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Karma Chakra, Kerala, India

Nestling on the palm-fringed shores of Kerala’s largest lake called Lake Vembanad which covers 213 square Kms.

This beautiful 24 room boutique resort provides the perfect hideaway from which to explore this rich and verdant region. All rooms have a view of the lake. Step on to your private balcony to drink in the sweeping views across the resort’s lush, sprawling gardens to the bustling lake and tropical landscape beyond. There’s a whole world of tranquil backwaters, alluring beaches and incredible wildlife out there, just waiting to be discovered. But there’s no rush. Take a dip in the infinity pool, feed your soul with an Ayurvedic massage or indulge in a signature cocktail before dinner…

Accommodation

Your home throughout your stay at Karma Chakra is in one of 24 luxurious air-conditioned rooms – all with private outdoor balconies.

Luxurious Air-Conditioned Rooms

Elegantly furnished with traditional Keralan accents, they feature comfortable beds with plush bedding, stylish en-suite bathrooms, TVs, tea- and coffee-making facilities as well as well-stocked minibars and free internet access.

All rooms are 45-square-metres offering plenty of space in which to spread out and relax. They all have balconies that over-look the lake, the ground floor rooms also have a garden area beyond the balcony.

Cuisine

Our Waterside Restaurant has incredible views across the lake. Feast on local cuisine all procured at market or from local fishermen.

Waterside Restaurant

Try kerala’s special grilled Pearl Spot fish or local duck marinated in Keralan spices overnight. Karimeen Curry or Seer Fish soup will open up a whole new gastronomic world for you.

Facilities

We’ve thought of everything at Karma Chakra – unforgettable views, irresistible cuisine, indulgent massage therapies and a wealth of trips and tours to ensure you experience the adventure of a lifetime…

Waterside Restaurant

With incredible views across the lake and delicious local cuisine, this is the perfect spot for bird-watching. Watch our own gaggle of ducklings playfully swimming in the inner lake safely behind gates.

Attwood's Beer And Wine Lounge

The ideal spot for catching up with friends old and new, our cosy lakeside bar specialises in tropical fruit cocktails, fine Indian wines and refreshing beers. And there’s a full-size snooker table for anyone who fancies a game. Incredible views across the lake from one storey up, Attwood’s is the place to party and misbehave.

Karma Spa

Take time out from your adventures to indulge in a traditional Keralite Ayurvedic massage to soothe body and soul. And relax.

Infinity Pool

Our beautiful 21-metre infinity pool offers stunning views across the lake – so you can sight-see and people-watch while you take a dip.

Fishing

Borrow rods from reception and try your luck on the lake. Alternatively, we can organise an expedition alongside local fishermen. Come back and tell us about the one that got away…

Spend a day with farmers or on country boats, coconut tree-climbing, net fishing, bow and arrow fishing and other traditional pursuits.

Games

Take your pick from our great selection of games and activities, including billiards, Carrom, chess and many more. Enjoy your down-time!

Gym

Want to stick to your normal workout routine or try something new (with a view)? Our gym boasts state-of-the-art equipment and spectacular vistas across the lake.

Library

Need a new page-turner to read by the pool? Our small-but-perfectly-formed library is packed with books and periodicals for our guests to enjoy.

Tour Desk

From wildlife-spotting to beach-hopping: whatever you want to do while you’re in Kerala, our experienced staff can create a bespoke tour to make it happen. The adventure of a lifetime starts here…

Karma Chakra House Boat

Karma Chakra has its own thatched-roof wooden houseboat “Karma Chakra House Boat” with two en suite double bedrooms, accessible from the resort’s private jetty just in front of the 21-metre infinity pool overlooking the great lake. The Newly renovated boat with new Bamboo mat and fresh interiors, has all the creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living space, a kitchen and even a Home Theatre System. Step aboard and the native oars men will take you to an amazing world of delights and tranquillity with a blend of nature in its entire traditional splendour pampering all your senses and rejuvenating your body.

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Karma is 'Good karma'

Had a fabulous week long stay...would have liked to stay on. The resort location, layout and ambiance is worth mentioning. The entire team lead by a helpful and jovial manager really do go out of their way to make your stay memorable.

Bharat C

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Karma Chakra is superb

Cute resort with fantastic view of Vembanad lake Went with family for a week. It's a lovely resort. Very courteous and polite staff. Always greet with a smile, always making sure you're enjoying what you've asked for - whether it is food or service. Rooms on the first floor generally have a better view of the serene lake. The adjoining marshland (between Karma Chakra and Backwater Ripples) sees a variety of birds. Unfortunately, it is also very filthy and not well-kept. There are plastic and glass bottles thrown all over. I feel the resorts should take collective responsibility to maintain the beauty of this place.

Mr. Eruch Tarapore

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Location

Karma Chakra sits in the picture-perfect village of Kumarakom on the banks of Vembanad, Kerala’s largest lake. Head to the resort’s private jetty where we moor our own traditional Keralan house boat, with two double en suite bedrooms with a full crew and a cook. Special rates for cruises of varying length from two hours to an overnight apply to all our Members. Catch a fish and have it prepared and cooked for lunch.

Kerala is a haven for nature-lovers: there are 12 wildlife sanctuaries and two national parks within easy reach of the resort. This is a landscape full of surprises. You may well spot a leopard, elephant or even a Bengal tiger while you’re here. Kumarakom itself is a favourite haunt of beautiful migratory birds, such as the Siberian stork.

There is plenty to excite culture-lovers, too – including an intoxicating mix of art, architecture and literature. So get ready to be inspired…

Visa Info

All foreign tourists must apply for a visa before travelling to India. UK citizens spending up to 30 days in the country can apply for a double entry e-Tourist Visa – make sure you apply at least 4 days before your departure date. All passports must be valid for 6 months subsequent to the visa application date and have at least two blank pages. Full details can be found here

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