One of the known backwater stretches of Kerala, Kumarakom Backwaters is truly a magical place among tourists visiting Kerala for a trip. The silent backwaters add appeal to the village here and lure a large number of tourists to Kumarakom every year. These backwaters allow you to enjoy the natural beauty and the magic that surrounds it. Also, Kumarakom is located away from the bustle of city life and is one of the most peaceful backwater destinations in Kerala. Along with this, there are various activities like cultural tours, nature trails, and bird watching you can enjoy here.
Best time to visit Kumarakom Backwaters
For a delightful experience, visit Kumarakom backwaters between November and February. It is the best time to see this picturesque village and enjoy the tranquillity and its soothing weather. You can enjoy witnessing birds and partaking in cultural tours.
How to reach Kumarakom Backwaters
The nearest airport is located in Cochin and the second closest aeroplane terminal at Trivandrum. To reach by train, Kottayam is the nearest railway station, which is connected to major cities in India. You can also take interstate buses that connect nearby cities to Kumarakom. Also, from Trivandrum International Airport, you can visit Quilon by road and take the ship through the captivating backwaters to Alleppey and further to Kumarakom.
Some of the places to visit near Kumarakom backwaters on your holiday are -
- Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls
- Kumarakom Beach
- Bay Island Driftwood Museum
- Pathiramanal Island