History & Culture in Kumarakom

Kumarakom was at one time a piece of the Vadakkancore kingdom. The King of Travancore, Marthanda Varma, vanquished this district in 1750 and it turned into a piece of the kingdom of Travancore. The primary Christian Church was worked in this area in 1769, with authorization from the King of Travancore. This backwater town started forming into the excellent visitor hotspot that it is today after the English agriculturist Alfred George Baker came to Kerala in 1847. Cook recovered 500 sections of land of the Vembanad Lake and formed it into a greenhouse land and paddy fields. He built his family home, which came to be known as the Baker House just as the History House. Four ages of Bakers involved this home till 1962. A portion of the individuals from the Baker family settled the Baker Memorial School in Kottayam around 1825. The Baker House, which was in vestiges, was obtained by the Taj Group and remodeled, and it is presently an extravagance legacy lodging. 

The general population of Kumarakom, however of three distinct religions, live in harmony with one another. As Hindus make up the biggest piece of Kumarakom populace, two well-known celebrations celebrated in the territory are Onam and Ugadi. Onam for the most part falls somewhere close to August and September. Most well-known among these exercises is the snake vessel race. Hindus praise the Ugadi celebration to ring in their new year. Local people regularly beautify their entryways and spruce up in their best garments amid Ugadi. The Christians in Kumarakom observe Easter and Christmas with much energy. Bakrid and Ramadan are particularly well known celebrations celebrated by the Muslims in Kumarakom. The impact of Syrian Christianism likewise reflects in the food of Kumarakom.

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