Kumarakom Tour

Tourist Attractions

Houseboat
Kumarakom houseboat
The Houseboats of Kerala, popularly known as the Kettuvallams are the large floating formations with high load carrying capacity. Kumarakom Houseboat become a major sourse of attraction both for natioanl as well as International tourists visiting Kerala. A tour in the house boat will really take you to the height of enjoyment and ecstasy. It will be an unforgettable experience in your life. The slow movement of the house boats, the gentle touch of the sweet breeze from the cool backwaters all but mesmerizes you to an unmentionable excitement and happiness. It is an exotic feeling, so romantic, so thrilling, and so pulsating an experience it would be that you cannot but permit it never to be faded from your memory. The greenery, scenes of the villages, the boat jetties and passengers, the farmers and paddy fields, the coconut palms on either sides of the banks, all together make your trip most beautiful. On the whole you feel relaxed, calm and gentle as the backwaters.
Vembanad Lake
Kumarakom
Vembanad Lake an enchanting picnic spot and a fast growing backwater tourism destination, provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are truly exhilarating. The Kumarakom Tourist Village offers houseboat cruises and holiday packages. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located on the east coast of the lake
Kumarakom bird sanctuary
Kumarakom bird santuary
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is situated at Kumarakom in Kottayam district in the Indian state of Kerala, on the banks of Vembanad Lake . The main attractions in sanctuary local birds like waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, heron, cormorant, moorhen, darter, and brahminy kite, as well as the migratory Siberian crane. Parrot, teal, lark, flycatcher, and other birds are seen here during their respective migratory seasons. Some of the migratory birds come from the Himalayas, and a few from SiberiaSet in the Kerala Backwaters the bird sanctuary is a favourite haunt of migratory birds.
Pathiramanal Island
Pathiramanal Island Kerala
Pathiramanal is one of the islands in Vembanad Lake. Pathiramanal means the sand of night. The scenic beauty of both sides of the lake as well as that of the island is mind blowing.The 10 acre island houses an aquarium and a zoo. Some of the exotic types of migratory birds can be seen here. Since this island can be accessed only by boat.
Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Bay Island Drift Museum  Kumarakom
A museum to display a unique collection of superior quality driftwood sculptures of very high artistic value, prepared through a rare and innovative modern art form, Bay Island Driftwood Museum is located at the scenic village of Kumarakom. The driftwood articles are highly valued as modern art techniques have been used in their making. The sculptures found here are made of driftwood that were deposited on the shores of Andaman and Nicobar.
Thazhathangadi Mosque
Thazhathangadi Juma Masjid
The Mosque is an ancient masjid that is over 1000 years old. It is said that the mosque was constructed by Malik Dinar’s. He was behind the introduction of Islam in Kerala. This is considered one of the oldest mosques in the country. The magnificent architecture and the exquisite wood carvings are stunning. The inner courtyard, windows and the bathing area are excellently built that they look royal.
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Cultural Heritages and Historic Monuments in Kerala

Trivandrum District

Museum Of History and Heritage

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Situated near the Zoo in Vellayambalam, Keralam is a joint venture of Kerala Tourism and the state department of Archaeology. It has Modern Display techniques such as touch screen counters and multimeadia systems to explain the artefacts arranged in different galleries and to screen narrative documentaries on the distincative facets of Kerala’s Cultural History.

East Fort

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Located In Pazhavangadi In Thiruvanthapuram. it is the nerve Centre of the city Its prime place in history and the current statusit enjoys as a significant pilgrim and commercial centre are proof enough for this.Built in a1747AD by king Marthanda Varma The foremost attraction here is the renowned  Padmanabha Swamy Temple.The Entire East Fort area has been declared as a heritage site by the Government Of Kerala

Kuthiramalika Palace Museum

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Situated In east fort , It was built by King Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma who was the great musician, poet,social reformer and statesman.It is a treasure house of antiquities that reveals an era of affluence and opulence. Inaugurated in 1995 by Her Highness Sri Pooyam Thirunal Gouri Parvathi Bai, the museum is a dream come true  for anyonen who wants to study the lives of the royal family of kerala.

SREE CHITHRA ART GALLERY

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Sree Chithra art gallery was opened in 1935 by the erstwhile Maharaja Of Travancore, Sree Chithira Thirunal.It displayed the rare paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich, It has an exotic collection of oriental Paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and bali which is a tribute to the art and culture of these countries.It also displays an exquisite collection from the Rajput Mughal and Tanjare schools of art.

Kanakakkunnu Palace

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This situated near by museum compound, this beautiful ancient palace of the Rajas Of Travancore is a stunning piece of architectural excellence.

Koyikkal Palace

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Situated in Nedumangad, Koyikkal palace is a living testimoney to the rich cultural heritage of Kerala. well acclaimed for this architectural magnificence, this 17th century monuments speaks volumes about the extravagance of traditional architecture that prevailed in Kerala during those days.

Numismatic Museum

Numismatic Museum

The only one of kind in Kerala , Numismatic Museum function on the ground floor of the Koyikkal Palace.It displayed a rare and historically valuable collection of coins belonging to different parts of the world as well as different periods.The unique collection has coins used by various Indian Dynasties, Rasi the world a smallest coins,nearly 374 Roman gold coins each worth up to five hundred thousand rupees today and even a Venetian coin Named Amaida Believed to be  presented to Jesus Christ!!!!!

Madavoorpara Rock Cut Temple

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Situated at Iroopara Village in Thiruvananthapuram, Madavoorpara Rock Cut temple of 09th century was excavated at the mid height of a huge rock. This cave temple dedicated to Lord Siva Is believed to be a Buddhist Shrine once upon a time.The department of Archaeology declared it as a protected monument in 1965.

Napier Museum

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Built in the 19th century, it is located in the museum compound near Vellayambalam, right in the  heart of the city. Named after the former Madras Governor General John Napier, this is one of the oldest museums in India.An architectural masterpiece, it is a combination of the Kerala.Mughal Chinese and Italian styles of architecture.

Rock Cut Cave

Rock-cut-caves

Situated to the south of Kovalam near Kakkamoola Jn. the rock cut sculptures in this cave temple dates back to the 18th Century.This site is centrally protected monuments under the control of arcaeological survey of India since 1965.

Temples Of parasurama/Brahma/Siva

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Commonly  Known as the Thiruvallam Temple, this temple complex at Thiruvallam is 10km away from Trindrum city.The Parasurama temple here is said to be the only temple in Kerala dedicated to Parasurama. it dates back to the late 12th/13/th century. The temple complex has a cluster of shrines enclosed by high walls. The presiding deities here are the Thrimurthy-Lord Brahma, Lord Siva, and Lord Vishnu. Apart from the shrines of parasurama, Brahma and siva all positioned in a raw, there are shrines of ten Upaprathishta also: such as Krishna, Matsya, Ayyappan,Ganapati Etc..

Fort Anjengo

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Situated in Anchuuthengu close to  Varkala the fort was constructed by East India Company in 1695 AD. It was the first signalling station for the English Ships during the 17th -18th century A.D.


KOLLAM DISTRICT

Kollam was one of the trade capitals of the old world,highly praised by Marco polo and Ibn Batuta. Once a famous port of international spice trade, It is Today renowned as the centre of India’s cashew trading and processing Industry.It is the gateway to the magnificent backwaters of Kerala with the famous Ashtamudi Lake covering almosy25%of the District.

 

Pandavanpara

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Pandavanpara or the rock of the pandavas derives its name from the legendary Pandavas as described in the great Indian epic Mahabharata.Located at Urukunnu near Thenmala Eco Tourism Project In Kollam district, it is an ideal picnic spot.

Kottarakkara Thampuran Memorial Museum Of Classical Arts

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Located at near by Kottarakkara Siva Temple, it was built in memory of Kottarakkara Thampuran. He was the founder of Kathakali, the internationally reputed classical art form of Kerala.The museum showcases an array of antiques, models of Kathakali Costumes,Ornamentes,musicalequipment and scuiptures of Kathakali.It exhibits costumes and models of other dance forms too like Mihiniyattam, Bharathanatyam,Kuchipudi, Kudiyattam etc…

Suspension Bridge

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Built by Albert Hentry in 1877across the Kallada river near Chemmanthoor in Punalur, it’s the only one of its kind in south India.It is a true replica of the technological advancement of the british.