Kumarakom

Kumarakom is a haven where nature’s whispers echo in every ripple. Serene houseboat cruises, vibrant bird sanctuaries, and the lush embrace of Vembanad Lake define this idyllic retreat—a story of Kumarakom, where leisure meets the heart of Kerala’s backwater beauty.

Nestled along the picturesque Vembanad Lake in Kerala, Kumarakom is a serene paradise adorned with emerald backwaters and lush landscapes. Renowned for its enchanting houseboat cruises and vibrant birdlife, this idyllic destination invites travelers into tranquility. The intertwining canals, traditional rice boats, and luxurious resorts create an ambiance combining nature’s beauty and cultural richness. Kumarakom is not just a destination; it’s a journey through the heart of Kerala’s backwater charm, where every ripple in the water narrates a story of relaxation, rejuvenation, and the timeless allure of God’s Own Country.

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    THINGS TO DO IN KUMARAKOM

    Houseboat Stay

    Houseboat Stay

    Experience the quintessential Kumarakom charm with a houseboat stay. Drift along the serene backwaters, relishing the tranquility, and savoring authentic Kerala cuisine served on board.                                         

    Bird Watching Tours

    Bird Watching Tours

    Explore the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary with guided bird watching tours. Witness the vibrant plumage and diverse species inhabiting the lush greenery, capturing memorable moments for nature enthusiasts. 

    Ayurvedic Spa Day

    Ayurvedic Spa Day

    Rejuvenate your senses with an Ayurvedic spa day. Many resorts offer traditional therapies and massages, providing a holistic wellness experience amidst Kumarakom’s natural beauty.                        

    BEST TIME TO VISIT KUMARAKOM

    SUMMER SEASON

    (March to May)

    While warmer, summer is favorable for those seeking quieter times and great deals on accommodation. Sunset cruises and spa retreats are popular during this season.

    MONSOON SEASON

    (June to September)

    Heavy rainfall characterizes monsoon. While the landscape turns lush and vibrant, outdoor activities may be limited, and houseboat services could be impacted.

    WINTER SEASON

    (October to February)

    Winter is the ideal time with pleasant weather, making it suitable for houseboat cruises, bird watching, and outdoor activities.

    HOW TO REACH KUMARAKOM

    Kumarakom is well connected with major cities through air, rail, and road.

     
    The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport (COK), approximately 85 kilometers away. From the airport, hire a taxi or use private transport to reach Kumarakom.
    The nearest railway station is Kottayam Railway Station, about 16 kilometers away. Kottayam is well-connected to major cities, and from the railway station, taxis and buses are available for the short journey to Kumarakom.
    Kumarakom is well-connected by road. State and private buses operate from major cities in Kerala. Taxis and rental cars are also available for convenient road travel.

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    FAQs

    How can I explore the backwaters in Kumarakom?

    Enjoy a houseboat cruise on Vembanad Lake or take a traditional rice boat tour. Both options provide a leisurely and immersive experience of Kumarakom’s backwaters.

    Are there any cultural festivals celebrated in Kumarakom?

    Yes, Kumarakom hosts cultural festivals like the Nehru Trophy Boat Race in August and vibrant celebrations during Onam. These events showcase the region’s rich cultural heritage.

    How do I reach Kumarakom from major cities in India?

    The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport (COK), around 85 kilometers away. Kottayam is the nearest railway station, and Kumarakom is well-connected by road, making taxis and buses convenient options.