Tucked away in southern India, lays an accommodating village by Lake Vembanad Lake in the backwaters of Kerala. Kumarakom known for some of the best resorts in the country is so much more than the best place to soak in Kerala’s hospitality. Between the canals, bird sanctuary and beautiful houseboats you are bound to have a memorable vacation. Amidst the beauty and charm, the photogenic tourist magnet will have you glued. Beyond roaming your property, you could also indulge in some boating, day tours and treks. We’ve rounded up some of the best properties which offer the best of everything for families, couples and even groups of friends, so be sure to read on...
- Taj Kumarakom Resort and Spa
We had to plunge into this list with this premium property simply because of their endless facilities available. Starting from the colonial bungalow from 1800s which houses the resort to the outdoor pool and an amazing lake-side 24-hour coffee shop everything about this property is just perfect! Be sure to check out their villas!
- Coconut Lagoon – CGH earth
Built in the centuries old ‘tharavadu’ style of Kerala architecture, this boutique resort is full of Instagram-able shots. Each villa offers clear views of the lake and we love it more so for it! The hospitable staff, preservation of tradition and just beauty all around will leave you wanting to come back here! The bird santury is also close to this property.
- The Zuri Kumarakom Resort
Another premium property in this village which we absolutely adore is The Zuri! The simplicity in keeping with the beauty all around and also adding a personal touch has been done excellently by the hotel. Especially loved by couples, the resort has many private pool rooms facing the lake for making your vacation extra memorable.
- Kumarakom Lake Resort
This resort has remained a personal favorite for many through the decades. This resort is perfect when it comes to families and groups planning a vacation here! What makes this hotel so memorable is their iconic is their meandering pool rooms which are interconnected via a pool which offers an insanely beautiful view of the lake.
Apart from these premium properties, you can also go for a unique experience and stay at one of the houseboats for a day.
Here are some points of interest you cannot miss:
- Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall – You can trek here to soak in the nature!
- Kathakali Performance – While in Kerala you must witness a dance performance.