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Fishing in Kumarakom

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For fishing enthusiasts, Kumarakom offers a diverse and rewarding experience. The vast Vembanad Lake, India's longest lake, is a haven for various types of fishing activities. Here, anglers can try their hand at traditional rod and reel fishing, where the thrill of reeling in the catch is complemented by the stunning backdrop of swaying palms and serene waters.


Types of Fishing

  • Rod and Reel Fishing: Ideal for beginners and seasoned anglers alike, this method involves using a fishing rod with a reel to cast and retrieve the bait, offering a delightful challenge.
  • Fly Fishing: Embrace the artistry of fly fishing along the tranquil backwaters of Kumarakom. This method, involving lightweight lures resembling insects, adds a touch of finesse to the angler's experience.
  • Traditional Chinese Fishing: Immerse yourself in the local fishing culture by trying your hand at traditional Chinese fishing nets, a method that has been passed down through generations.

Kumarakom Fishing Places

  • Vembanad Lake: As the largest lake in Kerala, Vembanad provides an extensive fishing ground. Charter a boat and explore its myriad channels, lagoons, and islets, each promising a unique fishing experience.
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary: Combine birdwatching with angling as you cast your line in the vicinity of the bird sanctuary. Enjoy the calming ambience while engaging in a rewarding fishing session.
  • Meenachil River: A tributary of the Vembanad, Meenachil River is another hotspot for fishing. Its meandering course through picturesque landscapes provides an idyllic setting for a day of angling.
  • Kumarakom Backwaters: Explore the intricate network of backwaters, where the serene environment is only interrupted by the gentle splash of your fishing lure. Marvel at the lush greenery and local life while pursuing your passion.


In Kumarakom, fishing is not just a sport; it's a harmonious dance with nature. Whether you prefer the traditional rod and reel or the artful fly fishing, the abundance of water bodies ensures an unforgettable angling experience in this Kerala paradise. Rhythm Kumakom can arrange to take you to these fishing places for an experience unlike any other! If fishing isn't your cup of tea, we provide different activities that pump your adrenaline or even activities to calm you.

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