Kerala, the god's own country is very reputed for its backwaters which are especially a chain of saltish lagoons and lakes.Kumarakom is actually a cluster of islands on the Vembanad Lake. Apart from this Kumarakom is also of interests to the ornithologists for the backwater section boasts of a bird sanctuary and exhibits a rich flora and fauna and is marked as one of the important Aqua Tourism destination. The other major attraction of Kumarakom is the local houseboats known as Kettuvalloms along with thatched roofed cargo boats. You can spend your day in activities like canoeing, dingy sailing, catamaran riding and much more. There are ample of luxury and budget resorts with associated units of ayurvedic massage, yoga, and meditation and swimming. The local spring season emerges from August and coincides with the harvest festival of Onam when locals enjoy in festivities and tourism blooms. Most of these Ayurvedic centers are attached to the resorts in a peaceful and rejuvenating atmosphere which contributes for rejuvenation and healing.
LOCATIONKumarakom is situated at a distance of about 16 km from Kottayam town. It coordinates between 9°350N 76°260E.
IDEAL TIME TO VISITThe best time to visit this place is from September to March. The local spring season emerges from August and coincides with the harvest festival of Onam.
KUMARAKOM AND AYURVEDAAyurveda is the only science which deals in bringing a perfect balance of the body, mind and the soul.Kumarakom one of the ideal destination for AYurveda is said to be rich in medicinal herbs and oils is also geographically placed in a tropical climate. A visit to Kumarakom promises one of the most successful natural therapy AYurveda in healing the soul, mind and the body. This age old medicinal practice heals all your body and mental suffering and imparts vigour and strength to the body.It gives a feeling of magical experience of Ayurveda in Kumarakom apart from giving an excellent opportunity in relaxing and rejuvenating your mind and body.Kumarakom has a number of Ayurvedic resorts involved in Ayurvedic treatment in healing ailments like arthritis, paralysis, obesity, sinusitis, migraine, premature ageing, skin ailments etc.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
This spreads over an area of about 14 acres and is totally under the control of Government of India for it was also established by them to preserve the natural habitat.
Both the ornithologists as well as the lame people come here to see numerous varities of birds in this sanctuary.
The Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls which is an ideal spot for picnics is at a distance of 2 kms from Kumarakom.
The water here cascades from an altitude of about 100 ft and as they come down makes their way through the landscapes as small streams.
This is a beautiful island on the lake spreading over an area of about 10 acres, can be accessed only by boat.
Another attraction of Pathiramanal is that it is the home to many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world.
SHOPPINGIn Kumarakom you can also shop for the various articles made up of coconut shell, bamboo and cane. Some of items that can be shopped for in Kumarkum include the metal-ware, woodcarvings, camel-bone carvings, grass mats. The finely hand crafted items are the most popular amongst the shoppers. In the local markets of Kumarkum you can also shop for antiques, jewelry, readymade garments, and traditional hand-woven textiles. You can also buy lampshades made of coconut shell and bamboo, earrings made of coconut shell, brass lamps, and 'kathakali' masks.
Ettukettu - the multi-cuisine specialty restaurant of Kumarakom Lake Resort - specialized in sea foods and Kerala special items.
The Vembanad Seafood Bar - part of Kumarakom Lake Resort, serves fresh and delectable sea food varieties.
Cordon Bleu - the multi-cuisine restaurant of Backwater Ripples Hotel
The multi-cuisine restaurant - Abad Whispering Palms Lake Resort
The local 'Toddy Shops' where you can find local dishes & local drink
Kumarakom Tourist Complex
Kumarakom North, Kottayam,
2.The Zuri Kumarakom
Kerala Resort & Spa
V 235 A1 to A54, Karottukayal
Kumarakom, Kottayam 686 563, Kerala
+91 481 2527 272
3.Kumarakom Lake Resort
Kumarakom North Post
Kottayam 686 566,
91 481 2524900, 2524501
WorldViewer Dot Com (India) Pvt. Ltd.
II Floor, G 66, Elders Forum Road,
Panampilly Nager, Cochin, Pin 682 036.
+91484 4010403, 4010404
+91 484 2319597
5.Backwater Ripples Pvt. Ltd.
Kottayam - 686 563
NEW NAZARATH ROAD, KUMARAKOM 686 563
Tel : +91 481 2523820-26
7.Illikkalam Lake Resort
Kumarakom P.O., Kottayam District
India, PIN 686563
++91- 481- 2525651, 2526251
Kumarakom South P.O, Kottayam
0481 2524983, 2524721
9.Tharavadu Heritage Home
Govt. Boat Jetty
10.The Lake Village Heritage Resort