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History of Kumarakom

Kumarakom is a cluster of isles on the Vembanad Lake, named after lord Kumaran, a deity worshipped in the region’s temples. Initially, the village was ruled by the Vadakkancore kingdom, which lost it political foothold in the region to the rulers of Travancore in 1750.

In 1878, English farmer Alfred Baker turned the fertile lands of Kumarakom into paddy fields and coconut plantations. He established The Baker House, which was later bought by the Taj Group of Hotels that remodeled the ruins and established the luxuriant Taj Garden Retreat over here.


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