Backwater Abode - Kumarakom
Kumarakom is an entrancing backwater destination on the pristine Vembanad Lake in the backwaters of Kerala. It is located near Kottayam city. The beautiful Kumarakom is a cluster of several small man-made islands reclaimed from the lake. It beautifully offers unworldly natural beauty and charm.
The stunning Kumarakom enjoys two major festivals- Onam and Ugadi. In the months between August and September Onam is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervour. The snake boat race is enjoyed in this beautiful festival. It marks the onset of the New Year. During this time locals decorate their homes with garlands. Other festivals celebrated here are- Christmas & Easter
The cuisine here in Kumarakom is largely Syrian Christian in style. Here is a list of popular cuisines that you should try here- Appam, Kappa, Karimeen pollichath. Try other dishes too that is worth trying.
What is Kumarakom famous for
Kumarakom is renowned for its backwater tourism. The stunning Kumarakom is set in the backdrop of the pristine Vembanad Lake that is the largest in the state of Kerala. Kumarakom truly attracts tourists from all over the world with its pristine and picturesque beauty.
Major Markets in Kumarakom
Though Kumarakom does not have many options for shopaholics but still is the best destination to shop several items. Buy some pretty items like- antiques, jewellery, sea-shell decorative, ethnic handwoven textiles, brass sculptures, and readymade garments. The famous market in Kumarakom is the Kumarakom market- is a wholesale market that sells numerous items of brass, coir, handicraft items, jewellery, and ethnic hand weaved textiles. There are other markets too from where you can buy according to your choice and desires.
Where to Stay in Kumarakom
The beautiful Kumarakomis the aptest destination to escape for a rejuvenating vacation from luxury to budget hotels, resorts, homestays, lake resorts. Kumarakom has it all that is perfectly wrapped with modern-day luxury and home-like comfort. There are several well-furnished resorts, hotels, homestays, where you can make your stay comfortable. The exciting Kumarakom tour will be a comfortable experience for the travellers as there are several cheap and luxury hotels, resorts, and homestays available for them amidst nature.
One visiting can book hotels, resorts, and homestays on reaching the site of their visits. On other occasions, one can book online in advance which will make one escape from the anxiety of the travel tour.
Where to eat in Kumarakom
There are several restaurants to try when in Kumarakom. Grannery restaurant, Lakshmi restaurant, Cocobay restaurant, Baker’s Gourmet House, Lakesong Restaurant, Lime Tree, The Waterside, Currymeen, and Tharavadu Restaurant. Other restaurants here are too worth trying.