Kumarakom House Boats-Kerala's Backwater Tourism Destination

Some house boats photographed during a one day tour trip to Kumarakom the backwater tourist village of Kerala. The attraction here is the House Boat cruises itself. Nice tour packages are available in a reasonable price. Journeys through the backwaters in these house boats can be get scheduled for hours to days, depends on the tour package you selects.

As a foreign tourist the lake cruising will be the time to witness the calm and beautiful village life around along with the greenery of lake bowed palm and coconut trees.Can see fishermen at their work,huge group of ducks,migratory and rare bird species in the mangrove etc.Their are some Islands like Pathiramanal which can be reached through water cruises only in the middle of Vembanad lake.


A Kumarakom House Boat
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House boats tied up aside the Vembanadu lake in Kumarakom
The tour packages and rates varies from boats. Anyway you can get a hold of it if you do a little bargaining. As you reach the Bird Sanctuary here in Kumarakom you can see tour agents wandering around with offers for House Boats and other ordinary boating tours
A full day package for cruising for a family of four can get a tour package starting from around 5000 INR.  House boat Touring packages mostly includes food, that is prepared in Kerala's own traditional style. You can get much varieties of fish curries made of fishes like Karimeen (pearl spots), prawns etc that are caught alive from the lake during the boat journey.

Houseboat in Kumarakom Lake. Seems a Double Bedroomed houseboat with a Sundeck
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House boat tour packages varies slightly from season to season. Xmas and Onam festival times may show an increase. Travel Rate of a particular houseboat is determined by the amenities awaiting you inside. The ordinary one is of single roomed non ac house boats, and it may increase upto around 3 rooms and fully air conditioned ones with sun-decks. Even more advanced facilities like a 5 star suite is arranged on some of the house boats owned by Lake Resorts in Kumarakom. You can select according to your pocket. Have a nice journey.

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House Boats@Kumarakom:Backwater Tourism Village of Kerala

Backwaters of Kumarakom, a small group of island villages surrounded by the Vemband lake.Posting some photographs of the serene beauty of this tourist village and backwaters, which are always live with those moving houseboats. A place which is a major mention in all the Tourism broushers, published by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC). Special about this place is the Backwaters itself. An ideal place which is prioritized for Kerala's backwater tourism.
House Boat moving through the Calm Backwaters of Kumarakom Lake. 
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Motorized houseboat in the Vembanad lake. These photographs are snapped during our small picnic boating trip through the lake.It seemed their are no tourist inside, but only the crewmen. But not sure, if they are inside the apartment; the moving boat apartment. Their are up stair sun-decks in most of the houseboats for the sole purpose of sight seeing.
House boats in Kumarakom/Kerala
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Awaiting the tourists, a house boat tied aside the lake. There are House boats owned by both private firms and also the KTDC. Some of the Backwater resorts also has their own houseboats which can be hired by the tourists coming into. There are house boats which are fully furnished with all the modern amenities inside, something like the suits of 5 star hotels. There are many backwater tour trips packages available in the place. The rates are moderate and it gives the value for your money.

Atleast you should spend a full day to have a proper tour trip here. The main attraction s the backwater cruises and boating itself watching the green strips of land and palm trees aside. Tour packages for a day includes Kerala's own traditional meals and cuisines.Especially don't miss the varieties of fresh fish delicacies provided by the boat crews.

Kumarakom is about 16 Kms from the district township Kottayam and adequate accommodation facilities are there if you a tourist intending to stay for some days.

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