How To Reach Kumarakom
Surface - There are plenty of KSRTC buses from Kottayam to Kumarakom. Kottayam is connected to all cities in Kerala by KSRTC buses. Private deluxe air-conditioned buses connect Kottayam with many cities in South India including Chennai, Mangalore, Bangalore and Trivandrum. You can reach Kumarakom by boat from Muhamma, near Alleppey. State owned boat services and private houseboats ferry from Muhamma to the Kumarakom jetty.
Train - Kottayam is the nearest railway station, about 16 kilometers ( miles) away from Kumarakom. Taxi fare from Kottayam to Kumarakom is about Rs 350, and there are ample private taxis available at the Kottayam station. Besides, Kottayam is well connected by rail to all important cities in India.
Air - The nearest airport to Kumarakom is Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery, about 85 kilometers ( miles) away from Kumarakom. You can hire a tourist taxi from the airport to Kumarakom that charges about Rs. 1600. Cochin airport is well connected to many major cities in India and abroad, especially connected directly to the Gulf countries.
Sea - If you have arrived at Trivandrum International Airport, proceed to Quilon by road or rail (takes just about an hour). From there, you can take the regular ferry service to Alleppey - a long but pleasant ride on the backwaters. From Alleppey, it's just a short ride to Kumarakom. If you have arrived at Cochin International Airport, perhaps you might prefer a ride through the backwaters to Alleppey. There are many boat services offered at Cochin.