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Kumarakom – endless backwater charm

The backwater village of Kumarakom in Kottayam district offers one of the most unforgettable experiences for travelers. Houseboats, picture-book villages, secluded coves, lagoons and the rich flora and fauna of the mangrove ecosystem in the famed Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary make it a truly distinct destination.


Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (also known as Vembanad Bird Sanctuary) is situated at Kumarakom in Kottayam district in the Indian state of Kerala, on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Set in the Kerala Backwaters the bird sanctuary is an ornithologist’s paradise and a favourite haunt of migratory birds.

Backwater cruise in houseboats, speedboat and safari boats
Bird watching inside the sanctuary
Visit bird interpretation centre
Watch local fishing activities and shell harvesting
Visit local driftwood museum and local farms

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