Kumarakom House Boat Kottayam District Kerala


Kumarakom is a small village 14km. west of Kottayam. It is a part of Kuttanad, which is a ' wonder land ', lying below sea level, comprising of a number of islands, in the back waters. Kumarakom Village covers an area of 5166 Ha of which 2413Ha is lake portion, 1500Ha is paddy fields and the remaining portion of 1253 Ha is dry land. Kumarakom is an unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interpersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies. Situated on the Vembanad Lake, this small water world has plenty of traditional country boats, crafts and canoes which will take you in to the heart of scenic Kerala. The resorts near by offer comfortable accomodation and exclusive leisure options like Ayurvedic massages, Yoga and meditation besides boating, fishing, angling and swimming.
Kumarakom House Boat Kottayam District Kerala
In the last Century, Henry Baker, an English man, attracted by the beauty of the place, selected Kumarakom as his residence and built a bungalow, obtaining 104 acres of land from the then Maharaja of Travancore. He also made a beautiful garden. Preserving the old style, the beautiful bungalow of Baker has now been modified into the Taj Garden Retreat, a hotel with modern living facilities. The Kerala State Tourism Development Corporation is converting this place into a Tourist Complex. K.T.D.C. has constructed A.C. Cottages here and it runs a floating restaurant. The Corporation also provides boating facilities. Coconut lagoon is a beautiful resort here
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HOW TO GET THERE
 Nearest Airport -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.
Nearest  Railway stations - 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.
Road -From Munnar (165 KM) and from Thekkady (125 KM) you can come to Kumarakom through Kottayam by car or passenger bus.
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