Kumarakom is a tourist village in Kerala.It is a cluster of small islands on the Vembonad backwaters.It houses the popular Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Kumarakom is on man-made land reclaimed from the vast Vembanad Lake. Vembanad lake is the largest of the lakes,covering an area of 200 sq km, and bordered by Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kottayam,and Ernakulam districts.Just 15 km from Kottayam,this exclusive backwater destination sited on the banks of the Vembanad lake is considered the gateway to the backwaters of Kuttanad.
Boat Races: Nehru Trophy Boat Race held in the second Saturday of August in Punnamada lake. Sree Narayana Jayanthi Vallam Kali held during Onam feastival. Champakulam Moolam Boat Race, the oldest and most popular, held during Moolam day of theMalayalam month of Midhunam (Jun-Jul). Kavanattinkara Boat Race conducted during Onam season, on the day of Avittam in the Malayalam month of Chingam (Aug-Sep).
Cochi International Airport (75 km), Kottayam (15km).RAIL
Kottayam railway station is around 16 km away from the city.ROAD
Kumarakom is well connected by roads. Places nearby Kumarakom are Aleppey (38 km), Kochi (50 km), Munnar (124 km) and Thekkady (120 km).
All means of road transports are available.