A list of activities guests can enjoy in and around the resort.
Village life experience in Kumarakom
Enjoy the ride through the canals in a vellam (traditional fishing boat) in and around Kumarakom and experience the rustic and traditional life of the village residents.
Fishing through traditional bow and arrow method can also be experienced during such tours conducted with natives of Kumarakom.Catch a glimpse of men and women living along the canals carrying on with their daily chores.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (Visiting hours: 6 AM to 6 PM IST)
Kumarakom bird sanctuary, spread across 14 acres, has an interesting variety of birds.
If you are a bird enthusiast, visit the sanctuary between June and August, the breeding season of resident wetland birds such as Indian Darter, Little cormorant, different species of egrets and herons, white ibis, and several species of kingfishers to name a few. Between the months of November and May, the bushes and woods of the sanctuary play host to some rare migratory birds. The Vembanad lake body attracts waterfowl like pin-tailed duck, garganey teal, spot-billed duck, birds of prey like osprey, marsh harrier, steppe eagle.
Bird lovers can also take a boat trip to the nearby KaipuzhaMuttu, Pathiramanal, Narakathara, Thollayiram Kayal and Poothapandi Kayal to watch local birdlife and migrants which could easily be more than a hundred species.
Experience Houseboat in Lake Vembanad
Enjoy a backwater cruise in Lake Vembanad in a luxurious houseboat. Feel free and relaxed as your eyes, first lazily and then passionately enjoy the bewitching Vembanad Lake, the largest backwater stretch in Kerala. In Kumarakom, small backwater village, which is a cluster of islands, has a life of its own, with a slow, serene rhythm. The sights, sounds and fragrances will simply captivate you.
We steer towards Allapuzha (formerly known as Allepey), one of the famous tourist attractions of Kerala and Coir capital of the world.En route, Vembanad Lake offers you sights of backwater village life and a lot of backwater activities. The green shores throbbing with vigour and pure beauty will never tire you. The soft sunlight lends the calm and occasionally choppy waters a new enchantment as the palms on both shores welcome you with a gentle whisper in the wind.
Once you enter Q, S, T, and R Block Kayal (man made reclaimed islands for paddy and coconut cultivation), it is an added enchantment. It is situated at Kuttanad, popularly known as the rice bowl of Kerala. Cruise leisurely through the canals, which are fringed by palm groves and paddy fields.
On your return journey towards Kumarakom, you cruise to Vaikom. It is time again to enjoy the placidity of the Vembanad Lake, in all its splendor. On the way, you will find a small island, Pathiramanal, seemingly afloat in the middle of the backwater. Have a brief stop and your guide can share with you many interesting myths surrounding this region.
On resuming your journey, the next halt point for you is Thanneermukkom, a village known for its Salt Water Barrier, popularly known as Thanneermukkom Bund. It is the largest mud regulator in India.
Travelling through this region and savoring some delicious Kerala snacks along is a simply marvelous and memorable experience.