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A boatman propels a traditional kettuvallam on Vembanad Lake
Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things is set in Ayemenem or Aymanam town, which appends Kumarakom. In contrast the touchy achievement of this novel has given some additional travel industry driving force to this region. Furthermore Taj Garden Retreat hotel complex is centered around a building that is called “History House” in the novel; it was built by British missionary Alfred George Baker, whom the locals called “Kari Saipu” (possibly an elided form of “Baker Sahib”), as in the novel.[7] Four generations of Bakers lived in the house until 1962, speaking Malayalam, and even wearing the mundu.

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Baker Memorial School, Kottayam, was started by a daughter of this family in 1925. But Baker family’s house is in ruins in the novel, as it was in reality before was developed into a hotel and has been restored by the Taj group. The Ayemenem house, where Arundhati Roy spent part of her childhood (like the twins in the story), can also be visited in the village, which can be reached by boat along the Meenachil river that figures prominently in the story.

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Kumarakom has been declared a Special Tourism Zone by the Kerala state Government, as legislated for by Kerala Tourism Act, 2005. Development in the area is therefore now controlled by the guidelines written by the STZ committee, and published at http://www.keralatourism.org/specialtourism.php.It had won top honours including the UNWTO Ulysses Award  for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance. The Kumarakom initiative had earlier won the National Award for Best Responsible Tourism Project and also the PATA Grand Award for Environment. Really it was a clean city.Litter free.Smoking free. Alcohol free.

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The morning was great with a bright sunlight. At around 7am they served tea with bread,butter,jam respectively. Boat was now untied and we were all set to return. While coming back they served again tiffin. Specifically fresh pakodi with coffe. The return journey was quick. At around 10:30 AM we reached to jetty. The driver and cook was very helpful to unload our trolleys.They cleaned the deck and changed the bed sheet for next

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passenger. The same auto guy was waiting for us in jetty. On getting back to our hotel which was booked accordingly we got a better room. We were told that the room was upgraded with no extra charge.  This was a rest day for us. So no big activities.Just had lunch. We slept during afternoon and went to bazar for gifts. In the after noon we fixed the same guy for sightseeing. In the after noon we played carom. Now while playing carom we listened to some kumar sanu’s Bengali songs. We got curious so went to kitchen asked and got to know that there were two Bengali cooks in the same hotel serving us.This news made our dinner. We went back enjoyed sunset and ordered as per Bengali dish. The fish cooked by them was awesome. We called for the day.

 

 

So the next day we went to Kumarakom Bird sanctuary and few temples. Bird santuary was neat and cleaned. However Mr Mohan a bird watcher was our guide so he showed us different birds. Moreover it was hot ,and it was not a breeding season, there were no migratory birds. But the birds we saw were regular. Part of the back portion of the sanctuary were not allowed to go , as people try to disturb the bird. We took a small boat to see that part.1 hour with the cost of Rs200.
Next day, It was all set to return. So we came to bazar for cash withdraw from ATM. Because the hotel only accepted cash therefore we paid everything by cash. The same auto guy dropped us on Kottayam railway station.We took the train and came back to Hyderabad.

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