Kerala’s largest lake—the Vembanad Lake, keeps a charming secret on its eastern shore. A quaint town called Kumarakom. Although a well-known tourist destination, the town remains distinguishably unspoilt and breathtakingly beautiful. Meandering backwaters make their way through this expanse of a land consisting lush paddy fields and swaying coconut trees. Kumarakom is a town where relaxation begins the moment one enters it, and promises to stay long after one has left it.
On the banks of the Vembanad Lake is the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. An early morning bird safari allows visitors to catch a glimpse of migratory birds like the Siberian Crane, teal, osprey and Marsh Harrier, and storks in winter. The experience is a rare insight into the avian world and its functions. Kumarakom is home to what is said to be a 1000-year-old mosque called the Thazhathangady Juma Masjid. Located on the banks of the Meenachil River near Kottayam, the mosque is popular for its distinctive architecture and intricate carvings, and is a delightful vision from afar. One thing featured in most magazines publishing travel photographs of South India is the Chinese fishing net. Appearing in beautiful silhouette against the backdrop of the setting sun, the sight is a stunning visual treat, and can be seen from a local boat. Kerala is famous for its authentic Ayurvedic massages and treatments, and Kumarakom provides some interesting options to detoxify the body, and revitalise the mind.
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