Kumarakom [See Map]

+ Kumarakom is a tourist spot situated in kottayam district of kerala. Kumarakom lies on the backdrop of largest fresh water lake in Kerala, which is Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom is a cluster of small islands in Vembanad Lake.

Kumarakom is a favourite place for many migratory birds, thus the bird sanctuary in Kumarakom is a very good place for those who love bird watching. Kumarakom is also home for a wide variety of flora and fauna. Kumarakom attracts foreigners towards it’s back water tourism. It is one of the best place opted by tourists for leisure. Boating and Fishing facilities are also available here. The panoramic view of backwaters and coconut groves gives a beautiful feeling. The migratory birds here are a pleasant  view to tourists. And many of the birdwatchers are attracted to Kumarakom by these birds.

Facilities for houseboats and Rice barges (kettuvallom) are also availed here by the Kerala Tourism Department. Kumarakom has a very moderate climate throughout the year. This place is very favourable for cultivation, thus coconut groves and paddy fields are seen everywhere. There are presence of several luxury and small resorts which provides facilities like boating, fishing and a very beautiful view of Vembanad lake. It is a great experience, staying in houseboats.

Vembanad [See Map], the largest backwater in Kerala, is habitat for many marine and freshwater fish species and it teems with ‘Kumarakom Karimeen’ (pearl spotted fish), Konju (tiger prawns), Njandu (crabs), Chemeen (prawns) and many more. The recipes made with these fishes are one of the best fish recipes in the world. No one could explain the experience of visiting Kumarakom. One should feel it. Is is one of the best places you can visit in kerala , the lakes the food the beauty.

Responsible Tourism practices of kerala was first implemented in Kumarakom. Kuarakom has been declared by the Kerala Government as Special Tourism Zone. One can also enjoy and experience kerala’s traditional Ayurvedam, kalaripayattu and Boat race. Every year, on the month of september, Boat race is conducted at Kumarakom. To know more visit the Official Site.

Get here:

Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 13 km
                                       [See Map]
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 94 km [See Map]

Nearest Town: Kottayam (15 Kms) [See Map]
                       : Alappuzha (35 Kms) [See Map]
                       : Kochi (50 Kms) [See Map]

Stay here:

The Zuri Kumarakom (Go To Site)
A1-A54, Karottukayal
 Kumarakom 686563, India

Kumarakom Lake Resort (Go To Site)
 Kumarakom North Post
 Kumarakom 686 566, India

For more details about availing and pre booking houseboats visit the following wesites:


When to visit:

November to February: Winters are by far the best time to visit Kumarakom.

June to September: The monsoon season is another great time to visit Kumarakom and enjoy the city in its rain-washed splendour

3 thoughts on “Kumarakom

  1. Hi, wonderful post about your travelogue to Kumarakom, Kerala. Kerala is known for its backwater. Kumarakom is one of the best places in Kerala to enjoy the back water. If anyone wnats to explore the same, then book bus tickets in advance to get exciting bus ticket offers.

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