Kumarakom is a cluster of islets on the eastern edge of the serene Vembanad Lake, a part of the Kuttanad region in Kerala. The backwater haven, Vembanad Lake is one of Asiaâs largest freshwater lakes and a major ecological resource. Set out on a boat ride towards the highly popular Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary on the eastern shores of the lake. Here you can enjoy birding in the green canopy of the rubber plantation for the whole day. Spread across 14 acres, the sanctuary is an ornithologistâs paradise, being a favorite haunt of migratory birds such as the Siberian crane and other indigenous species such as egrets, herons, waterfowls, kingfishers and teal to name a few.
3 Hours Before Time
On your arrival at Cochin, our local tour representative will meet you and assist. Further, you’ll drive to Kumarakom. Kumarakom has immense natural beauty. Famous for its backwaters, it is a great attraction for tourists who wish to experience houseboat holidays. Vembanad Lake is one of the longest Lake in India and is at its maximum widest point in Kumarakom. Transfer to the Hotel, where you will Check in and relax for a while. In the afternoon, visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, one of the favourite hunts of migratory birds from across the world that makes it a renowned bird watching centre. Stay overnight at hotel in Kumarakom.
Relish morning breakfast at hotel. Today we proceed to Alleppey, known as “Venice of East”. Enjoy a 4 hour houseboat ride and freshly prepared lunch in the houseboat. Houseboat is the best option to explore the backwater beauty of this region. You may come across vendors selling fresh vegetables, sea food, etc. on small boats as livelihood of people in this region is mostly dependent on the backwaters. After completing the tour, we drive back to Kumarakom. Stay overnight at hotel in Kumarakom.
You got a morning to laze off today. Enjoy a bed tea, freshen up and have a fill at hotel breakfast. Later check out from the hotel for your return transfer to Cochin. Bid goodbyes to the wonderful place where you made unforgettable memories. Hope you had a great trip.