Kumarakom is a picturesque town composed of a group of small isles. It is only accessible by boat.
Nestled amongst lush paddy fields, highlands and rubber plantations, Kumarakom is one of the most popular backwater stretches in Kerala. Kumarakom was the name given to the tiny village composed of a small group of islands in Lake Vembanadu. Today it has become a hub for high end resorts and river cruises. Kumarakom makes for an idyllic picnic spot and provides you with a host of things to do that include boating, fishing, canoeing and some exhilarating sightseeing. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary lies in the vicinity and is a must see for bird watching enthusiasts.Enjoy a truly relaxing journey on backwaters in SAAM’s super luxurious houseboat as it meanders through the labyrinth of waterways. The backwater voyage paints a vivid picture of traditional village life in all its natural beauty as you get to observe and speak with the local townsmen about their day-to-day lives on the banks of the mystical backwaters.