Kumarakom Travel Guide

About Place

Kumarakom is a village on Vembanad Lake in the backwaters of Kerala, southern India. It’s laced with canals, where houseboats ply the waters. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is home to many species including cuckoos and Siberian storks. Nearby, the Bay Island Driftwood Museum displays wooden sculptures. In the lake, Pathiramanal Island is a haven for rare migratory birds. Ancient Thazhathangady Mosque is east of Kumarakom.

Places To Visit
  • Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls
  • Pathiramanal
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Pilgrimage Centres
  • Backwaters

  • Backwaters Cruise
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Kumarakom Boat Race
  • Evening Houseboat Ride
  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Spa treatments

Famous Food
  • Appam- a rice bread
  • Kappa (tapioca)
  • Karimeen- a very exotic fresh water fish
  • shrimps
  • frog legs
  • Karimeen pollichathu
  • Chemeen ulathu
  • Meen moli

Things To Buy
  • Traditional Silk Sarees
  • Antiques
  • Handicrafts

Shopping Area
  • Street Market

Night Life
  • Cultural Programmes
  • The Trunk Call Bar
  • Marquees

Kumarakom Details

Best Time To Visit
October To March

Monsoon Period
June To August

Important Contact
Police Control Room:
100/ 0471-2331843, 9846 100 100
Ambulance Service:
102 / 108
Tourist Center:
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