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Kumarakom Lake Resort


Book Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala – INR 17000

Kumarakom Lake Resort
Overview: Aesthetically developed on the shores of the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Lake Resort has been bestowed The Heritage Resort status. The property has been exquisitely landscaped with numerous canals meandering in and around the 22 cottages reconstructed over the 10 acres of picturesque greenery overlooking the stretch of the lake. Each cottage pertains to traditional style of the illams (homesteads) and have a legacy. The cottages have been painstakingly plucked from various villages in Kerala and transplanted.

Kumarakom Lake Resort
Guests can explore the backwaters on transformed kettuvallams (traditional rice boats converted to cozy houseboats) even spending a whole night on the lake. Right on the bank of the lake is the swimming pool with a jacuzzi enclosure – a real magical viewing spot of the lake and horizon. Ayurmana, the 200 years old nalukettu (four sided mansion) provides ayurvedic care and yoga sessions. The fabulous ettukettu (eight sided mansion) restaurant serves some lipsmacking Native, Indian, Continental and Chinese gourmets. A fully equipped conference hall provides for corporate holiday meetings. For a feel of the traditional performing arts there are renderings of Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, and Koothu….
Kumarakom Lake Resort
Getting There:
By Flight: You can come down to Kumarakom from the Nedumbassery Intl. Airport at Kochi, in Ernakulam Dist.(90 KM) and also from the Trivandrum Intl. Airport (180 KM) by car.
By Rail: You can come from Ernakulam (65 KM), Alappuzha (39 KM), Cherthala (22KM) and from Kottayam Rly Station (15 KM) by car or in passenger bus.
Kumarakom Lake Resort
By Road: From Munnar (165 KM) and from Thekkady (125 KM) you can come to Kumarakom through Kottayam by car or passenger bus.
By Auto / Car from Kumarakom
It is only one kilometer south of Kumarakom Govt Boat Jetty and is 2 KM south west of Kumarakom Market Junction.
Kumarakom Lake Resort
Name of the Road: Illikkalam Lake Resort is on the right side of the Ammankary-Nava Nazareth Road, just 150 meters before Nava Nazareth Junction in Kumarakom.

By car from Bangalore(Route One)

Bangalore, Mysore, Gundalpet Road,Muthanga, Sulthan Bathery, Kalpetta, Kozhikode,N.H 17, Edapally, N.H 47, Deviate from N.H 47 To right – Cherthala, Thaneermukkam bund,Turn Right, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, B.S.N.L Tower near Kumarakom Boat Jetty,Turn Right , Radisson Plaza, Illikkalam Lake Resort.

By car from Bangalore(Route One): 

Bangalore, Mysore, Gundalpet Road,Muthanga, Sulthan Bathery, Kalpetta, Kozhikode,N.H 17, Edapally, N.H 47, Deviate from N.H 47 To right – Cherthala, Thaneermukkam bund,Turn Right, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, B.S.N.L Tower near Kumarakom Boat Jetty,Turn Right , Radisson Plaza, Illikkalam Lake Resort.

By car from Bangalore (Route Two):

Bangalore, Hosoor, Dharmapuri, Salem, N.H 47, Erode, Coimbathore, Palakkad, Trichur, Angamaly, Alwaye, Edapally, Vaitala, Deviate from N.H 47 To right – Cherthala, Thaneermukkam bund, Turn Right, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, B.S.N.L Tower near Kumarakom Boat Jetty, Turn Right , Radisson Plaza, Illikkalam Lake Resort.

From Madurai: Theni, Kumaly, Kanjirapally, Mundakayam, Kottayam, Kumarakom


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Kerala Backwater Tours


Kerala Backwater Tour – The Ultimate Name For Serenity
Located on the sea shores in the Southern part of India, Kerala is mesmerizing land of letters, lakes and latex. The three components pronounce the rich natural, cultural and ethical beauty of the land rightly known as ‘God’s Own Country’. A haven of a place, it is embroidered with pristine sand stretches and azure waters of sea at its periphery that make Kerala tour a must for beach lovers. Backwaters are amongst the several highlights of Kerala tour packages as they oozes out natural exuberance that Kerala stands.

The abundance of natural beauty of Kerala is enhanced with the presence of innumerable water bodies donning the land. Across Kerala the merging of fresh water of rivers and salted sea water gave birth to backwaters. The backwaters of Kerala are a series of brackish lakes, rivers and lagoons that includes both manmade and natural water bodies created by the action of waves and shore currents that resulted into the formation of low barrier islands across Kerala. Kerala backwater tours nourish the soul with natural vivacity and beauty of backwaters coupled with enchanting greenery surrounding.

Sail the Traditional Houseboat: Traditional ‘Kettuvalloms’ were boats created by binding up large logs of trees together and were used as a means of transportation. In today’s times these are converted into lavish cruises, though traditional in design and approach are replete with all the modern comforts.

Traversing through the backwaters, the view is heavenly with rippling sounds of water, banks of which are covered with shady coconut trees providing best sights of Kerala tour.

Meandering through the backwaters on these houseboats one gets an opportunity to get up close and personal with the local life residing on the shores and experience the delectable flavours of Kerala. A well furnished houseboat has ample space in it for a romantic and comfortable rendezvous with tranquility. The lavish and modern versions of these houseboats includes rooms with attached bath, open lounge and deck, kitchen along with crew members and cook ensuring complete comfort while for those on a backwater tour to Kerala.

Famed Backwater Destinations in Kerala: The famed backwater destinations in Kerala first include the quaint Kumarakom backwaters; a cluster of small islands, Kumarakom is embellished with azure waters of Lake Vembanad. Gliding on the shimmering waters of Kumarakom one also gets to pass through a bird sanctuary. Alleppey or Alappuzha is another ‘not to be missed’ destination while on a Kerala tour. The abundance of water in the region helps the crops of rice flourish immensely making Kuttand in Alappuzha the famed ‘Rice Bowl’. People visit this part of Kerala to witness an annual Snake Boat Race which is one of the most exciting and beautiful sights of Kerala tour.

Explore the rice paddy before leaving for enchanting Kochi backwaters. The town of Kochi attracts highest numbers of tourists for its rich cultural lineage, spectacular backwaters and sun-kissed beaches. A famous backwater destination, Kollam charm visitors with its simplicity and spirituality. A visit to Kollam takes the tranquil effect of backwater Kerala tour a step further; Lake Ashtamudi adds to its physical charms where as the presence of ancient temples makes it a hit amongst the lovers of art and architecture.

Short Escape to Kerala


6 days Kerala tours takes you through Kovalam, Kumarakom, Thekkady and Cochin…


Short Escape to Kerala
Tour Details: Starting from Trivandrum this 6 days Kerala tours takes you through Kovalam, Kumarakom, Thekkady and Cochin.
Highlights:
Cost Includes :
  • Current Taxes.
  • Two way transfers to the nearest airport / railway station.
  • Accommodation in base category rooms of hotel as per your hotel choice.
  • Buffet breakfast,Lunch or Dinner
  • Inter – hotel transfers, sightseeing by AC car basis as per itinerary(A/c Ambassador)
  • Sightseeing – mentioned below included by AC transportation (except on the boat).
  • One child below 5 yrs free sharing in parents room .

Kindly Note: The rates are subjects to change without prior notice.
Day Wise Breakup

Day 1: Trivandrum – Kovalam: On arrival at Trivandrum, our representative will recieve you at the airport. Transfer to the hotel in Kovalam. Afternoon sightseeing of Trivandrum, including Padhmanabha Swamy temple, Museum, Horse Palace, Art Gallery. Evening free at Kovalam Beach, followed by overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Kovalam – Kumarakom: After breakfast, depart for Kumarakom. On arrival, hotel check-in. Later visit to the near by bird sanctuary for bird watching. Return to the hotel for lunch. Afternoon free for leisure. In the evening, enjoy a sunset cruise. Return to the hotel for dinner, followed by O/N stay.

Day 3: Kumarakom House Boat: Today, you’ll be transferred to the Houseboat. Spend the day cruising on a traditional Kerala Houseboat. Watch the local farmers irrigating farmland below sea level.Evening you ‘ll be anchored along the lake side. O/N stay.
Day 4: Kumarakom – Thekkady: Transfers to Thekkady & check in to Hotel Taj Garden Retreat. Afternoon we explore the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary which spreads over 777 sq km, roughly half of which is dense evergreen forest, savannah grassland and moist deciduous forest. O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Thekkady – Cochin: After breakfast, transfer to Cochin and later hotel check-in. Afternoon depart for a sightseeing city tour of Cochin – Fort Cochin, spice markets, antique shopping, Synagogue and chinese fishing nets. Return to the hotel for lunch. Evening at leisure, followed by O/N stay.
Day 6: Departure: After breakfast, transfer to the nearest airport/station for your onward journey.

Taj Best of Kerala With Varkala


6 nights / 7 Days Package. Destinations – Cochin -Thekkady- Kumarakom- Varkala


Kerala Tours

Taj Best of Kerala with Varkala
Tour Details: Starting from Cochin, this 7 days Kerala tours packages takes you through Cochin, Thekkady, Kumarakom and the virgin beaches of Varkala.
Highlights: Taj Best of Kerala Tour Packages covering destinations – Cochin -Thekkady- Kumarakom- Varkala (6 nights / 7 Days Package)
Day Wise Breakup

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Day 1 : Arrival at Cochin – Arrival at Cochin airport, meet & greet and later transfer to Taj Malabar Hotel. After lunch enjoy the city tour of Cochin, which includes the Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace, and Chinese Fishing Nets etc. Overnight at Taj Malabar.
Day 2 : Depart to Thekkady – Morning after breakfast proceed to Thekkady, following a journey through spectacular countryside. Arrive in the hill-station of Periyar. Check in to your Taj Garden Retreat hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Taj Garden Retreat Thekkady.

Day 3 : Thekkady (Periyar) – In the morning you can enjoy a boat ride in the Periyar lake- an artificial lake, at Thekkady. Here the high ranges of the Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grasslands. Below this thick green canopy roam herds of elephants, sambars, tigers, gaurs, lion tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs. Overnight stay at Taj Garden Retreat Thekkady.
Day 4 : Transfer to Kumarakom – Morning after breakfast proceed to Kumarakom. The backwater houses a variety of species of both

fauna and flora. They are rich with marine life namely the exclusive ‘Kumarakom Karimeen’ (pearl spotted fish), Konju (tiger prawns), Njandu (crabs), Chemeen (prawns) and many more. Overnight at Taj Garden Retreat Kumarakom.
Day 5: Transfer to Varkala – Morning after breakfast proceed to Varkala, a seaside tourist resort.Varkala is also an important pilgrimage center. The final resting place of Sree Narayana Guru, the great social reformer of Kerala, is near Varkala atop a hill named Sivagiri. Overnight at Taj Garden Retreat Varkala.
Day 6: Varkala – The whole day for your leisure, enjoy the golden sandy beach or experience an ayurvedic massage (optional). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Depart to Home – Morning transfer to the airport for departure flight/train.
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