Kumarakom Backwater is the other Backwater destination on the banks of Vembanad Lake. 'Nature’s silent beauty provides a perfect setting here for contemplation' the words of Atal Bihari Vajpayee our former Prime Minister after seeing Kumarakom Backwater Destination. Kumarakom Backwater, supposedly discovered just a decade ago, provides some splendid views of coconut groves, mangroves and paddy fields. The highpoint of the journey will be reaching the Pathiramanal Island which is around an hour's ride from the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
Backwater of Kumarakom is situated 15 km from Kottayam on the Vembanad Lake and is best described as a picturesque clean village like most places in Kerala. This Kerala backwater destination is one of the small villages in Kottayam. Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala.
Kumarkom bird sanctuary is spread across 14 acres of any ornithologist's paradise. This enchanting backwater destination of kerala offers visitors many leisure options. From wandering into the depths of its wildlife sanctuary to cruising down the back waters and fishing, Kumarakom is perfect for a lazy and laid back holiday.
Kumarakom is an example of nature at her best in the fragrant flowers, the riot of multi colored birds, the surrounding greenery and the clear waters. The place has lately become a preferred tourist destination. Some of the main attractions of Kumarakom are boat races, houseboat cruise, rowing boat and fishing are some of the main attractions of this simple place.
How to Reach Kumarakom?
By Air: Nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, which is 100 kms from Kumarakom. Another Nearby Airport is 171 kms from Kumarakom.
By Rail: The nearest Railway station is Kottayam is the nearest railway station. There are regular local and express trains, which connect Kumarakom with major cities in India.
By Road: Kottayam is the main road junction is just 14 kms from Kumarakom. It is also well linked with all the major cities in India through the State and National Highways.