Top 10 backwater resorts in Kerala

Kerala is just perfect to experience a stress free and relaxed holiday. The wholesomeness of this place is simply incomparable to any other place. The culture of the state is simple and unique. It is minimalistic yet very impressive. The state thrives on tourism and one of the experiences the state offers is the backwaters. We have listed out the 10 best backwater resorts in Kerala.

The Lalit Resort & Spa, Kasaragod

Situated at the North Kerala coast, this resort is amidst beautiful coconut groves. The place lies amidst the Nombili River and the Arabian Sea making quiet a backdrop for lots of fun. There are cultural performances to witness and a beautiful outdoor swimming pool to add to the experience.

Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort, Alappuzha

Experience Vembanad Lake in all its splendor at this luxury resort. Located on the Janashakthi Road, at Kayippuram in Alleppey, the resort offers a unique and relaxed atmosphere. Fishing at the lake is gratifying and so is practicing yoga and water sports.

Vythiri Village Resort, Wayanad

If you are looking for an uber luxe place in Kerala then this is it. The Vythiri Village Resort is scenic and beautiful. While here, do experience their yoga and ayurveda facilities, spa and massages. See the beautiful backwaters while on a houseboat with your loved one. Cycling, archery, zip lining and campfire are other activities they organize.

Punnamada Resort, Alappuzha

The Punnamada Resort is nothing short of an alluring little paradise tucked by the lake. Due to its location, this place offers a beautiful glimpse of mother nature to tourists. The place offers plenty opportunities to sightsee and experience a houseboat.  Rowing Boat and Mini Golf is also available at the resort. There are several indoor games available here.

Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom

This resort close to Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom is a heavenly abode where tourists can enjoy boat rides and village walk, visit to Kavanar bird sanctuary and farms. Do organic farming and fish cultivation and see Kathakali and traditional music concert. The resort is surrounded by palm trees and is quite a site to see.

Vasundhara Sarovar Resort, Alappuzha

This immaculate and lavish resort is surrounded by a tropical garden and is also encompassed by Vayalar backwaters. This place is also close to Andhakaranazhi Beach. The resort offers spa, massages to relax, or grab a drink or two at their Lake View bar. Their swimming pool is definitely worth a dive and the restaurant offers an assortment of dishes.

Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kumarakom

This resort is popular for its incredible backwaters. The resort is located in Kumarakom and is a frequently visited resort by people from around the globe. This place is also a heritage resort and its construction stands as evidence to it. It overlooks the lake adding oodles of beauty to this place.

The Zuri Kumarakom Resort, Kumarakom

Another resort located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, it offers luxury at its best. There are private gardens and plunge pools, apart from a common swimming pool, which adds to the feel of this resort. The verdant green cover makes it an ideal place for honeymooners and families. The rooms are spacious and comfortable.

Vivanta by Taj Malabar

The Victorian charm comes alive at this resort. Taj does not need an introduction as it has told the world what luxury is all about since years now. This resort is well appointed and has excellent spa facilities. The landscaped pool is another attraction here and it overlooks the Cochin Harbour.

Houseboat experience

While in Kerala, a houseboat experience is a must. There are various houseboats, both owned and operated by hotels and resorts and private operators. Spend time at a houseboat, stay here, eat here and bask in God’s own country.


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