Kumarakom Tourism

Kumarakom looks to be too tiny a village to be as popular a tourist destination as it is. Three things contribute to its vast popularity. First, it’s the central to the magic that is Kerala’s backwaters. These hundreds of canals link five large lakes; the largest of these, Vembanad Lake, laps at the village’s shores. On these waters sail the majestic houseboats. The second is its incredibly important role as a waypoint for migratory birds that descend here by the thousands in the winter. And the third is its culture that’s gloriously expressed during the monsoon season with the exhilarating series of snake boat races. These seem to whip the locals into a fever, and may be the most important event of the year.

Essential travel information and Kumarakom tips for your visit

Essential Information

  • Time Zone: UTC+05:30
  • Currency: INR (Indian Rupee)

Electricity and Internet

  • Electricity: Type D: Three and Two Round Pins. 5 Amperes.220 – 240 Volts.
  • Internet: Wi-Fi is usually available in resorts in hotels but may not be free. Otherwise, make sure your phone has 3G connectivity, and a Wi-Fi hotspot capability. Or get an internet dongle.
  • Languages: Kerala has over 250 dialects in all its languages. The most common areMalayalam, Tamil, Konkani, Kannada. But seeing that it’s one India’s most literate state, a fair number of the population speaks English.

Security

  • For most part, this is a calm and quiet village. But during boat race season, it can get terribly rowdy. Massive numbers of police personnel have to be despatched to maintain order.
  • Just keep an eye on your belongings.
  • Don’t drink alcohol before a boat ride.

Other Contacts

  • Police: +91 0481 252 4339
  • KIMS Hospital: +91 0481 661 1000

Off-Beaten Path

  • Visit the Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall.

Tipping

  • It’s enough to tell the service to ‘keep the change’.

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