Kumarakom - Tourist Attractions in Kumarakom

Kumarakom, Tourist Attractions in Kumarakom, Kumarakom Tour

Tourist Attractions in Kumarakom

Tourist Attractions in Kumarakom
Various tourist attractions in Kumarakom are the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Pathiramanal, Erumely, Aranmula, Vagamon, Elaveezha Poonchira, Vaikom.

Kumarakom Tourist Attraction

Aruvikkuzhi 
Aruvikkuzi Waterfalls is located about 18 km from Kottayam town. This is a beautiful picnic spot where streams tinkle as they make their way through the landscape and waters roar as they cascade down the mountains from a height of 100 feet.
  

Erumely 

Erumely is an important pilgrim centre for the Hindus and Muslims. Sree Dharmasastha Temple here is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. 


Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a world famous bird sanctuary. This bird sanctuary is located about 16 kms from Kottayam on the banks of the Vemband lake. This sanctuary is an ornithologist’s paradise. Some migratory birds migrate during the winter from across the world including the Siberian stork. Some local birds which are found at this sanctuary are Water fowl, Cuckoo, Owl, Egret, Heron, Teal and Water duck. The best time to visit this sanctuary is between June and August and if you want to view the migratory birds then the best time is from November to February.

Aranmula Boat Race, Kumarakom
Aranmula 
Aranmula is located about 50 kms from Kottayam. Aranmula is the place where the splendid Onam festival boat races take place. These races are religious, based on a temple festival. Caparisoned elephants with beaded umbrellas, processions of decorated floats, and highly ornate boats make this a lovely event to witness. Aranmula is also the centre of bell metal mirror craft .Vaikom is famous for the Shiva Temple. A festival take place here in November and December and last for 12 days. The 'Panchavadyam' is an important musical performance in the festival
 
Elaveezha Poonchira 
Elaveezha Poonchira is yet another picnic spot accessible from Pala and located in the midst of beautiful hills. 

Pathiramanal

Pathiramanal or sands of midnight is an enchanting island on the lake. This island can be accessed by boat from here. This 10 acre island on the backwaters is home to many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world. According to mythology, a young Brahmin dived into the Vembanad Lake to perform his evening ablutions and the water made way for the land to rise from below. 
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