Kumarakom – Backwaters in Kerala


Kumarakom is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kerala known for its unique houseboat experience, village culture, and backwater. Kumarakom is located on the banks of the Vembanadu Lake, Meenachil River which originates in the high ranges in the Eastern part of Kerala, flowing through various districts and finally ends at a place called Kavanar at Kumarakom. Kumarakom is one of the best tourist destinations of Kerala and tourists from all around the world visit this place during their Kerala visit. If you are traveling alone, with your spouse, friend or family this place can provide the best experience for each group.

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Activities in Kumarakom
  • Sun Set cruise in Vembanadu Lake
  • Kumarakom Village Experience
  • Half day with fisherman
  • Country boat cruise in the canals of Kumarakom
Attractions & Sight-Seeing Options in Kumarakom

Kumarakom is very small village of Kerala but it is very popular tourist destination of the world because of it’s beauty, Backwaters and Houseboats. Tourists can visit plenty of beautiful places in Kumarakom and can enjoy the beauty of the nature. Hers is the main Attractions Sightseeing option in Kumarakom.

  • Pathiramanal Island
  • Kumarakom Bird sanctuary
  • Driftwood museum
  • Vembanad lake

Kumarakom is the best place in Kerala to experience a village life. 1 or 2 hrs in country boat ride through the small canals, a sun set cruise in the Vembanad Lake, Visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, a visit with a local fisherman in the early morning, etc are the best options available in Kumarakom, which you will not get in any other destinations in Kerala.

Other Local Kumarakom Information

Kumarakom is very popular tourist destination and it is located near the city of Kottayam – Kerala. Fishing, Agriculture, and Tourism is the main source of the Kumarakom economy so Kumarakom already improves its basic needs over the last few years. Tourists can easily get the below information in the local Kumarakom village.

  • Kumarakom Local Taxi
  • Bicycle or two-wheeler rent
  • Ayurveda Spa and Yoga Centres
  • Govt Tourist Information Centre
  • State Transport Bus Stand
  • Bank and ATM in Kumarakom
  • Hospitals in Kumarakom
  • Vegetarian Restaurants in Kumarakom
  • Nonvegetarian Restaurants
  • Wine Shops in Kumarakom
  • Nightclubs, Bars, and Discotheques
  • Temples in & around Kumarakom
  • Drug store, department store, supermarket, and spice shop in Kumarakom
  • Police Station
  • Fire and Safety
  • Shopping in Kumarakom

Learn more about Kumarakom local information.


Kumarakom is famous for its serene backwaters, traditional houseboat cruises, and lush landscapes, offering visitors a unique experience of Kerala's natural beauty.

Visitors to Kumarakom can indulge in houseboat rides, canoeing, fishing, and bird watching amidst the scenic backwaters, providing an immersive experience in Kerala's tranquil surroundings.

How to Reach

By Air:

The closest airport to Kumarakom is Cochin International Airport, approximately 80 km away.

By Bus:

Kumarakom itself doesn’t have a railway station; Kottayam serves as the nearest one. Trains from major cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, and Kochi regularly reach Kottayam.

By Road:

Kumarakom has good road connectivity with state and private buses available, along with options for travelers to drive. Luxury buses from Kottayam connect major cities like Bangalore, Chennai, and Cochin, while direct buses to Kumarakom are also accessible.


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