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Once the site of a charming 19th century colonial bungalow, Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom sits amidst a verdant tropical garden on the banks of Vembanad Lake, surrounded by swaying palms and the tranquil waters of Kerala's stunning backwaters.
Retaining the charms of its past, the resort's cottages and villas, some of which have private pools, are spacious and stylish, with elegant furnishings and private balconies and verandas with views over the lagoon and gardens.
The perfect base for both relaxation and exploration, the resort features a superb swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness centre, a rejuvenating spa offering a range of Indian Ayurvedic treatments and Keralan aromatherapy massages and sightseeing tours of the backwaters and local villages.
Dining at Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom is based around local specialities and with the backwaters so close at hand its no surprise that seafood plays a major role in the resorts menus. The resort's retro lounge bar is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and watch the sunset at the end of the day.
We like: The lounge bar is a great place to unwind after a day exploring the backwaters
Best for: Luxury and style in the heart of Gods own country
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