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• Kumarakom    • Alleppey    • Tantalizing Cusine


Cocohol offers over 50 top class hotels and self-catering apartments in Kerala and India. Following are some of the selected hotels. Contact us for individual booking for any of the hotels.




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Cuddled in the mangrove woods upon the Vembanad Lake, Waterscapes is a cluster of cosy, thatched cottages built on stilts 21/2 meters above the ground. The resort site is broken up into little islets on the western banks of the lake, is laced with a network of canals with wooden bridges over them. Coconut and rubber plantations, paddy fields and thick mangrove forests surround the waterscapes. At the other end of the estate is the Kumarakom bird sanctuary, a natural eco-system of the backwater birds assuring the visitors a perfect solitude.

Facilities: There are 42 cottages on the individual islands laced with canals. 40 cottages (Lake facing & Canal facing) - Colour TV - Satellite channels/In house movies - Telephone - Restaurant - Beer Parlour - Laundry - Conference hall - Currency exchange - Travel assistance - Swimming pool - Boat cruise on the backwater - Ayurvedic herbal body toning massage Parlour - Doctor on call - Private bath and shower - Satellite television and telephone - Car-hire facilities - Ayurvedic centre - Conference hall - Boating - Backwater tours - Sightseeing trips.


•  Pearl Spot - The Multi-Cuisine Restaurant

•  High life - The Beer and Wine Parlour.

•  View Point - The Conference Room.

•  Age Halt - The Ayurveda Centre.

•  Swimming pool - Overlooking the Vembanad Lake.



Abad Whispering Palms

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Located at Kumarakom, the most exotic resort destination in Kerala right on the bank of the Vembanad Lake in natural backwater surroundings. The hotel is 80kms from Cochin International Airport and 20kms from Kottayam and one hour by speedboat from Cochin.

The facilities of the resort includes the 42 air conditioned and elegantly designed cottages, built in traditional Kerala style with an ethnic ambience blended with modern facilities, like Refrigerator, CCTV, Telephone and attached bathrooms with natural Ventilation. Other facilities include a Multi cuisine Restaurant, Swimming pool, Health club, Ayurvedic rejuvenation centre, Utility shop, Conference hall. In addition the resort also confers facilities for boating and recreation. It also renders spacious car park, laundry, currency exchange, and excellent room services.

Abad Whispering Palms offers the tourists a choice of recreation like. Water Scooter, Water Skating, Banana Boating, Children's Play Area with seesaw and hammock. Abad Whispering Palms offers exciting options to revel in. The Conference Hall with a seating capacity of 150-200 theatre style can easily be converted into ballrooms for partying and dancing. Whispering Palms have a multi-cuisine offering scrumptious varieties of Indian, Chinese, Continental dishes and seafood specialties.



The Backwater Resort

The Backwater Resort is a full –service spanking new resort at Kumarakom hugging the shores of the Lake Vembanad. Spread across 3 acres the ambience here is typically Keralan yet complimented with every modern convenience.

Swaying coconut palms cast cool shadows over the twin storied dwelling units each with four double rooms all of which offer stunning views of the backwaters and let in cool fragrant breeze that endlessly cares the shore of the Lake Vembanad.

The architecture showcases the traditional style of Kerala with sloping tiled roofs supported by pillars and verandas archetypal to Keralan homesteads of yester years and complimented by landscaped gardens typical to large joint family households that once ruled this land. There is a swimming pool right on the lakes edge exuding a feeling of being afloat on the lake rather than in a pool. With large open spaces and strategically slung hammocks around.

The Backwater Resort is indeed an oasis that offers you the idyllic setting to relish the bounties of this hinterland.

The lobby is impressively large and airy yet warmly welcoming with terracotta tiled floors and reception area with cheerfully helpful personnel in attendance. The family cottages are extra large and offer just that little extra opulence to pamper you. The elegantly appointed rooms and cottages are air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms that are complimented with room service and offer every creature comfort that is a standard feature at any world-class luxury resort and leave nothing to be desired. Our staff is specially trained to offer you flawless yet discreet service at all times so as to make your stay here as desirable as possible and making you want to visit us time and again.




Kumarakom Lake Resort

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On the banks of lake Vembanad, the emerald backwaters formed by the confluence of Pampa and Meenachil Rivers rushing out to meet the sea like damsels to their lover's arms. Promising you an experience of a lifetime. The Kumarakom Lake Resort offers a memorable holiday in the heart of Kerala's own lake country, Kumarakom. The resort bestows a 52 double-bedded centrally air-conditioned traditional cottages doting the 10 acres of greenery. Serving 250 guests per day the ethnic cottages overlooks into silvery canals, punctuated with translucent lotuses, slicing the front yard. Each cottage painstakingly restored and relocated from 'Illums' (homesteads of yore), immerse the visitors in the splendour and grandeur of Kerala's magnificent history.

The cute cottages blend the old-world charm with befitting modern amenities. The intricately carved wooden walls and the roof within the cottage are of hand polished wooden panels. The front door is a sight to behold, banded with handcrafted grass locks of brass. The furniture used in the cottages is antique. Even the light switches and shades reflect an age when time moved at a leisurely pace. Paintings by renowned artists adorn the walls. They depict scenes from Hindu epics and are in the temple mural style. Each cottage has a private courtyard and a sunken bath set in a small open-air garden. Just imagine bathing under a moonlit sky or in the rain in privacy. The traditional windows have sills where the dwellers can comfortably sit and gaze out across the lotus canals slicing the front yard. A choice of 52 cottages consisting of Standard Heritage Villas and Superior Heritage Villas are arranged.

Facilities:Mini Bar in rooms, Swimming Pool, Safe Deposit, Travel desk, Dry cleaning, Shopping arcade, A/c rooms, 24 Hrs Room service, Money exchange, Laundry, Business centre, Baby sitter, Central Air-conditioning, Health club, Beauty parlour, Doctor on call, Credit cards accepted, Valet service.

Indoor/Outdoor Recreational Facilities:Water skiing, Parasailing, Banana boat rides, Backwater cruises, Sunset cruises, Table Tennis, Billiards, Chess, Caroms, Fishing, Canoeing Pottery.

Dining:The dishes offered by the resort ranges from Continental, Chinese, Muglai, North Indian or Traditional Kerala cooking. Important among them are the Thamarappam (soft rice and toddy bread) and Prawn Mappas (succulent shrimp in coconut milk), which are considered as traditional favourites.



Taj Garden Retreat

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Taj Garden Retreat is 20 km from Kottayam railway station. Originally built by an English missionary 123 years ago, Baker's Bungalow, as it was then called, housed four generations of the Baker family. Set in rustic surroundings on the edge of the picturesque Vembanad Lake, the hotel has 22 rooms including rooms in cottages and in houseboats anchored in the lake. Calm, emerald backwaters reflect hundreds of thousands of gently swaying palms. And engulf this seemingly rustic, 14-acre settlement of ivory cottages with high ceilings and sloping rooftops. It is a habitat that could inspire romantic novellas by the dozen. The Taj Garden Retreat, Kumarakom offers rooms in the main colonial style building. The private cottage in the hotel has full-length picture-window bathrooms.

The Taj Garden Retreat offers a ride across the Vembanad Lake in the Kettuvallam (house boat) docked in the exclusive Aqua Lagoon. It offers speedboat for a swift excursion across Vembanad Lake. And to suit with the visitors' style, the hotel also has rowboats, paddleboats, banana boats and kayaks.

Amenities:Front Desk, Concierge, Restaurant, Safe Deposit Box, Room Service, Room-Service 24 Hours, Outdoor Pool, Meeting Facilities.

Services:Post, Pool, Laundry, Medical, Concierge Desk, Currency Exchange, In Room Telephone Service, Luggage Storage, Wake Up Service.

Room Facilities: AC, Cable TV, Direct Phone, Channel Music, Shower, Work Desk, Safe Deposit Box, Smoke alarms.



Coconut Lagoon

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Hidden among the palm trees on the eastern shore of Lake Vembanad, at the mouth of the Kavanar River, the Coconut Lagoon Heritage Resort is set on a coconut plantation in the very heart of these fascinating backwaters, and has been designed to give visitors an authentic insight into Kuttanad life. The resort can only be reached by boat. Govt. approved hotel with Indian, continental and seafood speciality restaurant and bar add to the facilities of the resort. Ayurvedic massage, yoga and meditation, country boat expeditions, visit to bird sanctuary, 'Rice boat' cruises, fishing, and swimming are among the services of the resort.

Amenities:Front Desk, Concierge, Elevator, Bar, Safe Deposit Box, Lounge, Coffee Shop, Room Service, Parking, Conference Facilities, Meeting Facilities, Non Smoking, Satellite TV.

Services:Post, Pool, Barber, Laundry, Medical, Travel Desk, Currency Exchange, In Room Telephone Service, Front Desk-24 Hours, Luggage Storage, Wake Up Service.

Room Facilities:AC, Cable TV, Direct Phone, Channel Music, Attached Bath, Shower, Bath Tub, Minibar, Work Desk, Safe Deposit Box, Smoke Alarms, Sprinklers.

Ayurvedic Spa Facilities:The Coconut Lagoon at Kumarakom has very comprehensive Ayurvedic Spa. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of health and longevity, deals with the well being of the spirit as well as of the body and mind. The resort offers, in addition to relaxing ayurvedic massages, complete seven and fourteen day Ayurvedic Rejuvenation packages, where a team of Ayurvedic Specialists take the visitors through a routine of massages combined with yoga and spa specific diets.




Punnamada Backwater Resort

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Punnamada Backwater Resort is a true copy of the ancient architecture and ambience rejoining to welcome the most modern amenities and thus to produce a wonderful, luxurious resort for total relaxation, for the mind, the body and the soul.

The resort enjoys an ever-refreshing climate. Spread over 10.5 acres with the water frontage expending over a kilometre, the breeze carries with it the warmth of the sun and the coolness of the lake. The days are vibrant with glorious sunshine and the frenzied crescendo of the waves, and nights balmy with subtle rhythm of tiny waves meeting the banks.


The Swimming Pool: The aqua marine swimming pool is a major feature of the resort. The medicinal combination of tetra trees on the borders suffuses and cleanses the very air around the pool. The path way is paved with terra-cota and laterite holds the coolness of the semi watery terrain. The pool also has a special kiddies corner and Jacuzzis.

The Conference Room: The resort boasts of a hi-fi conference room incorporated with a digital home theatre, LCD projection screen and all other sophisticated communication devices.

The Restaurant: Cross over the wide-open lawn into our multi-cuisine restaurant - Choola (kiln) where an old limestone kiln stands converted retaining all its splendour. Step on the three large circles and feel the warmth of the ancient smouldering kiln. Experience the taste and delicacy of our kitchen enjoying the view of the Munroe Island.

The Open-air bar is another marvellous feature of the resort. One can pick his flick from a variety of cocktails at our bar, which has been expertly mounted over the waves.

The Private island: Take a cruise along the banks to see a cross section of the country life. Backwater fishing, lime shell mining, wet land cultivation, coir weaving, etc. Or take off to our private island in the wilderness to raise tents and light a bonfire and savour the night with just you and the stars.

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Additional Facilities offered:A well-stocked library, 24 hr coffee shop, 24 hr internet café, Activities room, Cycles with GSM phones, Arrangements for private boat race at the lake, Night fishing, Backwater cruises along the quaint canals criss-crossing Alleppey on motor boats and traditional Kettuvallams - the house boats. Canoeing, fresh water swimming and rides on speed boats



KondaiLip Resort

Hotels of Kerala

Kondai is a beautiful backwater heritage resort, adorned with aristocratic wooden houses. These ancient houses are more than hundred years old and are built strictly according to the principles of "Vasthu Sasthra" of the olden days. However they are linked with all the modern amenities, for the maximum comfort of the guests.

Kondai Resort is a naturally designed island resort with its neat corridors of coconut palms, is spread over 10 acres of land. It is partially surrounded with shallow water; safe and suitable for rowing the traditional canoes caled "Kothumbu Vallam".

Kondai Lip, the heritage resort has a natural backwater frontage at Kodai.

Kondai is the center for shrimp farms (Tiger prawns) farming with many shrimp cultivation farms spread over.

Kondai Resort is engulfed or surrounded with such shrimp farms and the resort itself is a prawns farming center wherein the guests can watch and catch them.

The cottages at Kondai Resort are independent, air-conditioned and furnished with wood in traditional style. The multicuisine restaurant at Kondai Resort is specialized in fresh seafood grill and traditional kerala delicacies.

Facilities available at Kondai Resort are Hot Water, Internet, Laundry, Sunset cruise.

Activities while staying at Kondai Resort are Bird Watching at Muthukel, Village Walk and sightseeing, Watching traditional modes of village craftsmanship of indigenous boat building, iew Manual coir making,view Toddy Tapping, view Coconut plucking, view Traditional way of fishing, Art crafts and cultural programs, Visit old temples and "Kavu", the adobe of dieties, sunset boat through the ravine by the side of the resort to the seashore of arabian sea, multi cuisine restaurant with kerala delicacies, visiting of ancient and old houses of "ettukettu", view coconut dehusking, view weaving coir mats and various crafts of the region, view fishing using chinese nets, Rowing, Boating & fishing.

Kondai Resort is located at the southern end of metropolitan city of Cochin ( Kochi ) and northern lip end of Alleppey (Alappuzha) backwater district. Fort cochin, the good old famous heritage tourist place is 18 Kms away from this resort.



Pristine Island Resort

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Pristine Island Resort is located in a beautiful piece of island situated in the middle of the beautiful ”KAITHAPUZHA KAYAL“ (Kaithapuzha Lake is an extension of Vembanadu Lake). 20 KM away from Kochi, Pristine Isle, as the name symbolizes is truly pure and unspoiled. The beauty and the ambience of the property is unique and is only one of its kind in the entire tourist map of Kerala.

Luxurious Living: Pristine Isle offers three star facilities and is an eco-friendly resort that maintains the highest standards of luxurious living.

Floating Cottages: Most of the rooms are floating on water bed placed on ferro laminated cement platforms.

Beautiful Views: Enjoy the pleasure of watching the moon rise and sun rise right from the privacy of your bedroom.

Mesmerizing Backwaters: Pristine offers the ultimate experience of Back water Tourism. The evening back water cruise will be an experience that will stay with you forever.

Floating Restaurant: The multi-cuisine restaurant floating on water bed offers mouth watering sea food delicacies. We cater for the pure vegetarians by using separate facilities.

Sheer Natural Luxury: Nestled among serene backwaters that are surrounded by coconut palms, the cool wind at Pristine whisper in your ears “Kerala - Gods own Country” and “Pristine Isle – His own Island”.

The passionately developed luxurious rooms both on land and floating on the backwaters with the Verandhas opening out into the cool green waters of the Vembanadu Lake provides a soothing & refreshing backwater experience.

Well-appointed rooms embellished with most modern amenities like flat screen TV with optical fibre transmission, mini bar, tea and coffee making machines, cold and hot water, hair dryer and direct dialing telephones.



Tantalizing Cusine

The Vembanadu

The Vembanadu is a multi cusine floating restaurant along with the traditional Kerala cusines serves you Indian (Gujarati, Mughalai), Continental, Oriental, and Chinese. The restaurant can have the service for 60 guests at a time.

The open kitchen will be a delightful experience for our guests. It ensures a hygienic cooking environment.

Around the resort
Kettuvallam, the traditional houseboat and the village boat offers you to enjoy the ‘pristine beauty’ of the Vembanadu Lake.

Enchanting Entertainments
You can get to experience the unique culture of Kerala through its enigmatic dance and forms like Kathakali, Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Chakiyar koothu etc.

A day out in a Beach
Guests are welcome to visit the Thaikal / Andhakaranazhi Beaches, just few kms from the resort. This virgin beaches are virtually unknown to tourist guide books.

The ‘Ashtamudi’ parlor serves refreshments, fresh juices and desserts. It also serves you extremely fresh fish just about caught from the lake.

At your disposal are… 4 Land cottages, 10 Floating cottages, 1 Floating suite, Vembanadu-the multi cuisine restaurant, Reverse osmosis treated water for drinking, Double treated natural mineral water for the common use, Ashtamudi-the coffee / tea & fresh juice parlor, Sunset cruises, House boats, Conference hall, Ayurvedic massage, 24hr security & lifeguards, Separate cooking area for vegetarian and non vegetarian food.



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