Relax in a houseboat, a paradise on azure waters

Relax in a houseboat, a paradise on azure waters

Swaying trees shade the backwaters

Swaying trees shade the backwaters

Salute the majestic elephants

Salute the majestic elephants

The magnificent boat race of Kumarakom

The magnificent boat race of Kumarakom

Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • Adventure Buffs
  • Lovebirds
  • Nirvana-aah
  • Family Fun
  • Beach Bums
    • Language

      Malayalam, Tamil, English
    • Altitude

      1,600 metres (5,249 feet) above sea level
    • Time zone

      IST
    • Theme

      Beach

Radiant backwaters, picturesque beaches, magnificent houseboats, thrilling snake boat races - enjoy a little piece of paradise. Enjoy Kumarakom!

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  • Peaceful Setting

    Away from the madness of city life, Kumarakom is an escape to a wonderland of peace and tranquility.

  • Food

    Kumarakom is famed for its delicious cuisine. The local delicacies are a delightful combination of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, though both have a generous sprinkling of spices.

Be prepared

  • Humidity

    Since Kumarakom is a costal city it is marked by heavy humidity. Make sure you carry sunscreen for protection against sunburn.

  • Red Ants

    Be careful while getting on and off boats. There is a chance you might encounter red ants at some places where boats and houseboats dock. Largely inconvenient, these ants are mostly harmless.

Describing It

Kumarakom is a peninsula of green meadows and serene backwaters and finds a place on the itinerary of every tourist travelling to Kerala. A tiny village with a cluster of even tinier islands, Kumarakom adorns the enchanting Vembanad Lake with much grace and charm.

Kumarakom's claim to fame is not just restricted to scenic backwaters and invigorating houseboats but encompasses the overall magnificence of the place. Kumarakom is blessed with dense mangroves, coconut trees, and greenery all round. It’s hard to resist the romance of spending a few days in the backwaters whilst enjoying the company of your loved one on a floating houseboat.

A birdwatcher’s paradise, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a habitat for several migratory birds and is situated on the banks of the radiant Vembanad Lake. This sanctuary is covered in rich greenery and is home to birds such as the Siberian Crane, Egret, Heron, Water-Fowl, Ducks, Moorhens and Kingfishers.