Backwaters of Kottayam

Kottayam nuzzles in the cozy lap of the lofty Western Ghats on the east, the Vembanad Lake and the bountiful paddy fields of Kuttanad on the west. Festooned with the finest jewels of Mother Nature -- panoramic backwater stretches, lush paddy fields, highlands, extensive rubber plantations and perfectly literate people, Kottayam is acknowledged as the ‘land of letters, latex and lakes’.

Kumarakom positioned 10 Kms from Kottayam is an ornithologist's paradise. A cruise north of Alappuzha takes you to the rich green, sleepy little village of Kumarakom on the Vembanad Lake. Graced with nature’s bounty, this enchanting aqua world is an idyllic location for picnics. Kotayyam is fast evolving as an attractive backwater tourist destination. Kumarakom affords boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are genuinely betwitching.

An exclusive attraction of this much sought after backwater resort is the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, sprawling over luxuriant green lawns, is an ornithologist’s paradise. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a favorite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberians stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. A cruise along the alluring Vembanad lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary.