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Thursday, November 15, 2012

lake fishing packages- the sun is out and the fish will bite

Lake Symphony - backwater boutique resort

Standard rooms
Lake front deluxe room
dining area
Dawn breaks over the backwater. View from lake front rooms.
lake front suite
View of Lake Symphony from the water
Sunrise over the backwater. View from lake front rooms

Set beside the placid Kaithapuzha backwater in suburban Kochi, the Lake Symphony Resort is a delightful little eco friendly boutique resort set in stunningly beautiful surroundings. Lake Symphony offers a suite and deluxe cottage facing the backwater and a set of deluxe rooms set away from the waterline, all equipped with modern amenities. Private sit outs in all the rooms look out at a row of Chinese fishing nets, a vast spread of backwater beyond and the Kochi skyline on the western horizon. A small pool set on the lawn between the lake facing cottages is fringed by rows of pretty flowers and stunted palms. Further on, beside the water’s edge in a clearing beneath a clump of trees, tables and chairs set beneath palm thatched umbrellas that serves as the resorts dining area.
Look out from the expansive ceiling to floor windows, past the row of Chinese fishing nets; a dawn with a marmalade sunrise, bloated by early morning haze. Stirred by a gentle breeze, the water ripples and gurgles, fishermen go about the day’s business, canoes float past serenely, fishing nets dip ponderously into the lake; make friends and you could get a part of the days catch for lunch. Numerous birds call out across the humid air elevating the soul. Slowly, life’s little secrets come to life, made profound. Drawing the day to an end, fluffy pink cotton candy clouds float into view riding a gentle evening breeze, slowly spreading across the western horizon.

Built of eco friendly mud plastered walls that breathe freely and keep the interiors insulated from the heat outside, the cottages and rooms consists of a bedroom, a tastefully furnished living area, a fully equipped bathroom and a sit out that looks out at a row of Chinese fishing nets and a spread of backwater beyond. All the rooms are equipped with the state of the art in amenities.

The kitchen serves a limited menu of South Indian cuisine and beverages. Dining area with tables set under palm leaf thatch roofs and views of the backwater and in room dining.

A backwater cruise on a traditional houseboat equipped with all modern amenities is an absolute must-do. If you desire the resident chef will cook the days catch in the traditional way. Traditional canoes with a boatman are also available to explore the waterways. Yacht on request, heritage area tour in Kochi, lake fishing, indoor board games and badminton.

Air port and railway station transfers, doctor on call, guided tour to destinations, campfire facilities, Wi-fi, Ayurvedic massages and treatments on request.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Quote:Dylan Thomas


Photo: Ranjit Chettur
                                                   "Do not go gentle into that good night,
                                          Old age should burn and rave at the close of a day;
                                                   Rage, rage against the dying of the light"

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Water Hyacinth in the Vembanad lake due to impure water
A sanitation campaign will be conducted at Kumarakom on Thursday as part of Kerala Foundation Day celebrations. According to organizers, the ‘Keep Kumarakom Clean’ campaign is a joint initiative by Kumarakom grama panchayat, Chamber of Vembanad Hotels and Resorts, House Boat Operators’ Association, Home Stays Operators and travel and tour operators. House boat operators will help clean the Kumarakom lake and remove plastic waste dumped in it. The grama panchayat members will spearhead a cleanliness drive in the panchayat. The plastic waste will be collected and heaped at the panchayat grounds. Agents will later shift the waste to processing units.