Kumarakom is one of the most beautiful towns of Kerala which is well-known for its lush green surroundings, beautiful backwaters and unexplored natural beauty. Set on the shores of the serene Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a picturesque town which allures tourists from all across the world.
Best known for its backwaters and houseboats, Kumarakom is also known for housing a number of tourist attractions. Star attractions of Kumarakom include Vembanad Lake, Aruvikkuzhi Falls, Kumarakom Backwaters and Kumarakom Beach.
Other interesting tourist spots of the town include Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Jama Masjid and Pathiramannal. Kumarakom holds immense religious importance as it has a number of temples and churches. Major temples and churches of the town include the Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple, St. Mary's Church at Cheriapally, and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple.
The best time to explore the beauty of Kumarakom is from the month of September to March. It is the best time to indulge in sightseeing, houseboat cruising, backwater cruising, water sports and other outdoor activities.
How to reach Kumarakom
Reaching Kumarakom is an easy task as the town is well-connected to major parts of the country and the world via rail, road and air. The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport (76 km) and Trivandrum International Airport (171 km). The nearest Railway Station is at Kottayam (16 km) which connects the town with major cities of the country through local and express trains. A well-built network of roads connects Kumarakom to all the major cities in India and other parts of the state.
Kumarakom has a lot to offer when it comes to accommodation. All the accommodation options offer a comfortable stay to all the guests. Some popular accommodation options are Taj Garden Retreat, Coconut Lagoon Resort, Kumarakom Lake Resort, Tharavadu Heritage Home, etc.