Kumarakom is a small village located near the city of Kottayam in Kerala.The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, the largest backwater in Kerala, is habitat for many marine and freshwater fish species and it be filled with Karimeen and shrimp.Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a major tourist attraction where many species of migratory birds visit. The place offers boating, house boat cruising, fishing and sightseeing. Canals, waterways and lakes decorated with lilies and lined with coconut groves, green paddy fields and mangrove forests will be quite tempting for any visitor to have a stress relieving vacation. The lush greenery and the backwaters in a picturesque setting have made Kumarakom one among world’s 25 remote and exotic destinations declared by the Cande Nast Travellers, a travel magazine in the year 1998.
Kumarakom has a moderate climate throughout the year.
Places to visit in Kumarakom
- Vembanad Lake
- Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls - located 18Km from Kottayam
- Kumarakom bird sanctuary
- Kumarakom beach
- Bay Island Driftwood Museum
- Pathiramanal Island
Best time to Visit Kumarakam
Summer season in Kumarakom
Summer starts from March and lasts till May. Temperature ranges between 22.6°C to 34.2°C during these months. The days are hot and nights are relatively cooler.
Monsoon season in Kumarakom
The rainy season lasts mainly from June to September. This area receives 1100mm of rainfall annually, the atmosphere will be pleasant and the surroundings green and fresh. Will be little difficult o move around due to rains.
Winter season in Kumarakom
In winters the temperature drops to18 degree Celsius. Best Season to visit Kumarakom is winter. During this season, people can also see plenty of migratory birds in the sanctuary.