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Hotels in KumaraKom
With its enchanting backwaters, Kumarakom is one of the most popular tourist destinations of south India. Visitors have plenty of leisure options to choose from. Boating and fishing facilities are available and tourists can choose holiday packages on house boats also. There are a lot of good hotels and resorts in Kumarakom, many with facilities for traditional Ayurvedic therapies.
Among the 5 star hotels, there is The Taj Garden Retreat which is 20km from Kottayam railway station. It is set in beautiful surroundings on the banks of Lake Vembanad. The hotel has 22 rooms including rooms in cottages and in house boats which are anchores in the lake. The hotel arranges backwater cruises and facilities are also available for wind surfing and water skiing.
The Golden Water Resort has a perfect location, an intricate network of canals intersects the resort with swaying coconut palms and spice gardens all around. It has 28 charming cottages on the banks of the canals with cobbled pathways and rustic bridges. At Golden Waters, there are regular cultural performances by well known artistes demonstrating ancient dance forms like Kathakali, Mohiniattam and Kalaripayattu.
Water Scapes is a 4 star backwater resort which is run by KTDC. It is tucked away in the beautiful mangroves around the Vembanad Lake. Waterscapes offers a holiday experience like no other. It has 30 charming cottages built on banks of canals which are accessible by boats and pathways. One will never be short of fun filled activities at Waterscapes like canoeing on traditional boats, Angling in the canals around the cottages and trekking in the mangrove forests.
Besides these, there are other hotels like Backwater Ripples, Kumarakom Lake Resort, Coconut Lagoon, The Windsor Castle and Whispering Palms lake Resort which can be booked online any time of the year.