Taking a breather in a rural retreat Backwater Retreat is not a star property, It is a Heritage House, where you can watch the world go by at a pace you dictate?
Here's how to do it?In a traditional house located on the banks of the Kumarakom-Meenachil river,(which leads to Kumarakom Lake)with all the mod-cons you need.The best of Kerala cuisine available the way you want it.if you are expecting Backwater Retreat to be yet another hotel, pub or a commercial kind of noisy resort with all the booze, bartenders or waiters, this place is not for you.Here No noisy neighbours,no pesky peddlers,no noisy traffic. Very calm,silent and peacful atmosphere. All this and more less than 14kms away from the bustle of Kumarakom. Your friendly hosts can arrange different types of boat trips to explore the rivers and lake as well as suggesting activities in the area such as fishing,visitng spice garden,St.Aphonsa birth place and church,Aurvedic Body massage clinic. This Resort is the only one which stands on the banks of the River described in Arundhati Roy's Booker Prize novel. The major characters in "The God of Small Things'' are mentioned as spending their time on the banks of this river. Travelers from different parts of the world come to this place after reading the Booker Prize novel "The God of Small Things ". Distance from Kottayam to our resort is 8kms and 14kms to Kumarakom.Distance from Cochin International Airport: 91kms.The resort can help with transportation. (Taxi,bus,auto & boat) Rain or Shine, Backwater Retreat offers you the best opportunity of enjoyig a break the simple, but stunning way,at peace with yourself and the world.