Posted on October 01 2019 at 05:42 AM
Are you looking for a quiet and laid back vacation away from the bustling city and busy life you lead on an everyday basis? Well, Kerala offers you some of the best backwater getaway destinations endowed in natural bliss. Kumarakom is the perfect backwater location you need to explore to have a peaceful and calm vacation. Kumarakom is a haven for people who love bird watching and the wonderful sceneries offered by Mother Nature. Kumarakom is a treasure trove of activities to keep you engaged.
Let us look into some of the best things to do while you enjoy the most amazing vacation in Kumarakom.
Kumarakom is a very cosy small scenic island full of amazing sights to explore. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a paradise for bird watchers. The sanctuary is a great place to watch Cuckoos, Teals and Darters. Particularly in November to February, a lot of birds flock here. The bird sanctuary is dense and full of trees of different kinds. You can get glimpses of some rare species here. Including the rarely sighted Kingfisher. Explore the calm backwater village of Kumarakom set in the magical charm of the green waters fringed with coconut trees. Bay Island Driftwood Museum is the perfect example of time (past and present) coming together through the exquisite modern driftwood sculptures and also explore the Pathiramanal island.
Fishing is the most devotedly practised art in Kumarakom. Both men and women equally enjoy wading into the muddy waters of the backwaters and catching small fish by trapping within their toes. You may master the art of fishing and go catch some fish yourself with fishing rods and nets. Karimeen fish is the speciality of this area.
Water sports in Kerala is gaining popularity among the tourist. Kumarakom offers some amazing water sports to enjoy during your stay there. Canoeing down the Vembanad lake allows you to appreciate the beauty of the serene beauty around you. You may have some fun swimming in the cool soothing waters. Also, enjoy the thrilling snake boat racing held during Onam festivals ( September). The water sport is very spectacular and must-see events in Kumarakom.
Ayurvedic Massage and Meditation
Kerala is famous for its rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments and relaxing massages offered in various luxury resorts and even houseboats. The massage therapy is the combination of centuries-old effective techniques and aromatic oil concoctions that revive your body and mind. With the physical pampering, you get to attend mind relaxing guided yoga & meditation sessions under certified experts. Funday Holidays exclusively craters Ayurvedic packages at most affordable prices.
Be a Pilgrim for a Day
Exploring some historic & religious sites is a great way to learn the culture, history and traditions of the destination you visit. Vaikom a small town 18kms away from Kumarakom is named as the Kashi of the south. Vaikom is home to the famous Vaikom Mahadeva Temple. A great Hindu pilgrim centre with great historical and religious significance in India. Visit the famous built by Habib Dinar, the son of Malik Dinar who is known to have brought Islam religion to Kerala a thousand years ago.
The legacy is visible in the eye-catching wood carvings and the mind-blowing architecture of the mosque.
Relax in a Houseboat
No vacation in Kumarakom is complete without the safari on the famous houseboats. You get to enjoy the true beauty of the backwaters when the houseboats effortlessly glide through the hidden streams, lakes etc. You get to enjoy the most spectacular sunsets from the houseboats. Enjoy the mouth-watering seafood cooked with the freshest ingredients by the locals.
Kerala is blessed with the most beautiful and magnificent waterfalls in the world. A 1.5 hours’ drive from Kumarakom takes you to the majestic waters falls lovingly called as Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls. An ideal spot for a half-day outing with a thrilling picnic in the wild. The best time to bless your eyes with the elegant view of the waterfalls is during monsoon as the waterfalls grow in size with the large volume of water cascading down.