Kumarakom, in Kerala, is a popular tourists spot known for its backwater tourism. Located 16 kms off Kottayam- another popular backwater tourism destination- this beautiful place is located against the picturesque backdrop of the Vembanad Lake- Kerala's largest freshwater lake. A great number of tourists flock each year to Kumarakom to enjoy the backwaters of the Vembanad Lake and to relish a quiet time at many of its sea-side luxury and budget resorts.
In true sense, the Vembanad Lake is the fulcrum around which the tourism flourishes in Kumarakom. If tourists come here to fulfil the long-cherished dreams of backwater rides on a charming boat, then many also come here to enjoy a range of adventure activities along the same lake. From boating to yachting to fishing to mesmerizing views of the lake, Kumarakom offers all to let tourists feel joyous beyond words!
The Bird Sanctuary is another notable attraction here, savoured through canoes run and manage by local fishermen. Tourists can also enjoy a rowing canoe trip, which is not only cheap but enjoyable as well. The Taj Garden Retreat- a popular tourist resort- would be for those who are ready to enjoy and afford luxurious. In a nutshell, Kumarakom promises a wonderful backwater retreat with loads of prospects for fun and frolic!