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Coconut Lagoon

Kerala Backwaters, India

1/5 The only way to reach Coconut Lagoon is by boat
The only way to reach Coconut Lagoon is by boat
2/5 Heritage bungalow, Coconut Lagoon
Heritage bungalow, Coconut Lagoon
3/5 A place to relax next to the Backwaters, Coconut Lagoon
A place to relax next to the Backwaters, Coconut Lagoon
4/5 Heritage bungalow, Coconut Lagoon
Heritage bungalow, Coconut Lagoon
5/5 Interior of a Heritage Bungalow, Coconut Lagoon
Interior of a Heritage Bungalow, Coconut Lagoon

Coconut Lagoon sits on the shores of Vembanad Lake in the heart of the Keralan Backwaters. It seems fitting that the only way to arrive here is by boat.

It’s only a 10 minute transfer but it is long enough to transport you to a haven of tranquility. Traditional Keralan tharavads of local wood, some dating back to the 1700s, have been carefully reassembled according to ancient carpentry principles in an abandoned coconut plantation. The heritage bungalows, duplex mansions and villas with private pool are set among manicured lawns, coconut trees, hibiscus and orchids, some with lake views. Inside, the emphasis is on providing an authentic Keralan feel so the rooms are uncluttered and furnished with teak and cane, cotton and other natural fabrics. The ensuite bathrooms are open to the skies above. There are no televisions and at night it’s very, very still and quiet.

 The hotel is managed with care of the environment in mind – you can check out the recycling centre and farm yourself. The staff is absolutely lovely – their smiles are completely genuine - and will happily show you the butterfly garden, take you bird watching or for a stroll to nearby villages. The two restaurants offer continental and Indian choices but the south Indian dishes are the best – real authentic local cuisine. If you’re prepared to rise early you can watch Kalarippayattu, an ancient martial art, being practiced at 6am before a south Indian breakfast or exotic fresh fruits and an endless supply of tea and coffee with views of the lake. 

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Eco-friendly heritage resort with 50 rooms, swimming pool, ayurvedic centre and two restaurants all in lovely gardens

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1/5 A visitor arrives at Chittor Kottaram, formerly the Cochin Raja's Backwaters' home
A visitor arrives at Chittor Kottaram, formerly the Cochin Raja's Backwaters' home
2/5 A dug out canoe can take you to places other boats can't reach
A dug out canoe can take you to places other boats can't reach
3/5 Sit back and watch the Backwaters go by from the deck of a houseboat in Kerala
Sit back and watch the Backwaters go by from the deck of a houseboat in Kerala
4/5 Alleppey in the Backwaters
Alleppey in the Backwaters
5/5 Floating fruit kiosk in the Kerala Backwaters
Floating fruit kiosk in the Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Backwaters

A vast network of narrow canals, lakes, rivers and lagoons between Cochin and Kollam (Quilon) make up Kerala’s unique Backwaters. Hidden from view from the road the area is filled with groves of mango, papaya and jackfruit, rice paddies and fields of tapioca beneath palms that form green archways over the narrowest channels. Read more?

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2/5 Young tigers rough and tumble in the lake at Tadoba
Young tigers rough and tumble in the lake at Tadoba
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View of Mt Trishul in the Himalaya while trekking in the Kumaon hills
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A myriad of colourful sculptures representing gods of the Hindu pantheon decorate temple towers across India
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The balmy Kerala Backwaters make for the perfect tropical escape

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