Kumarakom Kerala

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Kumarakom was once a part of the Vadakkancore kingdom. The King of Travancore, Marthanda Varma, conquered this area in 1750 and it turned into a piece of the kingdom of Travancore.

Kumarakom was once a part of the Vadakkancore kingdom. The King of Travancore, Marthanda Varma, conquered this area in 1750 and it turned into a piece of the kingdom of Travancore.

Kumarakom, situated 13 Kms from Kottayam is a sleepy little village on VembanadLake in Kerala. It offers a wide variety of flora, exotic, sightseeing, boating and fishing experience. The bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres is the safe home for many migratory birds, like Siberian stork, wild duck and so on. They live with other birds in groups, for example, darters, herons, egret, waterfowls, and cuckoos are the fascinating sight for the visitors.

Kumarakom is a tourist paradise with many a sight to see.

Kumarakom is a veritable cornucopia of travel pleasure that will mesmerize your senses. It is genuinely a heaven on earth. It is one of the foremost travel destinations on the planet and a crown jewel of Kerala tourism. The legendary backwaters of Kumarakom have brought visitors from far and wide to its shores. The dancing palm trees and the exquisite houseboats are only an additional advantage or flourishes to your vacation.

Popular Tourist Attractions:-

  • Kumarakom bird sanctuary
  • Bay Island Driftwood museum
  • Kumarakom beach
  • St Mary’s Church
  • Juma Masjid

For Accommodation:-

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  • Kottayam is the closest railway station
  • Cochin Airport is the nearest airport  about 91 km.
  • Buses and Taxis are easily available at all time of the day from Kottayam.
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Kumarakom was once a part of the Vadakkancore kingdom. The King of Travancore, Marthanda Varma, conquered this area in 1750 and it turned into a piece of the kingdom of Travancore. The first Christian Church was built in this region in 1769, with permission from the King of Travancore. This backwater village began developing into the beautiful tourist hotspot that it is today after the English farmer Alfred George Baker came to Kerala in 1847.

Baker reclaimed 500 acres of land of the Vembanad Lake and developed it into a garden land and paddy fields. He constructed his family home, which came to be known as the Baker House and also the History House. Four generations of Bakers occupied this home till 1962. Some of the members of the Baker family established the Baker Memorial School in Kottayam around 1825. The Baker House, which was in ruins, was acquired by the Taj Group and renovated, and it is now a luxury heritage hotel.

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