Houseboat, Kumarakom, Kerala, India


Kumarakom is a popular tourist destination located near the city of Kottayam, in Kerala. Famous for its backwater tourism, it is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala. Home to varied forms of flora and fauna, it houses the ‘Kumarakom Bird Sanctury’ which is home to a large variety of migratory birds. It is a bird watcher’s paradise and is must visit for any wildlife-enthusiast. Kumarakom is a refuge to many species, owing to its tropical climate and abundant rainfall which enhances the lush and beauty of adjoining mangroves, coconut groves and paddy fields.

It has the distinction of being nominated in the top 15 most beautiful places in the world. Along with its lush, green, natural beauty, it is also famous for its Houseboat experience in the backwaters. One of the most captivating sights for any tourist would be watching the traditional, annual boat-races where more than 1,000 oarsmen participate in a splendid display of culture and tradition.