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KTDC Water Scapes


Location: The Waterscapes Ktdc Hotel is located in Kumarakom making it one of the best hotels to stay at while in town. Surrounded by the scenic Lake Vembanad, Kumarakom is a holidayer's paradise. And nestled in the mangrove woods surrounding the lake is Waterscapes.

About: Kumarakom - endless backwater charm: The backwater village of Kumarakom in Kottayam district shot into fame with Arundhati Roy’s Booker prize winning book - The God of Small Things. Kumarakom offers one of the most unforgettable experiences for travelers. Houseboats, picture-book villages, secluded coves, lagoons and the rich flora and fauna of the mangrove ecosystem in the famed Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary make it a truly distinct destination.

Waterscapes - tune into the backwater lullaby: Waterscapes - this exotic backwater resort, on the shores of Vembanad Lake is located inside the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, which draws migratory birds from as far away as Siberia. The only resort in the destination located inside the bird sanctuary and is noted for its independent huts that stand on stilts and is a place teeming with mangrove vegetation. It offers its guests uninterrupted access to the backwater life of Kumarakom. It is also an interesting location for eco tourists who are interested in mangrove ecosystem, birds related ecosystem. The property is part of the original Kavanattinkara estate once owned by Alfred George Baker. It is also widely popular among the "honeymooners".



The Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom: The region of Kottayam is a vast network of rivers and canals, which empty into the great expanse of a backwater called the Vembanad Lake. An enchanting picnic spot and a much sought-after backwater tourism destination, the lake provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are truly exhilarating. Stretching about 110 km and spanning three districts, the Vembanad Lake is at its widest point at Kumarakom. The serene lake comes alive during Onam with a spectacular regatta - the world renowned Nehru Trophy snake boat race.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary: Located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist's paradise, is a favourite haunt of migratory birds. June to August is the breeding season of resident wetland birds like Siberian stork, cormorants, white ibis, egret, darter, heron and teal. Between November and May, one can witness here migratory birds like pintailed duck, garganey teal, spot billed duck, osprey, marsh harrier, steppe eagle etc. The bird sanctuary is well within the premises of Waterscapes and can be visited between 6 am and 5 pm.

Thazhathangadi: Once the most important place in Kottayam, Thazhathangadi by the River Meenachil and with the Vembanad Lake not far off, was strategically vital for trade. A quiet town today, it still flaunts the sprawling houses built by the merchants of yore. Made largely of wood, these houses are excellent examples of the architecture of the time.

Canal Cruise at WaterScapes: Your stay at WaterScapes provides many opportunities to enjoy the best of backwater experiences. One such experience is the cruise on the labyrinth of canals in and around the property. Guests can really go for a quiet and relaxed cruise, taking in the myriad forms of green. The canals easily take one close to many rustic backwater villages in Kumarakom, enabling one to observe the many facets of backwater village life.



  • Ayurveda therapies

  • Swimming pool

  • Restaurant

  • Beer Parlour

  • Ayurvedic centre

  • Conference hall

  • Boating

  • Backwater tours

  • Sightseeing trips

  • Car hire

  • Currency exchange

  • Laundry

  • Amphitheatre


In and around Waterscapes

Backwater cruise in houseboats, speedboat and safari boats
Bird watching inside the sanctuary
Visit bird interpretation centre
Morning and evening walks in the resort
Watch local fishing activities and shell harvesting

Outside the property

Visit local driftwood museum and local farms
Explore canal network
Visit backwater villages
Watch local farming activities

How to get there:


By Road: Nearest bus terminal: Kottayam, about 15 km.


By Train: Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 15 km.


By Flight: Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 85 km.




Tariff (in Rupees)
Modified American Plan (Upto September 2011 )


Rooms Season Peak Season Off Season
  01st Oct 2010 to 19th Dec 2010 & 11th Jan 2011 to 28th Feb 2011 20th Dec 2010 to 10th Jan 2011 01st Mar 2011 to 30th Sept 2011
  Single Double Single Double Single Double
Canal View 5,500 6,500 6,500 7,500 4,500 5,500
Lake view 6,500 7,500 7,500 8,500 5,500 6,500
Superior 8,000 9,000 9,000 10,000 7,000 8,000


Food Element Rate
Break fast per person: Rs. 300/-
Lunch / Dinner per person: Rs. 400/-
New Year Eve Supplement on 31st Dec: (Per person): Rs. 1,500/-
Extra person: The room tariff component will be 20% of room tariff . Food will be charged at actual
Children: Age 6 to 12 years. 10% of room tariff. Food will be charged at 50% of the actuals
Adult: Persons above 12 years will be charged at full rate.
NB: The rates are subject to periodical revision. Customers are requested to check the current tariff before making reservation.

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