Kumarakom Lake Resort

Kumarakom Lake Resort
Luxury Resort
India / Kerala / Kumarakom

Kumarakom Lake Resort, recognized as India's premier luxury heritage retreat, graces the serene shores of Lake Vembanad—a sprawling expanse of tranquil emerald green backwaters in Kerala, a favored holiday haven. Spanning 25 acres of lush landscapes, this distinguished resort, honored as India's Leading Resort by the World Travel Award for four consecutive years, seamlessly blends Kerala's rich heritage with a comprehensive array of modern amenities for an indulgent stay.

Featuring opulent rooms, villas, and suites, along with the rejuvenating Ayurmana Spa, multiple swimming pools, a well-equipped health club, and diverse dining options, including traditional Kerala teashops, the resort promises a luxurious retreat reminiscent of regal times.

National Geographic Traveler lauds Kerala as a must-visit global paradise, and Kumarakom Lake Resort encapsulates the essence of this accolade. Nestled between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, Kerala beckons with serene backwaters, inviting hill stations, pristine beaches, exotic wildlife, vibrant festivals, Ayurvedic rejuvenation, rich heritage, and delectable cuisine. Notably, Kerala boasts a hundred percent literacy rate, world-class healthcare, high living standards, and the distinction of being India's cleanest state.Situated in the district of Kottayam, Kumarakom captivates with its picturesque setting on the banks of Vembanad Lake, enveloped by calming backwaters, lush mangrove forests, verdant paddy fields, and flourishing coconut groves. A brief boat ride away lies the renowned Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, a sanctuary for various bird species, including migratory Siberian Storks.With easy access, merely 72 kilometers from Cochin International Airport, Kumarakom Lake Resort invites discerning travelers to bask in the epitome of luxury amidst Kerala's enchanting natural beauty.


Facilities
  •    Free Wifi In Common Areas
  •    Swimming Pool
  •    Ayurvedic Dosha Meals
  •    Ayurvedic Dosha Meals Buffet
  •    Vegetarian Meals
  •    Non Vegetarian Restaurant
  •    A La Carte Restaurant
  •    Garden
  •    Backwater View
  •    On Demand Private Yoga Classes
  •    Yoga Classes

More about Kumarakom Lake Resort


Vembanad, The Seafood Bar, stands as a unique culinary haven nestled by the tranquil backwaters, offering an unparalleled seafood experience. This charming spot provides the perfect rustic ambiance for indulging in authentic Kerala seafood cuisine while enjoying the view of a glorious sunset. Guests can immerse themselves in a diverse menu curated by a dedicated chef, ensuring a delightful culinary journey against the backdrop of a breathtaking sunset.

Ettukettu, The Speciality Restaurant, holds a regal position at Kumarakom Lake Resort, boasting a multi-cuisine offering and a seating capacity of 115. This grand eight-sided mansion, adorned with two central courtyards, reflects the majestic architectural heritage of Kerala. Originally commissioned by King Marthanda Varma as a gift, the Ettukettu was meticulously relocated to the resort, standing today as a homage to culinary arts. Guests can indulge in a fusion of Continental, Chinese, Mughlai, North Indian, and traditional Kerala delicacies. The pièce de résistance is the ethnic Kerala cuisine, featuring fragrant spices that impart a distinctive flavor. Signature dishes such as Syrian Christian Duck Roast, Duck Curry, Karimeen Pollichathu, and a variety of traditional items grace the menu. The Ettukettu also hosts extensive buffet spreads for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, ensuring a gourmet's delight.

Thattukada, Traditional Tea Shop, recreates the charm of a traditional teashop in its original rustic splendor. The ambiance, complete with a steaming boiling vessel, fresh bananas, and the aroma of local snacks, invites guests to unwind and immerse themselves in the resort's atmosphere. Open every evening, the Thattukada serves as a delightful space to initiate conversations, enjoy a cup of tea, stave off hunger with local snacks, and experience a touch of authentic Kerala that lingers in memory.

Pool Pavilion, situated on the lake's edge next to the infinity pool, offers an intimate dining setting with limited tables. This exclusive pavilion provides guests with a rare opportunity to savor exquisite cuisine while immersed in the tranquility of nature. Reservations are recommended to secure a memorable evening of fine dining against the serene backdrop of Lake Vembanad.

In addition to the traditional tea shop, Thattukada, and the lavish culinary cruise on exclusive kettuvallams, Kumarakom Lake Resort boasts a variety of authentic dining venues. Ettukettu, the esteemed multi-cuisine restaurant, seamlessly blends historical significance with culinary excellence. Meanwhile, Vembanad, The Seafood Bar, and the Pool Pavilion offer distinct and enchanting dining experiences, contributing to the resort's culinary diversity.

Kumarakom Lake Resort stands as a haven that seamlessly blends traditional charm with modern luxury. The Conference Hall provides comprehensive personal and business services, equipped with state-of-the-art communication systems and presentation facilities, catering to diverse needs for both personal and professional events.
Indulge in the large and tranquil Infinity Swimming Pool, where the shimmering waters create a vivid illusion of merging with the lake. Whether in the freshness of the mornings or the cool breezy evenings, the poolside offers the perfect remedy for tired limbs after a day of leisure, providing a rejuvenating escape.

The Fitness Centre takes well-being to the next level, with professional instructors guiding through a range of ultra-modern branded fitness equipment, offering a holistic and invigorating workout experience. Elevate the fitness journey amid the lush surroundings of Kumarakom.

Kumarakom Lake Resort goes beyond the ordinary by offering a variety of fun activities for guests. From fishing to pottery, there's an array of recreational pursuits to enhance the overall experience, ensuring there's never a dull moment.

Embark on a culinary journey at Vembanad, the Coastal Cuisine Specialty Restaurant. Discover a wide array of rare coastal choices, including Coorg and Kerala specialties. Let taste buds revel in an exotic and memorable experience, adding a distinctive touch to the dining escapade.

Accommodation reflects meticulous reconstructions of the 16th-century traditional homesteads of Kerala. Blending Kerala's architectural charm with luxurious modern comforts, each dwelling, including rooms, villas, and suites, offers a luxurious stay. Open-roofed bathrooms set in aesthetically designed courtyards enhance the overall ambiance.

Explore the charm of God's Own Country with Village Walks at Kumarakom Lake Resort. Guided tours lasting approximately 3 hours or covering 5 kilometers reveal tucked-away secrets and stories, allowing immersion in the local culture and surroundings.

Experience an exclusive Lunch Cruise on traditional houseboats, setting sail at noon from the resort. The cruise takes on a beautiful journey down the famed Vembanad Lake and through the canals of Kumarakom, creating beautiful memories against the backdrop of the golden hour.

Discover the beauty of the backwaters with a Canal Cruise between 7:30 am to 11:30 am. Glide through tranquil waters, marvel at water lilies, and witness the daily lives of villagers on the canal banks. It's a serene and immersive experience.

For a romantic evening, indulge in a personalized Candlelight Dinner at Kumarakom Lake Resort. With the cool breeze from the backwaters, a delicious four-course dinner, and the company of the favorite person, it's a perfect setting for a memorable and lovely evening.

Explore Kumarakom's avian wonders with a Bird Sanctuary Visit through a guided tour. Witness rare bird species that call Kumarakom home and let nature weave its magic.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Kumarakom Lake Resort offers exhilarating Cycle Tours through the nearby village. Bicycles are available at the resort, complete with a map for navigating the trails of Kumarakom. It's a favorite and a must-do for those who love exploring on two wheels.

Embark on an adventurous Banana Boat ride across the serene Vembanad Lake. Hold tight for a thrilling and laughter-filled experience, perfect for family and friends seeking aquatic excitement.

Kayaking enthusiasts can explore Kerala's backwaters, conquering thrilling rapids and getting up close with nature. Kayaking at Kumarakom Lake Resort is a passport to outdoor exploration and water-based adventures.

For a high-powered adventure on the backwaters, experience the Stabicraft, a stable and thrilling speedboat designed for anglers, divers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy unmatched stability and explore the waters with confidence.

Unleash creativity with Pottery, the art of transforming clay into beautiful and functional creations. Sculpt, mold, and shape ideas into pottery masterpieces, experiencing the magic of this timeless art form.

Witness nature's breathtaking beauty with a Sunset Cruise at Kumarakom. Set sail every day at 5 pm, sip on the favorite drink, and let the golden hues of the setting sun paint the sky with warm colors. It's the perfect way to unwind and embrace the beauty of twilight.

Immerse in Kerala's cultural heritage with vibrant Cultural Programs at Kumarakom Lake Resort. Daily performances at 7 pm showcase classical dance and soul-stirring music, offering guests a glimpse into the rich traditions of Kerala.

Families can create unforgettable memories with a range of exciting Kids Activities at Kumarakom Lake Resort. From adventure to creativity, there's something for every young explorer.

Kumarakom Lake Resort's commitment to responsible tourism is evident in "The True Kerala Village Experience." This initiative allows guests to explore the picturesque islands around Vembanad Lake, experiencing the backwaters, delicious cuisines, and lush greenery. Guided tours provide insights into the landscapes and culture, fostering a deeper connection with the surroundings.

Guests can embark on a transformative journey of healing at Ayurmana, the sanctuary of age-old Ayurvedic well-being and spa nestled within Kumarakom Lake Resort. The iconic 'Nalukettu,' a traditional four-sided thatched roof adorned with wooden hulls, houses Ayurmana, meticulously relocated to preserve its historic charm and serve as a repository of ancient Ayurvedic practices.

The Ayurveda Center at Kumarakom Lake Resort boasts a rich lineage steeped in traditional Ayurvedic treatment and holistic well-being. The ancestral house of Chathamangalattumana from Udayamperoor in Thripunithura, known as Nalukettu, was lovingly dismantled and reassembled at the resort. This ancestral Brahmin's house, believed to carry the genuine grace of Kodugallor Goddess and Narasimha Moorthy, has a storied history of Ayurvedic practice, providing solace to patients. Today, reconstructed at Kumarakom Lake Resort, this Nalukettu stands as the Ayurveda Center, continuing its legacy.

In the face of modern challenges, Ayurveda, the wisdom of sages, gains renewed relevance, advocating a lifestyle in complete harmony with nature. It seeks a perfect balance of body, mind, and soul, addressing each ailment and individual independently. Ayurmana, the heritage retreat of Ayurvedic healing at Kumarakom Lake Resort, embodies the historic powers of the oldest sciences. The 200-year-old Ayurmana, once the home of the Chathamangalathu Mana family, renowned Ayurvedic practitioners, now proudly stands as a renowned Ayurveda spa, preserving this rich legacy.

The Ayurvedic system revolves around three biological elements—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, collectively known as "Tridosha." Maintaining a balanced state of these elements is crucial for overall health, while imbalances can lead to disorders. These doshas influence the formation of seven dhatus (tissues) and their metabolic waste products (Malas), constituting the body's integral components. Health prevails in a balanced state, but vitiation and imbalance lead to disease and aging.

Kumarakom Lake Resort invites guests to discover harmony with nature through Yoga, a practice designed to isolate the ego from the body and mind. Yoga's asanas or postures sharpen concentration, improve health, and assist in attaining peace of mind.

The resort offers various Ayurveda packages, including Panchakarma, Rejuvenation, De-stress Package, Weight Reduction, and Beauty-Care Treatment. Treatments range from Rejuvenation Massage (Abhyangam), Sirodhara, and Ksheeradhara to Udwarthanam, Pizhichil, and Nasyam. Each treatment aims to enhance overall well-being, providing therapeutic and relaxation benefits.

At Kumarakom Lake Resort, Ayurmana beckons as a haven for those seeking holistic wellness, immersing guests in the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda within the serene backdrop of Kumarakom.

Rejuvenation Program

Beauty Care Treatment

Body Purification Program

Panchakarma

Awarded as India's Best Five Star Hotel at the prestigious National Tourism Awards of India 2014.

Awarded as Kerala's Best Five Star Hotel at the State Tourism Awards of Kerala 2014.

Winner of the World Travel Award 06 - 07, 07-08, 09-10 and 11-12 as India's Leading Resort.

Nominated for the Asian Architectural Excellence Awards.

One of the top 50 Resorts of Asia by Travel & Leisure.

One of the top 100 Resorts by Conde Nast Travelers Readers Choice Poll.

Acclaimed 'Place for a Holiday Pamper' by Wall Street Journal.

One of the top five Luxury Hotels in India: Incredible India, Sept-Oct 2004.

Won the Award for the Unique Leisure Property at TTF Bangalore.

Winner of SATTE Awards as 'Best New Product' 06 - 07.

Packages Offered

Experts


Dr Benny Thomas
Consulting Ayurvedic Physician

Qualification
Introducing Dr. Benny Thomas, an Ayurvedic professional with a rich background and 20 years of expertise in the Ayurvedic hospitality industry. Dr. Thomas is a proud graduate of Govt. Ayurvedic Medical College, Trippunithura, Kochi. Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Thomas has served in various prestigious roles, showcasing his commitment to Ayurvedic wellness. As an Ayurvedic physician, he made significant contributions at renowned establishments such as Kalari Kovilakom in Kollengode, Palakkad, Marari Beach Resort in Alappuzha, and Backwater Ripples in Kumarakom. His leadership extended to the position of Spa Manager at Zuri Resorts and Spa in Kumarakom, where he seamlessly integrated traditional Ayurvedic practices with modern spa management. Dr. Benny Thomas brings a wealth of knowledge and a special focus on Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapies, demonstrating a genuine passion for holistic well-being. With his extensive experience and dedication to Ayurveda, Dr. Thomas continues to contribute to the field, ensuring that individuals on their wellness journeys receive expert guidance and care.


Dr Aswathy Mohan
Consulting Ayurvedic Physician

Qualification
Dr. Aswathy Mohan is a dedicated Ayurvedic practitioner with a comprehensive educational background and valuable experience in the field. Dr. Mohan is a graduate of Atreya Ayurvedic Medical College, Bangalore, where she successfully completed her BAMS degree. In addition, she holds a Diploma in Hospital Administration from NHCA Singapore, showcasing her commitment to holistic healthcare management. Dr. Aswathy Mohan's professional journey includes serving as an Ayurvedic physician at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, where she contributed her expertise for a period of one year. Subsequently, she continued to make a positive impact on the well-being of individuals as an Ayurvedic physician at Aryakalpa Hospital in Calicut for a commendable duration of five years. With a passion for women's health, Dr. Mohan has a special interest in Ayurvedic gynecological ailments. Her unique blend of education, practical experience, and specialization makes her a valuable asset to the field of Ayurvedic medicine. Dr. Aswathy Mohan is dedicated to providing personalized and expert care to her patients, ensuring their holistic well-being.


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Stay


Houseboat
$ 422.00

Float in sheer bliss as Kerala’s traditional kettuvalloms or houseboats, styled as per the norms of tradition yet equipped with every luxury and every modern amenity, offer the opportunity to relax on the serene waters of the Lake Vembanad. Stay, dine and truly experience the timeless beauty of life along the banks of Kerala.
Facilities

Personal crew with Chef

Air-conditioned bedrooms and dining rooms

48 Inch Television

Electronic safe

Housekeeping service twice daily
Complimentary in-house purified and bottled water

Use of pool and fitness center

Complimentary tea/coffee makers. Tea bags, coffee and sugar sachets are replenished once a day

Free Wi-Fi Access

Luxury Bath Amenities



Presidential Suites
$ 905.00

The Presidential Suite, each in its own royal seclusion, is the final word in traditional architectural charm, luxury and the ultimate in self-indulgence. 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, set yourself free and relish exotic brilliance.
Facilities

55 Inch Television

Electronic safe

Use of pool and fitness center

Housekeeping service twice daily

Free Wi-fi access

Complimentary in-house purified and bottled water

Open to sky bathtub

Private pool beds

Iron and iron boards

Exotic fruit basket

Complimentary tea/coffee makers. Tea bags, coffee and sugar sachets are replenished once a day

Romantic outdoor shower and bathroom

Luxury Bath Amenities

Private Sitout



Heritage Lake Villa with Private Pool
$ 459.00

These villas at Kumarakom Lake Resort offer exotic and exclusive indulgences as each plush villa, built in the style of the traditional homestead of Kerala, has its own private courtyard with a private pool and Jacuzzi, ensuring the creation of fabulous memories. Moreover the villas offer a dazzling view of the exquisitely landscaped gardens and the clear lotus-strewn canals.
Facilities

48 Inch Television

Electronic safe

Use of pool and fitness center

Housekeeping service twice daily

Free Wi-Fi Access

Complimentary in-house purified and bottled water

Complimentary tea/coffee makers. Tea bags, coffee and sugar sachets are replenished once a day

Outdoor open-air shower with private pool

Luxury Bath Amenities



Meandering Pool Duplex Villa
$ 459.00

Kumarakom Lake Resort enhances the exotic with its unique meandering pool villas. A 250-meter long meandering pool weaves its way across the east of the resort with luxurious, traditional villas arrayed on its sumptuous banks, each with a private alcove that opens right onto the pool. Luxury takes a turn for the even more luxurious with the meandering pool duplex villas. These two-storeyed villas flank a bank of the meandering pool and from the opulent sitting rooms to the cozy bedrooms on top, each room gazes down at endless greenery and shimmering waters.
Facilities

48 Inch Television

Electronic safe

Use of pool and fitness center

Housekeeping service twice daily

Free Wi-Fi Access

Complimentary in-house purified and bottled water

Complimentary tea/coffee makers. Tea bags, coffee and sugar sachets are replenished once a day

Luxury Bath Amenities

Outdoor Bathroom



Heritage Villa with Private Pool
$ 435.00

These villas at Kumarakom Lake Resort offer exotic and exclusive indulgences as each plush villa, built in the style of the traditional homestead of Kerala, has its own private courtyard with a private pool and Jacuzzi, ensuring the creation of fabulous memories. Moreover the villas offer a dazzling view of the exquisitely landscaped gardens and the clear lotus-strewn canals.
Facilities

48 Inch Television

Electronic safe

Use of pool and fitness center

Housekeeping service twice daily

Free Wi-Fi Access

Complimentary in-house purified and bottled water

Complimentary tea/coffee makers. Tea bags, coffee and sugar sachets are replenished once a day

Outdoor open-air shower with private pool

Luxury Bath Amenities



Meandering Pool Villa
$ 410.00

Set on the twists and turns of a 250-m long meandering pool, each of the traditionally styled yet luxuriously modern Meandering Pool Villas at Kumarakom Lake Resort has access to the pool from individual and private bathing coves and cosy sit outs.
Facilities

48 Inch Television

Electronic safe

Use of pool and fitness center

Housekeeping service twice daily

Free Wi-Fi Access

Complimentary in-house purified and bottled water

Complimentary tea/coffee makers. Tea bags, coffee and sugar sachets are replenished once a day

Outdoor open-air shower with private pool

Luxury Bath Amenities



Luxury Pavilion Rooms
$ 398.00

Traditionally styled and luxuriously comfortable, these are an exclusive cluster of luxurious rooms nestling amidst the lush foliage at the retreat and each room is distinguished by its generous proportions and warm sense of cosiness. Heritage aesthetics and unostentatious luxury are its hallmarks, like elsewhere in Kumarakom Lake Resort. An ensuite bathroom and Jacuzzi merely add to the memorable pleasures of a stay here.
Facilities

48 Inch Television

Electronic safe

Use of pool and fitness center

Housekeeping service twice daily

Free Wi-Fi Access

Luxury Bath Amenities

Complimentary in-house purified and bottled water

Complimentary tea/coffee makers. Tea bags, coffee and sugar sachets are replenished once a day





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Customer Reviews


13 Ratings from our customers
Ali Ezzati
15-08-2023

My wife and I recently had the pleasure of staying at Kumarakom Lake Resort, and I must say, it was an extraordinary experience from start to finish. Not only was the resort itself stunning, but the food and massage therapy services provided were exceptional. Let's start with the food. The resort's restaurant offered a wide variety of delectable dishes that catered to different dietary preferences. Every meal was a culinary delight, prepared with utmost care and presented beautifully. The flavors were exquisite, and the quality of ingredients used was evident in every bite. I especially appreciated the attention to detail in the presentation, which added an extra touch of elegance to the dining experience. Moving on to the Ayurvedic treatments were conducted by skilled and knowledgeable therapists who had a deep understanding of the principles and techniques of Ayurveda. It was truly a blissful experience that left me feeling refreshed and revitalized. Additionally, the staff at Resort were warm, friendly, and attentive throughout my stay. From the moment I arrived until the time of departure, they went above and beyond to ensure my comfort and satisfaction. Their genuine hospitality and willingness to assist with any request added an extra layer of enjoyment to my overall experience. Aleena was exceptionally kind to constantly check on us throughout the day. Thank you so much. Even when my wife asked for a fruit that they didn't carry in their restaurant, they had someone get it from market for us which was prepared and left in an ice container fresh in our room for when we get back. They also surprised us with a special made anniversary cake. Amazing. They went out of their way to make us feel special. The resort itself boasted breathtaking surroundings, with pristine landscapes and awe-inspiring views. There is a direct access from the villas into a pool which was nice. The attention to detail in the vintage design and maintenance of the property was evident, creating a tranquil and luxurious ambiance. Overall, my stay at Kumarakom Lake Resort was a memorable one. I highly recommend this resort to anyone seeking a truly indulgent and rejuvenating getaway. Whether it's the delectable culinary experiences or the heavenly massages, this Resort delivers an unforgettable experience that leaves you feeling pampered and rejuvenated.
  • Overall Rating
  • 5
SHANmugha kumar Velappan
18-05-2022

It's a great property over looking vembanad lake . Awesome food and great hospitality. All the staffs are courteous. And you have an amazing photographer kavi who can take amazing photos with your mobile and house cleaning staff are amazing with each day giving a new towel art. A beautiful Ayurveda spa with dedicated therapist. If you want a real break out of your normal routine just go for it .
  • Overall Rating
  • 4.9
Satya Aluru
17-01-2023

The Kumarakom Lake Resort is the best holiday or vacation spot our family has been to in the recent past. Our airport pick up was perfect. It was a good 2-hour ride from Cochin airport to the resort. Half the travel is on narrow roads, so if you have any motion sickness, be prepared! The day we checked in there was about close to 40 guests vacating the resort, the entire staff were running around trying to send them all out in a timely fashion. The initial 10 minutes contributed to some confusion though, the front office staff were in constant communication regarding the situation and helped us settle! The staff are extremely wonderful. Srilakshmi, Dhanush and Driver Vishnu get a special shout out! We have stayed at many places before, but there is something worthwhile to mention here, the ambience, the traditional construction and the details of it, along with the layout and the lake view made it all worth everything. The curio shop within the resort is ok too, but I found it very expensive. The food was excellent. The buffet for dinner, lunch and breakfast were good. However, Vempanad Restaurant was worth every bit! The lakeview bungalow was really good. The private pool is a large jacuzzi tub than a swimming pool. The four day stay was exactly what we hoped for. I have to make a special mention about the Ayurveda Massages we went to. They are the best. Plan on taking advantage of them. Yes, the entire stay was worth it and I would redo it.
  • Overall Rating
  • 5
Waseem Parkar
26-03-2023

Luxury at its best. Amazing location, a lot of activities that can be done throughout the day. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Must try their ayurvedic spa.
  • Overall Rating
  • 5
Aakriti Sharma
03-01-2022
Google
Ayurvedic massages were so effective
In this world of Covid-19, you want a place which is not only relaxing but also taking the right care & precautions from the virus. And Kumarakom Lake Resort is just that. The food was delicious, Ayurvedic massages were so effective and the ambience of this place was what I needed to break free from the hustling life. Definitely, coming back !
  • Overall Rating
  • 5
Fearless49282407988
01-01-2024

Great place for relaxation. Wonderful landscaping, good rooms,good food.House boats are good ,well maintained.They serve good food on board.Grest place for photographywonderful sea food restaurant.The Ayurveda spa is great place to destress yourself.
  • Overall Rating
  • 5
bitsgator
05-01-2024
Tripadvisor
Fantastic resort in Kumarakom
Fantastic resort in Kumarakom - well maintained property, clean, manicured. Suite was spacious, comfortable and the pool was clean and nice. Outdoor bathrooms were unique experience! Lots of activities for kids including kayaking, fishing, carrom etc. Ayurveda spa was also nice. We did a boathouse overnight stay, lunch cruise and a canal cruise. The last one was my favorite as it takes you closer to the bird sanctuary and villages. Staff was very friendly and special mention to activity coordinator Kavi who took some great family photos! Tough to find too many negatives, minor gripes were the mosquitoes and bugs (which are to be expected in the backwaters). Overall, a wonderful resort for a family vacation!
  • Overall Rating
  • 5
goldfin2013
01-10-2023

My husband and I went to Kumarakom Lake Resort to celebrate our anniversary and my birthday. We were spoiled rotten from the moment we stepped on to the property. All the staff are exceptionally attentive, kind and smart. Just quality human beings. My husband is vegan and he basically had personalized service for every meal with special vegan food cooked for him everyday INCLUDING dessert. It was unbelievable. The food was really delicious possibly some of the best we've had in the world (I am now a fan of Kerala cuisine). It was also exceptionally healthy which was so nice because we didn't feel heavy after every meal. Akshay at the restaurant took special care of us everyday and painstakingly explained each and every dish for all 10 or so meals we had at the restaurant. He is really special. We had a nice surprise on the cruise when we discovered the activity manager, Kavi is a bit of a celebrity photographer. He took photos of us that were honestly better than my wedding pictures. He's also really humble for someone who's such a big deal. I posted the photos on social media and everyone was blown away by the work he did. On my birthday, Arun arranged a beautiful private dinner for me and my husband as a surprise and we had a personal waiter Adith. Adith was so much fun to have around because he taught me how to eat each of teh dishes Kerala style in the right combinations. I honestly had the best birthday ever with everyone at Kumarakom. They sure know how to make a gal feel special! Other than that, Chef Printo was amazing as were Arathy, Alan and I think Ashwini from guest relations. The place is gorgeous with an amazing yoga instructor. I did yoga every morning and thoroughly enjoyed it. I just felt so healthy and good. The Ayurveda treatments are good- but not amazing. I feel like they can maybe do a bit better there especially with the consult etc. They can really make it very cool if they give you a detailed questionnaire and recommendations on dietary guidelines etc. Would add a really nice touch. I found the massage prices too high. I also didn't like that the rooms were open so in the one facial I had I was being eaten by mosquitos which wasn't pleasant. The only other negative was the mosquitos which really tortured me but they didnt seem to bother my husband so much. I would also say that I found some of the food wayyy overpriced. I think they can improve on that. Overall I would return in a heartbeat. It was so much fun. They have multiple activities in the resort and you just don't know how time flies. I felt like all teh staff became my friends. I have so much respect for each of them and it is so rare to see people who really care. I hope the management of the resort takes care to recognise and retain them.
  • Overall Rating
  • 5
Cris-Eshana
05-02-2023

This was not my first and will not be my last vist to KLR, my favorite hotel in Kumarakom. It's a wonderful place!! The best rooms are the private pool villas with lots of privacy. Don't miss the treatments at the Ayurveda Center!!
  • Overall Rating
  • 5
JOSEPH B
17-09-2021
Tripadvisor
Amazing stay with the family @ Kumarakom lake Resort
Had a wonderful stay at the resort the rooms are Amazing specially The Heritage Lake View Villa,room are spacious clean overlooking the lake.Food is amazing and the service world class .Its the best resort i stayed.The Ayurveda treatment is the best.
  • Overall Rating
  • 4.9
Chirantak Agarwal
07-03-2022

The place is good in terms of ambience, reception and staff. Now I’ll come to where it starts to lag First is WiFi Very low speed if you want to work, use JIO it works amazing in this place.(50+mbps) Secondly, everything was fine before the sun set then came an army of mosquitoes everywhere. I don’t know why they have an open washroom when they can’t deal with mosquitoes and insects. I love the wild, didn’t expect it right here. Should carry odomos along, as neither allout nor fast card is enough for this. Thirdly, if you are tall, this place is a nightmare. You will surely hit your head, no matter how cautious you are. But yeah, they have some Ayurvedic helper to guide you if you’re injured.
  • Overall Rating
  • 2
naoness
09-09-2014

My husband and I were going to stay for 8 days but we stayed there only for 4 days... This was actually our honeymoon and Kumarakom was second destination for our Indian honeymoon trip. First 6 days we spent in Jaipur. We were supposed to have ayurvedic 8 days treatment. As soon as we arrived at hotel we met the ayurveda doctor and they planed our next 8 days treatments. We had a first oil massage treatment on the day we arrived and next day I had terrible rash all over my body. Then I had food poisoned diarrhea all day, all night for third days from their buffet foods. My husband also had mild one too for 3 days. On third day I could not even get out form the bed and eat... The hotel doctor advised I should go to the hospital and I went and had drip for 3 hours. It was terrible. After I came back from the hospital to the hotel, we booked flight tickets to go back home. I just wanted to get out of the hotel. It was a nightmare trip ever. We knew we might get food poison in India so we made sure to avoid this as much as we could... booking 5 star hotels and eating hotel foods... still we couldn't avoid this. I really do not recommend this hotel. I just think buffet style restaurant in that kind of high humid weather is very dangerous. And also the hotel should offer some kind of compensation for this kind of bad experienced guests. We didn't get any of that.
  • Overall Rating
  • 1.1
GeoffUren
17-03-2017

We stayed at the resort in February, and were impressed with the accommodation and the setting. we had a Heritage Villa, which was well appointed, and had a private pool which was a definite plus. The gardens are well-kept and quite beautiful. The Gym has all of the equipment facing a blank wall, rather than a view of the gardens, which is a pity. My wife had the Ayurveda massage, which was good but expensive. Some services which were in the hotel information pack were not available, such as pedicure. Our one big disappointment was the catering. With the exception of the Seafood restaurant (Vembanad), which was very good, the main restaurant was a big disappointment, and not of a standard justified by the rest of the hotel.. Breakfast would not have been amiss in a Premier Inn, and lunch and dinner were also below our expected standard. Service was impeccable, but the quality and variety of the food was poor in the Ettukettu restaurant. We ate by the infinity pool one day, but again this was disappointing, being a chicken tikka sandwich with lots of bread and soggy chips. The Seafood Restaurant, however, is a different story. We ate here in the evening, and service was again superb, but the food was of a standard which was up to the level of the hotel. In general, a very good resort, but let down by the food, unless you choose to eat at the (slightly more expensive) seafood restaurant.
  • Overall Rating
  • 2.9

Location & Map


Location
Kumarakom Famous for backwaters and bird sanctuary, part of Kuttanad near Kottayam. Visitors can explore canals via houseboats and enjoy birdwatching at the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

Landmark
Kumarakom

Nearby Attractions
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Nestled on the banks of Vembanad Lake in Kerala's Kumarakom, this 14-hectare bird sanctuary is a vibrant home to rare avian species. It's a renowned spot for migratory birds in the tranquil Kerala Backwaters.

Vembanad Lake
Kerala's and India's largest lake, is a prime backwater tourism destination, notably in Kumarakom and Alleppey

Pathiramanal
A 10-acre island in Kerala's Alappuzha district, is a bird lover's paradise. Situated in the middle of Lake Vembanad, this enchanting island is home to numerous rare migratory bird species from around the world. Accessible by boat, it's a must-visit for bird enthusiasts.

Kumarakom
Famous for backwaters and bird sanctuary, part of Kuttanad near Kottayam.Visitors can explore canals via houseboats and enjoy birdwatching at the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

Malarikkal
A charming destination in Kottayam, Kerala, boasts vast paddy fields adorned with water lilies and lotus flowers. Don't miss the enchanting season between September and October when these blooms flourish.

Illikkal Kallu
At 3500 feet above sea level, Illickal Kallu in Thalanadu, Kottayam district, is a renowned tourist spot. It sits atop Illickal Malaa and is a popular destination, about 57 km from Kottayam railway station.

Marmala Waterfall
Marmala Waterfall, one of Kottayam's finest, stands tall at 200 feet. Best visited in October, it's a few kilometers from Erattupetta, Kottayam district, Kerala, India, around 8 km from Teekoy. The road from Mangalagiri to Marmala Waterfall is currently under construction.

Elaveezhapoonchira
Elaveezhapoonchira, a stunning viewpoint in Kottayam, offers breathtaking sunset and sunrise views. Accessible via trekking or a jeep ride for Rs 500, it's located about 55 km from Kottayam district in Kerala, specifically in Melukavu village near Kanjar.
Road Connectivity
Pallichira JN : 2 KM

Railway Connectivity
Kottayam Railway Station : 11.2 KM

Airway Connectivity
Cochin International Airport : 78 KM



Terms & Conditions

Program Details 

  • The Ayurvedic Treatment Packages include Consultation with the Ayurvedic doctor and daily check-ups and Accommodation. 
  • Accommodation with all meals, an Ayurveda Program, and complimentary experiences during your stay 

Pre-Arrival Guidelines 

  • You are requested to produce the following information along with the health declaration form: 
  • Recent medical history for each guest 
  • Valid ID and address proof 
  • Carry breathable and flexible clothes for Yoga 
  • ID Card Type 
  • Indian nationals are requested to provide photo identity proof in the form of a driver’s license, voter’s ID, or passport. This is mandatory for completing the registration process at the time of check-in 
  • Foreign nationals are requested to produce their passport with a valid entry visa. For those on employment or permanent residence, passports must include a residential permit 

Child Policy 

Children are allowed 

Pet Policy 

Pets are not allowed in the retreat 

Visitors Policy 

The right to admission of visitors into the retreat premises and guest areas remains solely with the management 

Alcohol Policy 

Alcohol, smoking, and tobacco chewing are not permitted during your Ayurveda program

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy (from 01st October – 19th December 2017 and from 11th January – 30th April 2018): 60 – 45 days: 01 night retention Less than 45 days: full retention

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