Kumarakom is one of the most admired tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam, in Kerala, India. Kumarakom is Well known and accepted by tourists all over the world of its famous backwater tourism.
It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala, and also is the longest lake in India. Climate Kumarakom has a moderate climate throughout the year.
Kumarakom has a balanced tropical climate, which has two monsoons south west and north east. The average rainfall is here is 1100mm. Winters (November to February) are pleasant and temperature goes down to a minimum of 18°C. This period is perfect for sightseeing and carrying out all types of activities. Summers (March to May) days are accompanied by warm climate and the temperature reaches up to a maximum of 37°C.
During Summer days one can still enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. Monsoons (June to September) months has medium rainfall in Kumarakom. In monsoons, backwater cruising is not allowed. But this period is ideal for spotting birds, and enjoying rain.
Kerala Tourism’s “Responsible Tourism” model at Kumarakom got the biggest international recognition when it was conferred the top United Nations Award, UNWTO Ulysses Award, for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance. This is the highest honour given by UN to government bodies for shaping global tourism policies through innovative initiatives and is the first time India is figuring on the list of UNWTO Award winners.According to UNWTO Secretary-General, Kerala, a popular ecotourism destination, portrayed responsible and sustainable tourism in an exceptional manner.And this recognition conferred upon the State is a great step towards creating a better understanding among other destinations of the principles UN stand for.
Earlier too, Kerala tourism’s Responsible Tourism model at Kumarakom linking the local community to the hospitality industry has won the national award for the best rural tourism project.The Responsible Tourism (RT) initiative, launched in 2008 in Kumarakom, besides Kovalam, Wayanad, and Thekkady, involves the grama panchayat, the Kudumbasree, the District Tourism Promotion Council, the local hospitality industry, and the government departments of Agriculture and Health to achieve sustainable tourism by creating jobs and practising eco-tourism objectives.Beside helping the local business of the local community, the Kumarakom model has also taken initiative for eco-friendly practices of disposing of waste.The Kumarakom project has become successful because of the hard work by all its partners and with the support of esteemed travellers from around the world.
Best time to visit Kumarakom is from September to March as the weather is pleasant. This area has moderate climate which allows tourists to enjoy the natural ambience.
September to February draws many tourists in Kumarokam, and this period is ideal for sightseeing, houseboat trips, exploring flora and fauna as well as all types of tourist activities.
Summer season in Kumarakom
Summer starts from March and lasts till May. Temperature ranges between 22.6°C to 34.2°C during these months. The days are hot and nights are relatively cooler.
Monsoon season in Kumarakom
The rainy season lasts mainly from June to September. This area receives 1100mm of rainfall annually. As the regions receives two monsoons an occasional drizzle here makes the atmosphere pleasant and the surroundings green and fresh.
Winter season in Kumarakom
In winters the temperature drops to18 degree Celsius. Best Season to visit Kumarakom is winter. During this season, people can also see plenty of migratory birds in the sanctuary.
Present day houseboats are huge, slow moving exotic barges used for leisure trips, and are in fact reworked version of kettuvallams of olden times. The original kettuvallams were used to carry tons of rice and spices. A standard kettuvallam can hold up to 30 tons from Kuttanad to the Kochi port.
The kettuvallam is held together with coir knots. Not even a single nail is used during the construction of the boat.. The boat is made of planks of jack-wood joined together with coir. This is then coated with a caustic black resin made from boiled cashew kernels. With careful maintenance, a kettuvallam can last for generations.
You must take a visit to our Spices and Handicrafts Shop, you can visit and purchase Quality handicrafts, Spices and Paintings. We also have a Library inside the Shop, you can visit and read books for free.
Kumarakom is one of the most beautiful destinations and is lovingly identified as backwater village. This scenic village is beautiful and is internationally renowned backwater tourism hub. The Kumarakom backwater is the largest and the freshest backwater which is beautifully endowed with swaying coconut palm trees, lush green paddy fields, green dense vegetations and the amazing bounteous nature easily will attract the vacationers from all over the globe.
A Two leaf Board Room, Air conditioned Board Room and Non Air Conditioned Patio. Overlooking the vast Vembanad estuary and lush green lawns, each to accommodate 25 pax in board room/theater style. Giving a classic touch to your business meets.
Backwater Ripples provides Center Court Banquet Hall, seating 1000 pax, which is spread over 11000 sq. ft. This lavishly decorated versatile banquet space with enchanting view of lake provide a relaxing and favourable atmosphere ideal for hosting wedding parties, receptions, a themed event, or a regal corporate event. We provide first class facilities and finest service which ensures your day is memorable. Whatever be your banquet needs, normal or extra ordinary, our experienced and highly skilled staff would be enchanted to attend to them, while you sit back and relax.
The Conference Hall presents an attractive venue to conduct a corporate meetings or seminars with state-of-the-art facilities to meet the demands of the corporate world. An elegant ambience and unmatched grandeur, with the best of modern technology and facilities.
Looking for Indoor Family Fun ?
If you’re not an outdoor person or just want to take a break from the sun and spend some quality time indoors, The Backwater Ripples Resort, Kumarakom has a variety of games and activities namely Table Tennis, Caroms, Chess, Cards to keep you entertained.