Best Day Trips from Kumarakom

Best Day Trips from Kumarakom

Best Day Trips from Kumarakom

Lying on the shore of Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a heaven for nature lovers. The dazzling water, golden-brown sand, and famous bird sanctuary are just a few among many features which give the place its unique identity.

Not only Kumarakom but there are also many more places which are known for being the treasure of Kerala. Many of these places are easily accessible from Kumarakom, so, get ready to give your journey a little twist. Here are some day trips which you can easily explore from Kumarakom:

1. Kovalam

Palm trees, delicious seafood, exotic sea, deep-blue water, golden sand, are all part of this amazing beach-side city. Kovalam is known for its tranquil beaches and fewer crowded spots. If got bored by the scenic views of Kerala, you always have an option to take a ride in Kerala's backwaters. The nearby Poovar Island is known for its backwater cruises. Kovalam has a lot of other things to stare at! Don't miss its Vizhinjam lighthouse, interaction with fishermen community, and fill your mouth with local cuisine. Kovalam is 2.5 hours away from Kumarakom and you can go via train, bus, taxi or drive.

2. Alappuzha

Perfectly located between the Western Ghats and Arabian Sea, Alappuzha offers some interesting activities to its visitors. Just sit back in the cruise to experience the exquisite backwater accompanied by birds and the rousing surroundings; meander the Vembanad lake of Alleppey with houseboats; meet the migratory and the native birds in Kumarakom Bird sanctuary; and explore the countryside of Kerala in Kuttanad village. While in Alappuzha take some amazing snaps for your memory album and shop at Mullackal and Canal bazar! Alappuzha is 30 minutes away from Kumarakom and can easily be reached via taxi and drive.

3. Trivandrum

Trivandrum makes one of the best day trips from Kumarakom. The place is rich in its heritage due to the legacy of the Travancore kingdom which can be seen in every corner of the town. Its museums depict old stories and temples depict spiritual tales! While in here stopover at Padmanabhaswamy temple and check out the zoo which became the muse for ‘The Life of Pie'. The destination is 2.5 hours away from Kumarakom. Train, bus, car and taxi, all are available to take you to Trivandrum.

4. Vagamon

Known as the paradise of Kerala, Vagamon is ‘the' best day trip from Kumarakom. The place is situated 1100m above the sea level and is captured between the hills of Murugan, Kurishumala, and Thangal. Untouched by the commercialization shadow, the place offers some fantastic views of nature surrounded by swampy meadows, wide tea estates, calm pine forest, serene landscapes, and mystic green hills. The distance between Vagamon and Kumarakom can easily be covered by taxi or drive in 1.5 hours ride.

5. Varkala

Varkala is one of the best beach town of India yet unknown. To explore the secrets hidden in the town, you have to get down on feet to walk the narrow streets and calm promenade of beaches. The steep adjacent cliffs of beaches give the place an edge over others and wonderful views of the sea ahead. To visit the sacred place of the locals go to Janardana Swami Temple. From Kumarakom, you can catch a train, take a bus, or hire a taxi to reach Varkala in 2 hours.

6. Ashtamudi

Second longest lake of Kerala, Ashtamudi has eight branches which at end merge in the Neendakara Sea. The place provides you with the best backwater rides of Kerala with rich experience of nature. Being less crowded, Ashtamudi is an all-time favorite spot of peace lovers. Coconut grooves, palm trees, and Munroe Island are the major highlights of the place. This lake is 2.5 hours ride away from Kumarakom and the train is the only direct transport available to the destination.

7. Thrissur

Known for being a cultural capital of Kerala, Thrissur is among the best day trips from Kumarakom. The place offers spirituality and religious connection to tourists visiting the place. Being on the top due to its Pooram celebrations in the month of April and May, the place is worth a visit for its temples and churches. It would take at least 1hour 45 minutes to reach the town of Thrissur via train, bus, taxi or car.

Kumarakom and its day trips are worth a trip due to their scenic views and splendid culture. You can feel the adrenaline rush in your veins by just being here!

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