How To Reach Kumarakom
By Air: Nedumbassery International Airport, owned by CIAL (Cochin International Airport Limited) is the nearest airbase from Kumarakom. Located about 80 kilometers from here, this is the largest airport of Kerala and seventh busiest airport in India. This air terminus is very well connected with all the important cities of the country and many other nations of Asia, Middle East, Europe and USA. Regular flights from Cochin Airport ply to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Chennai, Coimbatore, Thrivandrum, Calicut, Hydedabad, Agatti, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Nagpur, Vishakhapatnam, and many other cities. The domestic and international airlines that cater their services at the Nedumbassery International Airport include Air India, IndiGo, GoAir, JetLite, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, SpiceJet, Air Arabia, Air Asia, Saudi Arabian Airline, SriLankan Airlines, Etihad Airways and so on. To reach Cochin from Kumarakom one can either rent a cab or board a KSRTC state transport bus from Kumarakom Bus Stand.
By Rail: The nearest railway station from Kumarakom is Kottayam Railway Station. Located about 16 kilometers from Kumarakom, this train hub is well connected with rest of the country via rail rout. The major trains that ply from Kottayam Railway Station include Kanyakumari Express, Trivandrum Express, Kerala Express, and several others. The chief destinations accessible from here are Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Salem, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Kanyakumari, Mathura, Agra, Gwalior, Jhansi, Bhopal, Nagpur, Vijayawada, Tirupati, etc. to reach Kottayam from Kumarakom you can either hire a taxi or use the state transport bus.
By Road: KSRTC buses that regularly ply between Kumarakom and Kottayam have established an effective road network between the two. From Kottayam you can easily get buses for other parts of Kerala and neighboring states. Apart from the state transport buses, a number of private AC, non AC, Deluxe, Super Deluxe, Luxury and Semi Luxury buses cater services from Kottayam. Major cities of Southern India such as Bangalore, Chennai, Trivandrum, and Mangalore are well connected with Kumarakom via Kottayam by road network. Kumarakom is located about 16 kilometers from Kottayam, 26 km from Alleppey, 60 km from Cochin, 93 km from Kollam, 128 km from Thekkady, 142 km from Kaladi, 156 km from Munnar and Thrissur, 174 km from Trivandrum, 192 km from Kovalam, 230 km from Kanyakumari, 298 km from Calicut, and so on.
By Boat: Kumarakom is also reachable by boat from Muhamma near Alleppey. Boat services run by Kerala State and also some private Houseboats ply between Muhamma and Kumarakom.