The sleepy little village of Kumarakom is situated by the side of the famous Vembanad lake in Kerala. If you have an appetite towards exploring the flora, boating, exotic sightseeing, and fishing, then Kumarakom is the best place for you. The amazing beauty of Kumarakom mainly comes from the tranquil backwaters, which is the real hallmark of this backwater destination in Kerala. This calm backwater destination in Kerala attracts travellers from all parts of the world and is one of the best place to chill out with your friends or family. The serene beauty and calmness of this backwater destination in Kerala, really helps you to shed the stress and tension of your daily busy life.
Kumarakom Bird Santuary
Laced with numerous canals, the Kumarakom backwaters also has a special attraction for the travellers in the form of a bird sanctuary. The Kumarakom bird sanctuary is home to a various number of bird species such as Egrets, Herons, Waterfowls, Teals, Darters, Cuckoo and Wild Ducks. The Kumarakom bird sanctuary is also home to the migratory birds such as the Siberian Stork, which visit this bird sanctuary in flocks and that will be an amazing sight for the travellers. If you are passionate about bird watching, then it will be better if you can visit the Kumarakom bird sanctuary when these birds are present at the sanctuary.
Kumarakom Snake Boat Race
The Kumarakom boat race is one of the major fairs and festivals of this place and this boat race attracts a large number of tourists as well as the locals. During this boat race festival, you can enjoy the snake boat (Chundanvallam) race, which involves the competition of snake boats from different places and these boats are rowed by various oarsmen. The snake boat race in Kumarakom is organized during the months between August-September every month and if you are interesting in enjoying this boat race in Kumarakom, you can plan your trip accordingly.
Best Time to Visit Kumarakom Backwaters
Kumarakom is able to maintain a charming climate throughout the year and this makes it easier for the tourist to visit this place at any time of the year. During the summer season, Kumrakaom and the Vembanad lake are less crowded as there will be an increase in the overall temperature. So this time can be utilized to explore the beauty of Kumarakom much better.
During the monsoon season, the Vembanad lake and Kumarakom becomes more beautiful, due to the heavy pouring rain water. The peak tourism period at Kumarakom is between the months of September to March when there is less rain and the climate is also very cool.
Shopping in Kumarakom
You can also enjoy a pretty decent shopping experience in Kumarakom and you can try some traditional handcrafted merchandise, that are available in Kuramakom. You can also try other traditional shopping items such as silk sarees, wood carvings, camel-bone carvings, hand-made jewelry, metal- ware, Kathakali masks, embroidered screw-pine mats, grass mats and other different kinds of antique items. There are special antique shops that are present in Kumarakom that helps you to get some vintage shopping items such as old telephones, coins, glazed china jars, gramophones, vintage door latches, special bell-metal vessels, weighing balances, carved pillars, wooden panels etc.
The airport at Kochi is just 70 km away and Kochi is well connected to Kumarakom by bus and rail. The nearest rail head is at Kottayam which is 16 km away and from Kottayam, you can hire a taxi or any other local transport system to reach Kumarakom. Kumarakom is well connected to the other major cities in Kerala through road network, making this place easily accessible for the tourists.
Accommodation in Kumarakom
There are many resorts, lodges and hotels in Kumarakom, that provides top class accommodation facilities for the tourists coming from different parts of the world. Below given are some of the major accommodation facilities available in Kumarakom.
Phone: 423-2443904 2443580-82 2440978-83
|Lakshmi Hotel & Resorts|
|Sylvania Tourist Enclave Homestay|
Kavanattinkara, Near 315 Co-Operative Bank Bus Stop
Phone: 481-2524062 2524061, 9745166911, 9446756060, 9447456911
|Saro Lake County|
Phone: 481-2523777, 7736002377
|Ashirwad Heritage Resorts|
Phone: 481-2527100, 8943334605
|Kumarakom Lake Resort|
Phone: 481-2524900 2524501, 2524987
|Club Mahindra Kumarakom|
Near Chakrampady Bus Stand
Phone: 481-2525826 2525638
Taj Kumarakom Resort & Spa
Near Bird Sanctuary
Phone: 9447358356, 9497226048, 8075380269
Vaithara Building, Room No. 290
Near Govt. Boat Jetty, Kumarakom
Phone: 481-2523935 2523937
Phone: 9447797564, 8129497390
|Kumarakom Pearlspot Resort|
Phone: 9061234528, 9061234529
Phone: 481-2528200 484-4261711
|Coconut Lagoon Ayurvedic Centre|
Phone: 481-2525834-36 2523572-74
|The Manor Backwater Resort|
Phone: 481-2526328 2526329, 2526330, 2526331
|Tharavadu Heritage Home|
Govt. Boat Jetty
|Royal Riviera Hotels & Resorts|
Cheepunkal P. O.
Phone: 481-2526702 2526703
9562736000, 9562626000 , 9599965690
The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort and Spa, V 235 A1 to A54
Phone: 481-2527272 2527207, 2527282
Park Regis Aveda Kumarakom
V/240 A, Amankari Road
Brookside Heritage Homestay
Kaniamparambil House, Ummacheril Road
|Edassery Kayal Resort|
Ward # 09, Block#12, Near Nasrath Church, Kumarakom South
Cheepungal P. O.
Phone: 481-2523222 2523444, 2523994
|Phone: Dubai Hotel|
Opposite St. Johns Attamangalam Church
481-2525821 2525150, 2523511
|Kodianthara Heritage Home|
Behind St. John Knanaya Church
The Zuri Kumarakom, Kerala Resort & Spa
V 235 A1 to A54
Phone: 481-2527272 2527282
|Vedasparsh Ayurveda Center|
Backwater Ripples Pvt. Ltd.
Nazerath Church Road
Phone: 481-2565404 2563404, 2523600, 2523300, 2566404
|Backwater Ripples Pvt. Ltd.|
Nazerath Church Road
Phone: 481-2523600 2523300
|Back Water Ripples|
Kumarakom, Kottayam District
Phone: 481-2523600 2523300
Near Nazreth Church
Phone: 481- 2526252 2526253
Near Nazreth Church
Kumarakom South P. O.
Phone: 481-2524721 2524983
|ILLIKKALAM Lakeside Cottages|
New Nazareth Road, Kumarakom
Phone: 481-2524234 9495735152
KTDC Backwater Resort
Phone: 481-2525861 2524258, 2527650, 2525862
9400008621, 9400008622, 9400008620
|Coconut Creek Farm & Home Stay|
New Nazareth Church Road
|Abad Whispering Palms|
Nazareth Church Road
Phone: 481-2523819 2523824
|Abad Hotels & Resorts|
New Nazarath Road
Phone: -2523819 484 4144000, 2381122
Phone: 478-2583379 2582295
|Orchid Lake View|
Phone: 9633200142, 9447718663, 8086302786, 9447281961
| Love Dale Lakeside Homestay|
Pulikkalchirayil Varanam P.O. Puthenangady
|Ashatheeram A Luxury Serviced Villa|
Varanam P. O., Cherthala
|Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort|
|The World Backwaters|
Phone: 478-2583939 2584391
Purity at Lake Vembanad
East of Muhamma Police Station
Phone: 478-2582794 2868762
Near Pulikuttissery Bridge
Phone: 481-2518866 2303972
Ambika Market P. O.
Phone: 4829-275130 276530
Pulikuttissey P. O.
|GK's River View Home Stay|
Thekkekaryil Pulikkuttysseri P.O.
|Deshadan Backwater Resort|
Poojaveli Temple Road
Phone: 478-2584055 2321518
Kuttickatil Gardens Homestay
Arpookara West P O
Phone: 9495579316 , 9495188842
|Lake Vechoor Villas|
Near Thanneermukkom Bund
Vaikom, Ambika Mkt P.O.
Phone: 9818457417, 9810132143, 7510791139
Kattathara, Peedikaparambil Building
Kanjiram Jetty Road, Near Kumarakom
Phone: 9495850896, 8848806608
|Illom Ayurveda Heritage|
|Suvasam Lake Resort (KTDC)|
9400008644, 9400008645, 9447282098
|Akkara Ayurveda Center|
Phone: 9447197512, 9497087341, 9446275475
BiphaLife Hospital and Research Centre