Kumarakom is included under the Kuttanad region of Kottayam district in the God’s own country. The village of Kumarakom is the best place to spend a calm and relaxing day amidst the lush flowery landscapes. The aesthetic beauty of Kumarakom has always acted as a magnet in attracting people from all around the world. The tropical climate and the plethora of bird species are a perfect combination make every holiday enjoyable. Additionally, the backwaters and the swaying coconut trees add to the beauty and help you weave wonderful memories.
Though a small village, Kumarakom is a hub for people who are on the lookout for backwater tourism. The village rest beside the Vembanad Lake which is also known as the biggest freshwater lake in the state. Moreover, Kumarakom is home to a wide array of flora and fauna. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a must visit spot in Kumarakom and it would never fail to keep all the bird lovers entertained. On the other hand, for people who appreciate the marine life, Vembanad Lake will unfurl itself to you and let you catch a glimpse of the very famous Black Tiger Prawn aka Poovalan Chemeen as known in the local language.
The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary extends up to an area of 14 acres. This area is the most favoured haunt for all migratory birds. The main highlights include cuckoo, egret, heron, moorhen, teal, lark and more. Due to all these reasons, Kumarakom happens to be better suited to be title as a honeymoon destination and has to offer the best honeymoon packages. Usually, Kumarakom features a moderate tropical climate.
Houseboats are yet another attraction at Kumarakom. The feeling of soaring through the backwater of Kerala is unexplainable. For this reason, houseboats have gained huge recognition all around the world. During Onam, a cultural festival of Kerala held during the month of August or September, boat race is conducted with pomp and splendour in the Vembanad Lake. A few resorts are present at the bank of Vembanad Lake that offers their guest the luxury to go fishing and yatching.
Other than the lake and houseboats, tourists could also go and visit the traditional temple and museums to dive deep into the ancient culture. The restaurants here offer mouth-watering delicacies and sea-foods. Furthermore, every visitor must at least once try the special ‘toddy’ available at almost all restaurants here. It is sweet and tangy at the same time that you won’t be able to restrict yourself to just one glass.