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Backwater Ripples

287 guest ratings
Wonderful views
Superb dining
Stunning pool
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' Wonderful views ' ' Superb dining ' ' Stunning pool '

Backwater Ripples is a land mark in the expansive Vembanadu Backwater Lake Shore (Kerala) - India. Spread over 7 acres of meticulously landscaped exteriors, the 34 air conditioned luxury cottages and executive rooms give you the best possible facilities the hospitality industry can offer. From the traditionally crafted wooden furniture, local nature paintings and ethnic handicrafts to the modern gadgets, the resort harmoniously blends ancient heritage and latest technology.

Created by a team of architects, designers and consultants, Backwater Ripples is truly a world class facility with unique lakefront features, and contemporary interiors. 'Vedasparsh', the fully equipped Ayurvedic Spa offers you the finest possible care during your stay. 'Arayannam', the unique houseboat with two fully furnished bedrooms and private decks can provide you a middle of the lake stay that will remain etched in your memory forever.

Stunning views
Excellent in-house restaurant
Loved the swimming pool
Rooms were well sized
Great location
Guests were impressed with the level of service provided by staff
Room Service, Restaurant, Air Conditioned, Mini Bar, Cable / Satellite TV, In Room Movies, Coffee / Tea Maker, Microwave, Hair Dryer, TV, Bathrobes, Shower, Kids Club
Business Center, Concierge, 24-Hour Reception, Dry Cleaning, Babysitting / Child Services, Conference Room(s), Currency Exchange, Safe-Deposit Box, Meeting Rooms, Laundry service, Bicycle Rental, Shops, Executive Floor, Luggage Storage, Shops in Hotel
Check In
From 2:00 PM
Check Out
Prior to 11:00 AM
Wireless internet on site.
Valet parking is offered at the hotel. There is an airport shuttle that runs from the hotel.
Business Center
Room Service
Fitness Room/Gym
Swimming pool
Airport shuttle
Valet Parking
Tour Desk
Massage / Beauty Centre
24-Hour Reception
Dry Cleaning
Babysitting / Child Services
Air Conditioned
Conference Room(s)
Currency Exchange
Safe-Deposit Box
Mini Bar
Cable / Satellite TV
In Room Movies
Meeting Rooms
Coffee / Tea Maker
Hair Dryer
Laundry service
Bicycle Rental
Water Activities
Spa & Wellness Centre
Child Pool
Pool Outdoor
Kids Club
Games Available
Executive Floor
Luggage Storage
Shops in Hotel
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The Stay

Backwater Ripples offers luxurious hotel accommodations. The resort has 34 independent luxury cottages and executive rooms in a range of layouts including cottages with a spectacular view of the Vembanadu lake. Spacious open air bathrooms are seamlessly connected to large bed rooms with king size beds. Natural material such as wood, granite and marble create a feeling of warmth and luxury.

Deluxe Cottage: The 'Deluxe cottages' feature balconies overlooking the pool, a lake with Jacuzzi and open air bathrooms are the ultimate in luxury

Lake View Suites: The 'Lake view suites' offer spectacular view of the Vembanadu lake along with a cool breeze wafting from the lake through the palm trees

Executive Cottage: The executive rooms are spacious rooms featuring open bathrooms and a Jacuzzi along with a distant view of the lake

Standard Rooms: The 'Garden view rooms' overlook the aesthetically landscaped gardens and the park and are ideally suited for the budget minded traveler

All the centrally air conditioned cottages have

  • Satellite TV
  • Mini bar
  • Internet connectivity
  • Direct dial telephones
  • Refrigerator
  • 24 hour personalized service
Cordon Bleu (Multi-Cusine Restaurant)
The Cordon Bleu, the resort's multi-cusine restaurant serves you authentic local delicacies from the Vembanadu. Exciting and innovative menus offer you the choicest North Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes as well.

Lake side Barbeque

The Lake side Barbeque is the resort's open kitchen by the lake side where you can interact with the chef and enjoy our Grill menu while watching the sunset and the flocks of birds flying home.

Meetings & Events:
Backwater Ripples resort enjoys the distinction of being the only resort in Kumarakom to offer an unbelievable 25,000 sq.ft of meeting & banquet space. Featuring a variety of designs including theatre, classroom and cluster style for groups of up to 2500 people.

The Conference Hall presents an attractive venue to conduct a corporate meetings or seminars with state-of-the-art facilities to meet the demands of the corporate world. An elegant ambiance and unmatched grandeur, with the best of modern technology and facilities.

Centre Court
The Banquet Hall, seating 1000, is spread over 11000 sq. ft. This lavishly decorated versatile banquet space, with an enchanting view of the lake is ideal for hosting wedding parties, receptions, a themed event, or a regal corporate event.

A two leaf board room, Airconditioned board room and non air conditioned patio. Overlooking the vast Vembanadu estuary and lush green lawns, each  accommodate 25 pax in board room/theater style, giving a classic touch to your business meets.

House Boats:
Arayannam, the unique eco friendly houseboat of Backwater Ripples has one bedroom with attached bathroom. This fully furnished self contained boat with full crew can take you to the middle of the lake where the still night bathed in moonlight can lull you to sleep while floating on the emerald waters of Vembanadu lake.

Other facilities include
  • Health Club
  • Doctor on Call
  • Safe Deposit Facilities
  • Curio/Book shop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Travel Desk
  • Water Sports Center
  • Lake Front Barbeque
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Chayakkada
  • Internet Café
Go canoeing on a traditional crafts, angling in the canals around the resort, trekking in the mangrove forests, bird watching at the sanctuary or water skiing on the lake.

Water Sports Centre
The Water Sports Centre at Backwater Ripples provides water scooters, jet skis, speed boats, sail boats and country boats for you to explore the vast Vembanadu lake.

Country fishing
Go angling or watch the local fishermen's expertise at the old art of country fishing. Local village walks or sight seeing trips that introduce you to the tradition and culture of the people who depend on the lake to make a living.

Yoga can change your moods, your minds and the way you interact with the world. Experience a yoga retreat designed to awaken your mind and body at Backwater Ripples.

Village Walk & Organic Farm Visit
Guests have opportunity to interact with local people and get to know Kerala rural life from close quarters.

Sunset Cruise
Skim across the silent and still backwaters aboard our cruise boat will take you through a network of waterways to neighbourhood villages dotted with fishing nets with stop over for glimpses of rustic life in backwaters.

Swimming pool
If you feel like doing nothing else, take a dip in the refreshingly cool lakeside swimming pool and relax while catching a few rays of the tropical sun.

Cultural programmes and Theme nights are held at the lakeside mandapam where you can watch and learn the local tradition and ancient cultural art forms.
Vedasparsh, the Green Leaf certified Ayurvedic healing center at Backwater Ripples is managed by a well qualified and highly experienced doctor, assisted by a team of skilled therapists. Vedasparsh offers several result-oriented therapies designed to unwind, tone up and rejuvenate within a realistic timeframe.

These packages run from one to four weeks. It includes stay in AC superior cottages, detailed consultation by an ayurvedic physician, external therapies, internal medication and special ayurvedic diet. Along with these we arrange yoga and meditation sessions.

Ayurvedic packages include:
  • Jeevaneeyam(Rejuvenation Programme)
  • Raksha (Stress Management Programme)
  • Medohara (Weight Reduction Programme)
  • Sowghyam (Spine Care Programme)
  • Sanjeevani (Body Purification Programme)
  • Mohini (Body Care Programme)
  • Yoga & Meditation
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