KERALA

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OVERVIEW

Kerala was historically known as Keralam and it is located in South India on the Malabar Coast. Kerala has been a major source of exporter in spice since the very beginning. This beautiful state has the lowest population growth in India. The culture here is very deeply rooted and rich and also boasts of Aryan and Dravidian cultures. The coastline here extends up to around 600 Kilometers. Kerala is supposedly one of those tourist destinations which everyone wants to visit at least once in their lifetime with the rich natural diversity, food and beautiful backwaters. Here are the Five reasons Kerala is known as Gods own country,

Religion and cultural values,

According to the Hindu Mythology, Lord Parsurama who was an Avatar of Vishnu once threw his axe from Kanyakumari towards the north and thus a land arose from the ocean which is now known as Kerala. This story literally makes Kerala Gods own country. Moreover, till date Kerala has kept its religious values intact. People from varied religions and cultures reside here. One must visit the majestic religious places like Sabarimala, Kottayam, St.Francis church to admire the religious values of this land created by God.

Gift of nature,

Kerala is gifted with some of the best flora and fauna. It is a land with diverse landscapes. The serene beaches especially the Kovalam beach, dense forests of Nilambur and Periyar, picturesque Athirappilly Waterfalls, the royal backwaters of Alleppey and the beautiful tea plantation of Munnar make this place gods too must love to reside. In addition to the Flora, there are varied species of lovely animals living here. Bathing animals like elephants and bird watching are some activities that people do in Kerala to indulge with the fauna. With this gift of Flora and Fauna, Kerala is certainly Gods own country.

Scrumptious food,

How can we forget the yummy South Indian Food? Kerala is famous for the Sadya. It is a traditional feast with rice, sambar, Thoran, Olan and varieties of pickles and coconut chutneys. Not to forget the yummy Appam, Iddiappam that is served as breakfast throughout the state. Its like a haven for any foodie. With so much to serve on one banana leaf, Kerala is indeed known as Gods own country.

Richness of the land,

The soil of Kerala is highly fertile and rich in minerals. There are various exotic species of plants that grow in the soil of Kerala. The main vegetation that grows here is Paddy, Coconut, Rubber, Banana, Tea, Coffee and many more. The land here is so fertile that spices like Pepper, Cardamom, Clove, Ginger grow here. You can visit one of the many spice gardens and know more about the richness of the land.

Thrill of adventure,

Kerala is also known for some sports events. One of the most famous sports in Kerala is the Snake boat race. It is held in August or September every year. It is so thrilling to see 100 rovers row a 130 feet long snake boat in sync. If you are looking forward to indulging in some adrenaline rush yourself, you can always opt for paragliding or parasailing or go on treks. Gods painted this land with all sorts of colors and with all the diligent time and efforts. It indeed is Gods Own Country.

Destination Wedding in Kerala

From right up in the north to down south, if theres one place thats catching the fancy of couples getting married, its Kerala. And why shouldnt it?. This gods own country is a beautiful mini version of India, which offers the most exotic backdrops for your D,day. Lush green grasslands and palm trees, serene beaches, spectacular hills, or mesmerizing backwaters, you name a thing and its there. With all this around, there is no chance that your destination wedding in Kerala will be any less than a cinematic affair.
Besides being famous as a honeymoon destination, now the place is picking up as a perfect wedding destination in India. Kerala is one of the most sought after wedding destinations in the country. Many couples chose to get wed,locked in Kerala amidst fringed beaches, tranquil backwaters, palm trees, hills, so as to have the best natural backdrops of all times at their wedding. Choosing to tie the knot in Kerala will not only make your special day unforgettable, but also will give your guests a great reason to vacation.
Kerala is an ultimate place for a proper destination wedding. Major beach destinations in Kerala to consider for your destination wedding are, Alleppey, Kovalam, Munnar, Wayanad, Varkala. Skys the limit for tying knots in Kerala. The place is not just meant for a beach wedding, but one can go for almost any type of wedding here from a hill wedding to a wedding in backwaters. Avenues are endless here. The place is full of deadliest beach resorts, private luxury resorts, inns which you can book entirely for all your wedding functions.

The Leela Raviz, Kovalam

The Raviz Kovalam does the proud honor of hosting Indias national cricket team once again as they come to Thiruvananthapuram for their matches. For Raviz Kovalam, this represents the chance to roll out the red carpet to the team, from customizing the experiences to their unique needs, to giving them a flavor of the local cuisine to ensuring that they are rested mentally and physically over the course of their games in line with their exacting requirements. It is incredibly satisfying to see these well,traveled players share their experiences in their own words on their personal social media handles each year. As the players train intensely for their matches, the gorgeous clifftop ocean views and the privacy afforded by the large property make their experience even more blissful. The staff and management at the Raviz Kovalam are always keen to do up the benchmark each time the team visits, and pride themselves on the well,choreographed and practiced program to take good care of the team while they are at the property. It is truly an honor to be the choice of the Indian Cricket team for their sojourns to Gods own country.

Distance from Airport , 13 KM
Travel time , 20 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 183
Deluxe , 125
Suites , 58
Swimming Pool , 2
Restaurant , 3
Lounge and Bar , 2
Parking , 100

Event Venues

Maya , 80 Pax
SpaceFrame , 600 Pax
Tara , 14 Pax
Roshni , 20 Pax
Convention Centre , 1000 Pax
Beach View Poolside , 200 Pax
Open Terrace , 750 Pax
Private Beach , 2500 Pax

The Zuri, Kumarakom

If heaven was a place on earth, it would be on the banks of a breathtaking Vembanad Lake that spreads serenely over 205 square kilometres of picture perfect beauty. And it is. Set in 18 verdant acres on the shores of the Vembanad Lake and just 2 hours from the Cochin International Airport, The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala, Resort and Spa is a fivestar deluxe spa resort in Kumarakom, set at the heart of the beautiful Southern state of Keralafondly referred to as Gods Own Country. Standing directly beside the Lake, this Kerala resort offers spacious livingdining rooms, traditional Indianstyle bedrooms and individual gardens with private plunge pools.Opened in 2006, The Zuri Kumarakom, Kerala Resort and Spa is the winner of the 2007 and 2008 Best Resort Spa Hotel in India title. Home to the largest spa in South India, Maya Spa offers not only western and oriental therapies but also authentic Ayurvedic practices at our resort in Kerala. The distinctive Body Temple, picturesquely situated on an island in the centre of the lagoon, is the perfect location for yoga, meditation or simply quiet contemplation.The Zuri Kumarakom, Kerala Resort and Spa is perfect for an extended break with its idyllic location and worldclass amenities. The hotel offers many leisure options, including a large swimming pool with waterspouting elephant sculptures and a luxury spa in Kumarakom with Ayurvedic treatments. The Lime Tree, Laguna Bass and Trunk Call Bar serve very good Indian and international cuisine. Experience the heavenly beauty of Kumarakom in all its tranquil glory. Recreated and preserved to awaken every sense. to experience pure bliss.

Distance from Airport , 80 KM
Travel time , 120 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 72
Deluxe , 62
Suites , 10
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 2
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 100

Event Venues

Bhairavi and Poorvi , 250 Pax
Terrace , 50 Pax
Lawn , 200 Pax

Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kumarakom

Kumarakom Lake Resort is an exquisite luxury retreat nestled on the verdant banks of the Vembanad Lake and a vivid reflection of the true culture of Kerala. Set amidst Keralas boundless backwaters, the resort boasts of an impeccable blend of flawless luxury with aristocratic heritage in the arms of unblemished nature. Many time winners of the highly coveted World Travel Awards, as Indias Leading Resort amidst other innumerable accolades, the resort constantly strives to excel. Apart from a breathtaking view of the pristine backwaters that stretch beyond the horizons, the resort also houses 65 heritage luxury villas, built in the authentic architectural style of yesteryear Kerala. The resort prides itself on being an embodiment of the finer aspects of Kerala with authentic ayurveda, exquisite fine dining, romantic cruises, adventurous treks, fascinating cultural programs, ethnic houseboats et al being just a few of your memorable experiences in perhaps the only paradise on earth.

Distance from Airport , 74 KM
Travel time , 124 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 65
Suites , 65
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 3
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 100

Event Venues

Banquet Hall , 150 Pax
Main Lawn , 400 Pax
Poolside , 200 Pax
Vembanad , 120 Pax
Middle Of Lake , 100 Pax

The Raviz Resort and Spa, Ashtamudi

A 5 star deluxe property on the banks of the serene Ashtamudi Lake. In the heart of Keralas lush backwater country, in Kollam. The Raviz skilfully redefines luxury combining a historic ambience with modern luxuries. This five star deluxe resort, Spread over 5 acres of beautiful landscaped lush green gardens, boasts 93 guestrooms designed with subtle touches while incorporating the finest comforts of contemporary living. Whats more, the 93 exquisitely furnished rooms and suites including heritage villas and private villas with pools, provide an astonishing level of comfort that is hard to match. At The Raviz you will indulge in natures luxurious surroundings and tranquil waters, while you are swept away and enchanted by its beauty. The serene Ashtamudi Backwaters exude stillness and calm, while its exotic beauty, freshness and purity welcome you. Welcome to the untouched and unseen Heaven in Gods own country, Kerala.

Distance from Airport , 71 KM
Travel time , 112 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 93
Suites , 93
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 2
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 75

Event Venues

Convention Centre , 1000 Pax
Senate , 250 Pax
Raviz Pre Function Area , 150 Pax
Empire , 200 Pax
Poolside , 250 Pax
Majilis , 50 Pax

Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty

Perched on the serene Bolgatty Island, Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty is a waterfront urban 5,star resort overlooking the backwaters of Vembanad Lake. With its bold and compelling works of art and architecture, dramatic landscapes, opulent guestrooms and suites, exquisite dining destinations, and one of the largest event spaces in South India, our hotel is set to redefine living grandly in the city. Live the perfect vacation dream on Kochis maiden Nattika, a 2,bedroom luxury houseboat and a conference boat as you enjoy the breathtaking vistas of Vembanad Lake. The opulent interior features pleasant lounges and dining spaces which makes it a floating suite of Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty. Waft through the scenic backwaters while you host a meeting on board of our conference boat. The extraordinary backdrops, remoteness and flora and fauna of the islands of lake offer an exhilarating way to enjoy your next vacation or the upcoming conference.

Distance from Airport , 32 KM
Travel time , 38 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 264
Deluxe , 222
Suites , 38
Villas , 4
Swimming Pool , 2
Restaurant , 3
Lounge and Bar , 2
Parking , 100

Event Venues

Liwa Convention Centre , 2500 Pax
Vembanad Convention Centre , 2000 Pax
Grand Ballroom , 850 Pax
Grand Ballroom Foyer , 550 Pax
Water Front Lawn 1 , 600 Pax
Water Front Lawn 2 , 300 Pax
Atelier 1 , 90 Pax
Atelier 2 , 50 Pax
Atelier 3 , 70 Pax
Grand Salon , 250 Pax
Grand Salon Foyer , 80 Pax

Taj Green Cove Resort and Spa, Kovalam

The 16 acre Taj Green Cove has a kilometer of coastline, Balinese style villas nestled on a hillock overlooking the Ocean with a lagoon in between. Ayurveda and Jiva spa lead by a Naturopathy Doctor.
Wellness Spa therapies as well as A holistic Wellness Routine is crafted on request by our Wellness Doctor. The Seaview villas andamp, suites, exclusive Pool Villas as well as Tropical Garden view rooms are all architected in a Balinese Style with exquisite wooden furnishing, 24 hour in,room dining. All Villas have been particularly designed to blend into the tropical gardens around, the bathrooms embodying a unique stone sculpture garden. Sprawling lawns and wooden walkways along the coastline, jogging trails allow guests to run along different terrains, down the hillock from their rooms, along the lagoon and seaside. Sunsets are photographed along with high tea and typical Kerala snacks hosted by the Taj Green Cove every evening. Children and adults enjoy a tranquil evening country boat ride along the lagoon. If tranquility is what you are looking for, the beach beds along the coastline will have you asking for more.
The Infinity Pool and Fitness center overlooks the lagoon andamp, the ocean, the Ayurveda Spa room has a private plunge pool and dining nook. All Jiva Spa treatment rooms have a private stone sculpture garden view. The kids activity room has carom and other board games, books, toys along with a fulltime care, taker and baby,sitting services on request.

Distance from Airport , 12 KM
Travel time , 16 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 59
Deluxe , 49
Suites , 10
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 3
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 70

Event Venues

Agora , 175 Pax
Cabanna , 50 Pax
Cabanna Lawns , 75 Pax
Open Air Seaside Lawns , 300 Pax

Le Meridien, Kochi

Nestled among the scenic Kochi backwaters, surrounded by lush green coconut groves, Le Meridien Kochi enthroned itself at the Heart of Kochi , the Queen of Arabian Sea. Spread over 14 acres of manicured grounds, offering 223 elegantly appointed rooms and suites with beautiful views of the serene backwaters , we are the preferred abode for tourists, both international and domestic who set out to explore Gods Own Country. Our four Food and Beverage outlets are fully equipped to indulge the taste buds of the global food enthusiast. We offer a coveted array of wellness facilities including an authentic Ayurvedic Spa, Health Club with Steam and Sauna room, Yoga Room with expert instructors and an inviting outdoor pool. Venue to one of the largest Convention Centers in the state with 100,000 Sq. ft. banquet space comprising both indoor and outdoor venues and a dedicated team of experts who deliver seamless events and experiences, makes us the most sought after banquet venue.

Distance from Airport , 32 KM
Travel time , 38 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 223
Deluxe , 213
Suites , 10
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 2
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 100

Event Venues

Oman Hall , 1500 Pax
CSM Hall , 550 Pax
Space Frame Ground Floor Level , 900 Pax
Space Frame First Floor Level , 1500 Pax
Shaani I , 200 Pax
Shaani II , 200 Pax
Sini 1 , 200 Pax
Sini 2 , 200 Pax
Nayanar Hall , 250 Pax
RRV Hall , 120 Pax
Cheraman Hall , 40 Pax
Travancore Hall , 40 Pax

Crowne Plaza, Kochi

Crowne Plaza Kochi is ideally located on the NH 47 Bypass and provides easy access to the major business arenas,city centre and the widely acclaimed Fort Kochi. The hotel is just 33 kms away from the International Airport, 5 kms from the railway station and 8 kms from the major shopping malls in the city. The hotel has 269 spacious business rooms and suites with panoramic views of the backwaters and the city.Our variety of authentic culinary outlets, extensive spa, leisure facilities, and well equipped meeting rooms for up to 900 all within a tranquil waterfront setting making Crowne Plaza Kochi the preferred International brand for business, leisure and events.

Distance from Airport , 32 KM
Travel time , 39 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 269
Deluxe , 255
Suites , 14
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 4
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 100

Event Venues

Grand Ballroom , 600 Pax
Ballroom 2 , 280 Pax
Cinnamon , 100 Pax
Clove , 60 Pax
Onam , 90 Pax
Onam 1 , 40 Pax
Vishu , 60 Pax
Yogam 1 , 14 Pax
Yogam 2 , 6 Pax
Lawn , 400 Pax

Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Bekal

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Bekal, Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Rooms at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala offer a flat screen TV, a minibar, and a refrigerator providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi. Room service and a concierge are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A pool and free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala, free parking is available. For those interested in checking out Bekal Fort 4.0 km while visiting Bekal, Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala is a short distance away. Whether youre travelling for business, pleasure or both, Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala is sure to make your visit to Bekal one worth remembering.

Distance from Airport , 71 KM
Travel time , 115 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 73
Suites , 73
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 3
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 85

Event Venues

Soiree Hall , 300 Pax
Agenda , 10 Pax

Ramada Resort, Kochi

Feel the silence of the shores Ramada Resort is a poem. Written on the banks of a tranquil lake. You find the island of silence just 17 km from Kochi, Keralas metropolis, and 2 km from a busy national highway. The Kumbalam backwaters are part of the famed Vembanad Lake. As the gates open, a sudden change in landscape, a riot of greenery, and silence, greet you. A harmonious mix of exhibitive desert trees and the natural flora of Kerala instil in you the same feeling you experience while watching your child take its first steps, excitement. Pass through the front office that exudes the Keralan hospitality, laced with the professionalism of Ramada, and walk into one of those 24 pool,facing villas. The long walk itself is a refreshing change, compared with boxing oneself into the usual elevator. The greenery soothes the nerves of even a weary traveller. You have started experiencing the space. And silence. Oh. Its space everywhere. Spread across 7 acres of land, Ramada Resort has only 58 living spaces. You would perhaps enjoy the largest per capita space on a resort in Kerala.

Distance from Airport , 38 KM
Travel time , 58 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 58
Deluxe , 20
Suites , 14
Villas , 24
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 3
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 70

Event Venues

Synergy Zone , 40 Pax
The Dias , 40 Pax
Royale Club Ballroom , 450 Pax
Pandhal Outdoor Space , 1500 Pax

Lakesong Resort, Kumarakom

Lakesong is nature lovers heaven situated on the awe inspiring Vembanad lake at Kumarakom . It is a peaceful retreat, which takes you to the world of tranquility. At Lakesong the most breathtaking moment will be when you check in. To your surprise , you will be escorted in a traditional canoe to the reception through the internal canals. Indeed, this will be a ride you will cherish for a lifetime. Adjacent to the mesmerizing lagoons is the reception, which is a perfect example of the aristocratic Malabar style of architecture. Its ambience will take you to a different world where traditional art was at its zenith. Its retreat offers you amazing facilities with top notch quality and world,class service. Above all ,our dedicated professionals will ensure that the time you spend here will be among the most comfortable in your life. At Lakesong we always strive hard to give you the best we can and to surpass your holiday expectations. Lakesong is an architectural marvel, which is based on the traditional Kerala style. The cottages are gabled and have tile roofs. The exteriors are un,plastered which is a style redolent of the traditional houses of this region. The cottages have 4 star amenities. The rooms have finely appointed interiors with all urban luxuries. The main attraction here is the villas are based on the traditional Malabar style architecture. They are Vembanad and Ashtamudi. The other category is the Punnamada, which is eco,friendly and constructed of interlocking bricks. Totally, there are 48 marvelous Malabar style rooms and 20 breathtaking quaint villas, all constructed on the banks of the inland canals. Lakesong has a swimming pool and a wading pool with a panoramic view of the lake. It is always our pleasure to provide an enjoyable vacation experience for all of our guests.

Distance from Airport , 76 KM
Travel time , 127 Min
Category , 4 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 68
Deluxe , 48
Villas , 20
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 2
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 60

Event Venues

Banquet Hall , 350 Pax
Amphitheatre , 1000 Pax

Poovar Island Resort, Kerala

Enveloped in serene Kerala backwaters, flanked by the Arabian Sea on the East and the majestic towering Ghats to the West, opening out to the ocean and a dream golden beach, Poovar Island Resort is a tropical paradise. Swaying coconut palms, endless golden sands, the ultramarine of the ocean, emerald backwaters, crimson sunsets and lush green vegetation create a magical ambience around you. Our distinctive Kerala resort is the ideal remote getaway location for a quiet holiday in spectacular natural surroundings. You can choose between floating cottages and land cottages for accommodation at our charming Kerala ayurveda resort and enjoy a boat cruise along the palm,fringed shores of bewitching backwaters.

Distance from Airport , 30 KM
Travel time , 44 Min
Category , 3 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 78
Deluxe , 48
Villas , 30
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 2
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 75

Event Venues

Emerald Hall , 250 Pax
Lawn , 500 Pax



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