Which are the tips to be considered while traveling to Kumarakom?
Posted on Dec 13, 2013 by sushma.yadav
Kumarakom is a best-in-the-class tourist destination for everything ranging from hotels to food and sightseeing.
Just take care of the following tips and enjoy a fun-filled holiday period in Kumarakom:
As Kumarakom has a tropical weather, just carry casual cotton clothes. Don’t forget to carry loads of sunscreen lotion and sunglasses. Opt for floaters if a beach trip is on your mind.
Also make sure you are properly dressed while visiting religious places.
When enter churches, remove your footwear. Women need to cover their head, especially if the service is on. While women can only enter in sarees or set sarees (traditional form of saree), men need to wear munda (dhotis) and no shirts. Since non-hindus are required to follow some rules, take the necessary guidelines from your hotel and the natives.
With the flow of tourists pouring, it is better to book a hotel in advance. If you are looking to save a bit on stay, it is advised to book a hotel in Kottayam as hotels on the outskirts are cheaper. You can also go for special holiday packages comprising stay, sightseeing and cruise.
Eat and drink
Though street food is hard to find here, you won’t miss out on the best in Kerala cuisine as restaurants in hotels will make up for it. Fresh and reasonable seafood is a great delicacy to relish on. Shops on the beach are available to cook seafood for you. You can also ask for some local fish and toddy shops from your houseboat driver. Enjoy Toddy (local liquor made of fermented coconut water) in the morning, between 10 am and 11 am.
With no meters and hard-to-convince drivers, you will have to pay a two-way fare. Consider hiring a cab. You can also ask your hotel to arrange a cab service for you. You won’t need an AC cab, if it’s morning or evening. But days are very hot. Consider these tips and eat, drink and enjoy a wonderful holidaying experience in Kumarakom.