The beautiful Kumarakom backwaters

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Houseboat Cruise In Kumarakom

Enjoying a houseboat cruise in Kumarakom should be topmost on your list of things to do in this beautiful town. The backwaters, which is the most popular attractions here, houses several houseboats for tourists who want to spend a couple of days here, appreciating the natural beauty surrounding them. The palm-fringed shores of the backwaters, the small fishing villages, the beautiful little houseboats and canoes, all add to the already breathtaking beauty of the place. Make sure to spend some time here.

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Kumarakom Backwaters

The beauty of the Kumarakom Backwaters lies in its tranquility. A sense of peace prevails as you glide across the calm canals, past the small fishing villages and further towards the edge of the sea. When in Kerala, tourists make sure that they spend at least a night or a few hours at the backwaters, if not on an overnight ...

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Backwater Cruise In Kumarakom

The backwaters in Kumarakom have gained much fame over the years for their serenity and beauty. And so of all the things to do, the Kumarakom backwater cruise is considered to be a must-do! It not only lets you experience the breathtaking beauty of the backwaters but also offers the much-needed pampering and refreshing exp...

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    • Trip to Kumarakom

      The fact that Kerala itself is such an awe of beauty it can always make one ignore the negative aspects of any trip. Mountains, valleys, backwater, beaches, forests and every other aspects of nature makes this place itself an one man army. To talk about Travel Triangle, thanks a lot for arranging such an wonderful trip. The travel expert Anita was always responsive and a call or text away from reach. It was heavy rain and bad weather just 3days before our trip but Anita and her team made us always feel safe with the positive vibes and live information. The next part is the car and our driver Binil, probably one of the best part of the trip and a truly good man. Always punctual very friendly and kindof our tour guide, Thanks a lot to him. But two things that i must be honestly say I didnt like from the team: 1. Before the booking , i asked and confirmed many a times about extra bed as there was a lady with us, and i was ensured about that extra bed will be provided but from the hotels we come to know that they only provide extra mattress on the ground and not an extra bed and its the only thing they provide, so it was a complete misguidance and very disappointing. 2. We booked for allepy but only on the particular day we came to know that our booking has been shifted to Kumarakom houseboat, which was quite a far away, this should have been informed before. Apart from these the trip was excellent, hotels were good too only except the extra bed facility, the fact that Kerala itself is so mesmerizing it could easily make one ignore all the faults.Its truly - "Gods Own Country"
      HF

      Himadri Fun

      Bangalore, a month ago

    • Trip to Kumarakom

      The fact that Kerala itself is such an awe of beauty it can always make one ignore the negative aspects of any trip. Mountains, valleys, backwater, beaches, forests and every other aspects of nature makes this place itself an one man army. To talk about Travel Triangle, thanks a lot for arranging such an wonderful trip. The travel expert Anita was always responsive and a call or text away from reach. It was heavy rain and bad weather just 3days before our trip but Anita and her team made us always feel safe with the positive vibes and live information. The next part is the car and our driver Binil, probably one of the best part of the trip and a truly good man. Always punctual very friendly and kindof our tour guide, Thanks a lot to him. But two things that i must be honestly say I didnt like from the team: 1. Before the booking , i asked and confirmed many a times about extra bed as there was a lady with us, and i was ensured about that extra bed will be provided but from the hotels we come to know that they only provide extra mattress on the ground and not an extra bed and its the only thing they provide, so it was a complete misguidance and very disappointing. 2. We booked for allepy but only on the particular day we came to know that our booking has been shifted to Kumarakom houseboat, which was quite a far away, this should have been informed before. Apart from these the trip was excellent, hotels were good too only except the extra bed facility, the fact that Kerala itself is so mesmerizing it could easily make one ignore all the faults.Its truly - "Gods Own Country"
      HF

      Himadri Fun

      Bangalore, a month ago

    • Trip to Kumarakom

      The fact that Kerala itself is such an awe of beauty it can always make one ignore the negative aspects of any trip. Mountains, valleys, backwater, beaches, forests and every other aspects of nature makes this place itself an one man army. To talk about Travel Triangle, thanks a lot for arranging such an wonderful trip. The travel expert Anita was always responsive and a call or text away from reach. It was heavy rain and bad weather just 3days before our trip but Anita and her team made us always feel safe with the positive vibes and live information. The next part is the car and our driver Binil, probably one of the best part of the trip and a truly good man. Always punctual very friendly and kindof our tour guide, Thanks a lot to him. But two things that i must be honestly say I didnt like from the team: 1. Before the booking , i asked and confirmed many a times about extra bed as there was a lady with us, and i was ensured about that extra bed will be provided but from the hotels we come to know that they only provide extra mattress on the ground and not an extra bed and its the only thing they provide, so it was a complete misguidance and very disappointing. 2. We booked for allepy but only on the particular day we came to know that our booking has been shifted to Kumarakom houseboat, which was quite a far away, this should have been informed before. Apart from these the trip was excellent, hotels were good too only except the extra bed facility, the fact that Kerala itself is so mesmerizing it could easily make one ignore all the faults.Its truly - "Gods Own Country"
      HF

      Himadri Fun

      Bangalore, a month ago

    • Trip to Kumarakom

      The fact that Kerala itself is such an awe of beauty it can always make one ignore the negative aspects of any trip. Mountains, valleys, backwater, beaches, forests and every other aspects of nature makes this place itself an one man army. To talk about Travel Triangle, thanks a lot for arranging such an wonderful trip. The travel expert Anita was always responsive and a call or text away from reach. It was heavy rain and bad weather just 3days before our trip but Anita and her team made us always feel safe with the positive vibes and live information. The next part is the car and our driver Binil, probably one of the best part of the trip and a truly good man. Always punctual very friendly and kindof our tour guide, Thanks a lot to him. But two things that i must be honestly say I didnt like from the team: 1. Before the booking , i asked and confirmed many a times about extra bed as there was a lady with us, and i was ensured about that extra bed will be provided but from the hotels we come to know that they only provide extra mattress on the ground and not an extra bed and its the only thing they provide, so it was a complete misguidance and very disappointing. 2. We booked for allepy but only on the particular day we came to know that our booking has been shifted to Kumarakom houseboat, which was quite a far away, this should have been informed before. Apart from these the trip was excellent, hotels were good too only except the extra bed facility, the fact that Kerala itself is so mesmerizing it could easily make one ignore all the faults.Its truly - "Gods Own Country"
      HF

      Himadri Fun

      Bangalore, a month ago

    • Trip to Kumarakom

      The fact that Kerala itself is such an awe of beauty it can always make one ignore the negative aspects of any trip. Mountains, valleys, backwater, beaches, forests and every other aspects of nature makes this place itself an one man army. To talk about Travel Triangle, thanks a lot for arranging such an wonderful trip. The travel expert Anita was always responsive and a call or text away from reach. It was heavy rain and bad weather just 3days before our trip but Anita and her team made us always feel safe with the positive vibes and live information. The next part is the car and our driver Binil, probably one of the best part of the trip and a truly good man. Always punctual very friendly and kindof our tour guide, Thanks a lot to him. But two things that i must be honestly say I didnt like from the team: 1. Before the booking , i asked and confirmed many a times about extra bed as there was a lady with us, and i was ensured about that extra bed will be provided but from the hotels we come to know that they only provide extra mattress on the ground and not an extra bed and its the only thing they provide, so it was a complete misguidance and very disappointing. 2. We booked for allepy but only on the particular day we came to know that our booking has been shifted to Kumarakom houseboat, which was quite a far away, this should have been informed before. Apart from these the trip was excellent, hotels were good too only except the extra bed facility, the fact that Kerala itself is so mesmerizing it could easily make one ignore all the faults.Its truly - "Gods Own Country"
      HF

      Himadri Fun

      Bangalore, a month ago

    • Trip to Kumarakom

      Hi Pooja & Sonia, Here is my feedback on the 4days & 3 Night trip to kerala (Munnar & Kumarakom) from 14Aug 2019 to 17Aug 2019 organized by Trip Trello. Pros: Right from the enquiry stage, we have recieved excellent support from the Trip trello team - Shweta & Pooja. Payment process was smooth. Pooja called us every day to make sure that our trip is going as requested and there were no hiccupps. All process information was always sent to my email id. Cab related information was sent a day before with driver details. Driver Abhiram was on time to recieve us at the cochin airport. He made sure that we saw all the important places and went an extra mile to make us happy & comfortable. Kudos to him. The staff, service & food at Diamond hills resort and houseboat was excellent. Cons: Deluxe room at Diamond hill resort is not up to the mark. walls need fresh paint and Curtains need to be changed. Tree house was small & cozy but the hot water system in the bathroom & the lights over the wash basin need some repair as lights were flickering & hot water came intermittently. Bathroom in the houseboat also needs repair. Tap popped up open causing water to spread everywhere Water in the basin & toilet was very low. had to use extra water seperately. It was not comfortable. Also only one towel was provided to two persons. Sightseeing, Treehouse, houseboat
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      Vaibhav Sharma

      Hyderabad, a month ago

    • Trip to Kumarakom

      Mr Vineet from Namaskaram Travels was instrumental in planning and guiding for our family tour to Kerala. Visited Munnar and Kumarakom. The stay at Munnar Queen in Munnar has very nice view of the Nilgiris. The Kumarakom Lake resort at Kumarakom is just outstanding. I would recommend this resort for the ones looking for a luxury tour to Kerala.
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      Nitesh Kumar

      Delhi, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Kumarakom

      Communication of agent and driver were too good. Tree house Boat house paradise Kumarakom
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      Harsha Rathi

      Hingoli, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Kumarakom

      I am back from my trip Kerala Trip. These are someone of my viewpoints/feedback. I am going to share the same on the website as well. 1. Lakesong Resort (Kumarakom) - 5/5. Very good resort, beautifully located right next to the lake. 2. Cab Transfers - 6/5. Extremely happy with the service. The driver Ashraf was extremely helpful and humble. Amazing experience. 3. Houseboat (Allepey) - 0/5. This was the only scar in the whole trip and i was regretting taking this thing at all. The total trip they did was not more than 4 hours probably. The people was not humble or polite and it at times felt like we are unwanted guest in their house. The requests was not considered in few cases, they just did what they wanted. They charged a bomb but not at all happy. The sole reason to book through travel triangle was to get the best service places as i am completely unaware(specially houseboat). But did not get this.
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      Saagar Srivastava

      Bengaluru, 3 months ago

    • Trip to Kumarakom

      Overall trip was good.. Hotel was a bit disappointment.. Especially food in hotel needs improvement... Cab driver was good, supportive and informative.. House boat was good.. Location changed of houseboat from allepey to kumarakom without our notice.. Actually we were supposed to board houseboat at alleppey.. Last day we were left stranded at airport as cab driver has to pick next customer eventhough we were in ongoing trip upto evening... As our flight was at 6:10.in evening we were left at airport at 1.00 in afternoon... In order to pick next visitor.. Rest all was good.. Planning.. Information.. Local sightseeing..... Jeep trekking in munnar...
      Ra

      Ramanauall

      Hyderabad, 3 months ago

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    Two of the major catches for the fishermen in Kumarakom are the Karimeen, also known as the Pearl Spot and shrimp. Many of the local delicacies are based around the two with one of the most popular dishes being the Karimeen Pollichathu, which is grilled Karimeen wrapped in a banana leaf after being prepared with rich spices.

     

    Kumarakom was involved in many of the fights for supremacy between the local kings in Kerala. There are still remains of a fort wall in Kumarakom. The Taj hotel building also has a piece of history attached to it. The bungalow was built by a British man called Alfred. G. Baker whose family lived there for the next 4 generations and influenced a lot of the things that happened in the area. It was a ruin after they left until the Taj Group took over and converted it into the luxury resort it is now.

    Kumarakom is home to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which is an excellent location for photographers that are interested in birding. A large number of rare, migratory birds can be found here. Kumarakom beach is also an excellent place for photography and the Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls deserve a mention as well.

     

    Kumarakom is a rich hub for boating and as such, there are many different kinds of boats here. Especially impressive are the snake boats, which are boats that are also used in boat races. In the months of August and September, there are various boat races which are unique to Kumarakom and an exciting spectacle to behold.

    Kumarakom condenses the essence of a holiday in Kerala. Home to Kerala's biggest backwater, Vembanad lake, spending time on a houseboat is a must. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is also an important spot for tourists along with Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall. The Maya Spa is well reputed for it's Ayurvedic massages and the traditional art forms of Kathakali and Kalaripayattu can be found and enjoyed here as well.

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