Kumarakom is a rapidly developing backwater tourist hotspot in the Vembanad Lake, 16 Km from Kottayam. Kumarakom promises exhilarating activities such as boating, angling, and other water sports for tourists. Kumarakom bird sanctuary is home to a rich variety of exotic birds. Kumarakom is rich with many marine and freshwater fish species such as Karimeen (Pearl spot), shrimp and prawns. Kumarakom is serenely beautiful and delightfully scenic with varied flora and fauna and attracts tourists from all across the world.