Hotels in Kumarakom
With couple of exceptions, Kumarkom's resort complexes are resolutely upscale and exclusive, screened by the waters of Vembanad Lake on one side and by high walls and uniformed gurkhas on the other.
However, smaller, authentic homestays are also starting to mushroom in the backwaters and rubber plantations further from the lakeside, the majority of them in landed Syrian-Christian households.
Luxury Hotels in Kumarakom
The Zuri Kumarakom
Tel: 0481 2527272
One of the newest luxury resorts in Kumarkom, offering 62 rooms and 10 pool villas, on the banks of the lake. They have two spas, a fitness centre and a couple of restaurants here.
Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom
Tel: 0481 2525711
There are 19 a/c rooms, in sensitively renovated 120-year-old 'Bakers House', as featured in The God of Small Things. Also newer cottages and a moored houseboat, good meals. An intimate hotel but packed.
Comfortable heritage tharavads (traditional Keralite wooden cottages), heritage mansions and pool villas. Outdoor restaurant facing lagoon, good dinner buffet. Pool, yoga, very friendly, Ayurvedic treatments, attractive waterside location, spectacular approach by boat (10 mins from road). Vechoor cows mow the lawns. Recommended. Discounts Apr-Sep.
Kumarakom Lake Resort
Tel: 0481 2524501
Cleverly designed pool appears to merge with the waters of Vembanad Lake. The resort has an ayurvedic centre and offers backwater cruises, bicycles, cooking classes, fishing, a gift shop, health club, sightseeing, speed boats, swimming pool with jacuzzi and water sports.
Abad Whispering Palms
New Nazreth Road
Situated amidst natural backwater setting, it is a place where you can relax in the luxury of tranquility. Well-designed accommodation including Bamboo Pool Villa/Cottage with private pool, Lagoon/Garden Facing Cottages and Suite Room in tranquil, serene landscaped setting to guarantee rejuvenation.
The resort has 34 rooms, a restaurant, a swimming pool, water sports and an ayurvedic spa. Located in 10 acres of beautifully landscaped ground, Backwater Ripples offers fascinating encounters with nature. Enjoy the sunset or the flying flurry of evening birds, or just relax and enjoy the cool afternoon breeze.
Cocobay Resort Kumarakom
Nestled amid swaying palms, the resort fronts the magnificence of the Vembanad Lake with its canals and intricate network of waterways. The resort is accessible only by water. Resort offers 22 air-conditioned suites, designed in typical Kerala architecture.
Nestled amidst the picturesque backwaters of Kumarakom, it is a peaceful retreat which takes you to the world of tranquility. Spread across a vast landscaped leisure land with many water bodies. The resort is based on the traditional Kerala style. Totally, there are 48 marvellous Malabar style rooms and 20 breathtaking quaint villas, all on the banks of the lagoon facing the lake.
Kalathil Lake Resort
A luxury backwater resort in north of Kumarakom. It is surrounded by the Vembanadu Lake on three fronts and lagoon on the fourth front. All cottages/rooms are either lake views or lagoon fronts. The swimming pool is also lake front.
Golden Waters Kumarakom
Near Chakrampady Bus Stand
An intricate lace work of canals intersects the 17-acre waterfront property. The 28 cottages are all constructed on the banks of the canals, each accessible by boat or by foot over cobbled pathways and rustic bridges. The cottages are located on 13 islands and you can fish out of the windows.
Mid-range Hotels in Kumarakom
5 immaculate waterfront villas sharing an island on Vembanad Lake. The delightful working farm boasts coconut, banana, nutmeg, coca and vanilla groves. Delicious home cooking and personal attention from all the family. No a/c or TV. Cooking and painting holidays.
Here you can rise in the morning hearing the chirping of the birds and song of the wild swans, watching the sunrise in the eastern horizon over the distant palms and woods. In the evening watch the sun set bathing the whole Vembanad Lake in red. The facilities and amenities at the resort compare with the finest to be found anywhere and that too at the most economical rate.
Illikkalam Lake Resort
A nice little mid-priced option: eight simple, spacious chalets right on the waterside. Each has its own lake-facing sitout and extra room to the rear side for children. The owner, a lawyer from Kottayam, stays on site, but this is more anonymous than a homestay, which some will prefer; meals available.
Idyllic cottage experience on the backwaters. All chalets have a/c and cable TV. Pool, bar, restaurant.
The resort present you with the best in amenities, and yet, keep you grounded to the most natural things like walking along the village track, fishing, bird watching, or simply lazing around.
Green Fields Kumarakom
The Green Fields set amidst lush green paddy fields, swaying coconut palms and waterways and vast lake. This new haven of tranquility blends into the surroundings while offering every modern comfort within its gabled and traditionally tiled slopping roof.
The Manor Backwater Resort
A class resort, the Manor Backwater Resort is built in contemporary Indian style inspired by traditional Kerala architecture. All the rooms, outlets, gym, conference and board rooms are air conditioned.
Budget Hotels in Kumarakom
Backwater Retreat is located in Aymanam in Kumarakom which forms the backdrop of Arundhati Roy's Booker Prize winner novel The God of Small Things. This resort is the only one which stands on the banks of the River described in the novel.
Sylvania Tourist Enclave
It is amidst the 2.5 acres of land with fruit bearing tropical trees like nutmeg, Jackfruit, Cocoa and Coconut tree. In this serene locale is an exotic thatched hut designed like the home. The hut is completely made of wood and other natural materials.
Lake Palace Resorts
The hotel has 17 rooms including Deluxe Suite, Suite, Deluxe. A/c and non A/c Rooms. The room rents are very reasonable with all modern facilities.
Coconut Creek Farm and Homestay
Coconut Creek is a bed and breakfast homestay facility situated beside Kumarakom lake and bird sanctuary. The best and cheapest homestay in Kumarakom which suits backpackers and budget travelers.
Tharavadu Heritage Home
Govt. Boat Jetty
Tharavadu means "large family house", an apt description. Rooms are either in the superbly restored 1870s teak family mansion or in equally comfortable individual creekside cottages. All abodes are excellently crafted and come with arty touches — some have glistening teak beams while others have big bay windows and relaxing patios.
Saro Lake County
The maximum length and the breadth of the lake is visible from the cottages of the resort. There is always very good breeze and the waves in the lake, you can experience the beautiful sun set from the cottages.
150 years old, Kodianthara house is still in good condition, retaining its ancient glory. Built in the traditional Kerala style with a lot of carved woodwork, beams and stone, the house is set in a sprawling two acres of lush greenery.
A calm and serene environment prevails with little disturbance from the outside world. So if you are looking for a quiet, homely retreat far from the madding crowd, Kodianthara is the place you should be headed for.
Backwater Breeze perfectly blends the ambience and privacy of a resort with the warmth of a home stay. Backwater Breeze is operated by Mr. Varghese, a retired senior police officer with the help of his family. He is assisted by his wife, Sheelamma and two children. All the accommodation units are backwater facing.
GK's River View Homestay
Tel: 0481 2597527
It is on the banks of the Meenchil River in Pulikkuttyserry. It offers 5 rooms, ayurveda, boating, taxis and sightseeing.
Roya Riviera Hotels and Resorts
A kind of business hotel that used to seen in Kerala towns but in backwaters at Kumarakom.
Windsor Paddy Field Resort
The Windsor Paddy Field Resort as its name resembles a calm petite resort situated in the midst of emerald green paddy fields.
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