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Hotel Backwater Ripples, Kumarakom

Hotel Backwater Ripples, Kumarakom

Address: Kumarakom - Kottayam, 686 563, India.


Nearest Airport Cochin 85 kms
Nearest Railhead Kottayam 15 kms
Bus terminal Kumarakom 16 kms

Backwater Ripples is a land mark in the expansive Vembanadu Backwater Lake Shore. Spread over 7 acres of meticulously landscaped exteriors, the 34 air conditioned luxury cottages and executive rooms give you the best possible facilities the hospitality industry can offer. Created by a team of architects, designers and consultants, Backwater Ripples is truly a world class facility with unique lakefront features, and contemporary interiors. 'Vedasparsh', our fully equipped Ayurvedic Spa offers you the finest possible care during your stay. 'Arayannam', our unique houseboat with two fully furnished bedrooms and private decks can provide you a middle of the lake stay that will remain etched in your memory forever.

Accommodation :

Backwater Ripples offers luxurious hotel accommodation. The resort has 34 independent luxury cottages and executive rooms in a range of layouts including cottages with a spectacular view of the Vembanadu lake. Spacious open air bathrooms are seamlessly connected to large bed rooms with king size beds. Natural material such as wood, granite and marble create a feeling of warmth and luxury. From the traditionally crafted wooden furniture, local nature paintings and ethnic handicrafts to the modern gadgets, the resort harmoniously blends ancient heritage and latest technology. Stroll on the cobbled pathways linking the cottages with the central area listening to the birds singing in harmony while watching the greenery dance to the choreograph of the wind from the lake.

Facilities in the Rooms:

  • Centrally air conditioned cottages
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini bar
  • Internet connectivity
  • Automatic tea/coffee maker
  • Direct dial telephones
  • Refrigerator
  • 24 hour personalized service.


Backwater Ripples offers a range of local, Indian and International cusine authentically prepared with the most fresh local and imported ingredients.

Cordon Bleu (Multi-Cusine Restaurant)

The Cordon Bleu, multi-cusine restaurant serves you authentic local delicacies from the Vembanadu lake - 'Karimeen' Pollichathu, (fish wrapped in banana leaves straight from the pan) Prawns, Crabs, Oysters and a variety of products fresh from the lake. The spicy chicken - 'Kozhi Varautharachathu' and the 'Syrian Christian duck Roast' are the traditional local favourites. Exciting and innovative menus offer you the choicest North Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes as well.

Lake side Barbeque

The Lake side Barbeque is an open kitchen by the lake side where you can interact with the chef and enjoy Grill menu while watching the sunset and the flocks of birds flying home.

Sunset Cruise

The Sunset Cruise serves a five course dinner with all the local delicacies while you cruise through the vast expanse of the lake.


The Taproom offer diners a variety of unique and unforgettable experiences while choosing your drink from the well stocked bar inside or at the patio over looking the Vembanadu Backwater lake.

Conference and Banquet Facility:

Centre Court Banquet Hall

The open to lake Centre Court Banquet Hall has a capacity of one thousand banquet seating. The pre function area, the lake side lawn, the courtyard and the huge parking space allows the Convention Services staff to customize and supervise every event from start to finish. The in-house catering department can provide you the typical local menu or a sophisticated continental menu.


The Conclave, an air- conditioned conference room with a seating capacity of one hundred with all the multi media support is ideal for business meetings and small functions.

Pool Side Lawn And Mandapam

The Pool side lawn and Mandapam by the lake side provides the best ambience for get togethers and cultural programmes.

Facilities :

Arayannam (The HouseBoat)

Arayannam, the unique eco friendly houseboat of Backwater Ripples has two bedrooms with attached bathrooms, two upper decks and a loft. This fully furnished self contained boat with full crew can take you to the middle of the lake where the still night bathed in moonlight can lull you to sleep while floating on the emerald waters of Vembanadu lake.

Vedasparsh (The Ayurvedic Spa)

Vedasparsh The Ayurvedic Spa is headed by a qualified doctor and staffed by veteran masseurs, dieticians and nurses offering the finest possible care during your stay.

Centre Court Banquet Hall

The Centre Court Banquet Hall seats 1000 and is the only facility in Kumarakom with such a capacity. With vast parking facility, a lakeside lawn and tree lined walkways, the Centre Court is a perfect venue for major gatherings.

Other Facilities :

  • Water Sports Centre
  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet Cafe
  • Country Fishing
  • Health Club
  • Doctor on Call
  • Safe Deposit Facilities
  • Book shop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Travel Desk
  • Sunset Cruise