Houseboat at Kumarakom,Kerala, India

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KERALA, a state in Southern India is known as a tropical paradise of waving palms and wide sandy beaches. It is a narrow strip of coastal territory that slopes down the Western Ghats in a cascade of lush green vegetation, and reaches to the Arabian sea. Kerala borders the states of Tamil Nadu to the east and Karnataka to the north. It is also known for its backwaters, mountains, coconuts, spices and art forms like Kathakali and Mohini Attam. It is the most literate state in India, and a land of diverse religions, where you can find Hindu temples, mosques, churches, and even synagogues. With world class tourist sporting options, ayurvedic spas and treatments, eco-tourism initiatives, a large number of visit options ranging from beautiful high altitude blue mountains to pristine rain forests to golden sun-sand beaches and an enormous range of accommodation, Kerala has much to offer the visitor.

About Kumarakom:-Kumarakom is a small town in Kerala. If you have seen pictures of the traditional country boat in Kerala backwaters, the chances are they are from Kumarakom. Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands, standing on the eastern banks of the charming Vembanad Lake, at around 14 km from Kottayam. Located in a maze of lush waterways and sandwiched between the ocean-like lake and a network of backwaters, this water world is a part of the Kuttanad region.

Kumarakom, once an old rubber plantation, was subsequently developed into a Bird Sanctuary – and today is one of the famous tourist attractions. Kumarakom is an unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals with white lilies. Situated on the Vembanad Lake, this water world has plenty of traditional country boats, crafts and canoes which will take you in to the heart of scenic Kerala.

The resorts near by offer comfortable accommodation and exclusive leisure options like Ayurvedic massages, Yoga and meditation besides boating, fishing, angling and swimming.

Vembanad Lake, Kottathodu River and Driftwood Museum are some of the well-known attractions here.

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unnippillai on July 3, 2012


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kazkun on July 13, 2012

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unnippillai on July 13, 2012


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Kalin Ranchev on July 18, 2012

Very beautiful view, wonderful picture!!!

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unnippillai on August 18, 2012

Kalin Ranchev,++jessie kotini,++♥ Kama ♥,

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VISHAL MEHTA on September 12, 2012

Super shot Unnippillai,like

Anupam Mukherjee on September 22, 2012

Nice photograph!!

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unnippillai on September 24, 2012

VISHAL MEHTA,++Anupam Mukherjee,

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pembo VIEWS? - NEVER… on February 5, 2013

A very nice scenery!

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unnippillai on February 10, 2013

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N E V E R M I N D ☺ on May 30, 2013

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unnippillai on May 31, 2013

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An interesting view and photo - L93!

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unnippillai on July 13, 2014

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Photo taken in Bankpady, Kumarakom, Kerala 686563, India

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  • Uploaded on September 29, 2011
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    by unnippillai
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T200
    • Taken on 2011/04/16 09:23:47
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 29.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash