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Kumarakom is a hidden haven in the Kerala backwaters. Take a deep breath as you appreciate the plentiful nature and wildlife as you relax by the pool or cruise the calm waters under sunny skies and shady trees. It is a wonderful place just to recharge your batteries whether you stay in one of the gorgeous hotels or on your own private houseboat. As you drift peacefully up and down the canals, spot the storks and flamingos from the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary soaring overhead and watch the fish schooling in the clear waters beneath you. Local merchants conduct their business in canoe-like craft on the water, while expert fishermen dive to catch coveted karimeen with their bare hands. 

Kumarakom houseboat holidays

The best way to explore this beautiful destination is by a stay on a traditional houseboat, where you can take in the wonderful wildlife and lush scenery as you drift dreamily along. Enjoy the luxury of your own private houseboat

Beautiful birds

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is home to local birds like cuckoos, egrets and owls, as well as being a popular destination for many migratory birds such as flycatchers, parrot and teals.

Gone fishing

Watch local fishermen at work sailing their vallams (small, canoe-like boats) to catch black clam, Karimeen and shrimp on the The Vembanad Lake, the largest backwater in Kerala.

Kumarakom features on our Treasures of South India TourEssence of Kerala Tour, Kerala in Style Tour, Splendours of Southern India Tour, Onam Festival Group Tour, Kerala Culinary AdventureKerala Tour and Luxury Ayurveda Retreat and Classic Kerala Cycling Holiday.