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Fresh Up at Kumarakom for a Couple ?

Minicoy, India
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Fresh Up at Kumarakom for a Couple ?

We are reaching Kottayam railway station on 29 of this month around 8:15 am from Chennai and would like to visit near by temples & to do day cruise on Backwaters for 03-04 hrs and by evening 5:45 pm back to railway station for onward to Chennai.

Is it right time to do backwater cruising ?

We are in no mood to take a room, so like to know options of Fresh up facilities available in Kumarakom for as less as an hour or two.

What are the means to reach Kumarakom / Vaikom from Kottayam Railway station ?

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Kumarakom, India
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1. Re: Fresh Up at Kumarakom for a Couple ?

Hi Sailor,

Yes fresh up facilities are available in most of the hotels in Kumarakom {not in resorts} and are subjected to availability. As you are about to go for Houseboat cruise that day you can request the Houseboat operator to arrange toiletries and towels for your fresh up / refresh, but not all houseboats have round the clock hot water facility. If you intimated them in advance they may also serve you breakfast. Please keep in mind that Houseboats would be available only after 9:00 am in the morning.


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Kottayam, India
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2. Re: Fresh Up at Kumarakom for a Couple ?

From the railway station its around 17 kms to kumarakom..take a cab..as suggested above you can fresh up in the house boat at kumarakom..

You can visit the thirunakkara mahadeva temple on your way back from kumarakom to the station..

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3. Re: Fresh Up at Kumarakom for a Couple ?

Hi sailor,

I would like to give an option for your post, take a budget tariff hotel room near to the railway station and fresh up then keep your belongings ( except valuables ) there safely and grab a small taxi cab for your need.

The taxi drivers can easily get in touch with local houseboat operator for better tariff.

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