Kumrakom village city is a group of small islands, floating over the depth of Vembanadu fresh water lake. It is a part of kuttandu region and about 16 km away from kottayam town. Kumarakom bird sanctuary covers 14 acres , and also it is a haunt spot for both migratory birds and ornithologists. Eye catching birds such as Darters, Egrets, Teals, Herons, Wild duck, Cuckoo and migratory birds like siberian stork etc are giving everlasting tour memories.
it is not only an ornithologist paradise but also offers some other leisure options, which include house boats,fishing , boating, swimming etc.
Nedumbassery international airport is about 75 km away from kottayam town. The nearest railway station is at kottayam town, about 16 km from kumarakom.
Kottayam tourist places –kumarakom,vemband lake,kesary falls
Kumarakom is a beautiful mangrove forest., the green paddy fields and coconut trees are located in and around kumarakom. Thousands of tourists are come and enjoy their holidays every year.accommodation offered by KTDC. The place is about 10 km from kottayam city. It is very much famous for backwater tourism.
Kesari falls is also known as Valanjamakanam falls. This beautiful water fall is located at kuttikkanam.
Panchalimedu is located about 30 km away from kottyam.the place is about 2500 ft above sea level. The history says that pandavas stayed here and pond beside a small temple is where panchali said to have bathed.
The lake is about 16 km from kottayam. This is a enchanting picnic spot and very much famous for backwater tourism. The lake is rich in fish, so you can spent your time for fishing. The holiday packages are offered by KTDC. The famous snake boat race take place in this lake.
Kumarakom bird sanctuary.
It is located about 16 km away from kumarakom, on the banks of vembanadu lake. A wide variety of birds species can be seen here. some popular birds are Siberian stork, skylark,heron, darter etc.ornithologists from all over the world are coming to kumarakom for study about kumarakom birds.