Kumarakom located just 16 km from the nearest town, Kottayam. To reach Kumarakom from any part of the world , you can fly to Mumbai (Bombay) or Chennai (Madras). From there, fly to Kerala where, you have a choice of three international airports as entry point – Nedumbassery – Kochi (Cochin), Karipur – Kozhikode (Calicut) and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). Dont forget to check for a direct flight to Nedumbassery international airport, Cochin.
By Air : Nedumbaseri International Airport at Cochin is the nearest airport to Kumarakom, which is 70 kms away from Kumarakom. The Trivandrum International Airport, Thiruvananthapuram is 171 kms away from Kumarakom.
By Train : Kottayam is the nearest railway station. There are regular local and express trains are connected with major cities in India.
By Road : Kottayam, the main road junction is just 14 kms away from Kumarakom. Kottayam is well connected with all the major cities in India through the State Highways and National Highways. Buses, Auto Ricksha and Taxis are easily available at all time of the day from Kottayam.
By Water : From Trivandrum International Airport, you can come to Kollam (Quilon) by road or rail, and thereafter, take the regular ferry service through the enchanting backwaters, to reach Alleppey. From there you can have boat From Muhamma (near Alappuzha) to Kumarakom Jetty or you can hire a houseboat from Alappuzha to Kumarakam.
Travel in Kumarakom : Local transport available in Kumarakom includes taxis, autorickshaws, bicycles and buses. There are frequent buses run by the State Transport Corporation(KSRTC). Hired cycles and motor boats are also a fun way to explore Kumarakom.
Buses to Kottayam, Thrissur, Palghat and Kozhikode are also frequently available.