A relaxed, refined village surrounded by lush green landscapes, Kumarakom lies on the shore of Kerala’s largest lake - Lake Vembanad. Commonly referred to as a masterpiece of nature, Kumarakom is well-known for its bird sanctuary—the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
This beautiful town located in the southern state of Kerala is home to some incredible places, where you can lose yourself in the beauty of nature, and revitalize mind, body, and soul. There is an intricate web of lakes, rivers, and lagoons, on which you can glide along.
The resorts in Kumarakom offer an atmosphere of luxury and peace. The rich repository of flora and fauna, along with the colourful local culture and the mouth-watering local delicacies make Kumarakom a perfect destination for honeymooners as well. Luxury honeymoon resorts in Kerala, like The Zuri Kumarakom, ensure a memorable vacation for you and your loved one.
Make the most of your visit to Kumarakom by taking a trip to these incredible spots:
- Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary: A paradise for ornithologists, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a favourite haunt of migratory birds. The easiest way to reach the sanctuary is through a scenic boat ride. A former rubber plantation, the sanctuary is now home to a number of domestic and migratory birds. To get a look at the migratory birds, the best time to visit this sanctuary is from October to February. At this time, you can see birds like Marsh Harrier, Steppe Eagle, and so on. To spot local species of birds like Pond Herons and Egrets, the best time to visit is from May to July.
- Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls: An ideal place for explorers and travellers, the Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls are located just a few kilometres away from Kumarakom. The waterfalls are not only a popular local spot but are also a favourite of movie directors around the world. The waterfall cascades from a height of 100 feet, offering a breathtaking sight. A picturesque destination, with a backdrop of lush green hills, these waterfalls are the perfect place to have fun with your family, or spend a romantic day with your loved one. For the adventurous and the thrill-seekers, trekking is also an option.
- The Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom: Kerala is famous for its backwaters, which are fed by rivers and lagoons from the Arabian Sea. The best way to enjoy the scenic beauty of this lake is to make sure that you spend time on a houseboat. Take in the spectacular landscapes, and leave all your stress behind, while taking a delightful cruise on a houseboat. Listen to the sound of the flowing water, the fluttering of birds, and the commotion of the boats during the festival of Onam, when this regal lake comes alive. Watch the oarsmen move rhythmically to the sound of the instruments, slicing their way through the water.
A stunning destination, Kumarakom has so much to offer that it stuns most visitors. The perfect blend of the beauty of Kerala, rich culture, delicious delicacies, and warm inhabitants, Kumarakom will spoil you for good.