Coconut Lagoon Weekends

Day One
The only way to get here is by boat, so be prepared for a stately sail directly into the reception where you will be greeted with a refreshing drink while you check-in.  The highlight of the day is a spectacular sunset cruise on the Vembanad lake , complete with flute accompaniment. Later, you can enjoy some of our traditional art forms in a special cultural programme.
 
Day Two
Avian aficionados can go bird watching accompanied by our Naturalist. Later, enjoy a looong canoe ride on the rippling backwaters.That should put you in the perfect mood for a relaxing massage, or just a nap by the poolside.. The finale? An evening with our chef understanding the mysteries of authentic Kerala cuisine.
 
Day Three
Early in the morning watch Kalaripayattu practice (Kerala martial arts) or have a quick round of Yoga. After breakfast drive back to Cochin.

Package includes:
-Accommodation in a standard category room
-Breakfast and Dinner
-Ayurveda massage (45 minutes) per adult per stay
-Bird watching
-Late check-out depending on availability
-All taxes

Surface transfers can be arranged on request at an additional cost. 
Apart from being set in a wonderful location, have staff that care and work hard to provide effortless and friendly service. From the welcome to the departure, every aspect has been thought out and runs like clockwork.

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Chittoor Kottaram Weekend

Day One
Chittoor Kottaram is a single key hotel which means you and your companions will be the only guests. Here you will be transported back to a feudal era of nobles and princes of Travancore where you get to be the King! Arrive by boat to a traditional welcome. As you explore the palace bare foot, be prepared to be pampered silly. A general body massage or a custom-made cup of tea or a command concert performance, it’s all at your beck and call.  The sunset cruise is a fitting finale to a royal day.
 
Day Two
After breakfast, we shall take you to Fort Cochin to explore its quaint bylanes. You can visit many places like the old spice markets, Jew Street and the Synagogue, the Dutch Palace, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets and David Hall (The CGH Earth Art Gallery). In the afternoon savour some fusion cuisine at the Brunton Boatyard followed by a harbour cruise during sunset. After which you return to your palatial home for a peaceful night's sleep.
 
Day Three
Morning cuppa on the lawns. After breakfast drive back to the airport.

Package includes:
-Accommodation in a standard category room
-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
-Ayurveda massage (45 minutes) per adult per stay
-Sunset Cruise -Sightseeing of Cochin with lunch at the Brunton Boatyard, Fort Cochin -Late check-out depending on availability
-All taxes
Surface transfers can be arranged on request at an additional cost.
Never have we been so well looked after. Amazing hospitality, wonderful food.

from the Guest Book

Maison Perumal Weekend

Day One
Arrive at the Chennai airport. On the way to Pondicherry we stop at Mahabalipuram, a World Heritage site. It's an ancient city where great poets, dramatists, artists, artisans, scholars and saints emerged. Visit the famous Shore Temples, the dramatic frieze of Arjuna’s Penance, Five Rathas etc.  After which we head to Maison Perumal, tucked away in Pondicherry’s Tamil quarter. Here French elegance blends perfectly with Southern Indian charm. In the evening, stroll around the beach or explore the shops and bright plaster houses lining neat narrow lanes.
 
Day Two
Feel like a jaunt after breakfast? Choose between the quaintly named Local Big Market, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Museum, Botanical Garden, Auroville, Churches, temples, and more. Later, tantalize your tastebuds at the restaurant, with delicious Franco-Tamil fusion food.
 
Day Three
 Enjoy a leisurely morning. After breakfast drive to the Chennai airport.

Package includes:
-Accommodation in a standard category room
-Breakfast and Dinner
-Half a day guided tour
-Evening Heritage Walk
-All taxes
 
Surface transfers can be arranged on request at an additional cost. 
A most incredible place, an oasis of calm. The food was some of the best I have ever had anywhere!.

- From the Guest Book.

Spice Village Weekend

Day One
Enjoy a beautiful drive up the lush hills of Thekkady. Receive a traditional welcome to Spice Village, a recreated mountain village in Kerala's fabled plantation country. Spend the evening with our chef who at the cooking demonstration will show you how to cook Kerala cuisine. Later, experience the  ‘50 mile diet’, our locavore restaurant where all ingredients that go into your meal are sourced from within 50 miles of Spice Village.
 
Day Two
An early morning optional yoga class is a perfect way to start the day. Visit the nearby farms with our Naturalist or take an elephant ride through the spice plantations. In the afternoon make a visit to our organic farm or luxuriate in an ayurveda massage. Later, watch slide shows of the flora and fauna. Come evening, just relax or enjoy one of the cultural programmes organised for your pleasure.
 
Day Three
Enjoy a relaxed cuppa out on your porch. After breakfast, drive back to the Cochin/Madurai airport.

Package includes:
-Accommodation in a standard category room
-Breakfast and Dinner
-Ayurveda massage (45 minutes) per adult per stay.
-30 minutes Elephant ride and Spice plantation visit.
-Bullock Cart ride
-Late check-out depending on availability
-All taxes
 
Surface transfers can be arranged on request at an additional cost.
The buffet had great food and we also treated ourselves to the 50 mile dinner ie, the food came from the local area and it was wonderful! The dinner was outside, and it was chilly, we didn’t need to go back to our luxury hut, they bundled us up in beautiful shawls.

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Marari Beach Weekend

Day One
A beach resort with a sprawl of lawns, far-flung lotus ponds and thatched roofed villas. A coconut grove touching the beach dotted with hammocks will invite you for a day of doing nothing!  In the evening participate in meditation. Later, learn to tie the traditional saree/dhoti for yourself, followed by a cooking demonstration by our chef. 
 
Day Two
Delight in a session of yoga, or take a morning stroll with one of our naturalists - a fine way to introduce yourself  to the Malabar coasts' rich flora. After breakfast, it's time to get going on the Temple Trail (trip to 5 major temples around Alleppey). Luxuriate in an ayurveda massage, late in the afternoon. Have some energy left? Visit the organic farm, ayurveda garden or butterfly garden. In the evening explore the fishing villages on a bicycle or take a dip in Marari's waters.
 
Day Three
Enjoy a leisurely morning out on your personal verandah. After breakfast drive back to the airport.

Package includes:
-Accommodation in a standard category room
-Breakfast and Dinner
-Ayurveda massage (45 minutes) per adult per stay
-Temple Trail
-Late check-out depending on availability
-All taxes
 
Surface transfers can be arranged on request at an additional cost. 
A wonderful stay the second time in your just perfect place...it means PARADISE!

-From the Guest Book