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Kumarakom is categorised as Lakeside / Backwaters

(Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
Vembanad Lake with Hycinth (Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
Lake View from a resort in Kumarakom (Nivalink Trip Dated - 24 April 2006)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)

Reasons to Visit
  • Kumarakom is a patch Vembanad lakefront that has been now known generically as "Coconut Lagoon".
  • Kumarakom is where guests arrive for a lakeside stay experience.
  • Kumarakom offers lakefront resort stays and backwater canals on the Kumarakom side (not as extensive as they are found on the Alleppey side).
  • Guests to Kumarakom also visit 14-acre Kumarakom bird sanctuary which is recommended for a bird watcher in Winter. There is boating and an hour walk in the sanctuary which is good for a nature traveller all through the year.
  • There are a few homestays around Kumarakom, of which Philipkuttys farm, one of the oldest, and most comprehensive in terms of experience on offer.
Know It
  • For those who want to get upclose with backwater lifestyle should prefer Alleppey over Kumarakom or opt for a overnight houseboat cruise that drops them straight to the Kumarakom resort next day morning
  • Destinations for First time Holidays Travellers to Kerala"Kumarakom (110 kms Thekkady and 90 kms from Cochin) is a prime lakeside resort destination. Kumarakom offers backwater trips, visits to Vaikom Shiva temple (20 kms) and Kumarakom bird sanctuary besides enjoying a lakeside experience. Kumarakom is popular with holiday travellers and honeymooners who spend at least 1 night before moving on."
  • Beachside and Lakeside Destinations in Kerala for a Standalone Getaway"Kumarakom is celebrated Lakeside getaway having many luxury and experiential retreats. Kumarakom Lake Resort, Coconut Lagoon, Zuri Kumarakom are some of the iconic resorts here that are hugely popular with special occasion getaway segment. "
Access Information

Kumarakom has 12 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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8 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Kumarakom

Short Break (4-6 nights)3
Holiday (7 or more)5

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List of Holidays for Kumarakom

Short Break

  • Alleppey Backwaters with Munnar (4 Nights)
  • First Time Visitors Kerala Circuit without Cochin (6 Nights)
  • Kodai - Munnar with Kumarakom (6 Nights)


  • Best of Kerala (8 Nights)
  • Complete Kerala (9 Nights)
  • Complete Kerala with Kovalam (11 Nights)
  • First Time Visitors Kerala Circuit (7 Nights)
  • First Time Visitors Kerala Circuit with Kovalam (9 Nights)

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Kumarakom has 3 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Cochin Airport and KumarakomRs. 3638

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Alleppey Town and KumarakomRs. 3287

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Kottayam Railway Station and Resort/Homestay in KumarakomRs. 1878

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Kumarakom has 2 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.


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List of Service Add Ons for Kumarakom


Services Rates Starting From
Half Day Kayaking in the Backwaters of AlleppeyRs. 3334


Services Rates Starting From
A Day with the FarmersRs. 1350

21 Travel Ideas listed for Kumarakom. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Bird Watching at Pathiramanal Island
  • Churches in the Kottayam Area
  • Experiences in Kerala
  • Golden Chariot - Luxury Train Experience
  • Kerala Homestay / Small Owner managed stay Experience
  • Kerala in Monsoon
  • Lake and Backwater Experience in Kerala
  • Major Pilgrimage centers In and around Alleppey Area
  • Major Temples and Pilgrimage centers In and around Kottayam Area

Stay Ideas

  • Ayurveda / Yoga / Meditation centric Stays in Kerala and South India
  • Coconut Lagoon Ayurveda Getaway
  • Coconut Lagoon Experience
  • Kumarakom Lake Resort Ayurveda Getaway
  • Kumarakom Lake Resort Experience
  • The Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom – Luxury Getaway
  • Waterscapes Kumarakom Getaway
  • Zuri Kumarakom Resort – Spa Getaway
  • Zuri Kumarakom Resort Experience

Festivals linked to Kumarakom (Kerala)

  • Attuvela Mahotsavam
  • Thirunakkara Festival
  • Vaikathashtami Festival

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Vembanad lake is one of the largest lake in India and offering guests a comprehensive nature centric lakeside experience. There are boat rides on offer here where guests can take hourly or day cruises either from Alleppey or Kumarakom jetties. Guests looking for a backwater cum lakeside experience opt for overnight houseboat cruises ex-Alleppey.
    View Point, Rides
    Lake Views, Boating
    Parippu Sree Mahadeva Temple is a Lord Shiva temple in Kottayam area and one of the 108 Lord Shiva temples created by Lord Parasurama.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Pathiramanal Island is a boat ride away from Muhamma / Kumarakom. The island provides excellent Bird watching especially in Winter.
    Activity, Rides
    Boating, Bird Watching
    Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple is an ancient Lord Shiva temple dated mid-16th century. Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple is one among the 108 Shivalayas created by Lord Parasurama.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    The Vaikom Mahadevar temple is one of the most celebrated Shiva temples in Kerala and is one among the 108 Sivalayas created by Lord Parasurama
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Kumarakom overlooks Vembanad lake and has its own stretch of Backwaters (much smaller than alleppey) as well. Day cruises / hourly boat rides are popular and available from Kumarakom jetty.
    Activity, View Point
    Lake Views, Village Visit
    Kumarakom Bird sanctuary is an area overlooking vembanad lake and is renowned for bird population and provides nesting grounds for a variety of birds. A walk (takes 2 hours) across the sanctuary in the mornings and evenings would provide opportunity to sight birds. There is also a lake at the entrance where boating is possible.
    Activity, View Point
    Lake Views, Walking, Bird Watching
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple is a Lord Shiva temple, one of the 108 Shiva temples created by Lord Parasurama. The temple is located in heart of Kottayam.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Kumarakom TownLies in centre of North and South of Kumarakom next to a canal with a few shops around it.Holiday-
North KumarakomA Vembanad lakefront 18 kms from Kottayam and home to some world renowned resorts such as Coconut Lagoon and Kumarakom Lake Resort.Holiday/Getaway6
South KumarakomA Vembanad lakefront 13 kms from Kottayam and home to some renowned resorts such as Zuri Kumarakom.Holiday/Getaway6
Vaikom RoadMid-way between North Kumarakom and Vaikom (10-12 kms either way). The area has paddies and farms around and overlooks vembanad lake and backwater canals at some points.Getaway-
Nearest Airport in Kumarakom
  • Cochin International Airport ( COK ) , Cochin (Ernakulam)-60 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Kumarakom
  • Kottayam ( KTYM ), Kottayam-15 Kms
Recommended travel connections to Kumarakom from Major Cities.

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