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How to Reach Kumarakom

Kumarakom - the cluster of little islands in the Vembanad Lake in Kerala, is an enchanting backwater destination in God's Own Country. The swaying coconut palms, extensive paddy fields, meandering lagoons and backwaters, lush mangrove forests housing thousands of migratory birds - Kumarakom has it all and a Kumarakom Tour will undoubtedly be, a holiday of a lifetime.

Kumarakom lies just 16 km from the nearest city, Kottayam. To reach Kumarakom from anywhere outside India, you can fly to Mumbai (Bombay) or Chennai (Madras). From there, fly to Kerala where, you have a choice of three international airports as entry point - Kochi (Cochin), Kozhikode (Calicut) and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

By Air

The nearest Airport to Kumarakom is the Cochin International Airport, about 70 km away from the Muhamma boat jetty. The second nearest airport is at Trivandrum, 171 km away.

The railway station is at Kottayam, 16 km away. Kottayam Railway station is well connected with all major cities in Kerala and India with several trains plying regularly from here.

By Road

Kottayam is about 16 km from Kumarakom, and is well connected with the rest of the country by both State highway and National Highway.

By Water

From Trivandrum International Airport, you can come to Quilon by road or rail, and thereafter, take the regular ferry service through the enchanting backwaters, to reach Alleppey. Kumarakom can be reached by a short ride from Alleppey.