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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Heritage Resort in Kerala

Here are some pics taken during an afternoon visit to Heritage Resort located in Kottayam District of Kerala - set in the backwaters of the Vembanad Lake. The Lake Village Heritage Resort is a lush green planet of shimmering lagoon, meandering canals, herbal gardens & whispering palms. Amongst this stands the traditional Kerala style cottages- alongside the backwaters giving you the feeling of being in a Kerala Houseboat. There is lush green lawn all around. the cottages interspersed with multi coloured varieties of flowers in bloom giving a riot of brightly hued colours in sparkling sunlight - predominant of these are hibiscus and "tecchhi".The Lake Village is an inspirational reproduction of bygone Kerala characterised by backwaters, boating, fishing & traditional fishing nets,wooden houses, garden bathrooms (open to sky). The Village also has facilities like the Mandapam-the culture centre, Ettukettu-the tradional cultural eatout, Nalukettu-the authentic Kerala restaurant, the Koothambalam, the Temple pool,The Banyan Island,the Dhanwantari-Ayurveda Centre. There are a number of fearless resident geese which live in the campus. I could get close enough to some to take some wonderful snaps.The buffet lunch was a veritable feast - a combination of North Indian & Kerala cuisines topped off with ice cream,choco sauce chocolate cake,badam halwa and semiya payasam. After the heavy meal I was tempted to enter one of the wooden cottages, bolt the door from inside and take a nice long nap. Alas that was not to be as I had a meeting set up with the company lawyer immediately thereafter.Here are some resplendent photographs for the connoiseur & nature lover. Good place to plan your next pleasure and leisure vacation !

21 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous place! And your photos are fantastic! Love the reflections in the water and the ducks!! Kerala looks like a wonderful place to visit! Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. Oh my gosh, what beauty. It is hard to believe there is such beauty in the world, I am glad you shared this with us. Your pictures are so clear and pretty, have yourself a nice weekend.

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  3. Hi Ram:)

    This is indeed a paradise on earth. The photos are gorgeous and breathtaking.

    You have used some spellbinding words which left me breathless--SHIMMERING LAGOON,MEANDERING CANALS,WHISPERING PALMS,SPARKLING SUNLIGHT.

    This is indeed a dreamland fit for kings and queens. A place of beauty,calm and peace. A place for relaxation and rejuvenation.

    I agree with you that after a heavy meal in the afternoor one would like to take a nap. This is what happened to me when I was recently in Chennai. Iniatially, I had plans to go to various places of interest in Chennai,but after having a heavy vegetarian luch in Paris Corner I decided to go to my brother's house and sleep. All my programs were cancelled for the day and I had to return to Kochi on the same day evenoing. I had plans to take some photos of marina,labour statue,visit the museum and so on.

    Many thanks for the wonderful inormation along with lovley photos.

    Best wishes:)
    Joseph

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  4. Sooper pics... I've never been to Kerala YEt.. :( :( Soon, I've to go there :)

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  5. A little paradise ...
    Magnificent series, thanks for sharing!

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  6. My late mother -in-law was from Kerala. I've heard about of the lovely backwaters and the boating pleasures etc. Gorgeous pics!

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  7. Photos are splendid! Yet to read the post.

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  8. A paradise on earth. Best place to relax with that lovely garden and backwaters.

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  9. I love Kerala very much because of its scenic beauty and greenery all around. I liked your post a lot and feel like visiting this beautiful resort. Wonderful and gorgeous pictures.

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  10. Cool Place.Thanks for sharing.

    Will you please give us the contact details, web ID etc

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  11. Hi Ram,
    Being a nature lover, I'm drawn to Kerala. Your photos are beyond words. Living peacefully in a lake village could be a nice option for me but at a later future.

    Unrelated. Closely following up the visit of our PM to your country. I'm so sure that we being Turkish people are appreciative for the warm welcoming and interest shown by your authorities. In a fast moving world like today, opportunities do not linger. We should seize this moment and move swiftly to implement a deeper and more powerful cooperation between our countries because both India and Turkey have had a rich and diverse historical connection.

    Thanks India:)

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  12. lovely comprehensive post, the last image is my favorite though...Thomas

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  13. Hi Ram! Sorry for another long absence, but after a busy start of the year I decided to make a break during the Carnival week, anticipating new hard weeks ahead!!

    Excellent pictures, interesting text, wonderful post!! Another destination on my list!!

    Meanwhile, Blogtrotter 2 is in Haiti, waiting for your comments. Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!!

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  15. Hi Ram! Happy Holi. Great Festival of Colours!!

    Meanwhile, Blogtrotter 2 is still in Haiti, now at Malfini Beach. Hope you enjoy and have a great week!!

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  16. Beautiful place !! I must say this is a place best for Ayurveda too !! Am i right??

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  17. Woww!!!!!!!! Beautiful Gorgeous Place!!!!!!

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  19. Seems like a wonderful place to unwind, cool images...Thomas

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