Taj Garden Retreat Kumarakom
Taj Garden Retreat , Kumarakom
Kumarakom is a tiny hamlet on the banks of a lagoon formed by the
Taj Garden Retreat resort is 20 km from Kottayam railway
station and 14 km from Kottayam and easily accessible by land and
water. Originally built by an English missionary 123 years ago,
Baker's Bungalow, as it was then called, housed four generations
of the Baker family. Set in rustic surroundings on the edge of the
picturesque Vembanad Lake, and sylvan bird sanctuary nearby make
you feel one with nature.
The Taj Garden Retreat is the hotel has 22 rooms including
rooms in cottages and in houseboats anchored in the lake.
Azure backwaters, swaying palms, and floating houseboats. These
are a few of the things that inspired English Missionary Henry Baker,
in the late 19th century, to acquire land on the banks of Vembanad
Lake. Today, it is known as the Taj Garden Retreat, Kumarakom. Often
referred to as the little jewel of Kumarakom, it still maintains
the beauty of its rustic surroundings.
The 123-year-old colonial bungalow houses newly built Luxury Villas,
heritage rooms, charming cottages, and quaint houseboats, anchored
in the private lagoon. At this idyllic retreat, guests can look
forward to practicing the Art of doing Nothing or keeping themselves
busy with a variety of experiences, from nature to adventure, from
culture to cuisine, and from rejuvenation to religion.