Vivanta by Taj – Kumarakom, Kerala
What We Love
- Housed in a historic bungalow built in the late 19th century
- Stunning views from the banks of Vembanad Lake
- Premium villas feature private plunge pools
- Free bike rental
What To Know
- Free WiFi for up to two devices
- The fitness center is open 24 hours a day
- Babysitting services available on request
- The hotel is around an hour's drive from Cochin city
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Overlooking Kerala’s Vembanad Lake, the Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom is housed in a colonial bungalow built by English missionary Henry Baker in the late 19th century. Admire the Old World charm in a Heritage Room (wooden floors, beam ceilings), see the lake from your private balcony in a Deluxe Allure Villa, or take a dip in your own plunge pool in a Premium Temptation Villa. When you’re not relaxing in the property’s peaceful gardens or walking along the waterfront, settle in for Keralan cuisine and seafood specialties at Open, an all-day alfresco restaurant. Or you can laze by the pool or book a massage at the hotel’s spa. Parents can take advantage of on-site babysitting and book a romantic evening at Baker’s Gourmet House, where they can feast on grilled freshwater scampi and karimeen pollichathu (pearl spot fish marinated and baked in a banana leaf) while watching the lagoon lit up by a thousand oil lamps — the people from the nearby village fire them up nightly.
In the Area
The hotel provides several ways to explore vast Vembanad Lake. Take in the waters on a relaxed cruise to Ayemenem, a charming backwater village. On an organized tour you’ll have panoramic views of the town, visit a local temple and enjoy a traditional sadya meal — a multidish feast typically reserved for special occasions. Rather stick to dry land? Explore the area on a nature walk into a Keralan village. You’ll see banana plantations, rice paddies and meadows full of flowers, before getting into a canoe to fish for dinner (the fresh catch can be prepared right away).
How to Get There
We visited in July, 2016 as a honeymoon couple. The property is bang on the Asia's 2nd largest lake Vembanand Lake. The property is well maintained and spread across a large space which offers several sit outs to watch the vembanand lake, a peddle boating in a small pond/lake. We stayed in a cottage facing the pool and it was a very big room with a balcony. The pool was sparkling clean and well maintained. The staff was supportive and helped me organize a candle light dinner for my wife. They also brought a cake for us.
When we reached there, we were informed that the property offers a free shikara ride to vembanand lake everyday. It was a wonderful experience and was not expected by us.
There are plenty of things to do in the property itself that you don't have to visit the kumarakom. You can feed birds, do cycling, go to pool, do a peddling boating, have a shikara in the lake and whatnot.
I would like to visit this place soon again.
On my every vacation the best thing I look forward to enjoy is having a good coffee at a nice place.We went to Taj for a evening Coffee break. I really enjoyed the surroundings.The place was so relaxed & peaceful. We ordered Creme brulee ,apple tart with our coffee which was delicious. The staff was very courteous & humble. We enjoyed our short coffee break..
My desire to give surprise my Parents by celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary in a style with family of 14 members, age group ranging from 6 to 76 ( 9 adults and 5 kids) and satisfy them to the full extent was met in one destination @Taj Kumarakom. We stayed from 22nd June 2019 to 24 June 2019. We had a very warm welcome extended by Ms. Priya by her cheerful and very friendly gesture. She guided us through the resort with map and explained the rooms allocated to us and amenities provided by the resort. We were really impressed when Ms. Priya informed us that they have upgraded one room for my Parents to a luxury Villa on occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. That was really awesome from Taj. Mr. Sunil has taken us to all our allocated rooms and also explained about the Heritage property owned by Taj Group. Mr.Noel helped us in booking the resort and has given us the best bundled offer and making us not to think about any other resorts. Special mention about Chef Mr. Dass, he was prepared wonderful dishes based on our requirement which was palatable, tantalizing, luscious, tempting, tasty and enticing for Kids and elders. Sincerely thank General Manager for organising cake and compliments to my parents.
All the 4 rooms were different and amazing, very spacious, luxurious with all amenities and Pool facing. Had wonderful time in pool - Kids and elders enjoyed a lot under the supervision of Pool instructor Binoy. Resort had buggy for shuttling anywhere within the resort. We were also given complimentary Vembanad lake Boat ride, cycle ride, pottery class, Chaya Kadai, etc for 1 hour on all the days of stay. Also they have zip line, fishing, rabbit feeding, fish feeding , duck feeding , archery, paintball , etc It was visual delight in the evening with lighting of Diyas surrounding the lake followed by traditional dance performance and music. Climate was good and we were blessed to drench in rain away from scotching sun at Chennai. All the staffs were very very courteous, excellent and very customer friendly.
Overall a excellent and exotic place to visit again. Value for Money. All the wonderful memories will be cherished in our mind forever. Thank you TAJ Kumarakom :)
Excellent and must visit property, was really a nice break from the corporate grind.
the 4 days stay was revitalize the soul and quality time with family the vembanad lake boat ride and evening chaya kadai made the whole trip more lively
the Ayurveda spa was an added advantage
A relaxed atmosphere and excellent service , A place to be with your loved ones to experience the beautiful weather, scenery and the food of kumarakom.
One of the best properties of Taj with quality service.