Sprawled along the shores of the picturesque Vembanad Lake, the largest in Kerala, Kumarakom is noted for its tranquil backwaters. Cruising in houseboats along the lake while breathing in the splendid beauty of the surroundings and absorbing the local culture of the quaint hamlets lying on the fringes, is an unforgettable experience. Kumarakom is renowned for an epynomous bird sanctuary, which is a popular spot to catch sightings of endemic and migratory birds. Some not-to-be-missed avian breeds one can spot here are wood beetles, larks, flycatchers, parrots, teals, Siberian cranes, owls, water duck, and waterfowls. An intriguing way to visit the sanctuary is on a boat that offers a closer look at the birds flocking around the water body.

For a more comprehensive experience, tourists can stay in independent cottages built on stilts at the backwater resort of Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC).To explore more of the rural culture of Kumarakom, you can book homestays or hire a local guide to take you through the village. Sample authentic dishes, indulge in angling with a fisherman or watch as artisans transform a rough wooden block into a work of art.

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Wood Art

Wood Art

Wood articles in Kumarakom are unique and handmade and thus make for...

Other Kerala Art

Other Kerala Art

Thanks to the abundance of coconut trees in the state, the talented...

Subrahmanya Temple and Sree Dharma Sastha Temple

Subrahmanya Temple and Sree Dharma Sastha Temple

Subrahmanya Temple is believed to be the first temple in Kumarakom,...

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Spread over 14 hectare, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located on...

Aymanam

Aymanam

Set amidst picture-perfect views of lush paddy fields and the...

Houseboat Cruise

Houseboat Cruise

Most visitors arrive at Kumarakom to experience houseboat cruises...

Kallara

Kallara

A popular spiritual site, Kallara is noted for its ancient temples...

Kumarakom Backwaters

Kumarakom Backwaters

Kumarakom is home to a number of luxury resorts that offer a lot of...

Kudamaloor

Kudamaloor

Home to some of Kerala's most celebrated artists and writers,...

Alappuzha

Alappuzha

Snuggled in the heart of Kerala's backwaters, Alappuzha is...

kochi

kochi

A vibrant potpourri of art, culture, food, carnivals and festivals,...

Kottayam

Kottayam

Serene stretches of backwaters (brackish water lagoons) and pristine...

Munnar

Munnar

A lush carpet of rolling green, interrupted by low rises of mountains...