Kumarakom is a very popular tourist destination which is close to the city of Kottayam and is located in the backwaters of Kerala. It is rather majorly known for its backwater tourism. It is set in the largest lake in the state of Kerala known as Vembanad lake. Tourists visit here to explore the beauty and purity of the backwaters of the state which are known worldwide, and people wish to enjoy and relax by its side. The town has a known bird sanctuary as well which has a lot of variety of both flora and fauna where one can see many migratory birds drinking water all around. The lake also has many different marine and freshwater fishes which are also a part of lovely highlights.
The place is also known for houseboats which are open for tourists and are an attraction for all. People usually use these houseboats to accommodate during their visits and enjoy the nature and lake with utmost pleasure. There are many other sightseeing options available for people and also there are some luxury modern resorts built in Kumarakom for people who prefer modern living in natural surroundings. Kottayam is just 16 kms from the town which makes it easy for people to access in there. The nearest railway station is also in Kottayam which is 16 kms from here and people can take taxis to reach easily. Kochi is the nearest airport and also tourists can take buses from Thiruvananthpuram which is the capital city of the state.