A concealed treasure trove, Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands. Nestled on the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom takes you away from the chaotic city life and into the lap of Mother Nature. This is one place where you forget all the worldly worries and get yourself immersed into endless leisure. The masterpiece of nature, Kumarakom is a blend of Kerala’s natural beauty, rich culture, and warm denizens.  Spoiling you with endless choices, Kumarakom leaves no stone unturned to fascinate the visitors.


Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a birdwatcher’s paradise nestled in close proximity to scenic backwaters. The sanctuary is located in the Kottayam district, and is acquainted with various migratory birds. The Pathiramanal Island aka Sand of Midnight is also accessible from this sanctuary via a 10-minute boat ride. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is home to local birds like owls, cuckoos, waterfowls and herons. There are also various migratory birds like the Siberian Crane.

Kumarakom Backwaters
The Backwaters of Kumarakom offer a picturesque setting, ringed with lush green paddy fields. The view of duck swimming and tiny birds chirping will mesmerise you as you explore the backwaters by the banks. The Vembanad Lake of Kumarakom is the starting point for backwater cruises in Kerala, along with Allepey. The backwater boat rides are a famous attraction and draw travellers to Kumarakom from all parts of the world. Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom is the perfect place to enjoy the backwaters of Kumarakom.

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall
Another must explore attraction here is the Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall that makes for a beautiful place to plan a picnic. Gushing down from a height of 100 feet, the waterfall falls in five steps. One of the most amazing aspects of this place is its location that brings together the most vivid charms of nature in a single thread.

Kumarakom Beach
The Kumarakom Beach lets you experience the most beautiful sunrise and sunset. A leisurely walk along the sandy shores of the beach will take you away from the hustle bustle of the chaotic city life. One can also take the pleasure of swimming, boating, and wind surfing, skiing and parasailing at the beach.

Kumarakom Craft Museum
Another attraction to explore is the Kumarakom Craft Museum. The museum is home to stunning collection of antiques, ranging from woodwork, decor items, paintings, portraits etc. This is where one can find most of the well preserved antiques or traditional artefacts belonging to the region. Local artwork and craftwork can also be purchased from the museum shop.

Pathiramanal Island
This beautiful island is blanketed with dense natural vegetation and offers a perfect climatic condition for regional flora and fauna to thrive. The island is also famed as a bird watcher’s paradise, and quite popular among the nature lovers.

Other major attractions in Kumarakom are:

How to Reach
By Air: The Cochin International Airport, 85 kilometres away, is the closest to Kumarakom.
By Rail: The closest railway station to Kumarakom is the Kottayam railway station.
By Road: Reaching Kumarakom by road is easy with availability of cabs and buses.
By Water: Kumarakom is easily accessible by boat from Muhamma.


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