Kumarakom, a calm village on the Vembanad Lake, is a tourist spot located near the city of Kottayam. It is noted for its enchanting backwaters as well as the enticing Bird Sanctuary. It is a nature lovers paradise. Since it is a top tourist attraction, Kumarakom is home to a number of backwater resorts and houseboats. Unlike Alleppey, Kumarakom backwaters are less crowded. But it has more beautiful resorts in different categories on the banks of the lake.

Wondering whether to choose Alleppey or Kumarakom. Find out here.

The best luxury resorts of this place are:

Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters and Beyond

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There are 27 luxurious villas all facing the lake with some private pools and a large swimming pool. There is also a performance deck, restaurants, a gym, a community hall, and a spa. The courteous service staff will give their best to make your stay memorable. The rooms are spacious, and the food can be customised. This resort also offers an option for a houseboat cruise. There are 44 guest rooms, ideal for a honeymoon as well as a family vacation. The resort has an in-house spa named Spaveda. The spa has experienced doctors who can carry out health and also beauty treatments of a high standard.

Average room rates: INR 15000-17000

Room tips:

  • Go for the pool village facing the lake.
  • If budget permits, don’t miss out on the premium lakefront villas.

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Kumarakom Lake Resort

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Kumarakom Lake Resort is a blend of luxury and heritage. There are 64 Premium villas with ayurvedic treatments, cruises, treks, cultural programmes, as well as houseboat facilities. It has won the prestigious World Travel Awards many times. The resort has villas and suites built in traditional design. Unique open-top bathrooms are a speciality of this place. The resort has a multi-cuisine restaurant, a seafood bar, an infinity pool, a conference room as well as a fitness centre.

Average room rates: INR 18000- 30000

Room tips:

  • The pool villa is perfect for couples.
  • If you like the heritage villa, take one which faces the lake.
  • The most luxurious room is the Presidential Suite.


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Park Regis Aveda Kumarakom

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Park Regis Aveda Kumarakom is a boutique luxury resort. Right from the warm welcome, the high-quality service of the staff is commendable. The tasty food with all the spices in the correct measurement will be a gastronomical delight. The five-star facilities will make one not only comfortable but also rejuvenated. The rooms are arranged in such a way that it surrounds a super-sized 150-metre long infinity pool.

Average room rates: INR 8000-10000

Room tips:


  • Private pool villas are the best.
  • Go for villas instead of luxury rooms.
  • You get the best views from rooms facing the lake.
  • If you want good views of the pool, choose rooms on the terrace in the main block.
  • Terrace suites are ideal for families. They are the most spacious rooms and can accommodate four adults. They have two bedrooms.


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Vismaya Kumarakom

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Vismaya is a historic house restored and converted to a hotel with all modern amenities. However, the original architecture is intact. Since it has water on three sides, the house offers a panoramic view of the lake. The bathrooms outside the villas are its speciality. The food is excellent and the ambience, brilliant. The garnishing of the food served is worth mentioning. The place has hammocks, wooden swings, as well as sunbeds which allows guests to relax, read books or admire nature. One can watch the sunrise as well as the sunset from the deck where boats are anchored.

Average room rates: INR 8000-10000

Room tips:


  • The villa only has two bedrooms. Book the entire villa.
  • One of the rooms has a queen-sized bed and the other has twin beds.


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Coconut Lagoon

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Coconut trees surround the Coconut Lagoon as the name suggests. The old agrarian homes have been renovated with modern design. They are both eco-friendly and vibrant. The spic and span interiors with traditional food are worth mentioning. One can spend time watching the various species of birds. The cottages are spread all over the space and give a feeling of a village strewn with coconut trees.

Average room rates: INR 11000-13000

Room tips:


  • Bungalows offer great privacy and beautiful views.
  • Take the bungalow overlooking the lake.
  • Wi-Fi is available in rooms closer to the reception.
  • Private Pool Villa is amazing. It offers a scenic view of the paddy fields.


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The Taj Kumarakom Resort and Spa

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It is a renovated old colonial bungalow. With coconut water as the welcome drink; one will feel refreshed after spending a few days in the premium villas. The spacious rooms, as well as the meticulously well-maintained surroundings, are worth mentioning. They provide houseboat facilities including day cruise and also, a full day cruise with night stay. One can enjoy archery or duck and fish feeding. The resort becomes alive with the sound of music at night. The polite and attentive staff is always at service. It is an ideal place to relax and rejuvenate.

Average room rates: INR 13000-15000

Room tips:


  • Premium Villa with pool is the best. Go for it, if budget allows.
  • Take cottages facing the lake.
  • Cottages with open showers promise a great experience.
  • The rooms that are not part of the Bakers Bungalow are more luxurious and quieter.
  • Rooms near the swimming pool can get noisy.


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The Zuri Kumarakom

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It is a five-star deluxe spa resort. Every room has a private garden and also, a plunge pool. It houses the most extensive spa of South India. Since it is a winner of the ‘Best Resort Spa Hotel in India’, you can understand its quality. One can experience the oriental, occipital or even the authentic Ayurvedic spa. One can even spend time on yoga, meditation or quite a contemplation. Indian and international cuisine is served in its three restaurants – The Lime Tree, Laguna Bars, and Trunk Call Bar. It seems their motto is ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’.

Average room rates: INR 11000-13000

Room tips:


  • Presidential Pool Villa is the best. But it is expensive.
  • Make sure you choose the lake or lagoon facing rooms.
  • Cottages offer better privacy than normal rooms.
  • Rooms 301 to 312 enjoy a good location and provide beautiful views.
  • Cottages near the rare end of the property are better.


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Karma Chakra Kumarakom

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Karma Chakra is a very relaxing place to stay. The facility of riding a rice barge and having a floating lunch is an experience of a lifetime. Swimming pool, library, billiards room, gymnasium, and concierge service are some of its added perks. Food served is either local specialities, North Indian, Continental or Chinese.  Their hospitality is noteworthy. Spa and Kerala Ayurveda should be a must-try here to back oneself in the luxury of tranquillity.

Average room rates: INR 13000-15000

Room tips:


  • Choose rooms on the first floor to get the best views of the lake.
  • The ground floor rooms open to lush green lawns. They also offer lake views.


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Abad Whispering Palms Lake Resort

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The Abad Whispering Palms is another beautiful resort on the banks of the lake. A variety of room options are there like Bamboo Pool Villa, Cottage with private pool, Lagoon Facing Cottage, Garden Facing Cottage, and also, a suite. The serene landscape is truly mesmerising. Soak in the surreal experience of listening to the various bird calls. The top-notch room service, as well as the delicious food, will make you extend the holidays.

Average room rates: INR 5000-7000

Room tips:


  • Go for the lake facing cottages. They are more spacious and have excellent bathrooms.
  • Pool Villa is ideal for couples.


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Why visit Kumarakom?

The emerald green backwaters and the colourful birds are waiting for you to visit them. Plan a trip to the place as early as possible. In winters, the Siberian storks are its unique attraction. During the Onam time, the boat races on snake boats called Chundan Vallam is worth witnessing. More than 1000 Oarsmen participate in the event using boats of different shapes, sizes, and colours!

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