Kumarakom, in Kottayam Dist. of Kerala is one of the most sought-after travel destinations in Kerala for its backwater tourism, emerald stretches of greenery, enchanting boat races and for its traditional Kerala cuisine. The cuisines of Kumarakom are rich and offer a lip smacking eating experience. The sea food varieties of the region are utterly delicious a sumptuous feast for any traveler.
The green and fertile peninsula of Kumarakom with vast stretches of palm trees, coconut groves and paddy fields, offer enchanting scenery to visitors inviting travelers to unwind and revamp.
Nestled on the Vembanad lake, regarded as the biggest freshwater lake in Kerala, Kumarakom houses one of the biggest bird sanctuaries of Kerala. Spread across 14 acres, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is an ornithologist’s paradise with a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. The region is also rich with marine fish species, the most prominent being the Pearl Spot, popularly known as Karimeen.
Other interesting tourist spots in Kumarakom include BayIslandDriftwoodMuseum, Jama Masjid and Pathiramannal. Also known for its religious prominence, a number of temples and churches are etched in and around Kumarakom. The water-wonders of the region include the renowned VembanadLake, AruvikkuzhiFalls, Kumarakom Backwaters and KumarakomBeach.
Kumarakom is well connected by road, rail and air and easily acessable. Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things was set in Aymanam village, adjoining Kumarakom.