Perennial Romances: Mapping The Rain Trails Through Kumarakom Lake Resort
The life of water is a curious tale of transformation and transportation. Its cyclic existence binds with each incarnation multitudes of emotions. The season of evaporation marked by its sense of desolation melts into the monsoon which brings with it the fullness of fulfillment. Contrary to the popular thought that reduces relishing monsoon to the act of retiring to respective dens and enjoying the rhythmic rattle of the rain over a cup of steaming brew- traveling beyond the confines of one's home to witness nature draped in deep jungle green is just as appealing.
The palm-fringed slender coastal strip of Kerala is often acclaimed as the most scenic state of the South. With glorious beaches bordering the Arabian Sea, glistening backwaters, carpeted hills of the mighty Western Ghats, and historically prominent cities like Kochi (Cochin), Kerala is a treat to the continental gallivant. Kumarakom Lake Resort, often hailed as India's finest luxury heritage resort, is a microcosmic representation of the state at large. It is a delectable mix of leisure, luxury, and culture in the tropical port city of Kochi, 72 short kilometers south of the Cochin International Airport, which sits astride a cluster of webbed Chinese fishing nets and cruising traditional houseboats in the viridian waters of Lake Vembanad.
Romantic Escapades At Kumarakom Lake Resort
Love Is In The Air
It is said that the harshness of the precursory monsoon heat is proportional to the volume of anticipated rainfall. Just when one seems to accept- not acclimate, but accept the precipitating heat, monsoon gushes in- what a sigh of relief! The dense foliage that carpets the landscaped luxury resort turns from dusty green to deep forest green, the water swells as the hyacinth sways, and the cheerful clucking gaggle of geese as they wiggle their way through the tall grass, marks the onset of the season of renewal, rejuvenation, and romance in the rain.
Romancing the Rain Offer
In queue with the spirit of monsoon, the Kumarakom Lake Resort has curated an exclusive 'Romancing the Rain Offer' which includes packages starting from INR ₹ 46,999- for a two-night stay at Kumarakom Lake Resort complete with world-class luxury amenities and award-winning hospitality services. These ultimate steal deals further accommodate:
- Sumptuous breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the stunning multi-cuisine restaurant, Ettukettu, which serves the best of local and contemporary cuisines.
- Aromatic tea, coffee, and snacks at the traditional lakeside tea shop, ThattuKada, every evening.
- Special discounts on spa treatments and other hospitality services.
- Witnessing the cultural programs at the multi-cuisine restaurant, Ettukettu, every evening.
- Indulging in outdoor activities like Fishing, cycling, and guided village walks.
- Clay pottery and mat weaving experiences.
- Therapeutic Yoga & meditation sessions by the lakeside every morning.
- Unrestricted access to the resort's world-class amenities like health club, swimming pool, and activity center, complete with guided in-house activities
Kumarakom Lake Resort along with its myriad scenic attractions including the meandering swimming pool with slender footbridges, wooden sun decks overlooking the still vastness of the broadest lake of South India, stone-clad pathways amidst plush foliage reminiscent of tropical forests complete with springs, and water lilies transcends into a fairytale landscape of your dreams. The sheltered resort ensures complete privacy and ultimate comfort and makes for the perfect romantic getaway with your loved one.
Postcards from Paradise
Imagine swollen gray clouds eclipsing the clear skies. Seated by the traditional tea shop, safely tucked under an umbrella, you engage in conversation with your partner while sipping on some warm aromatic local chai, and watch the vast expanse of lake water dotted by water hyacinth dance to the rhythm of the winds as they embrace the first drops of the monsoon showers. Kumarakom Lake Resort offers all this and much more, ensuring that fond memories are made and the exotic experiences in paradise linger long after you have returned to the hustling and bustling of the metropolitan.
The resort offers various outdoor and adventure activities including cycle rides across the local pastoral terrain aided by hand-drawn maps, guided tours of the nearby protected bird sanctuary and the Kumarakom village, and canal cruises on a canoe.
If you wish to unwind indoors instead, the resort has an assortment of luxury lake and pool-facing villas and stunning deluxe rooms that weave traditional culture and contemporary aesthetics into a holistic whole—excelling in hospitality services, and luxury amenities complete with open showers, jacuzzis, private pools, and manicured gardens.
Mapping The Way To The Heart
Traditional houseboats, locally referred to as kettuvallam, are as famed in Kerala as are its backwaters. Embark upon a romantic lunch cruise charting the numerous meandering channels through the quiet village of Kumarakom, on one of the many luxurious houseboats and catch glimpses of the locals unmindfully caught up with their daily chores. Feast on an authentic dining experience tailored to your taste and preferences including local cuisines, seafood, and continental classics complete with exotic drinks crafted by award-winning in-house mixologists.
The boat brings you and your partner ashore as the sun slowly touches the far horizon painting the sky a bright vermilion. Couples can visit the Ayurmana, the sage-old Ayurvedic healing center, and spa at Kumarakom Lake Resort, for an exotic spa experience. Its iconic 'Nalukettu' or four-sided thatched roof covered with wooden hulls had been carefully transported to its present location with utmost care and attention to detail. The Ayurmana was once home to the Chathamangalathu Mana, a family of renowned Ayurvedic practitioners. Their historic powers of ancient sciences live on through the myriad therapeutic spa treatments at the heritage retreat.
The evening is reserved for a romantic dining experience at Vembanad, the seafood bar overlooking the vast stretch of serene backwaters. Seated by a custom-curated array of delectable local Keralan seafood staples accompanied by your choice of beverage, engage in conversation with your special one and relish the breathtaking ambiance.
The petrichor-dipped monsoon air has an unparalleled power to uplift the tender nuances of the human heart, allowing one to connect more deeply and imbibe more vividly. Monsoon is not about being confined to conformity but about stepping out and experiencing the unknown in unison. Embracing the mystical monsoon at Kumarakom Lake Resort only brings two hearts closer, making them beat stronger, together.
“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” - Roger Miller