Kumarakom Kerala – Know Local Tourist Information (Part-2)

We have published detailed information about Kumarakom history and important information about this place. Here we are publishing the second and last part of this article series on Kumarakom, Kerala. we will share local information about traveling, foods and restaurants, safety tips, etc.

Transportation in Kumarakom: 

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1. Local Taxi –

Kumarakom is a small village of Kerala and does 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) at a 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 the main Kumarakom Market. These are the places where local people keep their taxis.
  • 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 the taxi.
  • Srees Tours is the main authorized travel agency in Kumarakom who can be contacted at 8129497390 for any support for local taxis.

To support the local taxi owners, outside taxi is not permitted to pick guest from Club Mahindra resort and Taj Kumarakom for transfers to the airport or any other location. Those who are booking a package taxi is not applicable in this case.

2. Bicycle or Two Wheeler on Rent- 

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

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3. State Transport Bus Stand in Kumarakom, Kerala –

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

a) Bus Facilities for Fort Kochi:

Distance: 56 kms

Bus routes & arrival frequency:

  • No direct Bus.
  • Kumarakom to Chertala and Chertala to Fort Kochi.
  • Bus to Chertala every 30 mins

 

b) Bus Facilities for Kochi Airport: 

Distance: 75 kms

Bus routes & arrival frequency:

  • No direct Bus.
  • Kumarakom to Chertala and Chertala to Aluva.
  • Bus to Chertala every 30 mins

 

c) Bus Facilities for Cherai Beach:

Distance: 81 kms

Bus routes & arrival frequency:

  • No direct bus
  • Kumarakom to Chertala, Chertala to Aluva and Aluva to Cherai.
  • Every 30 mins

 

d) Bus Facilities for Kumily (Thekkady):

Distance: 122 kms

Bus routes & arrival frequency:

  • Direct Bus at 09 00 hrs every day.
  • Kumarakom to Kottayam and from Kottayam to Kumali.
  • Bus to Kottayam  every 30 mins.

 

e) Bus Facilities or Trivandrum: 

Distance: 158 kms

Bus routes:

  • No direct Bus
  • Kumarakom to Chertala and from Chertala to Trivandrum.
  • Kumarakom to Kottayam and from Kottayam to Trivandrum

 

Things You will See in Kumarakom –

1. Restaurants:

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

  • Dubai restaurants, located near Kumarakom Local market.
  • Lakshmi Restaurants and Beer Parlor. Located on the main roadside.
  • Authentic Kerala foods are available at Kavanatinkara (very close to Taj and Waterscape resort). The restaurant is being managed by local housewives 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.

2. Wine Shops and Bars:

All the Beverage shops are being managed by Kerala State Beverage Corporation directly. In Kumarakom, the Beverage outlet for selling liquor is located at Kumarakom Govt Boat Jetty. The shop is open from 9 am to 8 pm. One should always expect a local crowd most of the time. Apart from the few 5-star hotels in Kumarakom, the 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 the dry day in all Kerala and all the bars and Beverage outlets will remain closed.

3. Temples

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Below are some famous Temples near Kumarakom:

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

 

4. Police Station:

Kumarakom has 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
  • Near Kumarakom Market Road
  • Tele No : 0481 – 2524339

 

5. Drug store:

There is only one drug store available in Kumarakom which is located inside the Kumarakom Local Market.

6. Bank and ATM:

  • 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.
  • SBT and FEDERAL Bank is located near to Kumarakom main market.
  • Apart from ATMs of the above banks, Catholic Syrian Bank also has an ATM facility in Kumarakom.

 

Things You will not See In Kumarakom –

1. Night Clubs and Discotheque:

There are no Night clubs, Bar or Discotheques available in Kumarakom or nearby cities.

2. Department Store, Super Market, Spice Shop: 

There is no supermarket, spice shop or department shops available.

3. Fire Station:

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

How to Reach Kumarakom:

1) By Train:

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

Cherthala railway station, which is before Aleppey railway station is 22 kms away from Kumarakom.

a) Train: Hyderabad – Kottayam

Train No. Train Name From  Departs To  Arrives Duration
17230 SABARI EXP  HYB 12:20 PM KTYM  14:37 PM 26:17:00

Source: https://www.irctc.co.in/nget/booking/train-list

b) Train: Chennai – Kottayam

Train No. Train Name From  Departs To  Arrives Duration
12623 TRIVANDRUM  MAIL  MAS 19:45 PM KTYM  8:07 AM 12:22:00
12695 TRIVANDRUM  EXP  MAS 15:20 PM KTYM  4:12 AM 12:52:00

Source: https://www.irctc.co.in/nget/booking/train-list

c) Train: Bangalore – Kottayam

Train No. Train Name From  Departs To  Arrives Duration
12257  KOCHUVELI GR  YPR 21:00 PM KTYM  9:32 AM 12:32:00
16526 KANYAKUMARI EXP  SBC 20:00 PM KTYM  9:12 AM 13:12:00

Source: https://www.railyatri.in/?utm_source=

d) Train: Mumbai – Kottayam

Train No. Train Name From  Departs To  Arrives Duration
12201 KCVL GARIB RATH LOKMANYATILAK T 16:55 PM  KTYM 16:32 PM  23:37:00
16335 NAGERCOIL EXP GANDHIDHAM BG 20:30 PM KTYM 23:13 PM 26:43:00
16381 KANYAKUMARI EXP C SHIVAJI MAH T 15:35 PM KTYM 6:27 AM 38:52:00

Source: https://www.irctc.co.in/nget/booking/train-list

2) By Bus:

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

3) By Flight:

The nearest airport to Kumarakom is Kochi airport which located 85kms away. Trivandrum airport is 195 kms away from Kumarakom, Kerala.

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SUHEAL KHAN

im visiting kottayam stn on 26th july night. Planinin to do a night halt at kottayam and then take a taxi to kumarakom, Taj… later on 28 th will be moving from kumarakom to club mahindra munnar. After 2 days i.e on 30th will return back to ernakulam stn.
need a break up of the best offer that you can avail.

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ajith

good post

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