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Tourist Attractions in Kumarakom

Kumarakom - the charming emerald peninsula jutting out into the scenic Vembanad Lake - is located about 14 km from Kottayam in Kerala. The salubrious climate, swaying coconut palms, extensive paddy fields, lagoons and backwaters, and the rich flora and fauna make Kumarakom a tourist's paradise, mesmerizing visitors with its pristine charm. So bask in the beauty of nature while at Kumarakom and visit the enchanting tourist attractions in Kumarakom.

The freshwater of the Vembanad lake runs into the mainland at Kumarakom. It forms a beautiful array of lagoons, brooks, canals, and waterways, prime among the tourist attractions of Kumarakom. The backwater is rich in marine life, and prominent among the creatures that can be spotted are the unique 'Kumarakom Karimeen' (pearl spotted fish), Konju (tiger prawns), and Njandu (crabs), Chemmeen (prawns), and others.

Water Bird Sanctuary

One of the best attractions in Kumarakom, this bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres of scenic land on the eastern banks of the Vembanad Lake is home to a fantastic variety of birds like waterfowl, water ducks, cuckoos, wild ducks, and a host of other species. Rare birds like Siberian Storks also migrate here from time to time.

Backwater Cruise

The backwaters of Kerala - an endless stretch of meandering waterways flanked on either side by tall and swaying palm trees, is one of the fascinating tourist attractions in Kumarakom. Embark on an enchanting and peaceful cruise on these backwaters, and you will enjoy an experience of a lifetime. But, of course, staying at any beautiful houseboats is also a must while holidaying at Kumarakom.

The Vembanad Lake

The pristine Vembanad Lake is a much-admired picnic spot and a backwater tourism destination, providing various exhilarating options like boating, fishing, and sightseeing. No doubt it is one of the must visit places in Kumarakom.

Kumarakom Craft Museum

For all the fans of antique items, Kumarakom Craft Museum is a treat that you must visit on your trip. This museum showcases various antiques like woodwork, painting, decoration items, sacred figurines, handcrafted Kathakali Dance masks, and many more. In addition, you will find other things that display Kerala's culture and traditional art form. Moreover, this museum has a shop that offers craft items that local artists make.

Kumarakom Beach

This beach is one of the most visited Kumarakom tourist attractions. It allows visitors to indulge in fun-filled activities and soak in serenity. From enjoying the mesmerizing sunset to going with water sports like boating, windsurfing, water skiing, parasailing, etc. You will get the full beachy vibe with endless entertainment. Moreover, this beach is dotted with plenty of good resorts and eateries serving delicacies.

Bay Island Driftwood Museum

This museum is one of its kind in the country by presenting unique art made on driftwood or wood. It is one of the most visited museums that display authentic artwork related to Kerala's culture. Raji Punnose, curator and proprietor of this museum, initiated this to present this art form. Today, it has become a significant tourist spot and attracts worldwide admirers throughout the year.

Water birds, migratory birds, mangrove forests, and the renowned bird sanctuary are tourist attractions in Kumarakom. Apart from it, you will find many tourist places where you can enjoy a holiday and create pleasant memories. Check out our Kumarakom tour packages and plan your vacation at this beautiful place in Kerala. Our tour experts will help you in designing your itinerary.