On a Passage through India, you can discover a myriad of tradition and culture. With its divine destinations of snow-capped mountains, deserts, unspoiled beaches and peaceful backwaters, India can enthral and embrace tourists from all across the world. A considerable portion of this goldmine of tourism lies in the state of Kerala, known as God’s own country. Read more...
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Know before you plan your Kumarakom Houseboat Packages
Kumarakom is a charming place situated on the bank of Kerala backwaters. You can experience a moment of sheer bliss in its seductive backwaters. The traditional houseboats, also known as Kettuvalloms, are transformed into hotels and equipped with all luxurious and modern amenities. As part of the many Kumarakom houseboat packages, you can ride, stay, feast or relax on the serene waters of Lake Vembanad. The successful novel, The God of Small Things, written by Arundhati Roy, is set against the backdrop of Aymanam village, which is adjacent to Kumarakom. Once you visit Kumarakom; you would always long to come back, craving for more.
Must visit places on your Kumarakom Houseboat Trip
To get you the best Kerala Backwater Packages, we have tried to fit in the most places within the vicinity Kumarakom.
The scintillating rivulets are the embodiment of romance and eternal bliss in Kerala. You can float on board the houseboats in the Vembanad Lake and get mesmerised by the natural
beauty. All Kerala family packages in houseboat offer you the star category facilities of hotels with lounge area, attached bathrooms, kitchen staff, and guide.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom is home to a captivating Bird Sanctuary on the banks of the Vembanad Lake. You can spot rare birds like the purple heron, pond heron black bittern. The monsoon months are considered the breeding season for various birds. The winter months are considered the migratory season when you can spot rare birds from places, as far as the Himalayas and Siberia.
This is a small place amongst a cluster of islands. The fascinating place is called the Sands of Midnight. You just can’t take off your eyes from the beautiful scenery as you stroll along the banks of the lake.
Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls are cherished for their natural beauty, surrounded by the rubber plantations. A combination of Kumarakom houseboat trip along with a muddy trek up to this jaw-dropping landscape provides the backbone of backwater tourism.
This place is a food lover’s delight. Its colonial dishes get effortlessly entwined with its native cuisine. You must try out the palatable appam, grilled fish, Karimeen Pollichathu and other dishes.
Things / Activities Family Members should do in Kerala
You can try some or all of the activities listed below to collect memories that you can cherish throughout your life.
Kumarakom Houseboat Packages are the stuff; dreams are made of. You can relax and laze around on the sun decks is one of the numerous houseboats in Kumarakom. In winter, this activity becomes all the more pleasurable.
Ayurvedic massage is practised from the ancient days and is believed to provide a rejuvenating and supreme experience. It will not just stimulate the body and soul but also help you unwind the stressful cords.
Watch a Boat Race
It is organised towards the end of monsoon season during Onam. The traditional boat race during this festival is an enthralling ritual.
Enjoy the Colonial Architecture
You can admire the grandeur of the various churches, built by the Europeans. The efforts that the native population put in to preserve their history is noteworthy.
Quick Tips for Kumarakom Houseboat Packages
Here are some standard tips that you may consider before zeroing on the perfect Kumarakom houseboat packages.
You can start with the numerous Kumarakom Backwater Packages and customise a vacation as per your budget and duration of holidays.
The weather in Kerala is by and large pleasant. However, winter is the best time to visit Kumarakom and Alleppey
Riots and instability are not frequent in Kerala, and the native population is also very accommodating. But be careful to ensure you don’t get robbed by middlemen and travel operators.
During summer, you must try local drinks like fresh lemon water, coconut water and buttermilk to remain energised.
The local population in Kerala is highly educated and hence follows English.
In the rainy season, you should carry raincoats and umbrellas.
While feasting in Kerala, be prepared to get a spicy taste and the distinctive fragrance of coconut oil. You can also relish the authentic dishes of Kumarakom like fresh fish or Mean Curry.
Ideal Kumarakom Houseboat Packages Itinerary
We have tried to plan an itinerary for Kumarakom backwater packages, centralised around Kumarakom.
Day 1: On the first day of your vacation, you would arrive at Kochi. You would be driven to your chosen destination of Kumarakom. It is located around 50 km from Kochi. Day 2: As part of your Kumarakom houseboat packages, you and your family members can check in to your designated houseboat in the Vembanad Lake. You can enjoy an Ayurvedic massage to recharge after a gruelling journey. Day 3: On the third day, you can visit the bird sanctuary of Kumarakom. It is a small drive, and you can come back for your overnight stay. Day 4: On the fourth day, you can visit Pathiramanal. You can either take a boat or drive, and you can come back to your hotel or houseboat. You can dine at the famous Cocobay Resort. Day 5: On the last day, you can visit the translucent waterfalls in Aruvikkuzhi. The nearest airport is at Kochi and 88 km away. The nearest railway station is at Kottayam and 20 km away. You can book your return journey either from Kochi or Kottayam.
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With the presence of so many scenic locations for Kumarakom houseboat packages, Lastminute has something for all its guests. We at lastminute.com India always endeavour to deliver perfect Kumarakom backwater packages tailor-made for your needs.