Place is good, lake view and sunset are fantastic, cheap and affordable. Food is good and very nicely prepared. People around are extremely nice, courteous and friendly.This place passes by some exotic resorts on the way, and the view from those resorts are not any different. Hence this place is compartively cheaper and gets you the best possible rejuvenating experience even if you are not in one of those exotic resorts. The Vembanad lake is very tempting to take a dive and swim, its not deep. Vast lake with lots of greenery and plenty of oxygen. This place is a must visit twice a year to fill your lungs with oxygen, clam your eyes with greenery and soothe your nerves with chirping birds.
One very important thing: make sure you ask for get the lake facing rooms. What you see on the website, make sure you get it in the same manner. Since we ended up in a comparativley smaller cottage and the only cottage in the entire resort which was not lake facing. It was quite a disappointment for the 1st entire day. However the 2nd day we managed to get a lake view facing cottage and felt good and returned happy.
The Air conditioner was vibrating a lot since it was just above the window and frankly it was difficult night and our sleep was greatly affected.
Anywhere in Kerala, you must be ready to pay more or rather exhorbitant for an auto ride. This resort is about 17kms from the bus stand and proves to be a deterent to the entire journey. This one factor, auto drivers bring down the entire India to its knees and quite possible deter people from travelling when it comes to by Auto.
For lizard phobia people - there are enough lizards everywhere.
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- Also Known As:
- Illikkalam Lake Hotel Kumarakom
- Illikkalam Lakeside Cottages Kumarakom, Kerala