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Kumarakom Travel Guide

Kumarakom is a village located 12 kilometres away from Kottayam district in Kerala. It is situated on the Vembanad Lake. With mesmerising backwaters, this village is a perfect getaway for nature lovers and honeymoon couples.
The backwaters of this place offer houseboats and long-boat rides. The famous places to visit are Kumarakom Beach, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, and Pathiramanal Island. Months between November and February are good to visit. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Pathiramanal Island houses many animal species and attracts several migratory birds. Appam and several seafood dishes are the exotic delicacies to savour.
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Places to visit and things to do in Kumarakom

GETTING THERE

How to Reach Kumarakom
Kumarakom is nothing but a cluster of small islands on the Vembanad Lake that make it an enchanting backwater destination. It is a perfect place for activities like boating, fishing, backwater cruising or simply laze around amidst sprawling greenery, placid backwaters and variety of birds. Vembanad Lake and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary are major tourist attractions here. Road, Rail and air connect Kumarakom with various parts of India.
 
How to Reach Kumarakom by Air
 
Cochin International Airport, nearly 80 km away, serves as the nearest airport to Kumarakom. Flights of domestic airlines connect Cochin with other Indian cities on a daily basis. Flights from major international cities also serve Cochin city. AC cabs, non AC cabs or city buses can be availed from Cochin Airport to reach Kumarakom.
 
How to Reach Kumarakom by Road
 
State as well as private bus operators serve Kumarakom route. Kottayam bus terminus, which is located around 14 km away from Kumarakom village, withholds the operation of buses serving cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin. Plenty of buses stop at Kumarakom as well. Hired cabs or private cars can also be used to travel to Kumarakom from nearby places.
 
How to Reach Kumarakom by Rail
 
Kumarakom does not have its own railway station and Kottayam serves as the nearest railway station. Trains from various parts of the country like Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Kochi etc. serve Kottayam on a regular basis. Direct as well as stopover trains are available in this route.

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What are the best places and things to do in Kumarkom and Alleppy ? .i have four nights and five days stay.
The resorts which u choose matters.. Aveda is best resort. I stayed last week........
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Need Resort with lakeview room with bath tubs and good food. Will be travelling between 7Nov to 12 nov.
your best choice will be Kalathil lake resort.Book your room in go-mmt
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What are the specialities of the local cuisine in Kumarakom? Please recommend some good authentic restaurants.
karimeen pollichathu aka Pearl spot fish heated with masalas keeping wish in plantain leaves, appam and duck stew/ duck curry/ fish moilee. if you booze, try the local coconut kallu or toddy. try it with kappa and spicy meen pattichathu. visit local toddy shops where you will get all these delicacies
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We are visiting Kumarakom in mid June, will stay at Lakesong Hotel. Any reviews?
Good Choice.. it's a Beautiful Lake Side Resort.. nice location.. food was excellent.. Management and staff helpful too.. overall 4.9/5
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