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Booker prize winning author Arundhati Roy’s famous award winning novel, The God Of Small Things was set in Ayemenem village which is very close to Kumarakom. The Ayemenem House, in which Roy spent most of her childhood (like the protagonist of her novel), is a now popular tourist attraction in the area.

 

Best Time to Visit Kumarakom

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Kumarakom is a beautiful destination to visit all year round. Though here is a month wise break-up of the weather of Kumarakom to help you plan your trip better:

November to February: Winters are by far the best time to visit Kumarakom. The minimum temperature is usually around 18 degrees Celsius and this is a great time to enjoy activities like sightseeing and houseboat rides and also enjoy the abundant flora and fauna in the region. This is the perfect time a vacation or honeymoon.

March to May: March marks the beginning of summer in Kumarakom. The temperature gradually begins to rise and the maximum temperature goes up to around 37 degrees Celsius. This season witnesses a drop in tourists and this is a great time to get a great deal on hotel accommodation. Since Kumarakom is not very crowded during this time, the summer season is a great time to explore the city peacefully at your own pace. Though do remember to carry light cotton clothes and sunscreen to avoid sunburn.

June to September: The monsoon season is another great time to visit Kumarakom and enjoy the city in its rain-washed splendour. Though houseboat rides are not available in the monsoon season, this is a great time to go bird watching, as many migratory birds visit Kumarakom during the monsoon. One can also enjoy long walks and admire the rich greenery all around. Do make sure you carry an umbrella or raincoat along, as rain showers are frequent.