Place : Kumarakom
One of the favorite destinations of former Prime Minister of India -
Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Kumarakom is also known as Queen of Vembanad.
The placid waters of lake Vembanad makes the backwater cruise a better
place. Around the backwaters there is the endless acres of palm fringe
lands along the clumps of coir retting in water, fishing boats and boats
laden with pots and pans, making a part of roundabout of the waterfront
The backwaters of Kumarakom have to be seen slowly and gradually with
each and every sphere to be given enough time. The houseboats of
Kumarakom are a sort of small homes which keep on moving on the
backwaters from one place to another. The houseboats are capped with
superstructures of bamboo and rosewood, panelled with with the mats of
Whichever path you choose you will be crossing the palm fringed shores,
the pure serene waters of backwater, bay island driftwood museum and the
fishing hamlet. At the breaks take a walk across the paddy fields and
coconut grooves, mangroves, along freshwater canals. Look for a cuckoo
as you see the palm fringes.
The beautiful Houseboats are one of the main tourist attractions of
Kumarakom. With hundreds of them rowing in the waters of Backwaters, it
holds an ultimate attraction to those visit Kumarakom each year. Make
these backwaters your mobile home for as long as you want. What you will
see is a image which you would have never seen earlier, the resorts,
, villages, villagers,
children, men and women at work, paddy fields. You can also make your
own itenary with the help of houseboat owners.
Houseboats of Kumarakom are the little homes which float on the
backwaters. They generally have one to five bedrooms with attached bath.
There is a sun deck which is also the entrance of the houseboat. Inside
the sundeck there is the dining room. Near the Dining Room is the
Kitchen where a chef prepares food for you while you are on board. Next
to it is the bedroom/s with attached bath. The entire furniture and the
boat is made of carved wood. The rooms of Houseboat have the facility of
being either Air Conditioned or Non Conditioned. There are small windows
in the rooms which are covered with colorful or pure white curtains. You
can chat with the crew of the houseboat or take tips from the Chef to
prepare South Indian Delicacies.