Kumarakom Lake Resort
Like so many of its neighbours, this large award-winning resort comprises exquisite tharavadu-style carved teak and rosewood houses with curved terra-cotta tiled roofs. Many of them reassembled originals from Kerala villages.
The interiors are decidedly more luxurious than those of their neighbors, however, with rooms furnished to a very high standard; some feature expensive antiques and lovely examples of temple mural art. Each room (except the eight pavilion rooms in the new, characterless block at the back) has a tiny garden into which open granite-floored drench showers and basins have been installed.
The main pool is at the water's edge with a bar adjacent -- perfect for sundowners -- while in another section a second meandering pool snakes its way past the "pool villa" cottages, which means you can swim around the property directly from your back door.
Kumarakom Lake Resort is in Kumarakom on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, just 14 km from Kottayam in Central Kerala. It is well connected by air, rail and road. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport 72 km away, and the nearest railhead and bus service is at Kottayam. As a lakeside resort, one can also get to the resort by a pleasant 20 minute boat ride from the resort's boat jetty at Muhamma, Cherthala, which is approximately 35 km from Cochin
Kumarakom, an enchanting village situated on the banks of the Vembanad Lake is wrapped in a quite charm of its own. With soothing backwaters, thick mangrove forests, green paddy and ripe Coconut groves to add the beauty of this serene stretch of land. Kumarakom house the renowned Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
Local Attractions and Activities
There are a multitude of activities to engage yourself at Kumarakom Lake Resort. Backwater cruise, sunset cruise, indoor games, water sports including water skiing, speedboat and banana boat rides etc. Bird sanctuary visits, sightseeing trips to Kottayam, cycling, village walks, evening shows of Kerala's traditional dance etc.
Since Kumarakom is a water-locked land, cruise routes abound. You can choose between lunch cruises, backwater cruises or overnight stays. For latter, you can stay a traditional rice boat converted into a houseboat. You could also experience a day cruise through the emerald green backwaters of Alleppey. Capture the grandeur of the setting of sun. Watch shrimp farming done the traditional way.
Kumarakom is a sanctuary for migratory birds. To see them, you'll have to be early bird! Cruise around in the early morning and spot various species. There is also an island that is one of the few protected wetlands in India. The mangrove forests here acts as a safe haven for the fish of the lake.
Visit a farm below sea level. Watch underwater cultivation. Incidentally, this is the only place other than the Netherlands, where this is practiced. The land is protected by the coconut trees that surround it. As fertile soil is deposited by the many rivers that empty into the Vembanad Lake, this is an ideal cultivation ground. A variety of coconuts, fresh vegetables, bananas, herbs etc flourish here.
The resort provides comprehensive personal and business services at its Conference Hall that has a capacity to seat 85 persons. The hall is well furbished with state-of-the-art communication and presentation facilities.
Kumarakom Lake Resort offers you the perfect backdrop to fulfill your dream wedding. Kumarakom Lake Resort, surrounded by lush greenery and meandering streams is oft chosen to exchange wedding vows. Theme wedding are also executed to make your dream day just magical!
Accommodation at Kumarakom Lake Resort
The rooms and villas suites at the Kumarakom Lake Resort are a perfect blend of Kerala's traditional architecture charm and luxurious, modern amenities. Each a careful reconstruction of manas, the 16 century traditional homesteads of Kerala. Over a hundred ancestral homes had been purchased from across Kerala, dismantled and used to provide much of material to create these authentic abodes.
The traditionally styled, luxuriously modern, open-roofed bathrooms and toilets set in small, aesthetically designed courtyards are common feature to the villas and suites.
Kumarakom, a land untouched by the ages, is sure to touch you with its divine beauty. Kumarakom Lake Resort, a tribute to luxury, will gift you experiences that will linger even after you are long gone.
The multi-award winning Kumarakom Lake Resort celebrates an ancient Heritage in the hues of modern luxury. Set by the banks of the Lake Vembanad, the resort offers ancient heritage havens in a choice of Luxury Pavilion Rooms, Heritage Villas with private pools, Meandering Pool Villas and Presidential Suites, each an epitome of luxury.
Ettukettu, the multi cuisine restaurant housed in a 200 year old abode, is mere joy for your palate and Ayurmana, the spa, unravels the ancient secrets of beauty and wellness and guides you to a newer self.
Kumarakom Lake Resort
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