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Kumarakom Travel Guide

Kumarakom is green, emerald, jade, lime, sea, bottle and olive.....and then some.

Kumarakom is green, emerald, jade, lime, sea, bottle and olive.....and then some. Perched on the edge of Vembenad lake this verdant paradise is most famous for its backwaters. Located in the state of Kerala which is rightly referred to as Gods own country, Kumarakom offers you fascinating sights of enriching beauty. A small island blessed with scenic landscapes and an enchanting magical environment, the real beauty of this place can be seen in the lush green paddy fields, mangrove forests, and waterways. Its good to have a Kumarakom Travel guide at your side. Set your mind on a hardcore relax and the natural environment here will ensure you get nothing else.

This destination has become one of the best known exotic holidays in Kerela and caters to a lot of tourists from all over the country but the wonderful thing is, Kumarakom has still managed to hold on to its pristine elements and wide lush spaces. Vembanad Lake nearby is Kerala’s largest lake and possibly the longest lake in India. A vast range of flora and fauna can be seen on this island which make it a naturalists delight. The name Kumaramom cames from Lord Kumaran who was worshipped here. The Vadakkancore kingdom ruled this area in the initial period. Kumarakom Travel guide provides you the valuable information about this area. One can also hire boats and houseboats for joyrides or overnight trips on the Vembanad Lake from here.

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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.
At Kumarakom you can visit Bird Sanctuary, In Alleppey you can visit Alleppey Beach, Vijaya Beach Park, Light house and temples and churches. Alleppey beach is 5kms far away from Punnamada Boat Jetty Alleppey.
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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.
Kerala meals (meals on banana leaf with traditional kerala curry) and karimeen pollichath ( fish baked in the banana leaf with thick gravi)
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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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