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Kumarakom

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Wildlife Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Kayaking & Canoeing
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters. Boat rides set off from the town and take in a smorgasbord of tropical scenery and exotic wildlife, appealing to outdoorsy types on a Kumarakom vacation. The town itself exudes a laid-back vibe, with plenty of flower gardens and tropical parks adding to the natural atmosphere of the area. Easily accessible by boat, rail, or air, the ever-expanding holiday destination has taken proactive steps to protect the environment it relies on, implementing responsible tourism programs to help conserve the area's natural beauty. To arrange what you want to do in Kumarakom, use our India trip builder website.
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Religious Site
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Wildlife Area
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Anokhi Wellness
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Water Body
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Beach
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Religious Site
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple Kottayam
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Specialty Museum
Bay Island Driftwood Museum Kottayam
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Where to stay in Kumarakom

Despite its heavy reliance on tourism, Kumarakom offers surprisingly few accommodations, with just a handful of resorts sitting near the lakeshore. You can find a larger selection of places to stay in Likkalam, a short drive to the south. If resorts fall outside your budget, look for small guesthouses and holiday rentals, which offer basic amenities and a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. No matter where you stay, you'll never be too far from the water, with many accommodations also offering swimming pools.
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