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QUICK FACTS
Location: Alappuzha district, South Kerala.
Famous for: Backwaters and Bird sanctuary.
Weather:
Summer (March to May): 20°C to 37°C
Winter (December to February): 18°C to 32°C.
Monsoon (June to September): This area receives two monssons which cause 1100mm of rainfall annually.
STD CODE : 0481
BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to March.
TRAVEL IN KUMARAKOM SHOW MAP

Kumarakom is a tourist village in Kerala.It is a cluster of small islands on the Vembonad backwaters.It houses the popular Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Kumarakom is on man-made land reclaimed from the vast Vembanad Lake. Vembanad lake is the largest of the lakes,covering an area of 200 sq km, and bordered by Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kottayam,and Ernakulam districts.Just 15 km from Kottayam,this exclusive backwater destination sited on the banks of the Vembanad lake is considered the gateway to the backwaters of Kuttanad.

MUST SEE IN KUMARAKOM

Kumarakom's soil is extremely fertile due to the proximity of the water source,this has resulted in the growth of a wide variety of flora in Kumarakom, especially the mangrove and coconut trees.Vembanad Lake is home to several types of marine life exclusively the 'Karimeen'(Pearl Spotted Fish),the 'Chemeen'(Prawns) and the 'Konju' (Tiger Prawns).

Bird Sanctuary.Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (also known as Vembanad Bird Sanctuary) is situated at Kumarakom in Kottayam district in the Indian state of Kerala,on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Set in the Kerala Backwaters the bird sanctuary is an ornithologist's paradise and a favourite haunt of migratory birds.

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FAIR & FESTIVAL IN KUMARAKOM

Boat Races: Nehru Trophy Boat Race held in the second Saturday of August in Punnamada lake. Sree Narayana Jayanthi Vallam Kali held during Onam feastival. Champakulam Moolam Boat Race, the oldest and most popular, held during Moolam day of theMalayalam month of Midhunam (Jun-Jul). Kavanattinkara Boat Race conducted during Onam season, on the day of Avittam in the Malayalam month of Chingam (Aug-Sep).

REACH KUMARAKOM
AIR

Cochi International Airport (75 km), Kottayam (15km).

RAIL

Kottayam railway station is around 16 km away from the city. 

ROAD

Kumarakom is well connected by roads.  Places nearby Kumarakom are Aleppey (38 km), Kochi (50 km), Munnar (124 km) and Thekkady (120 km). 

All means of road transports are available.

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