Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam (16 kilometers), in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala.
Kumarakom has been described by National Geographic Traveler as “one of the must-see paradises on earth” and, is ranked fifty in the list. Kumarakom has been declared as a Special Tourism Zone by the Kerala state Government.
Kumarakom backwaters set in the absolute accomplishments of green paddy fields and the mangrove forests is a accurate contentment to its visitors. Kumarakom is famous for its majestic Kettuvallams ( House Boat ) which reflects the marvellous or Royal architectural wonder of Kerala. Houseboats, which are absolutely furnished and able with all the accessories accept ablution absorbed bedrooms, kitchens, dining and a clandestine advanced accouter to abduction the arresting adorableness of the back waters.
Sightseeing Highlights in Kumarakom
The Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in the state. The lake is famous for its scenic beauty and hundreds of kettuvallams. A cruise through the backwater will refresh your mind.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, which is spread over 14-acres of land, is a favorite place of bird lovers. It has a huge cardinal of migrating birds like the Siberian stork, Egret, Darter, Night Heron, Cormorant, Indian Shag, Purple Heron, Cotton Pygmy-Goose, Little Cormorant etc.
The Pathiramanal ( Sands of midnight ) island reflects the amazing adorableness of the Vembanad Lake and its surrounding breadth is home to many breeds of migratory birds from different parts of the world. It is home to around 91 local species of birds and 50 migratory birds. The island is located in the Vembanad Lake, about 4 km from Kumarakom.
You can additionally seek some Ayurvedic analysis from the experts and go in for rejuvenation.
Where to Stay
Kumarakom has many hotels and resorts which deals that everyone’s budget.
Hotels tariffs starting from Rs 700 and the high-end resorts and hotels tariffs can go as aerial as Rs 22,000.
Coordinates: 9.35 N 76.26 E
Languages Spoken: Malayalam and English
Weather: Summers: 20 – 36 C; Winters: 16 – 32 C
Nearest Airport: Cochin Airport
Nearest Train Station: Kottayam
Main Highway: NH 47
Best time to visit: October to April