Kumarakom, a group of islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala is associated with backwater tourism. Pathiramanal (sands of midnight), The Janardhana Temple was built 12th Century, Aruvikuzhi waterfalls and bird sanctuary extend over 14 acre are the main attractions. Water sports such as windsailing and waterskiing are the other activities.
How to reach:
Nearest Airport: Cochin (90 km)
Nearest Railway station: Kottayam (14 km)
Temperature: 16 C to 37 C
The best time to visit: November to March.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary: Migratory birds like the Siberian stork, egret, darter, teal, waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, larks, flycatchers, wood beetle etc are seen here. Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls 2 km from Kumarakom is a beautiful picnic spot.
Pathiramanal (sands of midnight) is a charming island on the Vembanadu Lake accessible by boat.