Kumarakom is one of the most beautiful places in Kerala known for its backwaters. Read about the Best Things to do in Kumarakom with one day Kumarakom itinerary. Also how to make most of your time in Kumarakom along with a complete travel guide and places to visit in Kumarakom. I am including my recommendations for stay, food, and activities to do in Kumarakom in one day.
“Imagine waking up to the chirping of the birds, sunrise by the lake, fluttering butterflies, occasional pouring of rain, enjoying a cup of tea by beautiful Vembanad lake, walking along the lakeshore, kayaking in the backwaters, devouring delicious Kerala cuisines, and enjoying the slow life at the exotic location. Then Kumarakom is the destination to visit in Kerala.”
One of the most beautiful places in God’s Own Country- Kerala is Kumarakom. If you are looking for verdant greenery, backwaters, a serene environment, relaxation, colorful sunsets along with quiet local life- Kumarakom is the best destination to unwind with nature. Kumarakom is a bunch of little islands in the Vembanad Lake in Kerala, surrounded by numerous canals, and backwaters. It has a beautiful surrounding nature area and invites so many birds that you can spot during your visit.
Apart from natural beauty, Kumarakom is gifted with rich culture. It has beautiful churches, temples, and Mosques. You can see different communities living in harmony and living their simple way of life. It was quite fascinating for me to see their pure life without much use of technology. So, let’s take a tour of Kumarakom and its beautiful scenery and how to make most of your one day in Kumarakom along with the best things to do in Kumarakom.
- 1 Frequently Asked Questions
- 2 Best Things to do in Kumarakom
- 2.1 Stay at an exotic Resort in Kumarakom
- 2.2 Watch Sunset Over Vembanad Lake
- 2.3 Go for Birdwatching
- 2.4 Feel the Charm of Backwaters
- 2.5 Take an Ayurvedic Massage
- 2.6 Stay in Houseboat for Entire Day/Night
- 2.7 Enjoy Kathakali Performance
- 2.8 Go for Fishing
- 2.9 Indulge in Water activities
- 2.10 Visit the Local Village Aymanam
- 2.11 Visit St Mary’s Church(Kottayam Cheriapally), Kottayam
- 2.12 Visit Toddy Shops in Kumarakom
- 2.13 Explore the Offbeat Places – Thazhathangady Juma Masjid
- 2.14 Take a Day trip to MaraiKulam(Marari) Beach
- 2.15 Visit the Vagamon Hillstation
- 3 Tips on visiting Kumarakom
- 4 Places to visit in Kumarakom in One Day: Kumarakom Sightseeing itinerary
- 5 Shopping in Kumarakom
- 6 Best Places to Stay in Kumarakom
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Kumarakom Located and How to get to Kumarakom?
Kumarakom is a popular destination in Kerala famous for its backwaters. It is located approx 50 km from Kochi, the capital of Kerala. The nearest airport is Kochi. You can easily reach Kumarakom by bus, train, or by car. The nearest railway station is Kottayam located 16 kilometers away.
What is the best time to visit Kumarakom?
The best time to visit Kumarakom is from September to March. The weather is pleasant and comfortable. If you plan your visit during winter then you can see many migratory birds. The summers are hot and humid so try to avoid the summer season from April-June. Also, flooding is common in Monsoon, so avoid that time.
Which place is better, Alleppey or Kumarakom?
Kerala is famous for its Backwaters. Both Alleppey and Kumarakom offer an almost similar experience. It is difficult to choose one. But Kumarakom and Alleppey both are special in different ways. Kumarakom is located in the backdrop of the Vembanad lake, which is the largest lake in the state of Kerala. It is well known for its bird sanctuary, mangrove forests, paddy fields, coconut groves, etc. If you wish to get away from the hustle-bustle of the city then Kumarakom is the best place to be. Kumarakom is much more rural and has more luxury resorts than Alleppey.
Alleppey lies on the coastline of the Arabian sea and is well known for its beautiful Alleppey backwaters, beaches, tropical village life, temples, and boat races. It is one of the cleanest and oldest planned backwater towns in Kerala. If you are looking for a houseboat stay with viewing village life & backwater beauty, Alleppey is good, if you are looking for just a houseboat ride in a lake then Kumarakom is good for it.
If you are low on budget and wish for an affordable budget houseboat, it is a wise decision to choose Alleppey as your tourist destination. Alleppey backwater day tour is cost-effective and affordable. Hence if you are looking for peace of mind during your stay, Kumarakom is the best choice for you as here you can enjoy the quiet atmosphere and rejuvenate yourself. It offers silent and scenic natural beauty.
However, if you are planning for a long stay, both the places are worth visiting and are amazing on their own. Various houseboats provide Alleppey to Kumarakom houseboat packages that can help you to visit both destinations during your Kerala trip.
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Best Things to do in Kumarakom
So read on about the best of Kumarakom and how to make most of it in one day.
Stay at an exotic Resort in Kumarakom
You will love the quiet atmosphere of Kumarakom and you will immediately fall in love with the place. Kumarakom offers everything you need for a relaxing vacation and unwinding at a beautiful place. If you are looking for just a leisure vacation, Kumarakom won’t disappoint you. The backwaters of Kumarakom are lined with many beautiful resorts as per your budget and choices. I love western ghats and stayed at Koyana resort for nature trails, and I realized how much only one destination can offer just by chilling at one place!
During my Kerala trip, I stayed at Coconut Lagoon Resort- A property of CGH earth and I fell in love the moment I arrived! It had beautiful surroundings, located inside Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary with a large swimming pool, wooden Kerala style cottages, beautiful sitting arrangements by the lake while soaking into the golden hour and so many activities to do at the property itself!
Almost all the properties in Kumarakom have a beautiful lawn, huge walking area, hammocks, a vast Swimming Pool, coconut groves, canals throughout the property, and offers Kerala-style cuisines to satiate your taste buds and I guess this is enough to just unwind and relax during your vacation.
Just relax, have so many coconuts during the day and see the life by the backwaters or listen to the chirping of birds and do nothing or read a Book! I must say you will definitely love the hospitality of Kerala people, especially from the resort person. Everything will be taken care of well from their end and you will forget your worries at home!
Being so calm and quiet relaxing place it is most famous among honeymoon couples. Just relaxing and soaking into the slow life can be one of the top things to do in Kumarakom.
Watch Sunset Over Vembanad Lake
I have experienced so many sunsets and sunrises in India and the United States of America. I am totally sunset person! I have watched the best sunset at Rann of Kutch in India but this year I found beautiful colors of sunset over the Vembanad Lake. My resort Coconut Lagoon was located right beside the lake and had a pretty setting to watch the sunset.
I didn’t need to go anywhere to experience the changing colors of the sun! It provided uninterrupted views of the setting sun across the horizon. If you are a sunset person like me, add watching the sunset by the lake as one of the must things to do in Kumarakom. Just sit by the lawn of the resort and see the changing colors of the sun! Don’t forget your camera to capture those moments and click the changing colors over the Lake!
Go for Birdwatching
Do you know that Kumarakom has Bird Sanctuary? Probably one of the best places to see in Kumarakom is the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Spread out over 14 hectares, on the banks of Vembanad lake Kumarakom bird sanctuary is one of the most popular birds watching spots in India.
You can get to see a variety of birds and how they grow their family in the lovely atmosphere of Kumarakom. Most of the birds you see here are residents of Kumarakom but many migratory birds can see in the winter season. So if you are a bird lover and love clicking birds with your camera lenses, do visit in the winter season. Bird watching is one of the best activities to do in Kumarakom with your kids and family.
People who come from June to August get to see many rare species of birds like the Indian darter, Little Cormorant, different species of herons, egrets, and kingfishers, People are also able to see waterfowls, Cranes, Parrots, water ducks, cuckoo, and many other as well.
But if you are staying at the resort-like Coconut Lagoon, you will enjoy bird watching in the early morning hours at the resort itself, because it is located just beside the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. The resort offers bird watching tours for their guests in the morning and their in-house tour guide is amazing. I could see many birds during the early morning bird-watching session at the Coconut Lagoon.
Feel the Charm of Backwaters
Kerala is famous for its backwaters and Kumarakom has a network of canals and rivers that opens at Vembanad lake. If you are staying at the resort and not in a houseboat, you can take a boat ride through the backwaters of Kumarakom. The boat sizes may vary according to the people and how luxurious you want!
Even the resorts offer their own boat trips according to your choices. You can take a speed boat, ‘Shikara’ type, or something typical Kerala style as per your convenience and budget. Kumarakom and its surrounding make it a perfect place to visit with green hills and coconut groves.
The Shikara boats are mostly Motor operated and you can tour the whole lagoon through these boats for an hour or so. You will pass through narrow canals, local villages, and mangrove forests. It is the best way to see the village life and how locals live by the lake, of a kind experience you can’t miss in Kumarakom. You can see the locals doing their daily chores, fishing, cleaning clothes, and so on. So, Boatride of backwaters is one of the must-do things in Kumarakom.
Take an Ayurvedic Massage
Kerala is most famous for its Ayurvedic Massages in the world! One of the prime reasons Kerala is famous for its Ayurveda is its richness in resources and fair climate makes it the perfect place to experience Ayurveda for holistic healing. so, you will find many massage centers at every nook and corner in Kerala.
Also, Most of the resorts have an Ayurvedic Spa facility on their premises. There are different types of massages that will give you complete rejuvenation of the body. so, don’t forget to add ayurvedic massage to one of your lists of things to do in Kumarakom.
The types of massages that are famous in Kumarakom are Shirodhara, Neck and Back Massage, Foot Massage, full body massage, head massage, etc. Also, Panchkarma is famous to treat illnesses of the body. Most of the time, the oil used for massage in Kumarakom is coconut oil, along with other Ayurvedic oils mixed in it.
The aroma is shooting. And the message really does good to the blood circulation in the body. The bliss of nature, coupled with some relaxing spa time can rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul while preparing you for the next big leap in your professional or personal world. So, I highly recommend adding a massage to your most popular things to do in Kumarakom.
Stay in Houseboat for Entire Day/Night
One of the top things to do in Kerala is Houseboat stay as Kerala offers one of the unique experiences to you. As I described Kumarakom and Alleppey offer backwater lagoons, canals, and lakeshores. But of the most amazing and unique experiences is staying on a houseboat.
Imagine, sitting by the window of your room on a houseboat, sailing through the picturesque backwaters, and enjoying the pristine landscape, which can transport your thoughts to a surreal world. The green plantations surround the backwaters and as you continue to sail, the plantations seem to move along with you. The beautiful Vembanad Lake is the result of the union of 10 rivers, and that makes it one of the largest lakes you will ever see.
There are many providers offering overnight houseboat experience in Kumarakom as well. And many times, the resorts themselves have tie-up with these providers. So, that means the houseboat will come to your resort and you can onboard from there. The houseboats are not just equipped with basic amenities but also with luxury items. You will have a cook and a driver on board with you to serve your needs.
You can hire a room in a houseboat for a few hours or book it for the whole night. However, the journey usually starts during lunchtime– around 12 PM– and you can sail about on the backwaters till about 6 PM.
After that, the boats are anchored till around 7 AM, after which they set sail again. You can end your voyage after breakfast the next day at 10 AM. so, Houseboat sailing or staying in a houseboat is another must-have for your list of best things to do in Kumarakom.
Enjoy Kathakali Performance
If you are in Kerala, and you don’t watch Kathakali Show it would be unfair to leave the place before witnessing at least one Kathakali show. Kumarakom is an amazing place to enjoy Kathakali, which is one of the traditional dance forms of Kerala.
Some of the things that make this dance form really popular among travelers from all parts are its bold form, dynamic mudras, diverse facial expressions, and the charismatic accompanying rhythm make the ambiance magical and mythical. Kathakali’s performance includes the tales of Ramayana and Mahabharata.
But the most amazing thing about Kathakali which draws attention is the heavy facial makeup of artists and their dress. It takes 3-4 hours to apply the makeup on the face! If you are going to watch the show in any theatre, then make sure to reach early and see how they apply it! Whether you are artistically inclined, or not, witnessing a traditional art form performance must be on your list of things to do in Kumarakom. Also, almost all luxury resorts include cultural shows in the evening to treat their guests.
Go for Fishing
You are visiting a land of beautiful lakes and beaches and henceforth, you must add fishing to the list of things to do in Kumarakom. Fishing is the major activity in Kerala, so you can try it here. Regularly on houseboats, or, when your hotel is found appropriate on the backwaters, you can invest some energy in attempting your hands-on fishing.
Also, You don’t need any fancy types of equipment for the same! Most of the time, your houseboat person or resort staff can arrange it for you. If you love cooked fish, you will surely enjoy fresh catch, that too from your own hand as fisherman! Also, Kerala is famous for its seafood, so you devour the best fresh seafood whenever you want! But if you like spending some time outdoors, fishing is a great adventure activity to try your hands on!
Indulge in Water activities
Kumarakom enjoys slow life and you will love its serenity and peace, but hold on! Kumarakom also offers a few adventure activities which may engage you for a while. The real-life of Kumarakom’s backwaters lies in the inland channels of the rivers and Kayaking is the best way to explore it. Most of the Luxury resorts of Kumarakom offer the equipment for Kayaking and Canoeing.
You get to explore the narrow channels where other conventional boats cannot even think of going! The serene backwaters, swaying coconut palms and lush paddy fields make the village life of Kumarakom a memorable experience.
So, it offers you a heart-stopping exhilaration that is closer to nature, in total peace and serenity. You can catch a glimpse of a fisherman’s daily chores, children rushing to school, people transporting their commodities, women washing clothes, the fish catch of the day, or the other aspects of the village life- everything unfolds before your eyes.
So, if you are an adventure lover and love spending time in the water, go kayaking or canoeing in the backwaters of Vembanad lake in Kumarakom. Early morning and late evenings are the best time to see nature at its best, so this would be an ideal time to go Kayaking and Canoeing.
Most of the resorts have these activities at additional charges. But if your hotel or resort doesn’t offer it, then also you can book it through online agencies or other local companies. But always make sure they provide life jackets and give you proper guidance if you are a novice or do not have enough experience.
The tours usually run for two to four hours depending on sightseeing options like sunrise tours, river, and canal, local village tours, etc. But if you go for three or four hours of tour, you can see more interior parts of the landscape, vast paddy, and local village.
Visit the Local Village Aymanam
If you have already done with major Kumarakom tourist spots, then give the village visit a try. Tucked away in the outskirts of Kottayam city and 10 km from Kumarakom, the tiny village of Aymanam is very special in its own way. The village is very scenic with swaying coconut trees, unparalleled beauty, and cultural diversity.
Aymanam is a tiny village that has Lake Vembanad to its left and River Meenachil flowing from its right, nature has blessed this village parts like a boon. Almost 2/3rd of the land is covered with rice plantations. Kerala is a true ‘God’s Own Country’ where nature lives in every part of the state.
It came to be known in people’s eyes by the beautiful description of the village in Arundhati Roy’s Booker Prize-winning novel, The God of Small Things. In the novel, she describes her hometown as Aymanam and the place became internationally famous after Kumarakom. The term ‘Aymanam’ is derived from multiple languages.
‘Ay’ is a Tamil term that means five and ‘vanam’ is a Sanskrit word, meaning forest. But today, the village is famous for its Responsible Tourism. It also beckons visitors for undertaking bird watching tours, walking in paddy fields, visiting temples and churches, enjoying boat rides, and savoring coconut-rich delicacies. fondly, visiting Aymanam is one of the top things to do in Kumarakom.
As a part of Kerala Travel Mart 2022, I along with my group visited Aymanam to see the village and how it offers so many activities. The villagers live quite a simple life and they are mostly engaged in the activities of making arts & crafts from coconut or other local produces. I have learned about so many arts and crafts of India in Gujarat, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Maheshwar, and now Kerala. I love seeing weavers at work!
Here we came to know about making mates from Palm leaves, coir making from coconut husk, and modern techniques of coconut tree climbing to get the coconuts from the tree and local fishing. Also, you can learn about local spices along with ride paddy fields and banana trees. You can book these activities and handicrafts tours from Kerala tourism.
Visit St Mary’s Church(Kottayam Cheriapally), Kottayam
St. Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church, commonly known as Kottayam Cheriapally, is located in Kottayam. Cheriapally meaning ‘small church’ but looking at the church you will come to know that it is one of the oldest and most well-preserved churches in Kerala.
The church is dedicated to mother Mary and has the unique distinction of being the first church in India to get the relics of St. Mary. The church was built in 1579 but still, it has retained its old-world charm! The interior of the church is made with wooden architecture, beautiful Paintings, and innovative paintings.
I will not go deep into the history here but one thing would love to mention here is that when you visit Cheriapally, you may feel that the architecture greatly resembles that of some temples in Kerala. The big pillar known as ‘Dhwajastambh’ will be seen on the ground and you can see the religious flag on top like the Hindu temples ‘Dhwaja’.
Also, the niches in the walls accommodate hundreds of oil lamps. It is said that, when Hindus converted to Christianity, they continued their few rituals of Hinduism and it is reflected in the architecture of churches! So the churches in Kerala have some distinct styles of architecture from medieval times to till today.
The also church exhibits a blend of Kerala and Portuguese styles of architecture with the mural art on the church interiors depicting the major incidents in Jesus Christ’s life. The ceiling with tiles is adorned with various paintings but several of the wall paintings had faded with the passage of time. With its unique features and the exciting tales surrounding it, Kottayam Cheriapally is a must-visit Kumarakom sightseeing place for the love of traditional buildings and architecture.
You can visit the church from 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM from Monday to Friday, Closed on Saturday and Sunday from 07.30 AM to 3.30 PM.
Visit Toddy Shops in Kumarakom
When you are in Kerala, you can’t miss tiny wooden shantis(shops) in the local language tucked away in greenery and backwaters! These Toddy shanties (Commonly known as Toddy Shops) are local wine shops of sorts and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions of palm sap. You will hear multiple names for Toddy in Kerala – Palm Wine, Palm Toddy, etc which all are the product of different species of palm trees!
This palm sap derived from incising the clusters of coconut can be served in two forms. The alcoholic version called toddy in Kerala is mildly intoxicating, and if you’re a fan of sweet alcoholic beverages, you are likely to take a liking to it. The non-alcoholic version called Neera is the unfermented sap from coconut often called sweet toddy and is derived from the immature inflorescence of coconut. ‘Neera’ is available in many states in India including my state Gujarat.
But for the first time, I tested ‘Toddy’- the alcoholic version, but I didn’t like the taste. But surely I love drinking Neera-the original sap. I think if you come to Kerala and don’t try even a little sip of the palm wine, you really did miss out! A little sip will not kill you and you may end up regretting it. So, while cruising through the backwaters, must visit one of the Toddy shops and have a few conversations with locals over the glass of Toddy- one of the bucket list things to do in Kumarakom!
Explore the Offbeat Places – Thazhathangady Juma Masjid
If you are an architecture and history lover, you must visit Kerala once in your lifetime! Thazhathangady Juma Masjid is located near Kottayam on the banks of the Meenachali river. The mosque is one of the oldest mosques in India and is more than 1000 years old! It is believed that Habib Dinar (son of Malik Dinar who introduced Kerala to Islam) constructed the masjid.
Like Kerala Churches, this mosque is also built in the traditional Kerala style of architecture. It is considered a metaphor for cultural and ethnic harmony in Kerala. When you see the mosque, you will notice the beautiful exquisite wooden carvings and rich architecture. A square inner courtyard, an exquisitely carved wooden gabled roof, a traditional bathing area, and lovely latticed windows resembling a temple or a king’s palace make it a delight to behold.
Note– Only men are allowed entry to this historic site. Mosque timings: 07:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Take a Day trip to MaraiKulam(Marari) Beach
Marai Beach is located in Maraikulam Village-fishing village, located 40 km from Kochi and 27 km from Kumarakom, and is considered one of the best beaches in Kerala. The idyllic nature scene and white sand make it the perfect beach gateway from Kumarakom or Kochi. The beach is usually empty and is surrounded by a range of upscale resorts and restaurants. It is one of the best sandy beaches in South Kerala adorned with a lot of coconut trees making it one of the best places to visit Kumarakom.
If you just want to relax and have a private beach to yourself, visiting Marai Beach is the best thing to do in Kerala. You can have a fine dining experience at one of the upscale luxurious resort-like CGH Earth or ABAD Turtle resort. They have temporary huts on the beach and serve tasty food.
I had lunch at ABAD Turtle Beach, Marai on the way to Kumarakom and I totally enjoyed the local cuisines. Abad has one of the best multi-cuisine restaurants to satiate your taste buds. The resort overlooks the white sandy beach and has beautiful surroundings. It has a private beach where you can enjoy the peace of privacy! I loved visiting their butterfly garden- so close to nature!
Marari Beach is stunning and unspoiled, as it is still the lesser-known place to visit in Kerala. So, if you are in Kumarakom and need some beach time, you should visit Marari Beach during your Kerala vacation.
Visit the Vagamon Hillstation
Kerala is not just about the Backwaters and beaches but it has beautiful hill stations like Munnar, Palakkad, Vagamon, etc. Many of you know about Munnar and its famous tea plantations. I also love visiting tea gardens and I visited many in India from Darjeeling, Ooty, and Coonoor to Munnar during this trip.
But Vagamon is another beautiful hill station, at a drive of almost 2.5 hrs from Kumarakom. So, while staying in Kumarakom, if you would like to experience different terrains for a day, head to Vagamon for a day trip. Vagamon is a small hill station surrounded by a lush green landscape. Also, it is not visited by many tourists, so you can expect less crown than other popular places to visit in Kerala. Start your journey early in the morning, enjoy the surroundings, take a walk and have lunch at local restaurants and end the day by the backwaters. So, Vegamon is a perfect day trip to add to the list of things to do in Kumarakom.
Tips on visiting Kumarakom
- Most of the resorts offer Breakfast inclusive packages and free drinking water. Most of the resorts have multinational cuisines including North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, authentic Kerala cuisine, and continental and Italian to name a few.
- Most of the resorts are able to arrange for activities including boat riding, houseboat stay, Ayurvedic massage, Cultural shows, etc. So, you have to just reach there and inform them about your plans. These, however, come at an additional cost.
- Wear comfortable cotton clothes, summer wears as Kerala is slightly humid and hot.
- Don’t forget to pack your swimwear with you as most of the resorts have a beautiful swimming pool.
- In most of the resorts, the staff understands English as well as Hindi. So, mostly communicating is not a problem.
Places to visit in Kumarakom in One Day: Kumarakom Sightseeing itinerary
How you can spend One day in Kumarakom- Visit Marari Beach when you arrive from Kochi to Kumarakom.
In Kumarakom, Start your day with a Bird watching tour (visiting Kumarakom Bird sanctuary) by taking the sunrise Backwater cruise. You can enjoy quiet village life along the backwaters of Kumarakom. Then come back to your resort for swimming and have a hearty breakfast at your resort.
Later visit a local village to learn about handicrafts and Toddy Shop. Enjoy the typical Kerala Lunch. Afternoon reserve for visiting the mosque and Cheraipally in Kottayam. In the evening, just spend time at the property or do some water activities like Kayaking or Canoeing and watch the sunset over the Vembanad lake.
Also, after dark enjoys cultural performance like Kathakali or Bharatnatyam at your resort. This could be a power-packed day, but trust me it’s possible to cover it in a day with proper planning.
Shopping in Kumarakom
Kumarakom is famous for its backwaters but you can pick up a few of the best souvenirs from your Kumarkom trip. You can buy traditional Kerala silk Sarees from small village shops. During your village tour, you can buy coir products and Palm leaf mates, etc. Also, you can buy antique items, hand-woven textiles, wood carvings, metalware, grass mats articles made of coconut shells, bamboo, etc. Few of the luxury resorts have souvenirs shops on the premises which can be helpful for the shopping in Kumarakom.
Best Places to Stay in Kumarakom
Kumarakom lake Resort: One of the best properties in Kumarakom. It has rooms, villas, and suites with luxurious, modern comforts. The resort is a blend of traditional Kerala architecture. It has a 250 m meandering Pool overlooking the Vembanad lake. If you are heading for a luxurious staycation, look no further and book the Kumarakom Lake Resort.
Coconut Lagoon CGH earth: CGH Properties are well renowned in South India and they are best known for their eco-friendly and sustainable efforts. I have personally stayed at the property and I can guarantee, you will love every bit of the moments you stay here. It is also located on the Vembanad Lake in the Kumarakom Bird century. They have lakeside private pool villas, Heritage Mansions, and Heritage Bungalows with 2 restaurants to choose your cuisines.
Lakesong Resort: If you are looking for a Budget stay, Lake Song Resort is the Best Place to stay in Kumarakom. It Features traditional Kerala architecture rooms with modern wooden furnishings. The best part of the resort is that outdoor dining is also available in the beautiful setting, the perfect place for honeymooners.
Aveda Kumarakom: If you are looking for the Bali vibes in India- head to this property in Kumarakom! Aveda Kumarakom is the newest boutique luxury resort in the picturesque and naturally endowed lake Vembanad backwaters. The star attraction of the resort is its 150 m long infinity swimming pool and all the villas are arranged around the pool! I had lunch at this resort and they served such delicious food for all of us.
Note: I was invited to explore Kerala as a part of Kerala Travel mart 2022. I was hosted by KTM and explored Kumarakom as a part of their Premart tour. However, all opines are my own.
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