A member of the very exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Kumarakom Lake Resort is a luxury retreat situated on the banks of the Vembanad Lake in Central Kerala. One of the best luxury boutique resorts in India, it offers guests a first-hand experience of God's Own Country, it’s rich heritage and natural beauty.
A member of the very exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Kumarakom Lake Resort is the only SLH property in South India. ‘Incredible India’, a reputed travel and trade publication, has rated Kumarakom Lake Resort as one among the best five resorts in India. Kumarakom Lake resort also holds a nomination status for the Asian Architectural Excellence awards.
Acclaimed by the National Geographic Traveller as one of the 10 paradises of the world, Kumarakom is an ornithologists' delight. Criss-crossed by natural canals and surrounded by the Vembanad Lake, it plays host to migratory birds from around the world.
Accommodation options at the Resort include Heritage Villas (lake or garden facing), Meandering Pool Villas (single or duplex) and Presidential Suites. The dwellings are a careful reconstruction of the traditional homes or manas of Kerala. Many of them, transplanted from their original locations across Kerala and painstakingly reassembled. The restaurant, for instance, is an actual ettukettu (traditional Kerala homestead), which has been dismantled and resurrected.
The Meandering Pool Villas offer a totally unique experience for the guests. Each villa opens out into a pool that connects all the villas together.
Each room in the Presidential Suite has its own private pool. All aspects of the room, from traditional locks on the front doors to paintings that adorn the walls, are used to illustrate the vibrant ethos of Kerala.
The Resort offers a wide variety of cuisines. The multi-cuisine restaurant, Ettukettu, offers the guest the very best in Indian and Continental cuisine. Vembanad, the restaurant and bar by the waterfront, specialises in seafood cooked in traditional Kerala style. Thattukada offers typical Kerala snacks and tea.
The Ayurveda Spa at Kumarakom Lake Resort is a Green Leaf practitioner of Ayurveda, as certified by Government of Kerala. It is housed in the dwelling of the famous Chathamangalathu Mana, another of the historic homes to be transplanted to the resort.
The Resort offers a host of modern facilities as well as Internet, conference facilities and indoor games. Special pottery lessons and cultural, yoga and meditation sessions are also arranged.
Kumarakom is an year round destination blessed with a pleasant climate. The breeze wafting from the lake, however, makes it equitable throughout the year. The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport, 80 kms away.