Nestled on the shores of Kerala’s backwaters you’ll find the Kumarakom Lake Resort. Made up of authentic Kerala style cottages that are appropriately luxurious and modern, Kumarakom is the perfect base for a peaceful getaway in India. Surrounded by emerald waters and exquisite wildlife, this resort is equipped with a world class Ayurveda spa, a 250- metre-long pool, decadent restaurants and a fleet of houseboats to explore the Kerala backwaters. You’ll be left feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
Kumarakom Lake Resort is located on Lake Vembanad close to the famous bird sanctuary and at the heart of Kerala’s backwaters. The journey from Cochin International Airport is 90 minutes by car.
There are 50 cottages on Kumarakom that are of traditional design yet luxuriously modern with an attached ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, television and phone. The cottages are categorized into 5 different styles. We love the meandering Pool Villas that open out onto and share the impressive 250 metre long pool. Indulge yourself with the ultimate luxury in the Presidential Suite. This cottage enjoys an uninterrupted view of Lake Vembanad, a private pool by the banks, an impressive courtyard to lounge in and plush regal interiors.
Why we like it
We love the authentic feel of every cottage and so we should. Over a hundred ancestral homes had been purchased from across Kerala, dismantled and used to create the traditional heritage abodes. This is one resort which you can safely call totally unique. The resort also boasts excellent ethnic Kerala dishes and a traditional tea shop, perfect to stop by after a day’s exploration of the backwaters. We also love the Ayurveda Spa where guests can experience a total mind and body overhaul with body treatments, yoga and meditation.