Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in the state of Kerala. The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the lake, and is part of the Kuttanad region. The bird sanctuary here is a favourite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. An enchanting backwater destination, Kumarakom offers visitors many other leisure options like boating and fishing.
The Great Backwaters
Kumarakom is a serenely beautiful and scenic backwater destination, a charming peninsula jutting into the ever-effervescent Vembanad Lake that is dotted with plenty of traditional rice boats and canoes, leaving a scene that is immensely pleasing to the eyeOne can enjoy the rural sights, the abundant marine life, boat cruises and angling tours with the services and privileges offered by us. The houseboats offer you the best possible facilities you need for a comfortable journey on water.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
The sanctuary is spread over 14 acres (5.7 ha) on the southern bank of the Kavanar River.There is a system of paths for moving around within the sanctuary. A visit to the bird sanctuary, set within the lush acres of wooded land nearby, acquaints you to the variety of migratory birds that flock in thousands, some from the Himalayas, some even from as far as Siberia. In addition, you can get thrilled of the native kingfishers ablaze in psychedelic colours, experience a walk under rookeries of egrets and night herons or lone golden-backed woodpeckers and even delight in the acrobatics of the paradise fly-catchers.
Bay Island Driftwood Museum
A museum to display a unique collection of superior quality driftwood sculptures of very high artistic value, prepared through a rare and innovative modern art form, Bay Island Driftwood Museum is located at the scenic village of Kumarakom. A visitor would find there a huge collection of root sculptures of various shapes and designs.The admirers and connoisseurs of this rare and innovative form of art frequent the Bay Island Driftwood Museum.
Pathiramanal is an island on the famous Vembanad Lake and is a home to many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world. The name Pathiramanal means 'sands of night'. The scenic beauty of both sides of the lake as well as that of the island is mind blowing.
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Vaikom in Kottayam district of the southern state of India, Kerala, is one of the main pilgrim centres of the south. Famous for the Vaikkath Asthami celebrations in November/December, it is one of the few temples which is held in reverence by both Shaivaites and the Vaishnavaites. Vaikkoms Shiva is fondly called Vaikkathappan. The Shiva Linga here is believed to be from the Treta yuga and considered as one of the oldest temples in Kerala where pooja has not been broken since inception.It is one of the most revered Shiva shrines in South India.