Kumarakom is set on a cluster of islands on Vembanad Lake in Kuttanad region. One of the most popular backwater destinations, there is so mush here to attract and occupy holiday makers. There is a vast array of accommodation to suit everyone, some hotels are truly magnificent and of course there is the happy option of a Kerala houseboat .

There is a 14 acre bird sanctuary, a bird watchers paradise due to it,s staggering number of native and migratory birds.

Many of the hotels have panoramic views of the backwaters, paddy fields and coconut groves, a rewarding place to spend some time.