Kumarakom Backwaters

Kumarakom Houseboat

Kumarakom Backwaters



The backwaters of Vembanad Lake is one of the most famous in Kerala. This lake is situated in Kumarakom which is just 16km from Kottayam town. It is one of the best locations for picnicking and has been quickly converted into a foremost backwater tourism destination, where visitors can enjoy adventure activities such as boating, fishing and backwater sightseeing.

The most unusual and distinct feature about the Kumarakom Backwaters is its immense canals, streams and distributaries, all of which showcase exceptional beauty. A journey through these backwaters in Country Boats takes you through some of the loveliest villages in Kerala. While touring through Kumarakom Backwaters, you can indulge in boat rides and take houseboat cruises, which are refreshing and pleasant.

Lying close to the backwaters of Kumarakom is Kottayam, which is endowed with extensive paddy fields, rubber plantations and majestic highlands. You can also reach the town of Kollam from Kumarakom, which stands as a gateway to Kerala’s backwaters. You can experience the longest cruise from Kollam to Alapuzzha.

You can tour the beautiful backwaters of Kumarakom using rented houseboats. These rented houseboats are very simple in their design and construction. The interiors include a living room and bathroom. There is also a raised central platform creating which serve like a private sit out for passengers.


Travel to Kumarakom

The Kumarakom Backwater Tour is accessible from Kottayam, which is just 15 kilometers away. The nearest airport is in Cochin, which is 75km from Kumarakom. You can also arrive here by road and rail from Kottayam. The ideal way to travel to Kumarakom is through boat cruises, which lets you experience the beauty of Kerala’s backwaters as the boat drifts along.


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