Beneath the back waters Kumarakom- KOTTAYAM is a vast network of rivers and canals which empty into the great expanse of water called the Vembanad Lake. This Lake, an enchanting picnic spot and a fast developing backwater tourism destination, provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are truly exhilarating. The Kumarakom Tourist village offers House Boat Cruises and nature entertainments. The serene Lake comes alive during Onam -The most celebrity festival in KERALA- with a spectacular regatta-the Snake Boat Races.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary: Located on the banks of the Vembanad Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist’s paradise , is a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian stork , egret, darter heron and teal. Other common varieties like the woodpecker, skylark, crane, water hen and parrots can also be spotted
Here. A cruise along the Vembanad lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary.

Pathiramanal: (Sands of Midnight) This 10 acre Island on the backwater’s in home to many rare varities of migratory birds from different parts of the world. According to mythology a young Brahmin dived in to the vembanad Lake to perform his evening ablutions and the water made way for land to rise from below, the Island can be accessed only by boat.