Kumarakom

Kumarakom is undoubtedly the most magnetic destination in Kerala attracting people from all over the planet. This heavenly floating piece of land is a pure artistic work of the Mother Nature. With its unique backwaters and green lined countryside it never fails to entertain its visitors, rather it leaves them bewitched and tempted to visit again and again.

Sight Seeing Places
Climate

The hilly terrain and high altitude influences the Kottayam climate. It has a blend of tropical and equatorial climate.

Summer - By March the summer season begins at Kumarakom. The temperature gets too high sometimes upto 38°c which makes it harsh for some. Tourist inflow decreases by this time.

Monsoon - June to September is the period when Kumarakom is hit by the Monsoon. This is the best time to spot some rare birds which visit Kumarakom during the Monsoon. You cannot go for a Houseboat cruise though, as it will be raining heavily, it is risky to float through the backwaters. During this season Kumarakom looks as if it is wearing a bright green coat, and is therefore a good time to spend some time walking around exploring the inner areas of Kumarakom village.

Winter - Most suitable time to visit Kumarakom. With temperatures ranging from 18c to 24c, Kumarakom is cool and pleasant. You can enjoy the sights around the backwaters to the fullest during winter starting from November and ends by February.

Travel Mode

Kumarakom is situated at Kottayam district.

By Road - Alleppey [40kms], Kottayam [15 kms] and Kochi [45kms] are the nearest bus stations, and there are Kerala State Government buses available frequently from these bus stations which can take you to Kumarakom. If travelling by car, you can first connect any of the above cities Alleppey, Kochi, or Kottayam and from there Kumarakom is easily accessible.

By Air - Kochi International airport is the nearest airport, 80 kms away. Flights are available connecting Kochi to all other cities in India and abroad as well. After flying down to Kochi, grab a taxi to Kumarakom. There are Kerala State Government bus services available from the airport to Kochi bus stand frequently. From Kochi bus stand you can catch direct bus to Kumarakom.

By Rail - : The nearest railway station is Kottayam Railway Station, which is 15 kms away. Trains are available, connecting Kottayam from all the major cities in India. From the station grab a Taxi, or an Auto rickshaw to Kumarakom which is likely a half an hour ride.

Why Kumarakom?

A Houseboat ride through the World famous backwaters, startled by the seducing beauty of the lush countryside of Kumarakom, tasting some exclusive Kerala cuisine while exploring the backwaters, and admiring the hypnotic charm in the complexity of nature, all makes your vacation worthwhile. Kumarakom could be your next destination which promises to satisfy your travel hungry mind.

 

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