The beautiful Kumarakom backwaters

Places To Visit In Kumarakom

Kumarakom’s divine beaches, backwaters, & cluster of islands will make for a mesmerizing and scenic holiday!
Tourism in Kumarakom

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Best Places To Visit In Kumarakom

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Kumarakom is a set of islands giving a splendid backdrop of Vembanad Lake and is famous for its backwaters among the tourists. There are so many places to visit in Kumarakom, starting from lush paddy fields to coconut and mango groves.  There a number of tourist places in Kumarakom including wildlife spots, natural surroundings such as lakes, rivers, and canals. Kumarakom has plenty of options when it comes to places to see and one of the most famous one out of them is the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

The Places to visit at Kumarakom depend on one’s preferences which depend on traveler's point of view and interests. Based on this, one can go to a picturesque place or indulge in cultural activities, relax in peace, or come face to face with history in the museums. 

Sightseeing in Kumarakom differs based on traveler's interest. Whether it be an adventure, spiritual, or a relaxation based one, there are many places to visit for all these types of travelers. From bird watching to waterfall visits to luxurious boat rides, to enjoying a houseboat ride in Kumarakom backwaters, the choices are abundant. One can even take a visit to the nearby hills or go on a street shopping spree at the local markets of Kumarakom. Indulging in local cuisines is also a must thing to do in Kumarakom.

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There many places to see in Kumarakom when it comes to spirituality. Serving all the religious beliefs, there are many temples for Hindus like Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, and Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple. Mosque like Juma Masjid and the famous church of St. Mary's all make up for a very enjoyable spiritual experience in the city.

The tourist places near Kumarakom include Pathiramanal Island, Vembanad Lake for boating as well as a museum for the history buffs. The best places in Kumarakom include Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary for the bird lovers, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall, and Vembanad Lake, and the famous Kumarakom backwaters known for its houseboats.

Kumarakom sightseeing places include Vembanad Lake which is the largest lake in Kerala and is so large that its expanse ranges from Kochi to Alleppey. The south of Kumarakom is home to a large number of migratory birds from all over the world.

Another major attraction is Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls that are located over 18 km from Kottayam. It is a famous picnic spot where the waterfall drops from over 100 feet. This place is also an ideal spot for photographers and even the adventurous types who can trek up to the waterfall and its adjacent areas.

The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a bird haven for all the bird lovers where various migratory birds flock from different parts of the world. Once can also explore this sanctuary by hiring houseboats and motorboats. Kumarakom backwater is a scenic place to appreciate the beauty of nature and admire its flora and fauna. The houseboat is the best way to enjoy the backwaters and one can opt for various amenities here depending on budget. Thrill seekers and the adventurous kind can also indulge in water sports such as water skiing, wind sailing, and fishing. 

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Pathiramanal Island In Kumarakom

Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, Park View, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695 033

A small but beautiful island in the Alappuzha district of Kerala, Pathiramanal Island is one of the best kept secrets of the state. For those wondeirng how to reach pathiramanal, it is located in the centre of Vembanad Lake. Loosely referring to “sands of night”, the Pathiramanal Island Kerala is a major tourist destination...

  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic view
  • Nature
  • Speed boat ride

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall In Kumarakom

Oravakkal Koorali Road, Kerala 686503

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls is one of the most popular picnic spots near Kumarakom, and rightly so. It is a beautiful place that has a gushing waterfall rushing down from a height of 100 mts. There is lush greenery all around making it one of the best getaways for all. Tourists, as well as locals, can visit this waterfall for a ...

  • Nature
  • Ideal for families
  • Waterfall
  • Ideal for couples
  • Trekking

Kumarakom Backwaters

The beauty of the Kumarakom Backwaters lies in its tranquility. A sense of peace prevails as you glide across the calm canals, past the small fishing villages and further towards the edge of the sea. When in Kerala, tourists make sure that they spend at least a night or a few hours at the backwaters, if not on an overnight ...

  • Boat Tour
  • Cruise
  • Romantic
  • Nature
  • Sightseeing

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary In Kumarakom

Kavanattinkara Saktheeswaram Temple Road, Kavanattinkara, Kumarakom, Kerala - 686563

The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is situated near the beautiful Vembanad Lake. Home to hundreds of migratory birds, the sanctuary is sprawled across more than 14 acres of lush green land. It is a must visit for tourists who admire nature or love watching birds. Wrapped in an evergreen setting, this sanctuary is one of the most ...

  • Bird Watching
  • Ideal For Family
  • Nature
  • Houseboat
  • Ideal for friends
  • Sightseeing

Vembanad Lake In Kumarakom

Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, Park View, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695 033

The longest lake in India, Vembanad Lake is one of the most popular attractions in Kerala. The largest lake in Kerala, one of the largest in the country and even one of the largest freshwater lakes in the continent, Vembanad Lake is a tranquil spot for those looking to relax and enjoy their vacation away from the hustle bu...

  • Lake
  • Nature
  • Ideal For Family
  • Boating
  • Serene views
  • Fishing trip

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    Rohitsharma Lic

    Bahirwade kridangan

    Rohitsharma's 6 days trip to Kumarakom

    1] All Hotel were good except bamboo creak at thekkdy. We didn't got hot water for bath over there. 2] Package with all the inclusion like jeep safari , boating at poovar can be good option. (Obviously extra money can be charged for this) Incase if agent have such plan he didn't shared information about it. 3)At beginning of journey itinerary print must be provided to driver as well as travellers so as to understand the plan in detail. 4]Drinking water must be provided during the journey because sometime journey is at remote location 5] Efforts by travel agent was good to get this tour happen Cab and Driver was very nice. All journey was awesome specially house boat.

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    Aameer Husain

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    Aameer's 7 days trip to Kumarakom

    munnar room is very worst , manager of munnar provide me worst room, no one contact me during the trip only call for payment. But driver do his excellent work during the entire trip. he was very decent person and do his duty well. munnar room is very worst , manager of munnar provide me worst room, no one contact me during the trip only call for payment. But driver do his excellent work during the entire trip. he was very decent person and do his duty well.

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    Panchal Soham

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    Panchal's 5 days trip to Kumarakom

    This was our first trip with Travel Triangle and it was the best trip. Travel agent has made every arrangement perfect and as committed. The driver was very friendly and helpful. There was small issue in Thekkady we had. The hotel was far from city area and has off road track. It was not easy to drive a car on the road but still our driver made sure that we reached there safely. Also upon arriving there we found that hotel has no facility for driver. Even travel agent was also not aware about surroundings of hotel. That caused us the trouble. Apart from this our trip was fantastic. Thank you

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    Panchal Soham

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    Panchal's 5 days trip to Kumarakom

    This was our first trip with Travel Triangle and it was the best trip. Travel agent has made every arrangement perfect and as committed. The driver was very friendly and helpful. There was small issue in Thekkady we had. The hotel was far from city area and has off road track. It was not easy to drive a car on the road but still our driver made sure that we reached there safely. Also upon arriving there we found that hotel has no facility for driver. Even travel agent was also not aware about surroundings of hotel. That caused us the trouble. Apart from this our trip was fantastic. Thank you

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    Panchal Soham

    Ahmedabad

    Panchal's 5 days trip to Kumarakom

    This was our first trip with Travel Triangle and it was the best trip. Travel agent has made every arrangement perfect and as committed. The driver was very friendly and helpful. There was small issue in Thekkady we had. The hotel was far from city area and has off road track. It was not easy to drive a car on the road but still our driver made sure that we reached there safely. Also upon arriving there we found that hotel has no facility for driver. Even travel agent was also not aware about surroundings of hotel. That caused us the trouble. Apart from this our trip was fantastic. Thank you

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    Anilsinha

    Delhi

    Anilsinha's 6 days trip to Kumarakom

    My wife and I generally enjoyed the whole trip. The cab driver behavior did put us off as he wanted to control our trip. The hotel in Kovalam was below our expectation. We enjoyed the Houseboat stay a lot. The Munnar hotel could have done better. Finely, the stay in Kochi was enjoyed a lot. On the whole, Kerala, the area we visited, is so nice and beautiful. The trip was worth the effort.

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    Tanupriya Bhasin

    New delhi

    Tanupriya's 5 days trip to Kumarakom

    Overall the tour experience was fine, must appreciate the behaviour and attitude of Cab Driver. Alleppey Boat not as described, but the Cook was friendlier and a perfect chef. Location of Mare Blue Resort was ultimate however they were not perfect in services.

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    Divya S

    Chennai

    Divya's 3 days trip to Kumarakom

    Driver shiju anna provided very good service...seems hotels are not cleaning daily..maintenance is not good

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    Divya S

    Chennai

    Divya's 3 days trip to Kumarakom

    Driver shiju anna provided very good service...seems hotels are not cleaning daily..maintenance is not good

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    Sajjan Kumar

    Mahavir enclave part 1

    Sajjan's 5 days trip to Kumarakom

    Nice memorable trip, awesome place awesome people Munnar stay, and boat house

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    Kumarakom condenses the essence of a holiday in Kerala. Home to Kerala's biggest backwater, Vembanad lake, spending time on a houseboat is a must. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is also an important spot for tourists along with Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall. The Maya Spa is well reputed for it's Ayurvedic massages and the traditional art forms of Kathakali and Kalaripayattu can be found and enjoyed here as well.

     

    Kumarakom is a rich hub for boating and as such, there are many different kinds of boats here. Especially impressive are the snake boats, which are boats that are also used in boat races. In the months of August and September, there are various boat races which are unique to Kumarakom and an exciting spectacle to behold.

    Kumarakom is home to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which is an excellent location for photographers that are interested in birding. A large number of rare, migratory birds can be found here. Kumarakom beach is also an excellent place for photography and the Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls deserve a mention as well.

     

    Kumarakom was involved in many of the fights for supremacy between the local kings in Kerala. There are still remains of a fort wall in Kumarakom. The Taj hotel building also has a piece of history attached to it. The bungalow was built by a British man called Alfred. G. Baker whose family lived there for the next 4 generations and influenced a lot of the things that happened in the area. It was a ruin after they left until the Taj Group took over and converted it into the luxury resort it is now.

     

    Two of the major catches for the fishermen in Kumarakom are the Karimeen, also known as the Pearl Spot and shrimp. Many of the local delicacies are based around the two with one of the most popular dishes being the Karimeen Pollichathu, which is grilled Karimeen wrapped in a banana leaf after being prepared with rich spices.

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