Kumbanad, a coastal town in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district, got its name from two words namely, Kumbhi and Nadu, meaning land of elephants. There was a time when elephants and wild animals used to roam around within close proximity to this town. Thiruvalla-Kumbazha Highway passes through this town. There are numerous churches in this region.
Places to Stay
Those visiting Kumbanad prefer booking accommodation facilities in Chengannur, which is 9 km away, as there are good budget hotels in this area. Some of these hotels are Hotel Pournami (Tariff – Rs.491), Hotel Priya (Tariff – Rs.765) and Hotel Santhi Palace (Tariff – Rs.701).
The people here speak in Malayalam.
The important festivals celebrated in Kumbanad are Maha Shivratri in February, Vishu in April, Onam in September, Navratri in September-October, Diwali in October-November and Christmas in December.
Places of Interest
Kumbanad has many tourist attractions in and around its vicinity. These places include Haripad (33 km), Peruvelicahal Lake (26 km), Mallappally (12 km) and Chengannur (19 km) away from Kumbanad.
How to Get There
Cochin International Airport is the closest airport, being 126 km away from Kumbanad.
Kumbanad Junction is just 500 m from Kumbanad centre.
There are regular state-run and private buses that ply between neighbouring cities and towns. Private bus operators such as SPS Travels, Shama Travels and Angel Travels run buses daily from Bangalore and Coimbatore to Kumbanad. Using bus ticket booking coupons to book your tickets will help you get discounts for your journey.