Kumarakom is a captivating backwater destination with tranquil blue water, blue skies, coconut palms lining the embankments, bright green mangrove forests, flocks of migratory birds skimming the water. It is a cluster of small islands on the eastern banks of Vembanad Lake, the largest in Kerala.
The region earlier by the Cholas has ever since laid great emphasis on learning and the library has a collection of more than 30,000 palm leaf manuscripts in different subjects ranging from arts, culture, history and ayurveda. Carnatic Music and Bharatnayam Dance, developed a great deal in this region. Tanjore Painting, a distinct form of painting popular in South India. The small town is home to several museums.
Cruising in houseboats along the lake while breathing in the beautiful landscapes and lush greenery of the surroundings and imbibing the local culture of the beautiful hamlets lying on the periphery, is an unforgettable experience in Kumarakom.