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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Kumarakom


Area    :   30 sq kms
Population                :  7000
Temperature range  :  37.80C--16.10 C
Best time to visit  :  June and August
Kumarakom in Kerala is just a few miles (16 km) from the nearest city, Kottayam. There are daily flights to Kerala where, as
entry points, you have a choice of three international airports - Kochi (Cochin), Kozhikode (Calicut) and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).Kumarakom Bird SanctuaryThis fabulous bird sanctuary is on the banks of the Vembanad lake house. An
ornithologist’s delight, this place is the favourite haunt of the migratory birds like the Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal.Backwater in KumarakomKumarakom slumbers on the banks of the famous Vembanad Lake. The Vembanad Lake with its majestic canals, streams and distributaries along its banks weave an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web.Aruvikkuzhi WaterfallsPay a visit to the picturesque Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls . It is this beautiful picnic spot where streams tinkle as they make their way through the landscape and waters roar as they cascade down the mountains from a height of 100 Pathiramanal (sands of midnight)This is an enchanting island on the lake, can be accessed by boat from here. This 10 acre island on the backwaters is home to many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world

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