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Kumarakom is a serene, emerald green peninsula set in the backdrop of Vembanad Lake which is dotted with numerous traditional rice boats, rafts and canoes. This backwater spot is abundant with flora and fauna, being especially rich in marine life..
Boating through Vembanad lake is the main sightseeing activity for a tourist to kumarakom. Vembanad lake ( Kayal/ Kol) is the longest lakes in India and the largest in Kerala.It is connected to Arabian sea. This lake is known in many names according to its location, In alleppey area it is known as Punnamada lake in Alleppey- Kuttanad, Kochi lake in Kochi
Types Boats in Kumarakom
Houseboats- good for a relaxing vacation
Motor Boat – fast, cheaper, can accommodate up to 80 persons
Shikkara boats-is a traditional open canoe like country boat, the maximum capacity is 6 prersons
Speed Boats – expensive but faster
Kumarakom bird Santuary -
Situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake is a heavenly place for the travelling birds like Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal.
Pathiramanal Island is a small island in Vembanad Lake, easily reachable through boat