Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam (16 kilometres), in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism.It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in the state of Kerala.
Kumarakom has a wide variety of houseboats and is well known throughout the world for houseboat experience. They are used only for tourists these days. A separate boat known as Kettuvallam is used by the people to go fishing or to transport goods.Tourism in Kumarakom largely revolves -around the backwaters of the Vembanad Lake. Several luxury and budget resorts lined up on the shores of the lake provide tourists with facilities for boating, yachting and fishing, with panoramic views of the lake.