Kumarakom Lake Resort
Kumarakom, Kottayam, Kerala
At a Glance
Wonderfully spacious with 25 acres of land along the bank of Lake Vembanad
Stunning infinity pool overlooking the lake
Winner of the much acclaimed World Travel Award as India's leading Resort for four years
Easily accessible by houseboat
Enjoy High Tea, which is served daily on the lawn with traditional Keralan snacks
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Isolated from much of India by the Western Ghats, the climate of Kerala & Karnataka is tropical and as a result of the mountain ranges the area isn’t as dry as much of India. The best time to visit is from January through to April. While there can be the occasional light showers these are just a prelude of the wet weather to come. The weather is generally hot and humid during this early summer. The monsoon season arrives in early June and thus can wash out July and August. September is much more humid as a result of the rainy season, and the fall can be dry but with the humidity this makes it feel quite warm. There can be a little rain in the night in October and November. The temperatures cool down and the humidity lets up as winter comes in around December, with this season lasting until February when the dry spring returns. Winter can be a pleasant time to visit, especially if you’re looking to head off the beach and explore the rest of this Indian land of mystery.
To start planning your holiday to Kumarakom Lake Resort
Kumarakom Lake Resort is a charming hotel found in the backwaters of Kerala. The resort is set in 25 acres of lush greenery over-looking Vembanad Lake. Perfect at the end of a trip, there's a lovely pool with lake views and an Ayurveda Spa to help unwind.
Situated on the banks of Lake Vembanad and surrounded by palm trees you will feel totally immersed in the backwaters upon arrival at the hotel. The resort celebrates its beautiful location and is set up in a U shape facing the lake. You can enjoy High tea on the lawn, breakfast lunch or dinner facing the lake in their two restaurants, or retreat to the Ayurveda centre for a luxurious massage. Take the Kumarakom house boat on the lake for the day, or simply chill by the infinity pool on the banks of the lake. Kumarakom Lake Resorts caters to all your needs.
The resort is also accessible by car, which means there is always a fun atmosphere in the evenings as guests from other resorts come to experience the delicious cuisine.
The rooms, villas and suites at the Kumarakom Lake Resort are a perfect blend of Kerala’s traditional architecture and luxurious, modern amenities. Kumarakom Lake Resort offers guests 22 shared pool villas, 15 Lake View Villas with Private pool and 2 luxury suites. Each room has a traditionally styled, open roofed bathroom.
Children are welcome at Kumarakom Lake Resort, but please be aware there are no specific facilities for them.
Guests staying at Kumakarakom Lake Resort can dine in the hotel's speciality restaurant; Ettukettu. Here, you can enjoy a mix of Continental, Chinese, Mughal and Indian cuisine.
Kumarakom Lake Resorts tailor makes your stay, so you can be as bust or as restful as you like. Take a sunset cruise on the lake, have high tea on the banks of the Lake, workout in the fitness centre, or just relax by the pool side, it is up to you.
Charlotte Winter (Staff)
If you are looking for a real luxury stay during your time on Kerala's backwaters, then Kumarakom Lake Resort is a great choice. The service here is superb and there's an extensive variety of rooms, villas and suites to choose from, all of which are very spacious. However, it is a big resort, so probably not suitable to those who prefer smaller, boutique properties. The property boasts a big infinity pool and jacuzzi with views over the lake, as well as lots of activities to take part in, including cycling, village walks, bird sanctuary visits and Kathakali shows.
Backwaters - Experience Kumarakom
Kumarakom is a village based on the edge of Lake Vembanadu. The village is beautifully laid out over a number of different picturesque islands and is a wonderful example of how people live in the backwaters.
Periyar - Boating at Lake Periyar
Boating in the splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar river adds to the charm of the park. Spot some fascinating wildlife from the boat including animals coming to drink on the lake.
Location & directions
Kumarakom, Kottayam, Kerala
Located in the village of Kumarakom, on the banks of lake Vembanad.
How to get there
Fly to Cochin, Kumarakom is only 72 kilometres from the Airport. Alternatively it is connected to other areas in India by train and main highways.