Kumarakom: A Stunning Backwater Destination!

Written By

Gopika VC

Kumarakom is a group of small islands in the middle of the large Vembanad lake. The place has everything a great vacation needs.

Clear blue sea and silky-smooth sand await you at this gorgeous beach. Bring your cameras to capture the beautiful sunset.

Kumarakom Beach

The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a popular bird-watching spot. One encounters unique bird species in its 14 hectares.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Pathiramanal is a lovely lake island accessible by boat. Rare migratory birds from throughout the world live on this 10-acre island in the backwaters.

Pathiramanal Island

Vembanad Lake, 16 km from Kottayam town near Kumarakom, offers thrilling boating, sightseeing, and fishing.

Kumarakom Backwaters

Vembanad Lake spans 83.72 km and 14.48 km. Kettuvallams are converted into cruise boats and houseboats with toilets, kitchens, sit-outs, bathrooms, and more.

Vembanad Lake

It is an amazing place with a gushing waterfall that rushes down from 100 mts up. It's one of the best places to get away because it's full of lush greenery.

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls

Tourists seeking a heritage homestay must visit the charming village. The Booker Prize-winning Arundhati Roy novel is set in this lovely village.


Snuggles on the banks of the River Meenachil. Large mansions and traditional Nalukettu houses dot the countryside of Kudamaloor.


Kallar is lovely and around 50 km from Thiruvananthapuram. It attracts picnickers, anglers, birdwatchers, and trekkers.


Sage Vyasa and the Pandavas are believed to have prayed at this lovely temple. The main entrance and walls of this stunning temple were decorated with Dravidian murals

Ettumanoor Mahadev Temple