The Ultimate Backwaters Destination
( 4.2 )
Malayalam, English
2 Days
September to February
Cochin International Airport
24℃ to 29℃

Kumarakom Tourism

Kumarakom is a village in Alleppey district of Kerala. It is famous for its backwaters and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.


Kumarakom is known for its exotic delicacies. Explore freshwater fish recipes such as Karimeen fry.


Do not miss the local toddy shops ( Kallu Shapp ), it will be a great experience.

Where to Stay

The best option is a houseboat. A large number of houseboat agencies are there in Kumarakom.

How to reach

Kumarakom is well connected with all the towns and cities in Kerala by road and rail. The nearest airport is Cochin (COK) and nearest railway station is Kottayam.

How to Reach by Flight

Cochin International Airport is at a distance of 75km ( 2 hours) from Kumarakom. Taxi can be availed at the airport or a KSRTC bus.

How to Reach by Train

Kottayam railway station is at a distance of 16km, almost all major trains towards Thiruvavanthapuram stop here.

How to Reach by Bus

Kerala RTC buses ply between Kumarakom and Kottayam, Kochi.

How to Reach by Road

If you are coming from North Kerala Kumarakom is just 2 hours away from Kochi (70km).

Kumarakom Itinerary

Day1: Reach Kumarakom by early morning and visit the Vembanad Lake in a houseboat.

Day2: Visit Bird Sanctuary and Aruvikuzhi waterfall.