Kumarakom is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The bird sanctuary here extends over 14 acres. Kumarakom bird sanctuary is where many species of migratory birds visit. It is a major tourist attraction. The Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in Kerala is habitat for many marine and fresh water fish species. Fishing is mainly using small boats (vallams). Kumarakom has expanses of mangrove forests, paddy fields and coconut groves. Wide variety of house boat services is available in Kumarakom. Kumarakom is 70 km away from Haripad.