Floating over the Mystic Kumarakom Backwaters
My long working hours and fast-paced schedule made me too exhausted that I planned to calm my weary senses in the serene destination of Kerala. I shared the idea with my husband, Paul who at once agreed. After spending couple of days in researching on internet, I came across with a travel package that seemed to go with our requirements. Without wasting a minute, I contacted that tour operator and got a Kumarakom tour package booked.
Reason behind choosing the destination was that Kumarakom travel offers almost everything you want to enjoy on your vacations; beauty, serenity and rejuvenation. With a desire to make friends with nature, we left from Delhi by air. The day passed too soon and we reached Kumarakom.
We made ourselves comfortable in a resort near Vembanad Lake and had delicious food of South India. The very presence of coconut in almost every cuisine reminds you of being Kumarakom in Kerala every time you taste it.
As we had ample time in hand, we left for Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Having heard a lot about the sanctuary, I was too delighted to enter. Paul was briefing me about the flora and fauna, we came across. Being a die-hard wildlife enthusiast, he could not help himself clicking some pictures. We could spot Siberian Stork, Teal, Egret and Cuckoo as well.
As we were staying near Vembanad Lake, we could capture the breathtaking glimpses of the lake, which is among the largest freshwater lakes of Asia. Waking up and watching the first sight opulent serenity and natural beauty just gives your day a fabulous start. The village of Kumarakom represents the finest cluster of tiny islands on the Vembanad Lake.
Then, it was the time to enjoy the beauty of Kumarakom backwaters, the most spectacular tourist attraction in Kerala. We started our one day Kumarakom backwater cruise. The time we were going through the backwaters, the thrill was increased and so was our joy.
The serenity of the waters and the greenness of the surroundings left us with a mesmerising feel. Other activities that can be enjoyed are boat races, fishing and canoeing. But we were more inclined towards Kerala Ayurveda. After this hectic schedule of Kumarakom sightseeing, we moved towards an Ayurveda resort in Kumarakom. Undergoing a rejuvenating Ayurveda massage is truly blissful. It shed off all our fatigue and refreshed us.
That was our Kumarakom trip that became the most cherishable experience of our India holidays.