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A boat house on the backwaters of Kumarakom, Kerala.

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 Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam in Kerala, India, 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. It is 16 KM away from Kottayam City.

Boats and Kumarakom Boat Race

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Kumarakom has a wide variety of houseboats and is well known throughout the world for houseboat experience. They are used only for tourists these days. A separate boat known as Kettuvallam is used by the people to go fishing or to transport goods. Apart from these, there are elegant special boats like Kochu-odi Vallam, Odi-Vallam, Iruttukutthi Vallam, Churulan Vallam and Chundan Vallam(Snake Boat), which take part in the boat races around Onam time. The Kumarakom boat-race is conducted in the big canal in the centre near the market. There is a private sailing club in Kumarakom, located on the shore of the Vembanad lake.

Modes of access

One can access Kumarakom by many means:
  • By air: via Cochin International Airport approximately 80 kilometres (50 miles).
  • By rail: via Kottayam
  • By boat: From Muhamma (near Alappuzha) to Kumarakom Jetty.
  • By road:(16 kilometres) Buses and taxis are easily available at all times of the day from Kottayam.
سياحية أجمل للهند معالم سياحية

سياحية أجمل للهند معالم سياحية

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