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About Kumarakom

  • AttractionsBackwaters

  • Best SeasonAugust to February

  • Ideal Duration2 Days

  • LanguagesMalayalam

Kumarakom has been a favourite holiday choice of many including former Prime Minister of India A.B. Vajpayee. Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala. The booker prize winning book -The God of Small Things by Arundhato Roy is set in Ayemenem or Aymanam village, which adjoins Kumarakom. Tha attractions in Kumarakom includes Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Bird Santuary, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Aranmula Boat Race, Vagamon and Bay Island Museum. 

Kumarakom is an ideal vacation place for honeymooners and vacations in Kumarakom can be tailor made for the urbanite who yearns for quiet, yet fancies the pleasures of the city.

Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala. The booker prize winning book -The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy is set in Ayemenem or Aymanam village, which adjoins Kumarakom. Tha attractions in Kumarakom includes Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Bird Santuary, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Aranmula Boat Race, Vagamon and Bay Island Museum.

Best time to visit Kumarakom

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
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Kumarakom's climate remains reasonably steady throughout the year, and the dense greenery along the running water means temperature stay cool even at the height of summer. Accordingly, whether you want to explore or relax, Kumarakom has a season for you! The beginning of the calendar year is also densely packed with festivals and celebrations, which would be a shame to miss:


January/February - Sree Dharma Sastha Temple: musical rites and ceremonies honour Sastha, the deity of this 1200-year-old temple

February - Subrahmanya Temple: the climax of the Thaippooyam festival is the ceremonial procession of kavadi-carrying devotees thronging the streets.

March - Sree Kumaramangalam Temple: several cultural programs such as traditional dances and musical instruments accompany the rituals celebrated on Pooyam day.

March/April - Puthiyakavu Devi Temple: an eight-day festival celebrates the Goddess Bhadrakali.

March/April - Thekkumkara Sree Ardhanariswara Temple: the festival of Meenabharani celebrates the joint manifestation of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathy with ritual and cultural performances.

April - Muthante Nada Mahadeva Temple: a three-day festival honours the three deities of this temple, Lord Shiva, Muthan Vallyachan and Bhadra. The temple lantern used to function as a lighthouse for fishermen and boatmen on the lake.


Monsoon season spans from June through to October. Torrential rain and widespread flooding mean Kumarakom's greenery is even greener than usual, and the forests and waterfalls are at the peak of their luscious verdant magic. This is the perfect season for quiet contemplation on the riverbanks, in a houseboat or from your accommodation.

The weather is cooler and drier between October and February. While this is the perfect time for outdoor activities and sports, beware of the peak season prices from December to January, as well as larger crowds.

Between March and May, Kerala's summer hits its peak, with sweltering and humid weather, making conditions less than ideal for anything but doing nothing. However, Kumarakom stays relatively cool thanks to the lake, so take advantage of the off-season prices and start exploring

How to Reach Kumarakom

How to Reach Kumarakom by Train, Flight, Bus and Car

  Distance By Air By Road By Train
Kumarakom to Alleppey 33 KMs NA NA 56 Minutes
Kumrakom to Kochi 48 KMs NA NA 75 Minutes
Kumarakom to Marari 27 KMs NA NA 43 Minutes
Kumarakom to Munnar 145 Kms NA NA 4 Hours 13 Minutes
  • By Flight

    The nearest airport to Kumarakom is Kochi International Airport, which is well-connected to most major cities in India like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi, as well as South East Asia and the Middle-East. From here, you can jump on a bus, train or cab to your final destination. A pre-paid taxi service is also available and might be the most convenient way to travel if you have a lot of luggage.

  • By Train

    While there is no train station in Kumarakom, there are regular train services to nearby Kottayam from most major cities in Kerala. Buses and taxis are readily available from Kottayam to Kumarakom throughout the day.

  • By Bus

    You can travel to Kumarakom with the state-owned KSRTC buses or private coaches from most major cities within South India. Although this is a convenient, if more uncomfortable, way to travel, buses are likely to be very crowded. If you are loaded with luggage or uncomfortable in close quarters, this isn't the way to go.

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Asked by Madhu from, India, May 27, 2023 08:46: AM

3 days Trip to Munnar

I wish to know about a trip for 3 days to Munnar for 3 people, with pickup and drop from Kochi


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), May 27, 2023

3 days is a good enough time to visit Tourist Attractions in Munnar. Please share your details through a request

Asked by B Kasiviswanathan from, India, April 23, 2023 18:57: PM

Wish to book boathouse for family

Wish to have separate executive boat house for family trip for a day and night. How much is the charge ?


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), April 23, 2023

Can you please send us a request and we will share the package, photos of houseboat and other details with you

Asked by Rajendra Magar from, Maharashtra , February 5, 2023 20:20: PM

Will Oyo houseboat be a good option at Alleppey?

From where should I book houseboat? Is online booking authentic?Which one?


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), February 5, 2023

You can look at online reviews and decide on which houseboat to book in Alleppey. We would advise to optimise for experience rather than the cost and opt for a private houseboat instead of a shared houseboat. You can book houseboats from any recognized tour operator in Kerala

Asked by Ere Santos from, Canada, February 5, 2023 19:56: PM

Which Treehouse will be a part of this package ?

This is the best honeymoon package that I came across among all the Kerala Travel Websites. Can you let me know which Treehouse will be a part of this package.


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), February 5, 2023

Thanks for letting us know that this is among the best Kerala Honeymoon Packages that you came across. We have multiple treehouse partnerships and would suggest the best option available as per the availability on your travel dates and the arrangements you are looking for.

Asked by Johnny from, US, February 5, 2023 19:38: PM

Kerala's Switzerland

Which place is known as Kerala’s Switzerland?


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), February 5, 2023

Perched at an astounding height of 1,100 m above sea level, Vagamon is known as Kerala’s Switzerland. The temperature lies between 10 to 25 degrees Celsius and the hill station has a cool climate throughout the year that attracts tourists.

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