If you dream of a romantic escapade along the backwaters of Kumarakom in Kerala, why you have been waited so long? It is sure to be fun and pleasure to you to laze a few days at Kumarakom, the backwater scenic destination in God’s own Country. Gifted with a strewn lyrical backwater canals, Kumarakom is a world of natural bounties to wonder a tourist. Beautified with enchanting backdrop Kumarakom backwater region houses a wide variety of flora and fauna to thrill one’s eye.
The most thrilling fun at Kumarakom will be houseboat cruise on the serene backwaters, cruising on a traditional kettuvallams one can enjoy the scenic surroundings, the village life, the tranquil night stay in the boat, and many more.
Bird lovers can set out their birding tour to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which is home to wide varieties of migratory birds. One can also cruise down to the golden yellow island, Pathiramanal. While visiting Kumarakom one can visit Aymanam, the scenic village which is the setting for the Booker Prize winner Arundhathi Roy’s The God of Small Things. One can also set out cruising to Mannanam hillock which is related with some religious belief and Kudamaloor, the birthplace of Blessed Alphonsa.
Season Timing :
Kumarakom has a tropical climate through out the year, so the climate is pleasant. Kumarakom gets heavy rainfall in monsoon, so it is advised to avoid this period. The best time to plan a backwater tour Kumarakom is in between the months of November and March.
How to Reach :
One can reach Kumarakom both from Cochin International Airport and the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.
The nearest bust terminal is Kottayam 14kms away from Kumarakom which has bus service to all important cities of south India and Kerala.
The nearest rail station to Kumarakom is Kottayam which has train service to various regions of India.