Day 12. Kumarakom Lake

Overnight – Kumarakom Lake Resort

Backwaters Cruise. In the late morning you are assisted in boarding your Resort Houseboat for a cruise on the backwaters. Most descriptions and media about the backwaters illustrate the incredible natural beauty of the region. Yet the magical subtropical charm created by the lush vegetation, palm and coconut trees and other exotic plants, along with the fresh water canals, rivulets and lakes, is just part of your experience on the backwaters.

Unique Riparian Culture. To many of our guests the most charming part of their cruise is the opportunity to be part of a unique way of life that hasn’t changed much for a few centuries. As you cruise, you are literally witness to how life has been lived for a long time in this area. Although now there are small dirt and paved roads leading to most homes and other structures, the residents of this area have always depended on the waterways for most of their movement from one place to another, and this practice continues today.

Local Lifestyles. What are streams to you are their streets and alleys, and much of your time on the backwaters is spent cruising by their small backyards. You will witness men, women and adolescents rowing themselves to their destinations, children in crisp uniforms being rowed back from school, women handwashing their laundry and dishes in the fresh water streams, fishermen and produce sellers rowing up to the backdoors of small homes to sell their wares to housewives for the next meal, children swimming, and a whole lot more.

On Board Experience. As you take in the amazing cornucopia of visual delights, the cook and other staff make sure that all your needs are taken care of, while serving you with freshly made local cuisine for lunch. At sunset, when all houseboats on the backwaters anchor on the shores of the lake, you will disembark from your houseboat directly at the jetty of your lakefront resort.

Backwaters Cruise. In the late morning you are assisted in boarding your Resort Houseboat for a cruise on the backwaters. Most descriptions and media about the backwaters illustrate the incredible natural beauty of the region. Yet the magical subtropical charm created by the lush vegetation, palm and coconut trees and other exotic plants, along with the fresh water canals, rivulets and lakes, is just part of your experience on the backwaters.

Unique Riparian Culture. To many of our guests the most charming part of their cruise is the opportunity to be part of a unique way of life that hasn’t changed much for a few centuries. As you cruise, you are literally witness to how life has been lived for a long time in this area. Although now there are small dirt and paved roads leading to most homes and other structures, the residents of this area have always depended on the waterways for most of their movement from one place to another, and this practice continues today.

Local Lifestyles. What are streams to you are their streets and alleys, and much of your time on the backwaters is spent cruising by their small backyards. You will witness men, women and adolescents rowing themselves to their destinations, children in crisp uniforms being rowed back from school, women handwashing their laundry and dishes in the fresh water streams, fishermen and produce sellers rowing up to the backdoors of small homes to sell their wares to housewives for the next meal, children swimming, and a whole lot more.

On Board Experience. As you take in the amazing cornucopia of visual delights, the cook and other staff make sure that all your needs are taken care of, while serving you with freshly made local cuisine for lunch. At sunset, when all houseboats on the backwaters anchor on the shores of the lake, you will disembark from your houseboat directly at the jetty of your lakefront resort.