Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom


Accomodation Budget: Luxury
Class: 5 Star
Best Suited For
Business and Leisure Travellers.
Accomodation Theme
3/4/5 Star Hotels, Backwater Cottages,

Quick Info

Vivanta by Taj is one of the most luxurious resorts in the scenic town of Kumarakom in Kerala. The hotel building is a 150-year old bungalow built by Henry Baker, an English missionary. The rustic environment around the building is still kept intact. The hotel provides an amazing view of the lagoon. The suites and villas in the property are elegantly designed and are equipped with all the luxuries you can expect.

Rankings & Ratings

  • Hospitality
  • Property
  • Value for money
Editor's Rankings

#6 in 14 Accommodations in Kumarakom
#2 in 2 3/4/5 Star Hotels in Kumarakom
#6 in 14 Backwater Stays in Kumarakom

"A luxurious five-star hotel in a rustic environment having plenty of fun activities."

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

Vivanta by Taj in Kumarakom is one of the best five-star resorts in the town. The natural environment in and around the property is beautiful. The lagoon looks serene and delightful. You can enjoy learning special dishes from the chefs at the restaurant. There are so many activities offered at the hotel and each one of them are worth trying, especially the backwater cruise. But since the atmosphere is a little rustic, you cannot expect the look of the property to be very modern.


  • Luxurious services and hospitable staff.
  • Beautiful view of the lagoon.
  • The cruise in the lake is a nice experience.
  • Plenty of in-house activities, even for kids.
  • Great cooking lessons from chef.


  • The pool is not very well-maintained.
  • Not everyone may like the food.
  • You cannot expect too much cleanliness.
  • Sometimes, mosquitoes may be a problem.


  • Swimming Pool
  • Veg Restaurant
  • Non-Veg Restaurant
  • Beer Parlour
  • Card Payments
  • Elevators
  • Safe Parking
  • WiFi Internet
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Laundry

Detailed Info

Vivanta by Taj is one of the best five-star resorts in Kumarakom. The town of Kumarakom is a beautiful backwater destination located in the Kottayam district of Kerala. The Taj hotel is more than a century old and was built by Henry Baker, an English missionary. The bungalow he built is famously known as the little jewel of Kumarakom. The bungalow later turned into a five-star hotel with a rustic environment. The heritage rooms, endearing cottages and the luxury pool villas of the hotel have a graceful design with all the comforts.

The hotel has three restaurants namely Currymen, Easy and Open. They serve specially designed meals with seafood being the specialty. The hotel also offers awesome backwater cruises where guests can cherish some of the most splendid views of Kumarakom. Apart from this, there is a fitness centre, Ayurveda spa and plenty of leisure services at the hotel. The banquet halls in the hotel are ideal for business meets and wedding receptions

Hotel Rules

  1. Check-in Time 12:00 PM, Check-out Time 10:00 AM.

Special Notes

  • Sightseeing tours and car rentals can be arranged.
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is very close to the property.

Activities Offered*

  • Ayemenem Cruise and Sadhya Lunch.
  • Nature Walk.
  • Lamp Lighting Ritual.
  • Croquet and Badminton.
  • Fitness Centre.
  • Rabbit and goose enclosure.
  • Indoor games.
  • Cookery demonstration.
  • Pedal boats.
  • Row boats.
  • Pottery classes.
  • Fishing and Fishing rod making.
  • Bicycle rides.
  • Fish feeding.
  • Scrabble, chess and carom.

Rooms Types

Superior Charm

Superior Charm rooms have an indoor space of 272 to 317 sq ft.  They look modern with influences of Kerala architecture. These rooms have a mini bar, DVD player, LCD television and retro designed bathrooms with a bathtub. Guests here can enjoy a one-hour boat ride in the lake.

  • Air Conditioner
  • Geyser
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Room Service
  • Bath Tub
  • Balcony

Deluxe Delight

The Deluxe Delight rooms are located around the lagoon. They are cosy cottage structures with a balcony and lagoon view. They have an indoor space of 378 sq ft. The rooms have easy access to the fitness and business centres and dining areas.

  • Air Conditioner
  • Geyser
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Room Service
  • Bath Tub
  • Balcony

Deluxe Allure Villa

The Deluxe Allure Villas are located around the lagoon and have an indoor space of 378 sq ft. These are spacious and luxurious villas with large glass doors that open to a veranda. The villas have an open-air garden shower. The villas have private sit-outs amid lush greenery and a serene lily pond. 

  • Air Conditioner
  • Geyser
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Room Service
  • Bath Tub
  • Balcony

Premium Temptation Villa with Private Pool

The Premium Temptation Villas are the most luxurious rooms in the hotel. They provide maximum privacy. They have private sit-outs and private plunge pools with a Jacuzzi amid lush greenery and the exhilarating experience of open-air garden showers. The large glass doors open to a veranda with a chaise lounge and Kerala coir swing. Spread across 1600 sq ft, the villa offers superb views of the Vembanad Lake

  • Air Conditioner
  • Geyser
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Room Service
  • Bath Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • Balcony

*Activities offered by the Accomodation may be limited in number or may change without prior notice depending on the season, demand and other factors. Please request for the details at the time of booking. Availing these activities may have aditional charges depending on the package you opt for.