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!
By Air The nearest international airport is at Cochin, some 80 kms away that links Kottayam to Kumarakom and then to rest of India through regular flight services.
By Rail The nearest railway station is at Kottayam has which regular trains to link Kumarakom to almost all major cities of Kerala.
By Road A wide network of roads smoothly links Kumarakom to rest of the towns in state, and India as well.
Situated in the state of Kerala, Vembanad is longest and largest lake in India. It spans through various districts of Kerala, and is known with different names at different places such as Kochi Lake in Kochi, Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad, etc. This lake has been considered as largest wetland system in India by covering area of 2033.02 km2.
Located at the sea level, a narrow barrier island separates the Vembanad Lake from Arabian Sea. At its widest...
The Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls is located 19 kms from Kottayam, in the south of the state of Kerala in India. The waterfall provides a serene location to enjoy some real peaceful time in nature’s lap. The scenic beauty of this waterfall makes it a famous tourist attraction and a picnic spot.
The waterfall gushes down the mountain from a height of 100 feet, making the surroundings a charismatic landscape amidst the rubber plantations. The water...
The famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary located on the bank of the Vembanad lake of Kumarakom, Kerala. The sanctuary, which spreads across 14 acres of area and managed by Kerala Tourist Development Corporation, is an ideal place for watch Siberian stork, teal, egret, darter and heron. A delight for bird watchers, a visit here means you can also watch local birds like the cuckoo, owl, egret, heron, waterfowl and duck.
Monsoon is the best time to visi...