The backwaters of Kumarakom are Kottayam’s main attraction. Set in the backdrop of Vembanad Lake, house boat services of Kumarakom is an unforgettable experience a tourist takes along with them. The diverse bird species of the bird sanctuary and the panoramic view of the place make it the serene beauty of Kerala. The slender coconut palms overlooking the vast areas of never ending paddy fields, winding lagoons, alluring backwaters and mangroves with nestling birds of numerous varieties helps to calm and influence your mind. Kumarokam has rich belt of aqua life and it’s particularly famous for Karimeen or pearl spotted fish and other varieties such as konju or tiger prawns, njandu or crabs, chemmeen or prawns and so on. When the monsoon winds bring rain to the shores of Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom gets remodeled into a fashionable fertile land. Kumarakom houses a variety of luxury and budget resorts with distinctive leisure choices like ayurvedic massage, yoga, meditation, swimming, fishing and boating. The water sports like wind sailing and water skiing are another attraction for adventure buffs. These house boats also provide facilities to take a canoe out into the quiet lake and go fishing for your supper.