Kumarakom, Kerala

Discover Kumarakom

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.

Things to enjoy in Kumarakom

Some of the great things you can enjoy include:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Boat trip on Vembanad Lake
  • Traditional vllage tour
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Dance performances
  • Nature treks and cycle rides
  • Temple visits

The best way to see Kumarakom

If you would like to visit Kumarakom, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you. Contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email info@aitholidays.com for more information.