Kumarakom Houseboats

Dev Sri
Kumarakom, 12km from Kottayam Kerala India is a major backwater destination. It lies between Western Ghats and Arabian Sea and is considered as the gateway to the backwaters of Kuttanad.

Kumarakom is blessed with the beauties of Mangrove forest, bright green paddy fields, coconut palms and a network of waterways. The climate is always normal with fresh and cool atmosphere. Kettuvallams, the traditional boats of Kerala offer the trip through backwaters. The modern Kettuvallams are with all amenities inside. They displays traditional designs, most of them are with solar lighting system, chemical toilets and with engines outside. Decorated interiors, luxurious bedrooms living rooms, kitchen, indoor game facility, balcony with deck chairs are some of the other facilities in the houseboats.

Chinese fishing nets, the beautiful array of palm trees are the promised sights during the travel in thatched houseboats. Different types of boat services are available for surfing.

One can enjoy other facilities in the resort – swimming pool, health clubs, internet connectivity, Ayurvedic resort, children's park and limitless supply of mineral water. Sight seeing trips to kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Pathiramanal, Alleppey and the Agricultural Farm can be done. It is an excellent place for bird watchers. Kumarakom has already become an international tourist destination.

To get there:By Air: Cochin International airport (76km), Thiruvananthapuram (171km)By Rail: Kottayam (16km)By road: Kottayam (14km)

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Dev Sri provides Kerala tour and travel information through The Kerala Tourism website. Check out the website to find cool places, genuine Ayurvedic centers and Kerala travel packages.

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