Kumarakom

<p>Kumarakom is known around the world for its backwaters. Surrounded by streams and dotted with emerald stretches of greenery, Kumarakom is an inviting location for travellers to unwind.Vast patches of palm trees, coconut groves and paddy fields offer mind-blowing scenery to spectators. Just after the generous monsoons, it receives greenery abounds this region making it a delight to beat.Kumarakom also houses one of the most renowned bird sanctuaries of Kerala. Egrets, darters, herons, teals, waterfowl, cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the Siberian Stork visit here in flocks. The region is rich with fish, of which the most prominent is Pearl Spot more popularly known as Karimeen locally.Kumarakom is famous for the enchanting boat races conducted during Onam Season, the major festival of Kerala celebrated during the months of August-September. Boats of different sizes and varieties such as Odi-Vallam, Kochu-Modi Vallam, Churulan Vallam Iruttukutthi Vallam, and Chundan Vallam participate in the race.</p>

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