Kumarakom slumbers on the banks of the famous Vembanad Lake. The Vembanad Lake with its majestic canals, streams, lagoons and distributaries along its banks weave an intricate and beautiful network of Kerala’s famous backwaters. The best way to experience the real Kerala is aboard a backwater cruise in Kumarakom.
The bird sanctuary on the banks of Vembanad Lake is spread over 100 acres and is home to thousands of resident and migratory birds. Some commonly found species include egret, darter, waterfowl, heron, bittern, kites, marsh harries, kingfishers, woodpeckers and wild ducks.
The waterfalls are located some 18 kms from the Kottayam town and within close proximity of Kumarakom. This is a beautiful waterfall, where water cascades down the mountains and falls to about 100 ft.
Vembanad is a beautiful lake that runs through the town of Kumarakom into small rivers and canals. The lake is a great picnic spot and activities here include boating and angling.
The best way to explore Kumarakom and the village life on the banks of the backwaters, is through a backwater cruise. Every year thousands of tourists embark on house boat tours and experience the real Kerala. With on board chef cooking seafood specialities from Kerala, you will love the experience of the serene backwaters.