As the pandemic has changed the way the world parties and socializes, weddings have also undergone a transformation. From events hosting nearly 1,000 people, with chandeliers and ice sculptures adding to the awe-inspiring, weddings have now become intimate destination events. Picturesque beaches and stunning landscapes have become hotspots for these ceremonies, giving a much-needed boost to the tourism sector, which is struggling to recover from the pandemic crisis. Today, this beautiful tourist spot near Kottayam in Kerala has become the most popular wedding destination, thanks to its breathtaking scenery coupled with a calm and serene ambience.
Kumarakom, the backwater paradise near Kottayam, is the perfect place to hold your special day against the backdrop of azure beach and emerald backwaters. Kumarakom is fast becoming a popular monsoon tourism spot as well as a destination wedding venue. The place is filled with beach resorts that would suit all budget ranges.
Most of the weddings that come to Kumarakom are from North India. In the last month alone, 18 weddings have taken place here with people from different states. The place is hot for birthdays, anniversary parties and even works.
Destination wedding is expected to become a lucrative business in the tourism sector whatever the season, according to KS Arun Kumar, who is the Secretary General of Vembanad Chamber of Hotels and Resorts. Apart from wedding ceremonies, hotels and resorts also organize monsoon tour packages.
Kumarakom is located 15 kilometers from the town of Kottayam. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport. The nearest railway station is at Kottayam.