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Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom
Rated as one of the top 15 beautiful spots in the world by the National Geographic, the coconut lagoon resort is hidden amongst the palm trees on the eastern shores of Lake Vembanad in Kerala.
The resort can only be reached by Boat- a ferry leaves from one of the several mainland embarkation points at scheduled times throughout the day- and its accommodation consists of individual cottages called tharawads, the traditional wooden houses of Kerala.
Though some of these cottage are of recent vintage, many are well over a century old and a few actually date back to the early 1700s. We also suggest that you take a look at the newly built villas with private plunge pools.
90 kms from Cochin Airport
14 kms from Kottayam Railway Station
Accessible only by boat
85 kms from Periyar Tiger Reserve
20 kms from Marari Beach
130 kms from Kovalam Beach
150 kms from Munnar
120 kms from Madurai Airport
Though all cottages vary in configuration, and some of the air-conditioned units are newly built replicas incorporating only fragments of old tharawads that could not be saved in their entirely, Coconut Lagoon offers three basic types of accommodation: Heritage Mansions, Heritage Bungalows and Private pool villas. The former have two stories, the upstairs bedroom gallery offering particularly magnificent views of Lake Vembanad.
The latter are more compact, single-level cottages. Both are furnished in aiyny and jack woods, and retain all the charm of original family homes, with thick, solid doors, intricate window carvings, and terra cotta tile floors.