Kochi (90 km), Thiruvananthapuram (200 km)

Rail:
The railway station (Kottayam) is situated 18 km from Kumarakom and is connected to the major cities of India.

Road:
An excellent network of roads connects the district to all the major towns and cities of India.