Stunning Places to Visit In Kumarakom

kumarakom is the largest lake in Kerala which is a group of beautiful small islands on the Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom offers a panoramic view of the emerald green backwaters of Kerala surrounded by paddy fields and magnificent flora. Kumarakom is known worldwide for its backwater tourism. Tourist places to visit in kumarakom are most sought in Kerala due to its pristine beauty and serenity. Whether you are on a relaxation or a honeymoon trip, this charming destination is sure to have something for everyone.

kumarakom offers visitors a range of options whether it is a cruise on beautiful houseboats or  watching the peculiar birds in the sky. kumarakom is a fascinating destination to experience the tropical paradise with some famous pilgrimage centres, refreshing Ayurvedic Spas and spiritual getaways.

kumarakom is gifted with a wonderful climate, beautiful landscaped waterways and lush greenery with a wide variety of flora and fauna. The tourist places of kumarakom have a rich spectrum of historical and cultural diversity and are the centre of a getaway away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Top 8 Tourtist Places in kumarakom

Whenever we think or talk about some tourist places in kumarakom , there is a lot to see a lot to do and a lot to explore while wandering around the calm lanes, feel the taste and traditional cuisine and get relax in the serene backdrops. Here some of the enthralling surroundings of Kumarakom that attracts  huge number of tourists from all parts of the world :-

1. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary :-

If you love to see the nature and various wildlife up close, then you must visit kumarakom Bird Sanctuary once. kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is one of the best tourisit place to visit in kumarakom, located on the banks of Vambanad Lake in the backwaters of Kerala. It is a paradise for wildlife lovers and nature lovers. It is also known as Vembabnad Bird Sanctuary which is spread over an area of about 14 acres of land and was developed by Alfred George Baker. In this sanctuary various migratory birds that flock here especially the Siberian Storks and Kingfishers. Tourists can also see a Waterfowls, Water duck, Flycatcher, Wood beetles, Cuckoo, Heron, Owl, Parrot etc.

  • Location :- Kavanattinkara, Kumarakom Kerala 686563
  • Entry Fee :- INR 5o for Indians and INR 100 for foreigners.
  • Timing:- Open all day from morning 6:30 am to to 5:00 pm

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2. Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall :-

If we talk about the waterfalls in kumarakom then Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls is one of the famous place of  kumarakom and it is counted among the beautiful place  here. The water of this waterfall falls from  a height of about 30 feet, which is one of the best options to visit during the monsoon season. There are also many trekking trails around Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall, hidden amidst lush green and serene surroundings and dense plantation, which plays an important role in its charm. This waterfalls is best suited for all those who are looking for a good place to go for nature walk, trekking, photography or hiking. It is a perfect place to spend some quality time with your family, friends and colleagues.

  • Location :- Oravakkal Koorali Road, Kerala 686503.
  • Entry Fees :- No entry fee is required.
  • Timing :- All days of the week from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.

3. Vembanad Lake :-

Vembanad Lake is a confluence of ten rivers which can be felt as the pulse of Kerala. It is the largest lake in Kerala and also the pride of the state , which is an amalgamation of several clusters of small islands, canals and rivers. This is the most famous place in kumarakom which is a tremendous display of the beauty of nature.  Being a tourists hotspot of the backwaters, Kettuvallam traditional houseboats of more than five hundred can either be sailed or anchored to the banks. If you come here in the month of August, you can also enjoy the famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race held annually on Vembanad Lake.

  • Location :- 16 km away from Kottayam.
  • Entry Fee :- No entry fees  is required.
  • Timing :- From sunrise to sunset.

4. Kumarakom Beach :-

Being an attractive backwater destination, Kumarakom Beach in Kerala is one of the most popular tourist destinations. kumarakom Beach can best be described as a city of beautiful cluster islands that are completely surrounded by Vembanad Lake. The heart of the backwaters is an ideal place to enjoy the Kumarakom Beach, which is located  in Kottayam district on the banks of Vambanad Lake, the largest Lake in Kerala. With its alluring natural beauty, pristine sand and smooth flowing water, this beach attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. Adventure- minded tourist can do a lot of water activities as well as volleyball, skiing and water polo at this beach.

  • Location :- kumarakom, Kerala.
  • Entry Fee :- No fee is required.
  • Timing :- From  sunrise to sunset.

5. Kumarakom Backwaters :-

Most of Kerala’s backwaters are in Kottayam district. The network of lagoon, rivers and canals that open up the Vembanad Lake offers a panoramic view of the splendid beauty. kumarakom Backwaters attracts major tourists among all the tourist places of kumarakom because of its backdrop of green hills, coconut trees, calm green waters and Chinese fishing nets etc. there is also many resorts on the shores where Ayurvedic Massages and authentic Kerala seafood treatments encourage a new life amidst nature.

  • Location :- JC9J, Chakrampady, Kumarakom Kerala 686563.
  • Entry Fee :- INR 50 for Indian tourist and 100 for foreigners.
  • Timing :-  All day of the week from 11:00 am to 5:00  pm

6. Vagamon :-

Vagamon is the most amazing tourist destination of all the tourist places in kumarakom. Vagamon is a hill station situated about 1100 meters above sea level, which is full of fresh air and is a good option for travelers after a busy schedule. This hill station has a series of mesmerizing hills, plentiful tea gardens, waterfalls, cascading water and beautiful valleys. Trekking is a very common sight among the tourists to scout the unleash mother nature and place.

  • Location :- Kottayam – Idukki border Kerala.
  • Entry Fee :-  INR. 10 for adults and INR. 5 for children ( below 12 years ).
  • Timing :- Morninf 6 :00 am to Evening 6 :00 pm.

7. St. Mary’s Church :-

St. Mary’s Chhurch is the oldest and most well – preserved orthodox Syrian church in India. This church was built in 1579 with a combination of typical Persian and Kerala style of architecture. The wall of this church are completely decorated with frescoes which are designed in western and eastern style. The  alter of this church is embellished with gold that shines in the presence of the special congregation. The annual celebration of this church  Vithukalude Perunnal attracts many locals as well as tourists from far and wide, which is celebrated on the 15th of January and it is also known as the Festival of Seeds.

  • Location :- Cheriapally Junction, Kottayam.
  • Entry Fee :- No fee is required.
  • Timing :- Morning 8:00 am to 6 :00 pm everyday.

8. Jatayu Earth Center :-

It is also known as Jatayu Nature Park or Jatayu Rock. It is a famous tourist attraction at Chadayamangalam 28 km away from Kollam. It is situated at an altitude of (12oo ft) Twelve Hundred feet above the sea level and spread over 65 acres of land. This sculpture is 200 feet long, 150 feet wide and 70 feet high. This park holds the destinction of being the world’s largest bird sculpture of Jatayu. It is a breathtaking place to visit in kumarakom. The theme of this garden is dedicated to the mythological character of Jatayu of the epic Ramayana who rescued Sita from the clutches of Ravana. This sculpture is positioned at a place where the mighty Jatayu took his last breath. Jatayu Earth’s Centre also have a plan for 6D theature and an audio – visual based light museum along with an adventure zone with 20 games

  • Location :- Chadayamangalam, Kollam, Kerala.
  • Entry Fee :- INR 400 per person.
  • Timing :-  Morning 10 :00 am to evening 4 :00 pm.

How to reach kumarakom :-

  • By Air :- The Closest airport  of kumarakom is the Cochin  International Airport , which is about 85 Kilometres away. Cochin International Airport is Well connected  to all the major cities in India and also across the world. After reaching there anyone can hire private cabs or taxis to reach the desirable location.
  • By Train :- The Kottayam railway station is the nearest railway station of kumarakom, which is about 16 kilimetres away. From there private cabs or taxis or local buses can be hired to reach kumarakom.
  • By Road :- Travelling by bus to reach kumarakom is the very easiest or cheap way from the nearby cities  within Kerala. There are various Kerala State Run Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses from Kottayam to kumarakom. Kottayam is not only connected to all cities around Kerala but also connected with all the major cities like Bangaluru, Chennai, Manglore etc .

Where to Stay in Komaakom :-

There are a variety of hotels and resorts in kumarakom that suit your pocket and there you and your loved ones can enjoy vacation to the fullest. Here is a list of some high and some low budget hotels that you must visit before visiting Kumarakom.

  • Aveda Kumarakom :-

Athikkalam, Rs-7,050 + taxes and fees / per night.

  • Paradise Resort :-

Likkalam, Rs – 3,572 + taxes and fees / per night.

  • Backwater Ripples :-

Athikkalam, Rs – 5,640 +taxes and fees / per night.

  • Lakesong Resort :-

Athikkalam, Rs – 5,875 +taxes and fees /per night.

  • Saro Lake Country :-

Vayitharamattom, Rs – 2,113 +taxes and fees / per night.

  • Kumarakom Heritage Resort :-

Achinakam, Rs – 2,327 +taxes and fees / per night.

  • Tharavadu Heritage Home :-

Kumarakom Boat Jetty Road, Rs – 1,484 + taxes and fees / per night.

  • Dubai Hotel Kumarakom :-

Kumarakom, Rs – 867 + taxs and fees / per night.

  • Rajadhani Houseboats :-

Kumarakom, Rs – 4,439 + taxes and fees / per night.

  • Kumarakom Wood Castle :-

Kumarakom, Rs – 3,024 + taxes and fees / per night.

Best Time To Visit kumarakom :-

Kumarakom is a beautiful place to visit throughout the year but winter is the best season to visit in kumarakom. October marks the beginning of the winter season and continues till the end of February. The temperature is around 18 degree Celsius and the climate is moderate, calm and perfect. It is the best time to explore the kumarakom fullest and also for any kind of activities like sightseeing, houseboat ride and to enjoy the scenic beauty of the region.

FAQ”S :-

  • Why is kumarakom famous for?

It is located near the city of Kottayam in the state of Kerala , which is 16 km far from Kottayam. It is majorly famous for its backwater tourism and Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in the State of Kerala.

  • Which things should I carry while visiting the kumarakom?

While visiting the Komararakom you should carry nothing special. It is advisable only  to carry light cotton clothes to make your trip more  convenient.

  • What is the best time to visit in kumarakom?

Winters( between November to February ) are the best time to visit kumarakom. The temperature is usually around 18 degree celcius. It is also the best time to enjoy different activities with the enjoyment of flora and fauna in the region.

  • When is the right time to see the birds in kumarakom Bird Sanctuary?

Morning and evening is the best time to see different kinds of birds specially Siberian Storks

and Kingfisher in kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

  • Is kumarakom worth visiting ?

If you are a nature lover then a myriad of lakes and rivulets awaits you to get explored. So definitely kumarakom is a tourist spot worth visiting.

Butool Zehra

Butool is a creative author and travel blogger. She believes that your job fills your pocket but traveling and meeting with new people satisfies your soul. As far as she experienced the nature, she likes to share it with the people to motivate for traveling.

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