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TravelPod Member ReviewsLakesong Kumarakom
Relaxing day at the pool, on a canoe, massage and sunset viewing
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We have breakfast on the houseboat then set sail to our resort. The chef makes me scrambled egg and earl an omelette. And mountains of toast. The fresh fruit plate is yummy. With discussion over what the yellow banana is, it's Kerela banana. It's a sweeter more bananary banana. We dock to find we are at the wrong resort, undock and sail ten minutes …
... view. We were also right next to a bird sanctuary that was lovely, if a little sweaty (it’s ridiculously humid here) to walk around – even though we never actually saw that many birds.
We spent 3 glorious days lounging by the lakeside reading, watching the boats, tackling crosswords and walking along the canals. We also took a boat tour of the narrow backwaters to get a glimpse of what life is like ...
... under a bamboos and palm leaf roof. Vegetable pakoras to start - light, crispy and very yummy! Various curies to follow, all equally as lovely as the other. In the heat of the afternoon we explored the beach; a few minutes walk between the blue sheeted pathways. A long stretch of yellow sand, boulders and palms on one side, Arabian Sea on the other. A deeply shelving shoreline with surprisingly loud and crashing waves. The warmth of the sea was unlike any sea I have ...
... here that also owns an airline, he took the time to show it to us. He went so far as to stop the canoe for pictures and back it up for better views, all without being asked. He was a smiling man with ingrown toenails and glazed friendly eyes. His hair was white and his accent was thick, and he took every opportunity with engage with us where he could find an excuse to say something. For some reason I really liked this man, and appreciated the demeanor he carried with ...
... mind. Note the many photos of trucks - even though Willingdon Island is small and not on any main thoroughfares, there are a surprising number of trucks on the roads at all times.
After wandering a bit, we managed to find a ferry stop! Success! But no! It was the wrong ferry. What transpired was exactly the sort of funny exchange that you can only appreciate when in the midst of a completely enjoyable interlude out of normal ...