This walkway is at a walking distance from the Kumarakom Govt. Boat Jetty. It’s about 300m long and ends at a roofed viewpoint – the point where the canal join the Vembanad Lake. (View on map)
There is an adequately sized parking lot right beside the Jetty. A 3oo-metre walk from here, along the canal-side road will get us to the walkway. The walkway is fenced on both sides and fully paved with non-slippery tiles. Savour the view, feel the air, enjoy the walk.
There is a chapel near the end which is situated in the lake. This dramatic spot has been the location for many films, including the giant-hit Mohanlal flick – Spadikam (see the screenshots at the end).
The trip could be extended to include a 30 minute (one-way) nonstop boat journey across the Vembanad Lake to Muhamma and back on a Govt. ferry service from the Govt. Jetty. Include a visit to the Bird Sanctuary located about 3kms away in Kavanattinkara/Kumarakom Tourist Complex and you have got a solid one-day trip in hand.
And hey, the Kottayam-Kumarakom road is now super-good from Illickal. It has a Changanacherry-Alappuzha Road feel to it!
List of places to visit and things to do in Kumarakom
- The Kumarakom Walkway (into the Vembanad Lake)
- Go to Thanneermukkom Bund. The road from Kumarakom is quite good and scenic with old trees lining the sides.
- From the bund, consider a drive on the Cherthala – Arookutty road passing through Ottapunna, Thavanakkadavu, Pallippuram.
The road is good and the traffic is usually light. It runs parallel to the NH.
- Or, consider a drive to Kallara via Edayazham. The road runs throughvast paddy fields.
- Bird Sanctuary
- Boating in Vembanad Lake. Start point: Bird Sanctuary