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Kumarakom Tours
Kumarakom Tailormade Holidays

Perched sleepily amongst a tangle of lush tropical waterways known as the Keralan backwaters, Kumarakom is technically a cluster of islands on Lake Vembanad.

Kerala's back country water-ways seem far removed from the universe most of us inhabit, because of the seclusion and beauty, yet they are linked to the rest of the world in a very real way, and have been for at least two millennia. In earlier times, if less so today, these very waterways were the starting point for the transport of south Indian spices, which eventually found there way to the distant shores of Europe and beyond.

Formed by 40 odd rivers that flow to the Arabian Sea from the Cardamom hills in the Western Ghats, this network of rivers, canals, lakes and estuaries comprises one of India's most beautiful areas - a rural expanse of verdant coconut groves and rice paddies. In Malayalam, the language of Kerala, the backwaters are known as Kuttanad, "the land of short people", a reference, perhaps, to the fact that the farmers seen working here are often knee-deep in paddy fields. Even today coconut, pepper, coir, rice and other such products of the region are carried along these waterways in traditional boats called kettuvallams.

Spread across 14 acres is the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist's paradise. The sanctuary is a favoured haunt of migratory birds. A cruise along the Vembanad Lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Kumarakom, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to India

Houseboats | Kerala | India
Captivating Kerala
7 days FROM $1,599

Uncover the delights of tropical Kerala in India's deep south. Visit historic Fort Kochi, the picturesque hill station of Munnar with its verdant tea plantations and spend a night aboard a houseboat, gliding along the tranquil, palm fringed backwaters.

House boat on the backwaters | Kerala | India
Golden Triangle & Kerala
14 days FROM $3,369

Uncover the delights of India’s famed Golden Triangle - Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, then head south to tropical Kerala. Visit historic Fort Kochi and the picturesque hill station of Munnar with its verdant tea plantations, relax in sleepy Kumarakom and spend a night aboard a house-boat, gliding along the palm fringed backwaters.

The backwaters | Kerala | India
Classic Kerala
9 Days FROM $2,299

Combining historic Kochi, the hill station of Munnar and a houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Kerala. In nine sunfilled days feast upon the amazing natural wonders, wildlife, beauty and diversity of stunning Kerala - God's own country.

Tea plantation | Kerala | India
Beautiful South
14 days FROM $3,459

Chennai, Pondicherry and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Kochi, colonial hill stations and a rice boat cruise on the Keralan backwaters. An action packed fortnight in the Southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, that simply has it all!

Tailormade Holidays to Kumarakom

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Kumarakom.

Backwater Ripples, Kumarakom
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Backwater Ripples is a stylish hotel with spacious rooms, spread over 7 acres of landscaped gardens.

Eastend Lakesong, Kumarakom
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Nestled among the serene backwaters of Kumarakom, Eastend Lakesong comprises of 8 acres of facility packed leisure land. Guests sleep in Villas and Cottages which are all well furnished with colourful interiors and comfortable beds. The onsite restaurants offer an excellent selection of local and international cuisine. Why not treat yourself to a relaxing massage at the Ayurveda on site Spa? The perfect way to unwind.

Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kumarakom
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid-range Boutique Hotel

Kumarakom Lake Resort is stylish resort with suites, villas and houseboat accommodation.

Taj Garden Retreat, Kumarakom
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Taj Graden Retreat is a converted 123-year-old colonial bungalow with luxury villas, heritage rooms, charming cottages and quaint houseboats.

Zuri Kumarakom Resort, Kumarakom
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Zuri Kumarakom is a luxurious resort with plush rooms and cottages.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!


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