A cluster of river islands, Kumarakom is one of the most enticing tourist destinations in Kerala.The unbound greenery and exotic backwater bodies adorn this village located in the Kottayam District.Named after the local deity Kumaran, the village hosts exciting boat races during different parts of the year. The village is located on Vembanad Lake, which forms magnificent backwater bodies and blesses the region with unparalleled beauty.
One of the most rewarding experiences in Kumarakom is to stay at a houseboat. It is completely spellbinding to watch the lines of coconut trees and a huge variety of floras adding to the charm of the place. Lush green paddy fields are another attraction that makes this place truly worthwhile.One can enjoy and relax in the serene environment which remains unadulterated till date.
The most exciting attraction of the region is the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.The sanctuary is no less than a paradise for the bird watchers. Those visiting during the migratory season have the great chance to watch Siberian Crane. Kingfishers, ducks, waterfowls, egrets and many other species of birds are commonly spotted here. Baker’s House, built by an English farmer during the colonial era, is another wonderful attraction for the tourists.