Embark on a Scenic Journey: How to Reach Kumarakom from Bangalore

Planning a getaway to the serene beauty of Kumarakom from Bangalore? The journey is not just about reaching the destination; it's about embracing the scenic route and making the most of every moment. Here's a guide on different ways to reach Kumarakom and how to savour the trip, whether by air, train, or road.

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By Air

The fastest way to reach Kumarakom from Bangalore is by taking a flight that takes 75 minutes to Cochin International Airport. From Cochin, Kumarakom is approximately a two-hour drive. Airlines like IndiGo, SpiceJet, and Air India operate regular flights between Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) in Bangalore and Cochin.

By Train

If you prefer the charm of train journeys, hop on a train from Bangalore to Kottayam, the nearest major railway station to Kumarakom. The train journey takes about 12 and a half hours, and several trains, including the KSR Bengaluru - Kottayam Express, connect the two cities. The train journey offers a scenic ride through the lush landscapes of Kerala. From Kottayam, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach Kumarakom, just 16 kilometres away.

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By Road (Via Bus)

To reach Kumarakom from Bangalore via bus, board a KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) bus from Bengaluru Kempegowda Bus Station to Kottayam. The journey covers approximately 600 kilometres and takes around 11 to 12 hours. From Kottayam, local buses or taxis are available for the short ride to the idyllic destination of Kumarakom.

Bangalore to Kumarakom by Car

Embarking on a road trip from Bangalore to Kumarakom is an adventure in itself. The approximately 600-kilometer journey takes around 11-12 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. The most common route is to take NH44 and NH66, passing through breathtaking landscapes and quaint towns.


Making the Most of Your Road Trip

The journey from Bangalore to Kumarakom presents an opportunity to explore the scenic beauty of Southern India. Along the way, make strategic stops to soak in the surroundings:
  • Mysuru: Visit the historic city of Mysuru and explore the magnificent Mysuru Palace.
  • Bandipur National Park: Break your journey with a visit to Bandipur National Park, renowned for its diverse wildlife and lush greenery.
  • Sultan Battery: Enjoy a peaceful pause at Sultan Battery, an ancient watchtower offering panoramic views of the Western Ghats.
  • Vadakara: Savor a taste of local cuisine in Vadakara, known for its delectable Malabar dishes.

Tips for an Enjoyable Road Trip

  • Start Early: Begin your journey early to avoid traffic and make the most of daylight.
  • Pack Essentials: Carry essentials like water, snacks, and a first aid kit for a comfortable trip.
  • Enjoy the Scenery: Take breaks to enjoy the scenic beauty, capturing memories along the way.
  • Plan Stops: Plan stops at interesting landmarks to make your road trip a series of mini-adventures.


Whether you choose to fly, ride the rails, or hit the road, the journey from Bangalore to Kumarakom is a testament to the diverse beauty of Southern India. So, gear up for an unforgettable adventure, making every mile count on your way to the tranquil paradise of Kumarakom.

Upon arrival in Kumarakom, consider staying at Rhythm Kumarakom. Our extensive amenities include the largest swimming pool in India, providing accommodations ranging from rooms to cottages and villas catering to every traveller's preference. Savour delectable cuisine at our three distinct restaurants and achieve serenity at our spa centre. Countless activities guarantee an unforgettable experience during your stay in Kumarakom.

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