Kerala Hotels & Resorts
In this page we describe the details about keala hotels and resorts.
More popular as a tiger reserve, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the largest Sanctuaries in India. Spread across 777 sq km, of which 360 sq. km is thick evergreen forest, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar river adds to the charm of the park. A boat ride on the serene Periyar Lake is the best way to go about the Thekkady experience. Herds of elephants that come down to the lake to frolick are a major attraction. Apart from mongoose, bison, sambar and flying squirrel, you also have lush hills and spice plantations here.
Kumarakom Lake Resort, the finest luxury heritage resort in India, nestles on the serene banks of the Vembanad, the vast stretch of tranquil, emerald green backwaters, in one of India’s hottest holiday spots, Kerala.
Sprawling across 25 acres of lush greenery, set in soulstirring ambience, Kumarakom Lake Resort exudes the charm of Kerala’s true heritage. The villas and suites of the resort are a careful reconstruction of manas, the 16th century traditional homesteads of God’s Own Country. Most of them have been transplanted from their original locations across the State and reassembled painstakingly by hand, plank by plank, tile by tile.
Kumarakom Lake Resort offers a complete range of New Age amenities for a luxuriously comfortable stay. Luxuryladen villas and suites; Ayurmana, the Ayurveda Spa; Swimming Pool; Meditation Centre; Health Club; multicuisine restaurants; Traditional Kerala teashop and countless other attractions in and around the resort offer you the simple luxuries of life, in the grand setting of the royalty of yore.
Kerala provides a good range of quality hotels which offer fantastic accommodation and deliver great customer service. Some say that the local spicy food may possibly be the best on the planet, however if you are not one for spicy food many of the better hotels cater for the European traveler.
The group’s hotels now boast of Bangaram Island Resort in Lakshadweep, Spice Village in Thekkady, Coconut Lagoon in Kumarakom, Spice Coast Cruises in Vembanad, Marari Beach Resort in Mararikulam, Brunton Boatyard in Fort Cochin, SwaSwara in Gokarna, Karnataka & Kalari Kovilakom in Kollengode. The Kalari Kovilakom, is a conservation of an 1860 built Keralan Palace which is converted into a Palace for Ayurveda. The group has been the recipient of many awards of excellence in tourism, environment and heritage protection, from the State & Central Governments as well as the Green Globe Awards from the World Travel Mart. Whilst we are on the subject of hotel recommendations, during my last visit to Kerala I stayed at Koder House which is a meeting place of the past and the present. Ideally located in the historic part of Fort Cochin, this is an absolutely charming threestorey boutique hotel with a distinctive red façade. Previously the ancestral home of the Koders, a prominent Cochin Jewish family, this centuries’ old property has been renovated as a tribute to the rich mixed culture of the area – a mélange of Portuguese, Dutch, Kerala and even Chinese influences.
They could have turned this the property into a 12 room hotel but I am glad that they instead opted to maintain it’s original features with just six spacious double room suites, two lounges on each floor, a library, small pool and the famous hanging bridge. A definite must stay for those romantic couples.