Kerala, popularly known and believed as God's Own Country, is an ideal destination for business traveler as well as holidaymaker. One of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia , Kerala is India's only tropical paradise. The state is blessed with myriad features like dense tropical forests, beautiful beaches, cliffs, rocky coasts, an intricate maze of backwaters, still bays and astounding 44 radiant rivers. One such mesmerizing place in Kerala is Kumarakom, an enchanting backwater destination.
Nestled on the shores of the serene Vembanad Lake, 14 km from Kottayam, is the little picturesque town Kumarakom. The town consists of a cluster of little islands, and is part of the Kuttanad region. Kumarakom offers leisure options like boating and fishing to the tourists.
Some of the famous tourist attractions in Kumarakom are the -
Best time to visit Kumarakom is between the months of November and March.
How to reach
To reach Kumarakom, the nearest Airport is the Cochin International Airport (76 km), while the Trivandrum International Airport is 171 km away. The nearest Railway Station is at Kottayam (16 km) where regular local and Express trains are available. A well-built network of roads connects Kumarakom to all the major cities in India and other parts of the state.
Some of the major hotels in Kumarakom, offering an impressive blend of tradition and modernity, are Taj Garden Retreat, Coconut Lagoon Resort, Kumarakom Lake Resort, Tharavadu Heritage Home, etc.