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Kumarakom Kerala

Kumarakom - Kerala

Kumarakom, a small tourist village in Kerala is the beautiful one and situated 15 km from Kottayam, this small village is the cluster of islands in Vembanad Lake. Vembanad is the heart of Kerala backwaters and therefore, it makes Kumarakom the famous destination for tourists.

With Vembanad at the backdrop of the village, Kumarakom is a home to a different variety of flora and fauna. The bird sanctuary, marine, and freshwater bring many visitors to this place every year. Kumarakom is truly the heaven on earth.

Places to visit in Kumarakom

St. Marry Church and Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls

A popular spot for picnic and photography which is also the best place to visit in Kumarakom, 1000 ft. high waterfall is surrounded by rubber plantation. Its beauty is best during monsoons when the surroundings remain fresh, green and the waterfall is wide & thick. There’s St. Marry Church at the top of the waterfall where Christians can perform the religious practice.

Vembanad Lake

It is one of the major attractions in Kumarakom. You have to take a houseboat from Kumarakom and sail all the way to Vembanad Lake which stretches from Kochi to Alleppey. During winter, various migratory birds visit the place.

Kumarakom Beach

Not too far from Vembanad Lake and backwaters is this beach. The sandy beach is exquisite and perfect for an evening walk.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

If you visit Kumarakom and don’t visit the sanctuary, you’ll miss the nature amazement. Home to various migratory birds, the sanctuary is a paradise for bird watchers.

Kumarakom Backwaters

This should be on the top of your list which is also the best place to visit in Kumarakom. The backwater is the primary attraction of Kumarakom. The scenic beauty and water channels are truly the bliss for nature. 

Things to do in Kumarakom


When you go up to the Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls, you can trek all the way on the top for the scenic beauty. 

Enjoy your stay in the houseboat

When you take a visit to Kumarakom and since Vembanad Lake and the backwaters are the major attractions of this place, you must book a houseboat and stay in it. These boats will take you from the backwaters where you’ll enjoy the ripples and fresh greenery. Besides this, it is also the best experience to stay here. It is one of the best attractions in Kumarakom that one shouldn’t miss.

Bird watching

The bird sanctuary has a wide variety of migratory birds. You must go for bird watching sessions as the sanctuary is situated on the banks of the backwaters. 


You’ll get to experience all kinds of activities on Kumarakom beach. From surfing, parasailing to boating and windsurfing, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the activities full of adventure.

The tourism of Kumarakom mostly surrounds Kerala backwaters. Therefore, you can take a visit to this place throughout the year. However, winter is the best season to visit this place as the temperature remains comfortable or you can also visit during monsoons when the view is breathtaking. Make sure to visit the attractions in Kumarakom while on a tour of this place.

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