The beautiful Kumarakom backwaters

How To Reach Alleppey From Kumarakom

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

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Alleppey to Kumarakom-1.0 hours--

With a large network of inland canals earning it the sobriquet "Venice of the east", Alleppey is one of the most important tourist centers in the state. Alleppey is the ideal headquarters for backwater tourism as well as for visits to the lovely church filled town of Kottayam. The tropical village is also famous for its historic Aranmula Snake Boat Race which is an annual event. The boat cruise along the backwaters of Alleppey give one first hand experience of the time-frozen lifestyle, which remains more or less unchanged over the years.

If you’re planning to visit the town, you should go through the following information that will assist you on how to reach Alleppey from Kumarakom by the different modes of transport available:-Kumarakom To Alleppey By Air: Reaching Alleppey from Kumarakom via air is not possible as the nearest airport to both the cities is Cochin International Airport (83 km from Alleppey and 78 km from Kumarakom).Kumarakom To Alleppey By Train: There is no direct rail connectivity from Kumarakom to Alleppey.Kumarakom To Alleppey By Road: The distance between Kumarakom and Alleppey is 33 Kms. You can opt to self drive or hire a taxi. It will take about an hour for you to reach Alleppey from Kumarakom on a road journey. The roads are usually pleasant to drive on.


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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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