Kumarakom - the charming emerald peninsula jutting out into the scenic Vembanad Lake - is located about 14 kms 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. Bask in the beauty of nature while at Kumarakom and visit the enchanting tourist attractions in Kumarakom.
The fresh water of the Vembanad lake runs into the mainland at Kumarakom and forms a beautiful array lagoons, brooks, canals and waterways, which are prime among the tourist attractions in Kumarakom. The backwater are rich in marine life and prominent among the creatures that can be spotted are the unique 'Kumarakom Karimeen' (pearl spotted fish), Konju (tiger prawns), Njandu (crabs), Chemeen (prawns) and others.
Water birds, migratory birds, mangrove forests and the renowned bird sanctuary are some of the other tourist attractions in Kumarakom.
Water Bird Sanctuary
This bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres of scenic land on the eastern banks of the Vembanad Lake, is home to an amazing 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.
The backwaters of Kerala - an endless stretch of meandering waterways flanked on either side by tall and swaying palm trees, is one of the most fascinating Tourist Attractions in Kumarakom. Embark on an enchanting and peaceful cruise on these backwaters, and you will definitely enjoy an experience of a lifetime. A stay at any of the wonderful 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.