The shimmering backwaters and delectable ethnic food make Kumarakom the hot getaway of tourists. Kumarakom, which is a cluster of small isles in Kottayam district, has found place on India's 17 ‘Iconic Tourist Sites’ list and travellers arrive in droves at this picturesque and tranquil hamlet to enjoy its pristine beauty.
Now your vacation in Kumarakom can only get extra special with the reopening of ‘Waterscape’, a premium backwater resort run by Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC). The resort, which was closed for renovation, was thrown open to guests on February 6 after a gap of four years. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the refurbished retreat in a virtual function which was presided over by state Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran. The resort, which has facilities akin to that of 5-star hotels, was revamped at a cost of Rs 15 crore.
People visiting Kumarakom are truly enamoured of the expansive Vembanadu Lake and the bird sanctuary with multifarious feathered friends.