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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

How is the nightlife in Kumarakom?

Kshitiz Ahuja DEC 10 2012
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While Kumarakom has little to offer the nocturnal creatures and the party animals, there is a little surprise that may cheer you up. The houseboat rides and the cultural evenings.

  • Houseboat ride

Here’s a way to make up for the lack of happening clubs and pubs! Hire a houseboat for the evening service, the one that parks itself in the middle of the backwaters all night. So you can stare at the starry night skies, indulge in exotic Kerala cuisine and forget about the rest of the world. The boat anchors itself after at night as houseboats aren’t allowed in the backwaters then.

Houseboats rides cost about INR 1300 and up per hour plus INR 300 for food per person.

  • Cultural programmes

Be audience to a set of Kathakali artists as they transform the stage into episodes from the Mahabharata, Bible, Homer’s Iliad and Shakespeare's plays. Their elaborate makeup, costumes and expressions rehearsed on the lines of the Natyashastra will introduce you to a whole new way of storytelling. You’ll also get to see the fierce stunts of the Kalaripayattu - traditional martial art form and other performances by the skilled artists.

Check out the list of popular hotels in Kumarakom and plan your stay accordingly. Your hotels would be more than happy to arrange for these activities.

There are a few bars and clubs in the adjoining Kottayam town but they aren’t for the women folk travelling to the place. Also, most shops shut around 8-8:30 and there aren’t many people on the roads. You can treat your self at the mini bars in the hotel itself and have a goodnight’s sleep.

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