Have you ever wished for a Shikara ride in Kumarakom?

We provide the best shikara services across Kumarakom.

Kumarakom is a little village on Vembanad Lake in Kerala, situated 13 Km away from Kottayam. It provides a wide selection of nature, tropical sightseeing, boating, and fishing. Kumarakom shikara boat rides are really a pleasant one and these boats are equipped with cushioned seats making it more comfortable for the tourists. These boats are compact in size and can traverse through the narrow canals of Kumarakom. The Shikara boats are a combination of the traditional Ketuvalloms and the boathouses in Kashmir. These boats were conventionally used by the merchants for their business through these backwater paradise.

The shikara boats are open on all sides, giving the tourists a beautiful view of Kumarakom backwaters. This type of design also helps the cool breeze from the backwaters, in and out of the shikara. The shikara boats are generally decorated with materials of wood and bamboo giving it an elegant look.We also provide shikara boats that are facilitated with toilets. The shikara boats are available from the morning till evening and is charged on an hourly basis. We also provide different ride sessions,that includes sunrise, sunset or simply a day cruise enjoying the backwaters of Kumarakom. 

Kumarakom Shikara Rides

Sunrise Shikara

An early morning Kumarakom Shikara boat cruise to watch the sunrise across the horizon should never be missed when you are in the Kumarakom backwaters

6:00 am to 9:00 am

3 hours – ₹3000

Day Time Shikara 

A daytime Shikara ride includes a flexible duration of a boat ride set by the tourist. The daytime Shikara ride can let you have mesmerizing views of Kumarakom.

3 hours – ₹3000

5 Hours – ₹5000

Sunset Shikara 

The disappearance of the sun into the horizon at the end of the backwaters, waving a mixture of yellow, red, and orange in a shikara is one worthy of watching and shouldn’t be missed when you visit Kumarakom.

3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

3 hours – ₹4000