Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kerala Diaries 2: Kumarakom

This post will cover  Kumarakom, it’s a small village in Kerala near Kottayam town but quite famus because of the back waters and Vembanad lake.
Kumarakom is 6 hrs from Munnar but the drive is very scenic and I enjoyed it a lot, such clean air that my city bred lungs were shouting out with joy.

The resort is on the shore of Vembanad Lake and has a lagoon inside it, in which you can do fishing and boating. Did you notice the color of the cottage, most of the houses we saw on the way were such brightly colored ones, seems people prefer such colors.

The Gazebo

Posing at the jetty

A woman from the village lighting diyas(oil lamps made from clay) all around the lagoon

This is what it looked like after diya lighting ceremony

I think this dance form is called mohiniattam

  I liked this background with the bright yellow bungalows 

My new fav shoes

Backwaters, these are small canals that actually serve as a road in the villages and are a major mode of transportation.

There are houses on either side of the canal and all the canals connect to the lake

Vembanad Lake, which is the longest lake in India and one of the largest in India. You can also do over night  or day cruise on the lake which is a very popular option.

Wanted to finish the post on a happy note cause thats how I feel after my trip :):)

p.s in case you have any queries about these two places feel free to ask.


  1. Wow what lovely pictures! I have always wanted to go to Kerala but never got a chance!

  2. Beautiful pics but I absolutely adore your blue sandals. You should have a fashion section in your blog. You really have a good style statement :)

  3. Gorgeous place and great pictures!!! I will ask you when I plan a trip there. :)

  4. Great place must say.. feel like going there with my ladylove, it looks ultra romantic, very me.
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  5. Superb and beautiful. Both. Scenery and you.

  6. Great pics again. You do look happy and radiant and relaxed.
    I like both your slippers- your favorite ones and more than those I like the ones that you are wearing on the jetty.

  7. ur feet nails looks hippie and it's COOL! haha :D

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