KTDC: In the lap of the backwaters
Waterscapes, previously known as Kumarakom Tourist Village is located 15 km west of Kottayam, is adjacent to the Kumarakom Bird sanctuary and is a 104 acre estate surrounded by mangrove forests, green paddy fields and coconut groves.
The picturesque village of Kumarakom is a cluster of small islands on the eastern banks of the Vembanad Lake. To go out into the lake guests can choose from traditional country crafts, boats and canoes. The resort offers comfortable accommodation and leisure options like ayurvedic massages, yoga, meditation, boating, fishing and swimming. The rooms at Waterscapes stand on stilts, while the restaurant has water flowing under it. The landscape is lush with tropical vegetation and the property offers the splendid view of the horizon-stretching expanse of the Vembanad. KTDC Waterscapes has 40 waterfront cottages, swimming pool, restaurant, beer parlour, ayurvedic centre, conference hall, boating, backwater tours, sightseeing trips, etc.
KTDC Suvasam is located at Thannermukkom, Alappuzha. Suvasam means a pleasant stay in Sanskrit. Thannermukkom is the name of the barrier constructed here to prevent tidal action and intrusion of salt water into the Kuttanad lowlands across Vembanad Lake, between Thannermukkom and Vechur. KTDC Suvasam overlooking the Vembanad lake has 37 rooms, each with a garden in front and lakeview.