Kumarakom

Nature is the best place to forget all your worries and sorrows. Kumarakom, the backbone of Kerala backwater tourism, is undoubtedly one such place to recuperate and relax your mind and body.

The village of Kumarakom that consists of a cluster of islands is part of the Kuttanad region, the rice bowl of Kerala, and lies 14 km away from Kottayam district of Kerala. This little piece of heaven is situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake, which attains its maximum length and breadth near Kumarakom.

The never ending lush paddy fields that are crisscrossed by canals and lakes bordered by the vast length of palm trees and the coconut grooves, the beautiful lagoons, and the scenic backwaters make Kumarakom a fascinating place.

The best way to explore this charming little peninsula is through a houseboat ride. You can hire a houseboat for a day cruise or for an overnight stay and can not only enjoy the pristine beauty of the Vembanad Lake but also can get a close look on the rustic and peaceful way of life of this little hamlet.

The houseboat as its name suggests is like a floating house with all the modern facilities. The houseboats are available in single/double/triple and five bedrooms all with attached bathrooms, private balcony, sundeck and kitchen. 

This enchanting backwater destination is like the crowning glory of the Kerala tourism. The way the Southwest and Northeast monsoon seasons cover this pristine land in emerald green is enchanting.

The mesmerizing beauty of Kumarakom lures many honeymooners to this alluring destination. It is also a quiet place to spend some quality time with your loved one.

Though the place is famous for its backwaters there are many other sightseeing places in Kumarakom. One such place is the bird sanctuary here. You could find a wide variety of migratory and water birds and can be like a paradise for bird watchers. The best time to visit is from June to August.

Other places where you could unwind include Aruvikuzhi waterfalls, the Bay Island, Driftwood Museum and Pathiramanal (a small island famous for bird watching). There are also many religious places in and around Kumarakom to visit.

The many resorts and traditional centers which provide Ayurvedic treatments also drew the tourists to this little sleepy village. 

The place is also very rich in marine life and thus it is a great place to enjoy the famous seafood varieties of Kerala. There are also many restaurants in Kumarakom which sell the fresh catch of the day.

How to Reach

Air

The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport located at a distance of about 85 km from Kumarakom and the Trivandrum International Airport is at a distance of 175 km

Rail

Kottayam railway station is at a distance of 16 km and Cherthala railway station at a distance of 14 km from Kumarakom.

Water

Boats ply connecting Kumarakom to Kollam, Alappuzha and Cochin. This is the most inexpensive way to reach Kumarakom. .


Tour Packages - Kumarakom

Kerala Honeymoon Package

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Taj Hotel Kerala Premium Package

8 Days | 7 Nights

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Taj Hotel Kerala Premium Package

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CGH Earth - Backwater and Beach Experience

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Kerala Wilderness Package

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Enchanting Kerala Package

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Enchanting Kerala Package

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Colors of Kerala With Houseboat

8 Days | 7 Nights

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Kerala Panorama

6 Days | 5 Nights

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Kerala Panorama

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Cherai -Houseboat-Kumarakom-Vagamon

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Taj Kerala Package

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Taj Kerala Package

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Taj Economic Tour Package

4 Days | 3 Nights

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Taj Economic Tour Package

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Vagamon Kumarakom Alleppey Tour Package

5 Days | 4 Nights

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Vagamon Kumarakom Alleppey Tour Package

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Kumarakom Houseboat Kovalam

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Kumarakom Houseboat Kovalam

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CGH Earth Hotel Package with Munnar

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CGH Earth Hotel Package with Munnar

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Appealing Backwaters with Cochin

4 Days | 3 Nights

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