Paeans have been sung to the many marvels of Kerala’s stunning backwaters— and one of the finest places for setting off on a journey along this network of waterways has been the utterly charming Kumarakom Lake Resort. The Kumarakom has been enduring in its glorious setting by Lake Vembanad, its innate hospitality and the comfort levels of its array of top quality facilities. Little wonder it has been acclaimed, four times over, by the prestigious World Travel Awards as India’s Leading Resort. This acknowledgement by the world’s travelling community, who has passed through its elegant portals, has been further endorsed with Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice poll ranking it as Asia’s Top 25 Resorts…And the awards and rewards continue to pour in— and rightly so, for this iconic backwater, hub which has played host to some of the world’s most celebrated figures.
Secluded amidst pastoral expanses, riven by a network of rivulets and streams, the Kumarakom celebrates Kerala’s architectural traditions in its 59 luxurious ethnic guestrooms and heritage villas. You can choose to stay in one of their eight spacious guestrooms, provided with a private Jacuzzi —or plump for one of their 22 luxury villas which serve up splendiferous views of either the lake or of the superb gardens punctuated by a network of gleaming waterways. The villas too come with their own Jacuzzi and—an added luxury— your personal pool.
The 27 ‘pool villas’, wrapped around a verdant stretch by the swimming pool, are a delight, but what are even more enviable are the two Presidential Suites…the very epitome of understated luxury. You can enjoy the seclusion of this regal setting, not just for its personal pool…but also for the fact that you have private viewings of the vivid splendour of Kerala’s most iconic lake.
Meals at the Kumarakom are aimed at seducing the palate with the finest offerings of the resident chef. Take a leisurely culinary journey of the great delicacies at the multi-cuisine Ettukkettu Restaurant. Seafood aficionados will simply adore the fresh offerings of the resort’s Vembanad Seafood Restaurant. It comes as no surprise this leisurely pace life tempts you into opening the next chapter of delights at the Kumarkom. Pencil in a session at the Ayurmana, where a team of expert doctors and masseurs unravel the annals of Ayurveda wellness traditions…
Emerge from their ministrations with an extreme sense of wellbeing… and get ready to set off on that cruise on the backwaters in a luxuriously appointed modern-day inspiration of Kerala’s traditional kettuvalloms or rice boats. You might like to keep in mind that when you have your next board meeting — you might like to set it up at the Kumarakom Lake Resort. It serves up a pretty comprehensive range of business services and also has a Conference Hall seating over 85 people at a go. It goes without saying that the communications and presentation facilities are state-of-the-art.