Some of the nearby places you must visit on your stay at Back Water Ripples , Kumarakom
Vembanad (Vembanad Kayal or Vembanad Kol) is the longest lake in India and the largest lake in the state of Kerala. It is also one of the largest lakes in India. We have in-house house boat and you can cruise through the backwaters, we can also arrange stay and food on house boats. This one would really a wonderful and unforgettable experience!
Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple
Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple is an ancient Shiva temple in Kottayam, Kerala, India. It has brought glory and fame to the place. Myths have it that the Pandavas and the sage Vyasa had worshipped at this temple. The name of the place has its origin from the word ‘manoor’, which means the land of deer. Kumarakom to Ettumanoor temple is just a half an hour drive.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (also known as Vembanad Bird Sanctuary) is situated at Kumarakom on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Set in the Kumarakom Backwaters the bird sanctuary is an ornithologist’s paradise and a much-loved haunt of migratory birds.
Located 2 km from Kumarakom, Aruvikkuzhi is a spectacular picnic spot and an ideal shooting location for movies here in Kerala. Aruvikuzhy Waterfalls, falling in five steps, is a real feast for the eyes. Here streams make their way through the landscape and the water roars as it cascades down the mountains from a height of 100 ft. It is an ideal place for trekking and is located in the midst of rubber plantations. The very famous St. Mary’s Church is situated at the top of the waterfalls. The rubber plantation centre, Pallickathod, is just 1 km from this spot.
Pathiramanal, which means sands of night, is known for its scenic beauty. Legend has it that the island was formed when a young Brahmin dived into the lake to perform his prayers. Home to many migratory birds.
Ayemenem or Aymanam village:
The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy’s Booker Prize winning novel, is set in the village which adjoins Kumarakom.
Bay Island Driftwood Museum
The only one of its kind in India, it’s the culmination of efforts of Mrs. Raji Punnoose. Open Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11.30-5, Mon closed.
SHOPPING at Kumarakom, Kottayam Kumarakom has its share of shops selling curios, like, bronze lamps, household utensils, decorated traditional door latches and urulis. Shops also stock mementos like houseboat models, coir products, coir mats etc.