Kumarakom is a serene, emerald green peninsula set in the backdrop of Vembanad Lake which is dotted with numerous traditional rice boats, rafts and canoes. This backwater spot is abundant with flora and fauna, being especially rich in marine life..
Boating through Vembanad lake is the main sightseeing activity for a tourist to kumarakom. Vembanad lake ( Kayal/ Kol) is the longest lakes in India and the largest in Kerala.It is connected to Arabian sea. This lake is known in many names according to its location, In alleppey area it is known as Punnamada lake in Alleppey- Kuttanad, Kochi lake in Kochi
Types Boats in Kumarakom
Houseboats- good for a relaxing vacation
Motor Boat – fast, cheaper, can accommodate up to 80 persons
Shikkara boats-is a traditional open canoe like country boat, the maximum capacity is 6 prersons
Speed Boats – expensive but faster
Kumarakom bird Santuary -
Situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake is a heavenly place for the travelling birds like Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal.Pathiramanal Island is a small island in Vembanad Lake, easily reachable through boat
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The history of Munnar begins in the middle of the 19th Century. She owes her tribute to Mr. John Daniel Manro, an adventurous Englishmen and Kannan Thevar, the tribal chief of Anchunadu (a small tribal kingdom including Marayoor, Kanthaloor, Kovilkadavu etc. which is considered to be one of the earliest human settlements in the whole of South India). After getting the permission from his Highness, Maharaja of Poonjar for acquiring 588 square kilometres of land, with the assistance of Kannan Thevar, Mr. Manro and his companions visited the misty mountains and hills of Munnar. Immediately they understood that the place is best suited for plantations.
Cardomom, coffee and Zinchona were cultivated first. Later the Thalayar, Panniar, Suryanelly and Anglo American companies bought the land from Manro. They started the tea plantations which slowly covered the area completely. In honour of the tribal chief whose assistance was invaluable, the Englishmen named the tea plantations Kannan Devan hills and the company, the Kannan Devan Tea Company.The plantation was sold to Tata Finlay Company later now it is Kannan Devan Hill Producers Company! Kannan Devan Company is really instrumental in moulding Munnar in ther present form. Munnar is not a ranged spot with l< artificial additions like t parks, concrete creation This is really a gift of ni yea - a gift from Almighty. Those whi genuine natural beaut really find Munnar mem and invaluable place. M is the right place for a pleasure trip any time except during monsoons. Mainly months, June, July andAugust constitute the rainyseason in Munnar. InDecember and JanuaryMunnar is quite chilly,temperature dropssignificantly. In March, Apriland May the climate here isquite comfortable, so this willbe the right time for a trip to Munnar. toThe greenish heaven awaits you, like a virgin land untouched by artificial creations. So come and enjoy all the comforts offered by these beautiful hills and valleys which are rightly called the Kashmir of South India.