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Ernakulam, Fort Kochi, and Mattancherry Palace are prominent tourist places in Kochi which provides an exposure of culture and heritage of the place. Kochi welcomes the tourist with Jewish synagogue, spectacular European church, unique spice markets, Marine drive, Willingdon Island adventurous Chinese fishing nets, wax museum, Portuguese palace, Dutch homes which are built back on the 17th century.
The place is popular for Keralite cuisines with an abundance of coconut and spices. One can treat their taste buds with an abundance of seafood prominently freshwater fishes at Kochi. Traditional delicacies like vegetable pachadi, puttu, rice with sambhar and rasam are served on banana leaves.
Apart from that Chinese cuisine, Jewish cuisine and south Indian cuisine are also famous here. The perfect time to visit Kochi is from October to February. During the winters the coastal city offers chilling winds of the North, which is best for a relaxing and pleasant holiday.
Kochi predominantly follows south Indian cultures with a cosmopolitan outlook. The city, once, had a huge Jewish community. The place welcomes the visitors with a lot of friendliness and love. The culture of Kochi is evolving continuously but Kathakali dance form is always an integral part of their culture. Apart from the culture and breath-taking places, Kochi is extremely popular for mementos and handicraft items.
Location is everything, they say! And it is so true with Kumarakom. This beautiful town nestles on the shores of Vembanad Lake. Kerala's largest backwater lake is a sight to behold in itself. Relaxing and rejuvenating on a traditional houseboat only elevates your joy furthermore. The rich and exotic environment of Kumarakom entices not only the tourists but various kinds of birds as well. Take a quiet ride along the backwaters or a peaceful walk amidst rubber plantations to sight some splendid migratory birds like the Cuckoo chirping away in glee. Pathiramanal lake island is the haven for bird lovers. Bring along your best lenses!
You can never depart from Kumarakom without picking a few souvenirs from the local market. Be it the elegant Kerala silk drapes, intricately handcrafted wood, and ivory items or the unique antique pieces, each one has a stamp of the local culture.
Karimeen or the Pearl Spot, the most exotic fish from the fresh-waters is a must taste along with a wide array of seafood. The vegetarian spread in the Kerala cuisine is equally delicious as they use ingredients unique to Kerala.
If one were to ask what the best thing to do in Kumarakom is, the answer would simply be 'to celebrate life'.