Located near Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a quiet little hamlet with attractive sceneries, everpleasant weather and fancy flora and animal population; making it one of the loveliest places tosee in Kerala. You get a mix of everything here – simple places (that resist change), real Keralafood, extremely fresh air, warmth of Keralites, and deliciously fresh coconuts. There is a lot to do; choose from boating, cruising, houseboat stay, and fishing.
Kumarakom holds a special spot in the list of best of Kerala’s sightseeing places. The tempting(rivers, streams, etc.), decorated lakes, nice-smelling coconut grooves, fresh paddy fields, thickmangrove forests, very pleasant real food, and unpolluted freshness of the air add to the list. Also, Kumarakom’s houseboat stay offers a lot more quiet aloneness and privacy as compared toAlleppey. Even the resorts in Kumarakom are very calm and fascinating/hypnotizing.
Popular tourist attractions: Kumarakom Bird Safe place, Kumarakom Simple places (that resist change), Aruvikkuzhi waterfall, Juma Masjid, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Vembanad Lake, Bay Island Wood (floating on water) Museum, Valiyapally, Cheriyapally, Kumarakom Beach, andPathiramal Island.
Best time to visit: September to May
Nearest airport: Kochi Airport is 85 km away from Kumarakom.
Nearest railway station: Kottayam Railway Station is 16 km away.