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Recently we have published a detailed information about Kumarakom history and important information about this place. Today in our second and last part of this article series on Kumarakom, we will share local information about traveling, foods and restaurants, safety tips etc.welcome to kumarakom board

Kumarakom Local Taxi

Kumarakom is a small village of Kerala and do not require any taxi to visit Kumarakom. 3 wheeler autos are common and available in major points in Kumarakom. If you require an auto you contact at 9446120853 (Mr. Aniyankunj) with reasonable price. If tourists want to hire a local taxi in Kumarakom then below options available are available for them.

  • Taxi stands are available at Kavanattinkara, Kumarakom Boat Jetty and main Kumarakom Market. These are the places where local people keep their taxi.
  • Tourists who stay in Taj Kumarakom, Water Scape, Coconut Lagoon can easily access Kavanattinkara stand.
  • Tourists who stay at Zuri Kumarakom, Lake Song, Tharavadu Heritage, Illikalam lake resort, Backwater ripples etc can easily access Kumarakom Boat Jetty stand or Main Market taxi stand for taxi.
  • Srees Tours is the main authorized travel agency in Kumarakom who can be contact at 8129497390 for any support for local taxi.
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To support the local taxi owners, out side taxi is not permitted to pick guest from Club Mahindra resort and Taj Kumarakom for transfers to airport or any other location. Those who are booking package taxi is not applicable in this case.

Bicycle or Two Wheeler Rent in Kumarakom

There is no agency providing bicycle or two wheeler rent in Kumarakom. Some of the resorts like Zuri Kumarakom and Kumarakom lake resort have its own bicycle available for the guests staying in these resorts.


Govt. Tourist Information Centre in Kumarakom

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Govt Tourist Information centre is available in Kavanattinkara.

State Transport Bus Stand in Kumarakom

Kumarakom village is located on the main road between Chertala and Kottayam and easily connected to nearby places. If any tourist want to below places by bus can get a State Transport Corporation Bus.

Place Distance Time of arrival at Kumarakom Kavanatinkara Bus stand
Fort Kochi 65kms No direct Bus.
Kumarakom to Chertala and Chertala to Fort Kochi.
Bus to Chertala every 30mins
Kochi Airport 88kms No direct Bus.
Kumarakom to Chertala and Chertala to Aluva.
Bus to Chertala every 30mins
Cherai Beach 90kms No direct bus
Kumarakom to Chertala, Chertala to Aluva and Aluva to Cherai.
Every 30 mins
Kumali (Thekkedy) 135kms Direct Bus at 0900hrs every day.
Kumarakom to Kottayam and from Kottayam to Kumali.
Bus to Kottayam  every 30mins.
Trivandrum 185kms No direct Bus
To Chertala and from Chertala to Trivandrum.
To Kottayam and from Kottayam to Trivandrum

Bank and ATM in Kumarakom

Some of the Nationalized banks have their branches in Kumarakom. At present SBT (State Bank of Travancore) , FEDERAL BANK and SOUTH INDIAN BANK have branches in Kumarakom.

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SBT and FEDERAL Bank is located near to Kumarakom main market.

Apart from ATMs of the above banks, Catholic Syrian Bank also have ATM facility in Kumarakom.

Vegetarian / Non Vegetarian  Restaurants in Kumarakom.

There is no pure veg restaurant available in Kumarakom. There are few restaurants available in Kumarakom provides Veg and Non veg foods. These restaurants does not have separate kitchen for veg dishes. Below are the some of the food courts which available in Kumarakom.

  • Dubai restaurants, located near Kumarakom Local market.
  • Lakshmi Restaurants and Beer Parlor. Located on the main road side.
  • Authentic Kerala foods available at Kavanatinkara (very close to Taj and Water scape resort).  The restaurant is being managed by local house wives from local bodies.

Pure Veg restaurants are available at Kottayam city, which is located 16 kms from Kumarakom. No Gujarati /Jain food restaurants are available either in Kumarakom or Kottayam.

There are no pubs, McDonald’s, or Pizzas huts available. Nearest Pizza Huts is available at Kottayam city.

Another attraction in Kumarakom is Toddy Shop. These Toddy Shops provide Toddy along with Kerala Authentic non veg food also. Due to bad hygienic situation, these are not recommended for the tourists.

Wine Shops and Bars in Kumarakom

All the Beverage shops are being managed by Kerala State Beverage Corporation directly. In Kumarakom, Beverage out let for selling liquor is located at Kumarakom Govt Boat Jetty. The shop is open from 9am to 8pm. One should  always expect local crowd most of the time. Apart from few 5 star hotels in Kumarakom, Bar facility is available in the below hotels.

  • Green Fields – Cheepumkal, Kumarakom.
  • The Grove – Near Kumarakom Govt Boat Jetty.

1st of every month is being observed as dry day in all Kerala and all the bars and Beverage outlets will remain closed.

Night Clubs  and Discotheque.

There is no Night clubs, Bar or Discotheque available in Kumarakom or nearby cities.

Temples in Kumarakom:

Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple
Below are some famous Temples near Kumarakom.

  • Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Kottayam
  • Vaikom Mahadeva temple, Vaikom

Drug store, Department Store, Super Market, Spice Shop in Kumarakom.

There is only one drug store available in Kumarakom which is located inside the Kumarakom Local Market. There is no super market, spice shop or department shops available.


Police Station in Kumarakom

Kumarakom have a police station located inside the Kumarakom main market. The Tourist can also seek assistance from the Tourism Police in Kumarakom. There is a tourism police assistance post available at Kavanattinkara for the sole requirement of tourists coming to Kumarakom.

Kumarakom Police Station
Kumarakom Market
Tele No : 0481 – 2524339

Fire Station in Kumarakom

There is no office of fire force available in Kumarakom. The nearest fire force station available at Kottayam.

How to Reach Kumarakom by Train

Nearest Rly station is Kottayam rly station which located 16 kms from Kumarakom.  There are direct trains from different parts of India.  Below are details of main train stops at Kottayam.

Chertala Rly station, which is before Aleppey Rly station is 22kms away from Kumarakom. 

Train: Hyderabad – Kottayam

Train No.  Train Name  From Departs  To Arrives
 17230 SABARI EXP  HYB 12:00  KTYM 15:08

Train: Chennai – Kottayam

Train No.  Train Name  From Departs  To Arrives
 12695   TRIVANDRUM EXP  MAS 15:25  KTYM 4:18
 12623   TRIVANDRUM MAIL  MAS 19:45  KTYM 7:35

Train: Banglore – Kottayam

Train No.  Train Name  From Departs  To Arrives
 12257   KOCHUVELI GR  YPR 21:00  KTYM 9:25
 16526   KANYAKUMARI EXP  SBC 21:40  KTYM 11:25

Train: Mumbai – Kottayam

Train No.  Train Name  From Departs  To Arrives
 12288   DDN KCVL SUP EX  BSR 10:55  KTYM 11:45
 16381   KANYAKUMARI EXP  CSTM 15:45  KTYM 5:45
 22113   LTT KCVL EXPRES  LTT 16:55  KTYM 16:50

By Bus

Direct Volvo Luxury AC Buses are available from Bangalore and Chennai to Kottayam.

By Flight

Nearest airport to Kumarakom is Kochi airport which located 85kms away. Trivandrum  airport is 195kms away from Kumarakom.

Image Courtesy: Flickr/ Kerala Pilgrim Center