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Kumarakom Backwater Tourism

Kumarakom is one of the important backwater tourist spot in Kerala. Kumarakom is situated in the Kottayam district on the shore of Vembanad lake and you can reach there by a 16-kilometer journey from Kottayam town.
Kumarakom is also famous for Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary where you can find many rare species of birds. In addition to the native birds, you can find a lot of migratory birds.

Sreekanth S at Kumarakom

The former name of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary was Baker’s Estate.

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Local Birds present in Kumarakom

The local birds available in Kumarakom are:









Brahminy kite


siju and lenish at Kumarakom

Migratory birds in Kumarakom

The famous migratory birds in Kumarakom are:

Siberian crane




Siju George at Kumarakom- houseboat
Houseboat in Kumarakom

Houseboats are available in Kumarakom and it is advised to book in advance if you are planning to visit Kumarakom in peak season.

How to Reach Kumarakom

There is a 16 km journey from Kottayam to Kumarakom.

The nearest airport at Cochin (80 km)

Other Trips

1. Vazhvanthol Waterfalls Trivandrum

2. Pathiramanal Trip

3. Bekal Fort Kasargod

Travel Guide


  1. Wow! Wonderful one buddy! Simply fell in luv with the place and the pictures are awesome! Great post!!!


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