Kumarakom is the part of the Kuttanad region and is a flock of little islands on the Vembanada Lake, the largest lake in the state of Kerala. The bird sanctuary here is a favourite spot of migratory birds, an ornithologist’s paradise and is spread across 14 acres. An enthralling backwater haven, Kumarakom offers activities like boating and fishing facilities. Waterscapes, the backwater resort of the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation has independent cottages built on stilts, set admist coconut groves offering a scenic view of the backwaters. Holiday packages involving houseboats and traditional Kettuvalloms(rice barges) renders great adventures and experiences. This place has been described as one of the must-see places in the country by the National Geographic Magazine. Sightseeing tours and boat tours, kayaking, canoeing and bike tours are the activities associated with this spot.
The Shiva Temple at Ettumanoor is a noteworthy spot for its tranquility and popular wood carvings. Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Beach, Kumarakom Craft Museum, Bay Island Drift Museum are other noteworthy places in Kumarakom. The nearest railway station is located in Kottayam and is about 13kms away while the nearest airway is Cochin International Airport about 94kms. The KSRTC stand is 16kms away while public ferry is provided by the Government of Kerala, to and from Muhamma to Kumarakom Jetty.