Kerala is normally famous for its backwaters and its lush green surroundings. But Kerala is also blessed with some of the pristine beaches. One such beach is the beach of Kumarakom in the Kottayam District. Clear Blue waters and silky smooth sand of this beach is what awaits you at the Kumarakom beach. You can just relax, read a book, build sandcastles and have a good time with your family and loved ones at the Kumarakom beach.
For all the adventure freaks, the beach near Kumarakom offers plenty of options in water sports activities like parasailing, Water polo, water skiing, snorkeling, and speed boating. You can see many people practicing Yoga and meditation on this beach. You can revive yourself by having an Ayurvedic massage from the expert hands of Kerala masseurs who will use traditional oils to give you an out of the world experience.
If you prefer the beach sand instead of water, you can have a good game of Beach volleyball and play Frisbee with the locals here. Do not forget to bring your cameras to click the pictures of the beautiful sunset on the Kumarakom beach. This place is a paradise for shutterbugs and nature lovers. The best time to visit Kumarakom is during the winter season. Although summers are also a good time to visit the Kumarakom beach, it is worth noting that try to avoid the beach during rainy season.
You can easily take an auto-rickshaw or a cab from the nearest railway station of Kottayam, which is well connected to various other parts of India like Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Mumbai, Madurai, and Hyderabad. The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport which is well connected with international destinations like Singapore, Muscat, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai and with the major cities of India as well. A cab or an auto rickshaw is easily available for hire which will take you from the airport to the Kumarakom beach.
Kumarakom is well connected to other cities of Kerala like Cochin, Alleppey, Thekkady and Munnar, through state transport and private buses. Once you reach the bus depot in Kumarakom, you can easily hire a cab or an auto-rickshaw to reach the Kumarakom beach. There are many restaurants on the Kumarakom beach in which you can satisfy your taste buds by eating delicious Kerala style seafood. We would advise you to carry caps, hats, sunglasses, and sunscreens to manage the heat in this beach. Please do not go too Deep swimming into the ocean and try to stay near the coastline.