The beautiful Kumarakom backwaters

Kumarakom Tourist Information

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

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Kumarakom Tourist Information

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Before you start your journey here’s some Kumarakom tourist information to help you better your vacation. Giving an in-depth knowledge of the city and its major attractions, these Kumarakom facts will help the traveler explore the different facets of the city and make them feel like locals. 

Nightlife in Kumarakom: Although Kumarakom isn’t happening in terms of nightlife the city, it has some of the best bars mentioned in Kumarakom travel information which includes Marquees and Trunk Call Bar. These lounges have posh ambience, a variety of cocktails, imported liquor, delicious food, and a breathtaking view of the lake.

Food of Kumarakom: The cuisines of the state are mouthwatering and that is why Kerala is also known as the "Land of Spices" due its spicy, hot, and aromatic cuisine. The region enjoys fishing, poultry, meat, vegetables, rice, coconut, curry leaves, tamarind, and spices.  The culinary delights of Kerala aim to tease one’s taste buds. 

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There are many specialties which one must try and these include rasam, puttu, and appam. All of these offer the real taste of Kerala and are a must try for every traveler. 

Weather in Kumarakom: The climate conditions of Kumarakom aren't very challenging to the visitors. The temperature is relatively moderate and varies from 22 to 34-degree Celsius. The weather is pleasant all year.

Kumarakom receives two monsoons in a year. The Southwest monsoon starting from June and ending in August and the Northeast monsoon in November. During the southwest monsoon, backwater cruising is not allowed so one must plan their itinerary accordingly. The average rainfall recorded is 1100 mm and the best time to visit is between November and March.

Shopping in Kumarakom: Kumarakom isn’t a shopping destination but is known for the street markets as well as the local specialties available. The local specialties include traditional silk sarees, antiques, handicrafts, and a range of other things that are sure to wow the travelers.

Festivals and events:

Erumeli Petta Thullal is an annual event held in January organized at the Sri Dharma Sashtha Temple:::Onam in August is a grand affair in Kumarakom marked with proud celebrations and energizing boat races::::The local language of Kumarakom is Malayalam as well as English and most of the village people speak Malayalam and English to communicate amongst themselves.


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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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