Relaxation … A… Unique Experience In The Lakeside Cottages At ILLIKKALAM Lakeside Cottages, Kumarakom, Kerala State, India
Relax And Enjoy The Marvellous Live Beauty Of Kumarakom Vembanad Backwaters And The Activities In The Lake From Your Cottage Itself. Experience the fantastic beauty of Vembanad Backwaters, Watch Sunset, Moonset, Stars in the Sky,Sightseeing of Drifting of Houseboats, Motorboats, Shikara Fishermen’s boat, Speedboats, Vellavally, experience arrival of Rain from far away and the Monsoon Season, from your cottage and various other activities in the Lake during day & night, happening just in front of your Cottages, amazing Views!!!.
Switch off the light at the Sit out/Porch for the maximum enjoyment at the night with the unique pleasure and relaxation. Watch the sky, stars, moon, fireworks on the opposite side of the lake in Temples and Churches at Alappuzha district, experience the gentle breeze, sound of the waves in the lake and the unique silence of the night and the natural sound of the lake at night. Floodlit Walkers Path are there for enjoyment and pleasure walking during night.
Other Activities to Keep You Fit & Energetic
Basketball Court, Shuttle Court, Table Tennis and Caroms in the floodlit Activity Hall, pollution free air, lot of birds in the early morning, walkers path around the property through organic farm and fruit trees will keep you fit and energetic while you are staying in this property.
Fishing From The Lake
You can catch fish with Fishing Rod in the early morning, and also by using other fishing net, in the night, you may get lot of small and bigger fish. You can contact at the reception for the fishing rod and other accessories for catching fish.
Ghoose & Rabbit Feeding
It is very interesting to watch the activities of Goose and Rabbit. You can watch the Ghoose when it is swimming and have bath in the small pond. You can also feed the goose and rabbits by providing them grass and other eatables supplied by our staff.
Small Honey Bee Watching (Meliponiculture)
We have ten colonies of stingless bees in wooden boxes. They are part of biodiversity, These bees are local species, perfectly adapted to the environment. We usually takes the Honey during February /March and during November/ December we make another wooden colony of bees from each existing colonies. Usually we may get around 100 to 200 grams of honey from each colony.
Visit The Organic Farm And Fruit Trees In The Property
We have organic fruit trees & vegetation in the eastern side of the property on the side of our walkers’ path. We get vegetables from this farm for making some tasty dishes and also get various fruits.
Houseboat, Motorboat, Shikara & Speedboat Day Cruising
We provide Cruising through Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Backwaters, , Sightseeing through the lake Side Hotels/Resorts, R.block, C block and Alleppey Backwaters, Kumarakom Backwaters, Metran Kayal, Sunset Cruising and Kumarakom round Cruising. Moreover we arrange Cruising around Birds Sanctuary, Midnight land, Kavanattinkara, Kaippuzhamuttu, Thanneermukkham Bund, Aymanam Cruising, Cruising from Choolabhagom for visiting Moolepadam and 900 Paddy fields for viewing weaver birds nest, water lotus etc.
Country Walk During Early Morning
You can have morning walk by visiting temples or churches or by enjoying the beauty of Kumarakom Village to the following places from your cottage. Nalupank Houseboat Terminal 3 Kms, Kumarakom market through tourism road 3 km, Kumarakom Boat Jetty and the Cross on the Lakeside 3 Kms.
Birds Sanctuary & Moolepadam & 900 Paddy field Visit.
Hundreds of weaver birds constructing their nests can be seen in coconut trees and other trees on the bund of the paddy fields of Moolepadam & 900 Paddy fields. Over there lot of red water lilies in the canals of Moolepadam is another beauty.
Ayurveda Massage,Treatment And Yoga
You will have the facilities to do or getting the training of Yoga Classes,during early morning or at the time of Sunset on the bank of the lake Vembanad. We can arrange Yoga Trainers at short notice. Ayurvedic whole body massage, treatment, facial etc can be arranged as per your prior request. There are Ayurvedic massage and treatments connected to various Hotels and Resorts in Kumarakom. According to your budget you can choose one. We will provide you the information for the advance booking. It’s better to book early for getting the services in time
Fishing At Mutherimada, Kari & Metran Kayal
The above places are within 4 km from the property and by using fishing road you will get big pearl spot fish(Karimeen) which is very tasty.
Vellavali—Unique Type of Fishing
You can watch this unique type of fishing from ILLIKKALAM Lakeside Cottages or take a motorboat into the lake for few hours and can experience into it. One of the very strange way of fishing in these region is Vellavali, and only one type of fish called, Karimeen (Pearl spot) is caught by bare hand by fishermen by this way of fishing called Vellavali.
Activity Hall For The Family Get Together
There is an activity hall ,which is suitable for the gathering of more than 100 people, it can be used for the get-together during night and also during the rainy season.
Cultural Activities At The Evening
We can arrange as per the prior requirement, Cultural Activities such as Songs, Group Songs, Classical Songs, Dance, Shingarimelam, Kadhakali, Ottamthullal etc.
Village Life Experience At Kumarakom.
This programme is organised by the Responsible Tourism of Kerala State. You will have different experience of Fishermen, Toddy Tappers, local Village People, Boat Cruising etc.
There is also Govt Ferry Services to the following fixed routes at fixed timings. Kumarakom – Muhamma, Muhamma – Kumarakom,Kumarakom Midnight Land ( Pathira Manal ) and from there to Kumarakom, Allappuzha —- Kottayam, Kottayam – Allappuzha.
Visit Interesting Places
J-Yes Farm Neendoor 25 Km
Mango Meadows Agricultural Theme Park at Ayamkudi in Kaduthuruthi. 26Km
Palakkari Fish Farm at Vaikom 30 Km
Aruvikkuzhy Water Falls 2 km from Pallickathode. 34 Km
Elephant Training Center at Konni — 83 Km
Visit Religious Places
Attamangalam Jacobite Syrian Church -3 Km
The Navanazreth Holy Family Church — Half Km
Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple 2.5 Km
Thekkumkara Sree Ardhanariswara Temple 3Km
Muthante Nada Temple 2.5 Km
Juma Masjid at Thazhathangadi –10 Km
Thirunakkara Mahadevar Temple — 12 Km
Sabarimala Sree Dharma Sastha Temple 110 Km