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Stepping into Brunton Boatyard is like stepping into the distillery of history. The hotel imbibes the many influences that have made Fort Cochin what it is today and takes you back to another time, another space..
Willingdon Island, Cochin
Situated in the Willingdon Island, Casino Hotel captures the essence of historic Cochin, at once traditional and cosmopolitan. The hotel’s simple but elegant interiors balance tradition and modernity with elan. This duality of time and space can be felt even in the restaurants and in its exotic fare.
Legend has it that there were seven bastions in Fort Kochi, built by the Portuguese and strengthened by the Dutch. Adding on to this 500 year old legacy of defending oncoming conquests, CGH Earth presents Eighth Bastion. Built by blending contemporary and colonial styles, each of the 19 rooms here are distinct in their layouts and ambience. The echoes from the past come alive here while the air carries an unmistakable sweet scent.
Beach Gate is a restored heritage colonial property with independent twin bungalows built in the 50’s for the sterling companies in Cochin. Each bungalow houses three bedrooms, a dining room overlooking its own private pool and a fully equipped kitchen with an on-call chef. The bungalows are an archetype of the European settlement with modern accents, just a stroll away from the beach.
Steeped in folklore is the Chittoor Kottaram, a living symbol of the Cochin Royal Dynasty. Legend has it that the palace located beside the backwaters, was built to host the king during his visits to the family temple nearby. Today, Chittoor Kottaram opens up a new world of peace and contentment to travelers seeking the legends of an erstwhile kingdom.
Set in the Periyar wilderness, Spice Village, modeled after the dwellings of the local tribal inhabitants, exudes the spirit and ethos of this reservoir of nature. A quiet extension of the lush landscape, Spice Village, like the name suggests, is a quiet celebration of the spice plantations around — be it the spice cuisine or the spice tours that take travelers closer to the land and its people.
Set amidst the backwaters and the Vembanad Lake, Coconut Lagoon is a typical traditional Kerala tharavad, painstakingly transplanted and restored. An architectural marvel, it exudes the charm of the Kerala life of yore. And transports one to a world of peace and contentment.
Marari Beach is more than sun, surf and sand. It encompasses the lives of the fisher folk who lend life to it — be it the flavor of the fish curry as only the fisherman can serve or the rhythm in their song as they haul in their catch. It is the world for those seeking living, breathing impressions of the sea.
Spice Coast Cruises
Spice Coast Cruises opens up a journey through the heartland of Kerala in a traditional houseboat - the Kettuvallam. Only natural and local materials are used to construct the boat – indigenous wood and coir for hull, and split bamboo and palm fronds for the canopies. This simplicity is reflected even in the meals that are served on the houseboats.
Wayanad Wild is a holiday space located in the rain forests of Lakkidi, the gateway to Kerala's picturesque Wayanad District. Surrounded with the sounds of the forest's many birds and insects, as well as majestic trees, gurgling streams and magical rock formations, this resort is built to provide an exclusive travel experience in the heart of the woods.
Mantra Koodam lies in the lap of history, just off the temple town of Kumbakonam and set amidst serene environs, inspired by the rustic charm of an old Kumbakonam village. The stone temples of Tanjore, Darasuram and Gangaikonda Cholapuram are in close proximity. The resort also offers accessibility to Pondicherry and Chettinad, making it an ideal base of a trip through a bygone era.
A 70 year old traditional home, Visalam keeps alive the ethos of Chettinad — renowned for its palatial homes, fiery cuisine and colorful culture. Built by a father for his daughter Visalakshi, the home which stands unbending to the vagaries of time, unveils a million stories of the Land and its people - the prosperous trading community of Chettiars — and their unique way of life.
Palais De Mahe
50 mtrs from the Bay of Bengal, on Rue de Bussy (Lal Bahadur Shastri Street) in the French quarter of Pondicherry, is this whole new CGH Earth experience. Here, the cool breeze murmurs the tales from colonial past while you relax by the crystal clear pool. An amalgam of South Indian gaiety and European loftiness, this palatial getaway boasts of high ceilings, deep verandahs, colonial-style furniture, bright tangerine pillars and a majestic courtyard.
Located in the Tamil Quarter of Puducherry is Maison Perumal, an age-old home that brings alive the ethos of a French colony of the 18th century. The duality of time, place and culture that marks Puducherry gets complete at Maison Perumal, which is an amalgamation of French and Tamil cultures.
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