Kumarakom, a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, is the most famous Kerala Backwaters destination for traditional house boat ride. Often referred as the Queen of Vembanad, Kumarakom is among the most visited Tourist places in Kerala and also one of the ideal weekend getaways from Kochi & Trivandrum. Typically, 1-2 days is required to explore Kumarakom. Kumarakom is an unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumaramangalam Temple, Vaikom, Pathiramanal Island, and Aranmula are the popular Kumarakom tourist places. Kumarakom boat cruise in the Vembanad Lake is the major sightseeing option here.
Aleppey, Kochi, Munnar & Kottayam are also close to Kumarakom and 4-5 day trips can be planned to visit Kumarakom along with these places.