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Kumarakom Tour Packages by Taj Holidays

Time stands still in this backwater village, settled around the charismatic Lake Vembanad. Kumarakom makes the perfect holiday refuge, with an alluring blend of culture, nature and relaxation amid the placid backwaters, gracefully-swaying coconut trees and lush rice paddies.

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Revitalize Yourself
Kerala is known for its holistic Ayurvedic wisdom, and you can choose for your holiday to be a detoxification break, with a healthy diet and treatment schedules. Pamper yourself with some relaxing Ayurvedic massages and ease yourself before you get back to your regular pace of life.
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Open :6.30AM-5.00PM
This sanctuary, on the banks of the placid Lake Vembanad, attracts migratory birds like the Siberian crane, teal, osprey and marsh harrier, as well as storks and ibises in winter months. A morning bird safari offers the best chances of great sightings.
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Go Fishing
The waters of Lake Vembanad, around which the village of Kumarakom is sited, teem with a rich variety of fish. Angling enthusiasts will enjoy a quiet day by the serene water as they wait for a bite.
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Thazhathangady Juma Masjid
Open :7.00AM-6.00PM
Said to be over a thousand years old, this mosque, on the banks of the Meenachil River outside Kottayam, is known for its architecture and carvings. Although the mosque open to public access only at certain times, it is still worth marvelling at from the outside.
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Syrian Orthodox Kottayam Cheriapally Church
Open :8.00AM-6.00PM
This church, also called St. Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church has a unique façade with an intriguing mix of Portuguese, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian elements. Believed to have been built in the 16th century, the church today houses a beautiful four hundred-year old painting amongst other attractions
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Cruise Down The Bacwaters At Sunset
No trip to Kumarakom is ever complete without admiring the spectacular sunsets from a local canoe. Start with a tour of the backwaters before stopping to wait for the dramatic dipping of the sun, with the gorgeous Chinese fishing nets in the background.
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Get Yourself Some Kerala Gold
Open :9.30AM-6.30PM
Kerala gold is known for its purity and the intricacy of the designs into which it is fashioned, and it comes as no surprise that it is famous the world over among lovers of jewellery. Kalyan Jewellers in nearby Kottayam traditional and contemporary designs on offer.
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Take Home Local Snacks
Open :8.30AM-10.00PM
Thin-cut slices of banana fried in hot coconut oil and dusted with salt, pepper or chilli powder are a quintessential snack in Kerala, and both raw and ripe bananas get the treatment. Watch them being pulled out crisp at Calicut Chips Centre in Kottayam where you can buy yourself some. These chips have a good shelf life and make for good anytime snacks.
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