Kumarakom is situated 15 km from Kottayam, on National Highway (NH) 47
between Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and Kochi (Cochin). Kumarakom is a
cluster of little islands located on the banks of the famous Vembanad Lake.
The Vembanad Lake displys an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web of
majestic canals, streams and distributaries. The gorgeous green of the
fringed palms beautifully contrast with the ripple in the blue waters. The
water ways of Kumarakom is now a big attraction for tourist.
It is incredibly different experience to cruise in Kumarakom backwater in a
country boat, experiencing the beauty of Kerala villages. The bird sanctuary
here, which is spread across 14 acres is a favorite haunt of migratory birds
and an ornithologist's paradise. Egrets, darters, herons, teal, waterfowl,
cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the Siberian stork that live
There in flocks are a fascination for visitors. The best way to watch the
birds of the Kumarakom sanctuary is a boat trip round the islands.
An enchanting backwater destination, Kumarakom offers visitors many other
leisure options. Boating and fishing facilities are available at Kumarakom.
Holiday packages on the houseboats, traditional Kettuvalloms, are an
out-of-this-world experience at Kumarakom. Millions of green coconut palms
are lined on the river side, leaning to touch its reflections on the glassy
waters. Blooming flowers, multi-hued birds, succulent freshwater fishes, all
these makes the nature perfect at Kumarakom.