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Kerala is a land with waving beaches, backwater cruise, Ayurveda, fragrant spices, jeep safari in the thick wood and yummy delicacies. Defined by its unique cultural and geographical characteristics, Kerala is a Loveland for every tourist who visits here across globe. Most favored, in the minh of monsoon, this southern India land offers multiple places along with various resorts to stay in. Also, known by the title of “God’s Own Country” it has special preferred places where nature has bestowed its beauty in abundance.

Thick Greenery, beaches hauling its water waves, high-mounting waterfalls, wildlife with roaring tigers, hill stations, art forms and entrancing natural wonder all around, it’s the divine land of Kerala. One of the places in Kerala which is a collection of small islands and endless beauty is the Kumarakom.

Kumarakom is the small town of Kerala ranked in top fifty tourist destinations in India. It is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake. The lake village Komarkam is a wonderland of Kerala. Surrounded with the coconut groves, lush green hills and mangrove forests, this small corner of Kerala is a nature’s paradise. Kumarakom is mainly popular for its backwater activities to rejuvenate the worth moment. Here’re some enthralling experiences which you can feel and get goosebumps as never before.

Kumarakoram Bird Sanctuary
Spread over 14 acres, it is one of the most popular wildlife spots in the Kerala. Located on Vembanad Lake, the bird sanctuary is the house of various species of birds. The beautiful bird sanctuary is spread in the area of 14 hectares. There are varieties of migratory birds that flock in thousands, ranging from the places like Siberia to Himalaya. It is worth visiting place in the month of June and August. The list of birds includes, parrots, herons, Siberian cranes, Egrets, waterfowls and darters. Charges to admire the beauty of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary are just INR 50 for Indian resident and INR 100 for foreign tourist.
Timing: 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Aruvikuzhy Waterfall
If you are in Kumarakom and haven’t visited the pretty Aruvikuzhy waterfalls, you are missing something really precious. This stunning waterfall attracts visitors to a large extent. Standing near this mesmerizing waterfall is a pleasant feeling indeed. To reach this splendid spot, you just need to take a 2 kilometers trek and you will find eye attracting greenery and milky-white waterfall from the upland. The trek you will take here is not challenging. The entry fee is completely free to enjoy the beauty of this incredible waterfall. It is bliss if you are visiting the place.
Timing: NO entry fee- As per your convenience.

Vagamon Hill Station
It is not less than an adventure. Never miss the opportunity to feel the beauty of Vagamon Hill station. Primarily, the hill station was located in Peerumade taluk of Idduki district. In earlier times, Vagamon was used by the Britishers for tea plantation. It has a cool climate and situated 1,100 meters above sea level. It is a plantation township in Central Travancore. With a never-ending line of lush green hills and breathtaking ravines, this beautiful hill station has also to offer Thangal Para, the Indo-Swiss Project and Kurisumala Ashram. The land of Vagamon greets you with the message of come back again and again. This cherished place is comprised of beautiful hillocks, valleys and cascading waterfalls. Vagamon hill station has a chain of three beautiful hills called Thangal Hill, Murugun Hill and Kurisumala that gives you an enchanting feeling to appreciate this beautiful hill station. This peaceful hill station is the perfect place for meditation. So, if you are a trek and a hill lover then in such case, Vagamon is a must visit place to satiate your enthusiastic spirit.
Timing: Best suited time to visit is between 6 AM to 6 PM.

Mesmerizing Beautiful Sunset:
Nothing can be more soothing, beautiful and alluring than a sun setting in the horizon. The calm picturesque sunset over a beautiful lake looks really blessed. You can imagine a sky painted with a mixture of red, yellow and orange color. When sun spread its rays on the sky blue canvas, the earth looks scenic and blissful. Never miss the view of relaxing sunset which looks fabulous but appears just for five minutes. Entry charges are completely free for public place.
Timing: Try to visit when the sun sets perfectly.

Boating Experiences in Backwaters Lake
Thinking about visiting Kerala, how could you miss the chance to think about its boat, lakes and the backwaters activities? Lakes of Kumarakom are bounded by green coconut trees. With the waves of tranquil lake and cool breeze, one can enjoy the weather to the fullest backwaters boating in the lakes of Kumarakom.

Either it’s the alluring emerald green waters of Vembanad Lake or the endless green lands Kumarakom was declared as a Special Tourism Zone by the Government of Kerala in 2005 and is currently a major Responsible Tourism destination of the State. On your way to journey to Kerala, one can order their food for train journey to enjoy the trip at the fullest.

Author: Rohit Choubey


Rohit is an avid guest blogger as well an eminent digital marketeer. He has immense passion towards food blogging. His hobbies include travelling, cooking and watching movies. He is the content analyst at RailRestro