Kumarakom, the most sought after Tourism Destination in Kerala, unfolds like a colorful microcosm of Mother Nature. The myriad network of quaint waterways emptying into the magnificent Vembanad Lake, emerald green paddy fields, the plethora of flora and fauna unique to this region and of course the graceful migratory birds of every hue and feather that flock here annually from across continents makes this sleepy village a haven on earth.
Welcome to Green Fields Kumarakom. We would be more than happy to assist you for any of your requirements in and around Kumarakom. Our Travel Desk is capable of arranging a taxi to a houseboat, hotel reservations to Ticketing and sightseeing or so.
Please read on to get a bird’s eye view about activities in Kumarakom.
Take a walk and experience the real life of village. Your Journey will begin from Green Fields at 9am after a short briefing session. Charming, yet exquisite, and cocooned by untouched nature it is perhaps the only place of its kind in this sleepy village where glimpses of vibrant everyday life unfold as in a motion picture. Droves of quacking ducks being shepherded across busy waterways, lithe fishermen launching their nets from the edges of tiny canoes, migratory birds waiting for a catch, toddy tappers slithering effortless up swaying coconut palms, banana plantations, coconut plantations, paddy fields, cattle, birds and much more are awaiting! Thus choose your trip that takes you right into the heart of village and be part of an endeavor that distribute the benefits of tourism to the local community, thus making it meaningful and mutually beneficial.
HOUSEBOAT OVER NIGHT CRUISE
As unique as it is, these converted boats are no less than a star hotel in luxurious amenities. They boast finely appointed rooms with luxurious interiors, kitchen, and optional Air conditioning. Spend an overnight in a ‘House Boat’ which cruise through the “Vembanad” lake. Enjoy delicious Kerala specialties prepared for you on board.
DAY CRUISE IN HOUSE BOAT
Aleppey is only 1 hour distance from Kumarakom. The cruise takes you through backwaters and paddy fields. Reach R-block, a 3000 acres Island in the Vembanad Lake which is lower than the sea. After a day cruise get back and be comfortable in our cozy bedding.
MOTOR BOAT RIDE
Take a Motor Boat for your family and visit backwaters of Kumarakom.
Rowing a country boat through the canals of Kumarakom shall be an amazing experience
Take a tour and capture the panoramic view of village, Canals etc of Kumarakom.
Duration 3 Hours In a Motor Boat
We arrange visit to a nearby farm house.
BIRD SANCTUARY VISIT
Located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, the bird sanctuary is spread across 14 acres. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist’s paradise is a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal.. In addition, you can get thrilled of the native kingfishers ablaze in psychedelic colours, experience a walk under rookeries of egrets and night herons or lone golden-backed woodpeckers and even delight in the acrobatics of the paradise fly-catchers
Experience the joy of fishing. What’s more, you can also enjoy the fish you catch cooked for you by the our Master Chefs.
WATER SPORTS IN KUMARAKOM
The Rama Varma Union Club Water Sports Complex at Kumarakom offers visitors the chance to pursue almost every kind of water sport conceivable with the list including popular pursuits such as speed boating, water-skiing, surfing, sailing, swimming and kayaking. Both members and guests are permitted to use the facilities of this reputable private club.
Be ready for an escorted evening trip to the traditional cultural sites, which includes visit to the Shiva Temple of Ettumanoor. It is famous for its mural paintings and elaborate carvings, and the martial art center Kalarippayattu, where the exponents will give a demonstration of this ancient martial art form.
COIR FACTORY VISITS
Allappuzha is the hub of Kerala’s coir industry. The factories in this region still practice the traditional method of extracting coir fiber from coconut husks. There are several factories manufacturing coir products such as, mats, matting and handicrafts. Pay a visit to some of these factories and it will turn out to be a wonderful experience
Most people come to Kerala with the desire of experiencing the authentic Ayurveda and the rejuvenating massages. Through India, Kerala is famous for its Ayurveda centers and the treatments they offer. The science of Ayurveda is an age-old discipline of medicine, which gaining popularity due to its highly effective qualities. The science of Ayurveda aims at complete treatment of the body in the most natural way possible.
THE DRIFTWOOD MUSEUM
This unique museum is well stored with a huge collection of driftwood sculptures collected from the islands of Andaman and Nicobar. The museum is the only one of its kind in the country. The Islands Andaman and Nicobar is also known as Bay islands and thats why the museum got its name the Bay Island Driftwood Museum. The works displayed here shows the artistic excellence and mere hard work of past generations. One can find here a huge collection of root sculptures of various shapes and designs. The most attractive driftwood sculptures here includes a tribal Jarva women, a handicapped family, Monkey, Lion, and Elephant. There are even sculptures depicting the Kargil War, fought between India and Pakisthan. The museum also showcases an amazing collection of flowers and buds. The museum is located at Chakranpadi and a few kilometers from Kumarakom. The museum opens from 10 to 5 everyday except Mondays and on Sunday the visiting time reduced from 12.30 to 5. The entry here is by pass.
THINGS FOR KIDS IN KUMARAKOM
Although Kumarakom does not offer a plethora of child friendly activities, there are a few attractions on offer that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Parents who are intent on taking the little ones here will really need to improvise and make use of the area’s natural beauty, or be prepared to travel some distance to other destinations in Kerala where attractions are available.
The temperature in summers ranges between 34.2°C to 22.6°C. Winter temperature ranges between 18 °C to 35 °C.
The main language of Kerala is Malayalam. Besides Malayalam, English is also spoken and understood by the mainstream of the inhabitants, as are Hindi and Tamil