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Introducing Kumarakom

Best time to visit : September to March
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Yet another gem in the vertex of God’s Own Country – Kerala, Kumarakom is blessed with beautiful landscapes, wonderful islands, spectacular lakes with aqua blue water, sprawling fields, bird’s eye view of the backwaters, mangrove forest and serene environment, making it a perfect holiday spot in Kerala. The emerald greenery and extraordinary marvels of nature is certainly a treat to watch. The island is a paradise for honeymooners looking for romantic and tranquil surrounding. Come and ignite your passion in the lap of nature at this amazing South India detsination. For interesting tourist information, dive into our other sections below.


Kumarakom plays a significant role in the tourism of Kerala. Kumarakom is the most celebrated tourist village located about 12 km. from Kottayam, Kerala, India. The name Kumarakom is derived from the God of its oldest temple, Kumaran. The destination is blessed with moderate climate round the year. Kerala State Government has declared Kumarakom as a Special Tourism Zone. The place is popular among tourists for its entrancing houseboat experience. Dig into the city guide to know more about Kumarakom.

Eating in Kerala gives an experience that is different from the one you get after dining in other parts of India. Cuisines in Kumarakom mainly include non-vegetarian items with the usage of a variety of zesty spices. Appam, kappa, thoran, theeyal, seafood and karimeen are some of the local delicacies served in Kumarakom restaurants. Eat like the locals eat, typically - idli, dosa and sambhar served on a banana leaf. Prawns and crabs are the most common item prepared with the combination of hot spices and curry leaves – a taste that is sure to amuse your taste buds. Cordon Bleu, Ettukettu, Vembanad Seafood Bar are a few restaurants you can try.

Kumarakom is a heaven for shoppers seeking for natural and handcrafted products. Antique jewellery, traditional hand-woven textiles, jewelleries made of coconut shells, colourful Kathakali mask and fashion accessories etc. are best sold here. You can also buy aromatic and tasty spices in Kumarakom. Garuda Mall, Oberon Mall in Ernakulam city and Kumarakom market is the best place for shopping for ethnic items and readymade garments. Hire a tourist guide to locate these markets.

Nearby Places:
  • Kottayam (about 12 km.) – Renowned for housing ancient temples and its more than 700-year old churches – Cherai Palli and Valia Palli. 
  • Kochi (about 67 km.) – Kochi is a paradise for shoppers and known as one of the historically rich places in India.
  • Kovalam (about 175 km.) – Famous for its sun-kissed beaches forming a crescent shape.
  • Alappuzha (about 47 km.) – Dubbed as the Venice of the East. Renowned as the backwater tourist destination. 
  • Ponmudi (about 174 km.) – Famous as a serene hill station – a perfect summer getaway destination in South India.  
  • Munnar (about 140 km.) – Popular hill station located about 1600 meters above sea level. Enjoy the panoramic view of spice plantations. 

Some of the other attractions of the city are backwater cruise, Jama Masjid Thazhathangadi, Siva Temple and Mahadevar Temple etc.

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