Kumarakom – the right mix of relaxation for your holidays! It is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam, well known 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 is near to the Kuttanad region consisting of a cluster of small islands. Kumarakom is the place where you can enjoy the village life of Kerala.
Places to visit in Kumarakom
Houseboat: – Also known as Kettuvallam in Malayalam. The journey through backwaters is a delightful experience and one can enjoy the beauty of the backwaters in a calm plush ambience. The modern Houseboats have all facilities equaling to five star resorts.
Kumarakom Bird’s Sanctuary: – It is the paradise for migratory birds, located on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Nature lovers can have a golden opportunity to watch birds by Houseboats or by using Motorboats. November – February is the best time to watch migratory birds.
Vembanad Lake: – Vembanad Lake, the largest fresh water in Kerala, is the habitat for many marine and freshwater fish species. Do not miss a mouthful of the famous Karimeen Polichathu( pearl spot cooked in exotic spices)here.
By Air – The nearest airport is Cochin, 85kms away from the Cochin Airport.
By Rail – The nearest railhead is Ernakulum (twin city of Cochin) 90kms away.
By Road – Kumarakom is 85kms from Cochin, 175kms from Trivandrum and around 150kms from Periyar.