Kumarakom came to be known to the world through Ayemenem village mentioned by Arundhati Roy in her best seller book “God of Small things”. The tranquility, serenity and scenic imagery of the village contributes immensely to the façade of this otherwise quiet and sleepy little town of Kumarakom.
Vembanadu Lake, Pathiramanal Island, Bird sanctuary, Thaneermukkam Bridge and Chinese fishing nets
Highlights of Tour :
Get the best time play in the backwaters of Kerala
Enjoy the entire day staying in Kettuvullum or Houseboat of Kerala
Try your hands making out dishes with the Chef on board
Relish the Kerala cuisine delights as you drift past the paddy fields and coconut palms.
Check in Houseboat and cruise through Vembanadu Lake – the biggest lake in Kerala. One have a chance to experience the biggest fresh water lake in Kerala along with Chithirakayal (small lake). The houseboat make a trip through R Block and C Block canals – which is in Aleppey – all paddy fields where paddy cultivated below sea level. OR visit Pathiramanal Island in Vembanadu Lake, glimpse of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary from lake, canals of Kumarakom etc. The negative aspect of Kumarakom village and narrow canals is that due to several bridges, 98% houseboats located in Kumarakom are not making a trip to these canals and villages but more concentrated in the Vembanad Lake or Alleppey. But there are couples of houseboats, which are small in height, offer this sightseeing tour on a premium price. Most of the guests do not know that they can also go to Alleppey by houseboat itself for day trip.
3hrs houseboat day trip is arranged for those who have less time or fewer budgets or want to have a glimpse of Kumarakom backwaters and just to have experience in a Houseboat. Kumarakom offers 3hrs(short trip) & 6hrs day trip itinerary which are mentioned below.
This few hrs day trip in houseboat is designed for those who does not want to stay in boat or does not have much time due to their schedule in Kerala or those who want to experience houseboat for few hrs. One can select two different route – first one is from Kumarakom to Aleppey and back, second one is Kumarakom – vembanadu lake – pathiramanal island etc.