Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala. It's 16 kilometers from Kottayam, 36 kilometers from Alleppey, 56 kilometers from Kochi, 135 kilometers from Munnar, and 164 kilometers from Trivandrum. A popular Kerala tourist destination for houseboat rides, Kumarakom is also known as the Queen of Vembanad.
Kumarakom got its name from a deity from an old temple, Kumaran, and it's a great place to get away from Kochi on weekends. Its's an unreal paradise of mangrove forests, paddy fields, and coconut groves. The Kerala government declared the destination a special tourist area to protect its ecology. Arundhati Roy was raised in Aymanam village, where she won the 1997 Booker Prize for 'The God of Small Things'.
Aranmula, Vagamon, Erumeli, Kumaramangalam Temple, Vaikom, Pathiramanal Island, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumaramangalam Temple, Kumaramangalam Temple. Many species of migratory birds visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. It is a noted bird sanctuary where many species of migratory birds visit. As part of Kumarakom tour packages, visitors get to see flocks of birds like egrets, darters, herons, teals, ducks, cuckoos, wild ducks, and migratory birds like Siberian Storks. Ayurvedic massage, yoga, meditation, boating, fishing, and swimming are also popular in Kumarakom.
You can take a boat cruise in the backwaters of Vembanad Lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes in India. A boat cruise along the backwaters of Kumarakom is an unforgettable experience for every traveler. You can get tasty karimeen, shrimp, and prawns in the area, as well as delicious marine and freshwater fish. During the Onam festival, Kumarakom hosts the Sree Narayana Jayanthi Boat Race with more than 1000 oarsmen in boats of all shapes and sizes.