Kumarakom is a tiny hamlet on the banks of a lagoon formed by the Vembanadu lake. It is a picturesque world of backwaters, thatched houseboats, Cormorants, Chinese fishing nets and swaying palms. An ideal getaway if there ever was one. Originally built by an English missionary 123 years ago, Baker's Bungalow, as Taj Garden Retreat Kumarakom was then called, housed four generations of the Baker family. Set in rustic surroundings on the edge of the picturesque Vembanadu Lake, the Taj Garden Retreat Kumarakom has 22 rooms including rooms in cottages and in houseboats anchored in the lake. Taj Hospitality combined with the choice offered by Iris Holidays will take you through a totally memorable backwater holiday.
When you arrive at Cochin airport, you will be met by our representative and we will proceed to Kumarakom. Azure backwaters, swaying palms, and floating houseboats. These are a few of the things that inspired English Missionary Henry Baker, in the late 19th century, to acquire land on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Today, it is known as the Taj Garden Retreat, Kumarakom. Often referred to as the little jewel of Kumarakom, it still maintains the beauty of its rustic surroundings. The 123-year-old colonial bungalow houses newly built Luxury Villas, heritage rooms and charming cottages. At this idyllic retreat, guests can look forward to practicing the art of doing nothing or keeping themselves busy with a variety of experiences, from nature to adventure, from culture to cuisine, and from rejuvenation to religion.
After breakfast proceed to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and enjoy the scenic surroundings.Enjoy the scenes in a Kerala country side -skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed down paddy fields, local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes and swaying coconut palms. All meals will be served on board. Overnight stay at houseboat. Return to the resort after sightseeinga and do a complimentary consulting with Ayurveda doctor. Spend evening relaxing near the beautiful Vembanadu Lake at the resort.
After breakfast checkout from the Taj Garden Retreat in Kumarakom .We will proceed to Alleppey and check in to a premium gold rated houseboat. Set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditional Kerala Houseboat after lunch. Sit back and relax while the boat cruises through the narrow serene backwater canals of Kumarakom and Alleppey. Overnight stay at houseboat.
Enjoy the morning at your leisure and checkout of the hotel after breakfast. We will drop you back for the departure flight back home from Trivandrum/ Kochi for your trip back home, feeling contended about a wonderful honeymoon you spent at God's Own Country like so many of our guests.
This map shows the distance from Cochin International Airport to Kumarakom, Alleppey and back to Cochin International Airport; covering 198KMS.
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