Acclaimed as one of the finest luxury resorts in India, Kumarakom Lake Resort sprawls over 25 acres of green land on the serene banks of the Lake Vembanad in Kottayam. Built with a pleasing architecture carefully mixing the old and the new, this resort offers a calm and peaceful ambience that stirs the soul in a subtle way. The resort offers an array of new age facilities while exuding charm of Kerala’s true heritage. Luxury-laden rooms, the Ayurveda Spa; swimming pools galore; health club; multi-cuisine and specialty restaurants; traditional Kerala teashop and countless other attractions in and around the resort offer the guests the simple luxuries of life, in the grandeur of the royalty of yore.
Kumarakom Lake Resort is 14 km from Kottayam and 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.
The rooms, villas and suites at Kumarakom Lake Resort are a perfect blend of Kerala's traditional architectural charm with luxurious, modern comforts. Each villa is a careful reconstruction of manas, the 16th century traditional homesteads of Kerela.
The traditionally styled, luxuriously modern, open-roofed bathrooms set in small, aesthetically designed courtyards are a common feature to all the villas and suites. The categories of room at the resort are:
Luxury Pavilion Rooms: Traditionally styled and luxuriously comfortable, the luxury pavilion room comes with an ensuite bathroom and Jacuzzi.
Meandering Pool Villas: These Villas at Kumarakom Lake Resort possesses direct, individual access to the pool from its very own bathing cove and private sit-outs.
Heritage Villas with Private Pool: These villas built in the style of the traditional homestead of Kerala, has its own private courtyard with a private pool and Jacuzzi. The villas offer a dazzling view of the exquisitely landscaped gardens and the clear lotus-strewn canals.
Heritage Lake View Villas with Private Pool: Designed in Kerala’s traditional homestead style and with a private courtyard and plunge pool with Jacuzzi, these villas offer a panoramic view of the luminous Vembanad Lake.
The Presidential Suite: These suites comes with its very own view of the lake, a private pool, a private courtyard and regal interiors that exude the splendours of a prosperous era gone by.
Kumarakom Lake Resort has a range of dining options to take you on a gastronomically delightful trip. The restaurant at Kumarakom Lake Resort are:
Ettukettu: A multicuisine restaurant specializing in Continental, Chinese, Mughlai, North Indian and traditional Kerala culinary delicacies.
Vembanad: This is the Seafood Bar, set by the banks of the placid backwaters. It offers the perfect rustic ambience to suit the typical Kerala seafood cuisine.
Thattukada: This is an open air popular restaurant which is built in the lines of traditional teashops seen in the rural areas of Kerala and serves tea with local snacks.
Pool Pavilion: The Pool Pavilion at Kumarakom Lake Resort set on the banks of the lake by the infinity pool, is a secluded dining option available on prior reservation and perfect for private dining.
Kumarakom Lake Resort offers many experiences that are typical to the Backwater of Kerela, the Gods own country. Evening sunset cruise is organized every evening for the resident guests. Kumarakom Lake Resort also offers overnight houseboat cruises over the serene waters of Vembanad.
The resort is blessed with a nature-kissed location close to famous tourist spots like the Vembanad Lake and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and trips to these places are organized by the resort on request. The Resort also offers excursions to the picnic destinations like Vaikom Beach, Pathiramanal Island and Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls.
Kumarakom Lake Resort features an in-house Ayurveda Spa, called the Ayurmana, where guests can avail rejuvenating therapies for the body and mind.
The other activities that can be arranged are cycling trips to nearby villages, Bird Sanctuary visits, sightseeing trip to Kottayam, village walks, etc. At the resort guests can enjoy evening shows of Kerala's traditional dance drama and music, have a game of billiards, try a hand at fishing and learn pottery or weaving or just relax in the vast swimming pool at the hotel.