Attractions in Kumarakom
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
This is the best place to spot Indian and migratory birds which graze on the trees of the reservoir. You can see it by taking a trip on a boat or by walking.


Kerala's unique houseboat (Kettuvallam) with a modernized interior became a hot favourite with tourists. As the houseboats glide over the Kerala backwaters at a leisurely pace, the sights are new, the sounds are new, and every sensation is new every passing moment.


The traditional local cuisine is a favourite among tourists. The spicy mouth watering dishes best enjoyed in Toddy Shop & Houseboats.

Boating in the Backwater

One can hire a Canoe or motorboat or take a local ferry through Kerala's teeming Kuttanad backwater region.


You can try your luck by joining with the local fisherman to catch fresh fishes from the lake.

Ayurvedic Massage
Treat yourself to a traditional Ayurvedic massage at many of the Ayurvedic Massage Centers around and in Spas at Hotels/Resorts.

Bay Island Driftwood Museum

Located around 14 km from Kottayam in Kumarakom, this museum showcases a sole collection of quality driftwood articles which holds high artistic values, prepared through an innovative modern art technique. The museum also houses various root and tree trunk sculptures in unique forms and designs.

Temple Festivals
Ear-splitting Kerala drum orchestras, caparisoned elephant processions, and kathakali recitals make kerala's intense temple festivals totally unique in India.

Boat Races

One of the unique competition in the world, the snake boat races will definitely take you to another world.

Fesh Toddy

The unique fresh spirit made from coconut tree is a local drink as well as a must drink in any tourists list. Available at local toddy shops.

Canoeing & Kayaking

You can learn canoeing and kayaking on the vast Vembanad lake assisted by experts.