Named as one of Asia's Top 25 Resorts by Travel + Leisure, the Kumarakom Lake Resort draws discerning guests to southern India's shimmering coast. With the shores of Lake Vembanad and the lush backwaters region at your doorstep, guests are hard-pressed to find a more inviting and picturesque location in the state of Kerala.

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Often referred to as “God’s Own Country” the state of Kerala is a treasure trove of history and beauty. The Kumarakom Lake Resort itself is a part of that history – each of the buildings was constructed using materials and details from over 100 16th-century estate homes purchased throughout Kerala. Eccentric architectural elements from these stately homes blend with the finest modern amenities to produce a truly unique property in a lush tropical setting.

Each of the villas is inclusive of a private terrace, pool and Jacuzzi. Contemporary en suite facilities are set outdoors in an open-air courtyard, completely secluded. An 800-foot pool winds through the Meandering Pool Villas, accessed by each suite from private bathing coves and plush outdoor lounges. Panoramic views of the lotus-strewn canals, lush foliage and the still waters of Lake Vembanad are viewed through unobstructed panes of floor-to-ceiling glass. Interiors reflect the history and traditional styles of the area, with warm tile floors, rich wood finishes and hand-painted murals. For an exclusive treat on the backwater, opt for an overnight stay in one of Kumarakom’s houseboats. These floating suites emulate the land-based abodes, offering guests a romantic private cruise in utter elegance.

Kumarakom boasts excellent gourmet restaurants, serving the best in Chinese, Mughlai, northern Indian and traditional Kerala dishes. Wind down at the resort’s Thattukada tea shop, where bubbling waters tempt the senses with unique blends and freshly-prepared snacks. Take a trip to the nearby Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary to see both permanent and seasonal residents including waterfowl, cuckoo, parrot, lark and owl. On the resort, luxuriate in the Ayurmana Spa, where ancient Ayurveda therapies are combined with yoga and meditation sessions for a divine awakening in the gardens.

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