Backwater Holiday Package at Taj Garden Retreat Kumarakom

Backwater Holiday Package at Taj Garden Retreat Kumarakom (3 Nights)- Overview

Kumarakom, a waterside hamlet of thatched houseboats gently chugging along peaceful inlets fringed with coconut groves.  Relax and unwind at the Taj Garden Retreat, a former colonial hideaway for the English missionary Baker family, known colloquially as, ‘Baker’s Bungalow’.  By the edge of the Vembanadu Lake, this will be your base for this tantalising foray into paradise offering a mixture of accommodation within the villa and in rustic cottages in the grounds.  Explore Kumarakom on foot and enjoy lakeside walks and the amazing birdlife.

The tour includes time on one of the enchanting houseboats.  You will spend one day and night on board one of the charming thatched houseboats which ply the waterways around the lake.  A feast for the senses, the eyes, the palate and the soul, Kumarakom is surely heaven on earth

Additional Inclusions

  • Houseboat
  • Breakfast
  • Candle Light
  • Chocolates
  • Private Car
  • Sightseeing

Backwater Holiday Package at Taj Garden Retreat Kumarakom (3 Nights)- Itinerary

Day 1

Trip to Kumarakom - Stay in Taj Garden Retreat

Kumarakom is your destination after arrival at Cochin Airport.  The driver will accompany you to this tropical paradise of cool, azure water edged with coconut palms and dotted with enchanting thatched houseboats.  It is easy to see why this intoxicating location had a spellbinding effect on the English missionary, Henry Baker, in whose home you will be staying. 

Baker’s Bungalow is now known as the Taj Garden Retreat but locally, it is called, ‘little jewel of Kumarakom’.  The backdrop of this colonial villa has been upgraded to create luxury suites and charming rustic cottages with accommodation for every requirement.  Enjoy nature and nurture, great cuisine and the great outdoors or relax away the time doing very little, slowly.

  • Room Cottages
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Lagoon View Cottages
Day 2

Kumarakom Sightseeing

After breakfast proceed to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and enjoy the scenic surroundings.

Indulge in some gentle sightseeing on Day Two after you have awoken in this tropical paradise.  Kumarakom has a bird sanctuary as this location is host to many exotic and beautiful species.  This is a chance to view some of the more unusual residents that you might struggle to spot in their natural environment.  Take a dip into Ayurvedic Spa and have a consultation with a practitioner in the world’s oldest holistic healing system.  Re-balance your mind, body and spirit.  Based around the five essential elements of water, fire, earth, space and air, allow an Ayurvedic doctor to gently realign your natural forces so you leave Kumarakom with more than just happy memories and beautiful photographs.


  • Room Cottages
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Lagoon View Cottages
Day 3

Alleppey Houseboat

A thatched houseboat is your home for the next night. After your breakfast at Taj  Kumarakom, Unwind as the craft slips through peaceful waters around the paddy fields and inlets, home to locals who make a living here through fishing and producing coir crafts. You will be thoroughly fed and watered, a chance to dine on deck while enjoying the peace and serenity of this heavenly place.  View the scenery and wildlife at a snail’s pace and watch the sun set before falling asleep below deck in your premium standard cabin.

  • Room Houseboat
  • Meals All Meals
  • Style Premium Houseboat
Day 4

Departure from Kochi

Checkout from Houseboat after breakfast before a typically sedate departure back to the airport, allowing you plenty of time to take in the sights on your return journey and shopping in Fort Kochi. Proceed on a flight to your hometown and trip to Kumarakom will  always remain etched in your heart.

  • Meals Breakfast

Map of Distance Covered

This map shows the distance from Cochin International Airport to Kumarakom, Alleppey and back to Cochin International Airport; covering 198KMS.

Essential Information

  • Cochin
  • Trivandrum/ Kochi
  • A/C Vehicle with chauffeur
  • Luxury
  • Lagoon view cottage at Taj Resort Kumarakom 
  • Breakfast on all days in Taj Resort
  • All Meals in Houseboat 
  • Candle light dinner in Houseboat 
  • Flower arrangements in Houseboat 
  • Chauffeur with A/C Vehicle 
  • Fruit basket, Chocolates, Cookies etc.
  • Drop to any place outside Kochi City Limits
  • Full Time A/C Option available at extra cost on houseboat
  • Airfare  not included in the price
  • Indian Visa Fee for Foreign Guests
  • Travel/health insurance.
  • Entrance fees to various sightseeing places/ activities 
  • Meals & Dribks not mentioned in the Itinerary or Inclusions
  • Items of a personal expense such as telephone bills, room service, laundry, etc.
  • Tips & gratuities for drivers & guides
  • Camera/ Video charges.
  • Any Inclusions  not mentioned in the package.
  • Extra runs on the transport other than the Itinerary
  • Charges for early arrivals/ late departures.

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