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Kumarkoam, Kottayam – 686 563, Kerala.
|| Kumarakom Lake Resort, acclaimed as the finest luxury heritage resort in India, nestles on the serene banks of the Lake Vembanad, the vast stretch of tranquil, emerald green backwaters, in one of India's hottest holiday spots, Kerala. |
Sprawling across 25 acres of lush greenery and set in soul-stirring ambience, Kumarakom Lake Resort, a privileged member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and awarded thrice in a row as India's Leading Resort (2006, 2007 and 2008) by the much acclaimed World Travel Awards, exudes the charm of Kerala's true heritage while offering a complete range of New Age amenities for a luxuriously comfortable stay.
Luxury-laden rooms, villas and suites; Ayurmana, the Ayurveda Spa; swimming pools galore; traditionally styled houseboats; multi-cuisine and specialty restaurants; traditional Kerala teashop and countless other attractions in and around the resort offer you the simple luxuries of life, in the grandeur of the royalty of yore.
The rooms, villas and suites at the Kumarakom Lake Resort are a perfect blend of Kerala's traditional architectural charm and luxurious, modern amenities. Each a careful reconstruction of manas, the 16th century traditional homesteads of Goda's Own Country. Over a hundred ancestral homes had been purchased from across Kerala, dismantled and used to provide much of the material to create these authentic heritage abodes.
The traditionally styled, luxuriously modern, open-roofed bathrooms and toilets set in small, aesthetically designed courtyards are a common feature to the villas and suites.
The Presidential Suite, each in its own royal seclusion, is the final word in luxury and the ultimate in self-indulgence, with its very own personal view of the lake, a private pool by the banks of the lake, a private courtyard and regal interiors that exude the splendours of a prosperous era gone by.
Heritage lake View Villas
Designed in Kerala's traditional homestead style and recently renovated with a private courtyard and plunge pool with Jacuzzi, the villas offer a dazzling view of the exquisitely landscaped gardens and the clear lotus-strewn canals.
Heritage Villas with Private Pool
Recently renovated, the latest category of villas at Kumarakom Lake Resort offers 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. The villas offer a panoramic view of the luminous Vembanad Lake, and the promise of a unique holiday experience.
Meandering Pool Villas
Set on the twists and turns of a 250-m long meandering pool, each of the traditionally styled yet luxuriously modern Meandering Pool Villas has access to the long and winding pool from individual and private bathing coves and sit outs.
The traditionally furnished Meandering Pool Duplex Villas merge the past with the present. Its luxurious bedroom overlooks the 250-meter long meandering swimming pool, and each possesses direct, individual access to the pool from its very own bathing cove.
Luxury Pavilion Rooms
Traditionally styled and luxuriously comfortable, the Luxury Pavilion Rooms are an exclusive cluster of rooms nestling amidst the lush foliage at the retreat, each of these rooms are distinguished by their 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.
Float in sheer bliss. Kerala's traditional houseboats, styled as per the norms of tradition yet equipped with every luxury and every modern comfort, offer the opportunity to relax on the serene waters of the Lake Vembanad. Stay and truly experience the timeless beauty of life along the banks of Kerala.
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Infinity Swimming Pool
The large, tranquil pool presents the vivid illusion of being a part of the shimmering lake. In the freshness of the mornings or the cool breezy evenings, and with an equally inviting Jacuzzi, the poolside offers the perfect antidote for tired limbs after a hectic day of leisure.
At Kumarakom Lake Resort, work out with the assistance and guidance of professional instructors. Our state-of-the-art Health Club offers a whole gamut of ultra modern branded fitness equipment as well as shower rooms, etc.
We offer the right blend of service, luxury and quiet efficiency, customizing our facilities to suit your every need. Armed with amenities like telephone, fax, high speed Internet and efficient secretarial service, our full-fledged, fully equipped Business Centre will meet all your requirements.
The Resort provides professionally trained personnel at your beck and call, taking care of your every whim and fancy.
Wifi is available across the resort's public areas as well as in the villas and rooms.
There are activities aplenty here at Kumarakom Lake Resort. Backwater Cruise, Sunset Cruise, Indoor Games, Water Sports including water skiing, speedboat and banana boat rides, etc. Bird Sanctuary Visits, Sightseeing Trip to Kottayam, Cycling, Village Walks, evening shows of Kerala's traditional dance drama Go on, take your pick!
Ayurveda, the wisdom of the sages, the treasure of the ages, finds new meaning and relevance as modernity constantly threatens to crumble the glories of the past. Advocating a way of life that is in complete harmony with nature's ways. Seeking to maintain the perfect balance of body, mind and soul. Approaching each ailment, and each person individually and independently. Reaching deep within. Healing the very being.
An intricate system of ancient healing that originated in India thousands of years ago, historical evidence of Ayurveda can be found in the Vedas, ancient books of wisdom. Ayurveda is made up of two Sanskrit words - Ayur, which means life and Veda, which means knowledge. Ayurveda, thus, is the knowledge of life.
Restaurant & Bar
Ettukettu, the Speciality Restaurant
Ettukettu, the multi-cuisine, 115-seat restaurant owns the place of pride at the Kumarakom Lake Resort. A princely eight-sided mansion with 2 central courtyards, the Ettukettu bespeaks of the grandeur of yesteryear Kerala's regal architecture. Commissioned by the King Marthanda Varma as a gift to his favoured martial arts tutor, Edamana Kellamthat Gurukkal, the mansion was built with all the magnificence of the homes of the nobility of those days. The Ettukettu had been dismantled from its original location and relocated in all its glory at Kumarakom Lake Resort, and is today dedicated to the culinary arts as it once was to martial arts.
Set in the midst of the resort, it has a well-appointed bar that suits all tastes and a wide and varied choice of delicacies. The Continental, Chinese, Mughlai, North Indian and traditional Kerala culinary delicacies at the Ettukettu are a gourmeta's delight, but the speciality to look forward to, is ethnic Kerala cooking. The fresh catch of the day, rich coconuts and a slew of fragrant spices lend the cuisine its very own flavour. Specialties served include Syrian Christian Duck Roast, Duck Curry, Karimeen Pollichathu, Karimeen Mappas, soft spongy rice bread called Appam, Thamarappam, Idiappams (string-hoppers), etc. besides tropical fruits, vegetables and cereals.
Vembanad, the Seafood Bar
A seafood bar unlike any other, the Vembanad is set by the banks of the placid backwaters. It offers the perfect rustic ambience to suit the typical Kerala seafood cuisine, as one basks in the view of a glorious sunset. The menu includes anything and everything in seafood, with a dedicated chef in constant attendance.
Thattukada, the Traditional Tea Shop
A traditional teashop recreated in its original, rustic splendour. The boiling vessel that constantly spews aromatic steam, the cluster of garden fresh bananas that hang by coir ropes, the open frying pan, the aroma of freshly fried local snacks, the easy camaraderiea.
Open in evenings, the Thattukada is an inviting place to soak in the ambience. To start a conversation, sip a cup of tea, keep hunger at bay, exchange pleasantries, and relish a bit of Kerala you'll cherish for a long time to come.
Relax by the infinity pool on the banks of the lake, be refreshed with a cool drink and enjoy succulent cuisine at the Pool Pavilion, or reserve an evening and the entire Pool Pavilion to enjoy a private and quiet dinner for two with just the lull sounds of the lake for company.
In an environment that clears the mind and lifts the spirit, the Resort provides comprehensive personal and business services at its Conference Hall that has a capacity to seat 85 persons. The hall is well furbished with state-of-the-art communication systems and presentation facilities.