10 beautiful places to stay on the backwaters near Kochi, India

Feb 10, 2017

From luxury resorts to rustic houseboats, there’s something for everyone on the backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom in Kerala, India.

Kumarakom Lake Resort


While Kumarakom Lake stretches out in front of the resort, the villas are set in the midst of meandering water pools. The architecture here is typical of the region – each villa is designed to reflect the style of traditional Kerala homes known as mana. It’s perfect for a weekend away from urban chaos.


Coconut Lagoon


This luxury resort has everything you can expect from a backwater experience in Kerala: Think shimmering water canals crisscrossing between villas, Vembanad Lake stretching out infinitely ahead and miniature paddy fields inside the property. The highlight is authentic Kerala food laced with fresh coconut and black pepper.


Cherai Beach Resorts


Don’t be fooled by its name – this resort is located right between the beach and backwaters of Kochi. With swaying coconut trees, winding canals and lush paddy fields surrounding the property, it is perfect for beach bums who want to swim in the shallow waters in the evening and wake up to views of serene backwaters in the morning.


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