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Home :: India Destination :: Kerala :: Kumarakom

Kumarakom backwater cruiseAn exotic water-world in the Kuttanad region, Kumarakom is always among those first few names that one utters while one contemplates a backwater cruise in the state of Kerala. The little heart-stirring town stands on the banks of the picturesque Vembanad Lake, pulling in thousands of tourists and holidaymakers from across the world. As you make a trip to Kumarakom, you also have the opportunity to witness a variety of avian species at the bird sanctuary located here. And above all, an Ayurveda therapy will always be there to rejuvenate you in spirit and soul.

Climate & Best Time
Positioned close to the sea, Kumarakom has a moderate type of climate. Summer temperature records a maximum of 35 degrees centigrade. The southwest monsoons bring the state a lot of rainfall from June till August, with the annual average rainfall measuring 310 cm. Winters are mild and the temperature hovers around 20 degrees centigrade. March to November is the ideal time for tourists to make a trip to Kumarakom.

Places to visit
A variety of experiences await you at Kumarakom. There are lakes, waterfalls, avian haven and temples; each of which seems to have an identity and charm of its own. Some of the most famous are as follows.

» Vembanad Lake
A major draw for tourists at Kumarakom is the Vembanad Lake, which is referred to as a wetland of international importance. Covering an area of 200 sq km, the lake has important tourist spots like Alappuzha, Kottayam and Ernakulam extending on its sides.

» Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom Bird SanctuaryThe bird sanctuary of Kumarakom is one of the biggest attractions for visitors to Kumarakom. The variety of bird species, both domestic and migratory, is equally pleasing to both tourists and ornithologists.

» Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls
Those who are looking for an idyllic picnic spot can head straight to this spot, just 2 km from Kumarakom. Sparkling streams and water rushing down from 100 ft are good options of eye feasting.

Stay Options
The backwater town of Kumarakom offers a number of hotels and backwater resorts catering to the essentials of travellers. Some of the most famous names include Kumarakom Lake Resort, Taj Garden Retreat, Coconut Lagoon and Water Scapes among others.

Getting There
Its close location to the city of Cochin makes it easily accessible by air, rail and road. The Cochin International Airport is just at a distance of 70 km, with regular flights connecting to the major destinations of the world and the country. Kottayam, at 14 km, serves as the nearest railhead and has express trains running to the key destinations of the country. Kumarakom is also well linked through state and national highways to the rest of the country.

Suggested Tour Packages
Houseboat, Kumarakom
Destination Covered : Cochin - Kumarakom - Cochin

Destination Covered : Cochin - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Periyar - Kovalam - Kanyakumari

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