Kumarakom Lake Resort & Houseboat

Kerala Backwaters | Deluxe

With its traditional houseboat accommodation and beautiful heritage villas, the Kumarakom Lake Resort offers a taste of quintessential Kerala with a lavish twist. Set in 25 acres of lush landscape, many of its heritage villas are original 16th century houses, carefully conserved by the hotel’s designers.

One of the resort’s more unusual features is its fleet of five traditional Keralan houseboats, which are luxuriously equipped and available as private guest accommodation. Dine on chef-prepared meals on board, and sleep in an enormous bed in your carved wooden cabin with its deck-to-deck windows overlooking the river.

Land-based accommodation ranges from stylishly appointed guest-rooms with private jacuzzis, to opulent villas with private pools. All are decorated in a traditional Keralan style, with wooden walls & ceilings, tiled floors, ornate art and open air bathrooms. The pool villas are set along a freeform pool with a secluded bathing ‘cove’ for each villa, and several of the heritage villas have a relaxing lake view.

Dine on diverse expertly prepared cuisine at the resort’s lakeside restaurant, where local flavours take pride of place. There is also a seafood bar in a pavilion by the water, and you can enjoy a traditional teashop vibe in the garden. For special occasions, there is a dedicated private dining pavilion by the pool.

Leisure facilities include a gorgeous infinity pool on the lakeside, a small but well equipped gym, and watersports on the lake. The crowning jewel, however, is the Kumarakom’s Ayurvedic spa, which offers extensive treatments which range from deeply relaxing massage to multi-day traditional therapy packages.

We Say
A prestigious resort which offers traditional houseboats along with heritage accommodation


Kumarakom North Post, Kottayam

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 59 rooms & villas
    • Deluxe room amenities
    • 1 & 2 bedroom private houseboats
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Ettukettu restaurant
    • Vembanad seafood bar
    • Private dining pavilion
    • Thattukada tea shop
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Infinity pool
    • Ayurvedic spa
    • Fitness centre
    • Lake activities

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