Backwater Ripples
Kumarakom, Kerala.

Backwater Ripples a Kerala themed resort is spread on 10 acres of lush green land with inland waterways at Kumarakom, Directly overlooking the VEMBANAD LAKE which is the second largest lake in India. Vembanad lake is a strong bed of backwaters.

A dream holiday destination, where you can have spellbinding encounters with nature. Watch a psychedelic sunset on a montage of clouds. Or the flying flurry of evening birds. Or just relax and enjoy the cool tropical breeze.


Backwater Ripples offers traditional Kerala Architecture cottages for the leisure and the business traveller. The resort has 34 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 . 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.

All the centrally air conditioned cottages have Satellite TV , Tea/Coffee makers, Direct dial telephones, Refrigerator, Hair dryers, 24 hour personalized service.

Deluxe cottages
The 'Deluxe cottages' with balconies overlooking the pool and lake with open to the sky bathrooms are the ultimate in luxury.

Lake view
The 'Lake view' offer spectacular view of the Vembanadu lake along with the cool breeze wafting from the lake through the palm trees.

Executive rooms
The Executive rooms are spacious rooms with open to the sky bathroom along with a distant view of the lake .

Traditionally built, the hotel sits comfortably within the lush lakeside gardens that it inhabits. Built of wood and furnished in the Kerala style, the addition of modern comforts and luxurious touches create a welcoming but understated atmosphere.
Swimming Pool, Multi-Cusine Restaurants, Air-conditioned Conference Halls, Health Club, Doctor on Call, Safe Deposit Facilities, Curio/Book shop, Currency Exchange, Travel Desk, Water Sports Center, Lake Front Barbeque, Sunset Cruise, Chayakkada, Internet Cafe.

Cordon Bleu (Multi-Cusine Restaurant)
The Cordon Bleu, our 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
A feast for your eyes and your stomach, A Seasonal lake side barbeque and grill restaurant offer you authentic Indian and seafood cusines... enjoy an a'la carte dinner coupled with many varieties of barbeque delicacies at the lakeside where you can watch a beautiful sunset and birds flying back home. With a setting so splendid you can Watch and interact with our Chef when he makes the dishes for you that simply delights the taste buds like never before.

Meetings & Events
Backwater Ripples resort enjoys the distinction of being the only resort in Kumarakom to offer an unbelievable 25,000 sq.ft of meeting & banquet space. Featuring a variety of designs including theatre, classroom and cluster style for groups of up to 2500 people. Backwater Ripples in-house meeting & banquet planning team will take personal care of every detail and ensure that you and your guests have a refreshing and memorable experience.

Conclave - The Conference Hall presents an attractive venue to conduct a corporate meetings or seminars with state-of-the-art facilities to meet the demands of the corporate world. An elegant ambience and unmatched grandeur, with the best of modern technology and facilities.

Centre Court - The Banquet Hall, seating 1000 pax, is spread over 11000 sq. ft. This lavishly decorated versatile banquet space, with enchanting view of lake is ideal for hosting wedding parties, receptions, a themed event, or a regal corporate event.

Taproom - A two leaf board room. Airconditioned board room and non air conditioned patio. Overlooking the vast Vembanad estuary and lush green lawns, each to accommodate 25 pax in board room/theater style. Giving a classic touch to your business meets.

There is no dearth of leisure activities. Go canoeing on a traditional crafts, angling in the canals around the resort, trek in the mangrove forests or go for bird watching at the sanctuary, water skiing on the lake. Skim across the silent and still backwaters aboard our cruise boat 'Arayannam'. Gracefully she will take you through a network of waterways to neighbourhood villages dotted with fishing nets with stop over for glimpses of rustic life and toddy tapping. Try out the regimens at Age Halt and feel rejuvenated in Vedasparsh or a evening work out in the Gym. Enjoy a cultural evening at the Mandapam in resort. Or just laze in your cottage or in the swimming pool. Watch spell binding views of Vembanadu Lake as the sun sets and you sip some finely blended cocktails.

Water Sports Centre
The Water Sports Centre at Backwater Ripples provides water scooters, jet skis, speed boats, sail boats and country boats for you to explore the vast Vembanadu lake.
Vedasparsh, the Green Leaf certified Ayurvedic healing centre at Backwater Ripples is managed by a well qualified and highly experienced doctor, assisted by a team of skilled therapists. Vedasparsh offers several result-oriented therapies designed to unwind, tone up and rejuvenate within a realistic timeframe.

Yoga can change our moods, our minds and the way we interact with the world.
Experience a yoga retreat designed to awaken your mind and body at Backwater Ripples.

Country fishing
Go angling or watch the local fishermen is expertise at the old art of country fishing. Local village walks or sight seeing trips that introduce you to the tradition and culture of the people who depend on the lake to make a living.

Village Walk & Organic Farm Visit
Guests have opportunity to interact with local people and get to know Kerala rural life from close quarters.

Sunset Cruise
Skim across the silent and still backwaters aboard our cruise boat will take you through a network of waterways to neighbourhood villages dotted with fishing nets with stop over for glimpses of rustic life in backwaters.


House Boats
Arayannam, the unique eco friendly houseboat of Backwater Ripples has one bedroom with attached bathroom. 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.

These packages run from one to four weeks. It includes stay in AC superior cottages, detailed consultation by an ayurvedic physician, external therapies, internal medication and special ayurvedic diet. Along with these we arrange yoga and meditation sessions.

Tariff 09 - 2010
Oct1st 2009 to March.31st 2010
Dec20th 2009 to 5th Jan.2010
Garden View
Executive Room
Lake View
Deluxe Cottage
Extra Person, Child
Rs.2750/- , Rs.2200/-
Rs.3000/-, Rs.2500/-
Meal Element Lunch or Dinner
15 % Tax extra as applicable, Exclusive Mandatory Christmas Eve Gala Dinner surcharge on 24th December Rs. 3500 for a Couple , New Year Gala Dinner surcharge 31st December Rs.7500/- for a Couple.
Tele : +91-11-41612107, 26823836. Mobile : 9810002772, 9910002772.