Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls: This fascinating waterfall descending from a height of 100 ft is located 2 km from Kumarakom. It is a picturesque picnic spot with roaring sound of flowing water and sparking streams meandering through the landscape.
Pathiramanal: Pathiramanal, meaning (sands of midnight), is an island with enthralling beauty on the island on the Vembanad Lake and is accessible by a boat from Kumarakom.This backwater island is the abode of many exceptional and unusual kind of migratory birds who migrate from various parts of the world. Thus this bird sanctuary of Kumarakom is an ornithologist's paradise as it is the favorite stamping ground of migratory birds such as cuckoo, darters, egret, herons, teal, and so on. The perfect way to view this sanctuary is skirting it in a boat.
Kottayam: It is a very old town well-known for its 700 years-old churches, the Cheria palli ('small church') with rare and fabulous paintings over the altar and the Valia palli ('Big Church') located atop a hillock over a small clump of houses.
The Ettumanoor Shiva Temple, which lies 12 km north of town, has exquisite wall paintings and sculptures inside the temple. The renowned Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple is situated in the core of Kottayam town.
Vaikom Temple: This Shiva temple is believed to be related with the legendary figure- Parshurama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This temple is a magnificent work of art and exhibits the classical style of Kerala Temple architecture.
Elaveezha Poonchira: It is a hill station which is an ideal place for picnics. It has a pool with picturesque beauty and legends say that this pool was used as a bathing place by Draupadi, the legendary persona of Mahabharata. You can trek on the enormous hills of 'Elaveezha poonchira' - a valley where no leaves fall and is named so because this place is devoid of trees.
Erumely: This is an important pilgrim site both for the Hindus as well as the Muslims. Sree Dharmasastha Temple here is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Ayyappa.
Aranmula: Aranmula is the place of the impressive boat races of the illustrious Onam festival in Kerala. Barded elephants with beaded umbrellas, boats adorned with flowers and so on make it a fascinating event to witness. Aranmula is also the centre where the bell metal mirror crafts are available.
Vagamon: Vagamon, located at an altitude of 1100 meters above sea level is a trekker's paradise. It is an ideal tourist destination and is encircled by lush tea gardens, spectacular meadows and valleys.
The adjacent resorts of Kumarakom offer comfy accommodation and striking leisure options like yoga, meditation and an Ayurvedic massage, fishing, boating and swimming. Don't forget to gorge on Karimeen(crabs) and fresh toddy, the local wine.
Kumarakom is well linked by Air, Rail and Road network.
Air: The nearest Airport from Kumarakom is the Cochin International Airport, which is 70 kms away. The Trivandrum International Airport is 171 kms away from Kumarakom.
Rail: The nearest Railway station from Kumarakom is at Kottayam and regular local and Express trains connect the city with rest of the country.
Road: Kottayam lies 14 kilometer from Kumarakom and it is linked with the rest of the country by the State highway and the National Highway.
Last Updated on : 2/07/2013