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Best Time To Visit Kumarakom

Kumarakom’s divine beaches, backwaters, & cluster of islands will make for a mesmerizing and scenic holiday!
Kumarakom Tourism

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Jul - Mar

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3 Days

Ideal for families Honeymoon Adventure

Weather in Kumarakom

Best Time To Visit Kumarakom

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

Kumarakom is situated at an altitude of 1600m above sea level in the Kottayam district of Kerala. Kerala as a state is blessed with great weather all year round which makes us wonder, what is the best season to visit Kumarakom.

 

Looking at the question, one must always remember that there are some places which are best visited during the monsoon season while the others are extremely beautiful during the winter season. During summers, the hills are relatively cooler as compared to plains whereas winters are the most recommended season to visit.

 

There is low visibility in monsoon. The summers are humid but cool in the night. And the winters are pleasant and cool. 

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Overall, the best time to visit Kumarakom is from September to March, when the weather is pleasant, making it easy for tourists to explore the different facets of the state, whether it is the beaches, hills, islands or backwaters. The best season to go to Kumarakom is during winters when the lowest temperature drops to around 18 degrees. During this season, people can also visit the bird sanctuary to see the migratory birds, however, one must carry a pair of binoculars to enjoy this experience. 

 

The houseboat rides are famous and one can even book a houseboat for a day to enjoy and embrace the beautiful surroundings. This is also recommended for a vacation or honeymoon. Winters is considered the best time to visit Kumarakom so one should book tickets in advance to avoid last-minute delays or hassles of waiting for a long time in a queue.

 

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Climate in Kumarakom

Summer Season in Kumarakom

March marks the beginning of summer in Kumarakom, the temperature in summer gradually begins to rise from 23 degrees and the maximum temperature goes up to around 37 degrees Celsius. This season observes a drop in tourists and this is a great time to get a great deal on hotels, as well as rides, are cheaper.  Since Kumarakom is not very crowded during this time, the summer season is a great time to explore the city peacefully at one’s own pace leisurely. The summer season, not the best time to visit Kumarakom, lasts until May and one must remember to carry light cotton clothes and sunscreen to avoid sunburn.

 

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Monsoon Season in Kumarakom

Monsoon in Kumarakom lasts mainly from June to September and the area of Kumarakom receives an average of 1100mm of rainfall annually. As the regions is blessed with frequent rain showers, this makes the weather pleasant. However, one must note that houseboat rides are not available in the monsoon season so plan accordingly. The monsoon is also a great time to go bird watching in the sanctuary since many migratory birds visit Kumarakom during this season. Travelers can also enjoy long walks in this breezy weather and admire the lush forests all around. One must also carry an umbrella or raincoat in your luggage, as rain showers are frequent and weather can be unpredictable.

One can visit Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Backwaters, Vaikom Mahadev Temple, Kumarakom Beach, Juma Masjid, Saint Mary’s Church, and many other beautiful attractions of Kumarakom.

One must make a list of all the activities and experiences to be covered and then plan traveler’s itinerary according to the suitable season.

 

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Winter Season in Kumarakom

The Best Season to go to Kumarakom is during winters the lowest temperature drops to around 18 degrees. During this season, people can also visit the bird sanctuary to see the migratory birds and one must carry a pair of binoculars to enjoy this experience. The houseboat rides are famous and one can even book a houseboat for a day to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. This stay and tour is also recommended for honeymooners and families. Winters is considered the best time to visit Kumarakom so one should book tickets in advance to avoid last-minute delays or hassles of waiting for a long time in a queue.

 

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What are some of the activities that you must try in Kumarakom?

Kumarakom condenses the essence of a holiday in Kerala. Home to Kerala's biggest backwater, Vembanad lake, spending time on a houseboat is a must. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is also an important spot for tourists along with Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall. The Maya Spa is well reputed for it's Ayurvedic massages and the traditional art forms of Kathakali and Kalaripayattu can be found and enjoyed here as well.

What are the special attractions in Kumarakom?

Kumarakom is a rich hub for boating and as such, there are many different kinds of boats here. Especially impressive are the snake boats, which are boats that are also used in boat races. In the months of August and September, there are various boat races which are unique to Kumarakom and an exciting spectacle to behold.

Are there any places in Kumarakom of interest to photographers?

Kumarakom is home to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which is an excellent location for photographers that are interested in birding. A large number of rare, migratory birds can be found here. Kumarakom beach is also an excellent place for photography and the Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls deserve a mention as well.

Does Kumarakom have any historical significance?

Kumarakom was involved in many of the fights for supremacy between the local kings in Kerala. There are still remains of a fort wall in Kumarakom. The Taj hotel building also has a piece of history attached to it. The bungalow was built by a British man called Alfred. G. Baker whose family lived there for the next 4 generations and influenced a lot of the things that happened in the area. It was a ruin after they left until the Taj Group took over and converted it into the luxury resort it is now.

What are the special food preparations to be found in Kumarakom?

Two of the major catches for the fishermen in Kumarakom are the Karimeen, also known as the Pearl Spot and shrimp. Many of the local delicacies are based around the two with one of the most popular dishes being the Karimeen Pollichathu, which is grilled Karimeen wrapped in a banana leaf after being prepared with rich spices.