Kumarakom is located at a distance of 14 km away from the region of Kottayam in the state of Kerala. This place is a bunch of scenic islands clustered near the Vembanad Lake and is just at a distance of 70 km from the territory of Kochi. This tiny and beautiful location has become one of the most visited tourist destinations in Kerala due to the various backwater cruises offering scenic views of sunsets and the surrounding lush green landscape.
Kumarakom is located in the Kuttanad region of kerala which is also called as the rice bowl of the state. The various paddy fields, wrapped with a large number of lakes and canals offer a visual treat to the onlookers.
The kumarakom Bird sanctuary located in the region, attracts a lot of migratory birds such as waterfowl, Siberian Crane and moorhen and is considered as paradise for bird watchers. A canoe ride is usually taken to reach the bird sanctuary which makes the journey all the more exciting.
The city is also extremely popular for the various backwater houseboat cruises that are offered to tourists. The traditional houseboats have been decorated to a luxurious perfection, thereby, attracting a lot of tourists. The resorts located at the bank of the river offer a lot of adventurous activities such as boating, angling and yachting.
The best time to plan a kumarakom tour is when the Onam celebrations are in full swing. The region is well connected with the train network and also through the waterways with some of the major cities such as Kochi and Kottayam.