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
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.
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.
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