Kumarakom is a hidden gem tucked away amidst the ethereal backwaters of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. It is located far away from the cacophony of the major cities of the state, ensuring you enjoy a tranquil and rejuvenating getaway. It is home to several places that are off the beaten path, but will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Malarikkal Sunset View Point
If you're a nature lover and looking for a serene place to watch the sunset, Malarikkal Sunset View Point is an excellent spot to visit. Located on the banks of Meenachil River, it offers an awe-inspiring view of the sun dipping below the horizon amidst a picturesque landscape. The surrounding area is a blend of lush greenery, swaying coconut palms, and serene backwaters, making it an ideal spot for nature lovers. The cool breeze blowing from the river and the chirping of birds add to the tranquil ambience. The viewpoint offers a breathtaking view of the sun setting over the river, with its vibrant hues of red, orange and pink illuminating the sky. Visitors can watch the sunset from a boat or from the comfort of the shore. The best time to witness the sunset in Malarikkal is during the winter months between November and February. During this time, the weather is pleasant, and the sunsets are more vivid and dramatic.
The Water Lily of Malarikkal
Malarikkal is also famous for the vibrant pink water lily, “Aambal Vasantham”, that grows in the numerous paddy fields in the town. In Malarikkal, water lily season is around August, and visitors throng the town to witness the delicate flower. The best time to visit the paddy fields is early in the morning. For a nominal fee, you can also take a boat ride through the paddy fields and enjoy the sight of the Malarikkal water lily up close.
During your visit to the idyllic and iconic backwaters of Kerala, consider staying at Rhythm Kumarakom. We offer 4 categories of accommodations, 2 dining options, a spa and a wide range of activities like bird watching, houseboat lunch, kayaking, indoor and outdoor games and much more. Apart from watching the sunset and marvelling at the water lily in Malarikkal, visitors can indulge in various activities such as boat rides, fishing and bird watching while in Kumarakom. The backwaters of Meenachil River are home to numerous species of birds such as the kingfisher, egret and darter, making it a bird watcher's paradise. If you're interested in exploring the surrounding area, you can take a stroll along the riverbank, where you'll come across small villages and temples. You can also visit nearby attractions such as the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Vembanad Lake and Pathiramanal Island. Contact us today for a memorable sojourn in God’s own country.