Deshadan Mountain Resort, Munnar
Deshadan Mountain Resorts is Kerala's highest Resort. Deshadan Mountain Resort has at its very doorstep everything that makes Munnar so uniquely special. Being Kerala's highest Resort it is banked by miles and miles of tea plantations to one side, and a huge mountain face standing sentry on the other side, Deshadan Mountain Resort is graced by graceful soft falling mists that waft in and out filling the cool, fresh air with a tranquil mysticism. The rooms and cottages offer utmost luxury accommodation with a view to the hills and valley around. Deshadan offers five category of accommodations namely Garden View, Mountain View, Valley View, Standard 2 bedroom cottage and Deluxe 2 bedroom cottage. The multi-cuisine restaurant serves Kerala, Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes.
Banquet and conference facilities cater for large gathering and residential conferences of companies who prefer a novel idea of mixing business with holiday.
Deshadan Backwater Resort, Muhamma
Spread across 1.5 acres of landscaped ground, Deshadan Backwater Resort is situated on the bank of Vembanad Lake. It features an indoor swimming pool and a spa. Free in-room Wi-Fi access and complimentary private parking is provided.The resort is only a 45-minute drive from Kottayam city and a 30-minute drive to the coastal beach. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located about 15 km away.Air-conditioned rooms come with tea/coffee making facilities, a personal safe, a flat-screen satellite TV and a minifridge. En suite bathrooms offer hot rainshower facilities and free toiletries.Deshadan Backwater Resort operates a 24-hour front desk that can assist with luggage storage, laundry and car rental services. Meeting /banquet facilities and a tour desk are available.
Guests can enjoy fishing and boating activities, or request for massage services.The in-house restaurant serves South Indian, Indian and Chinese cuisines. Room service is provided.
Deshadan Houseboats, Allepey
The Houseboat ancestry can be traced to the traditional kettuvallams, native rice barges. The modern Houseboat is constructed with eco friendly local raw materials. To cruise down the meandering backwaters the hull carved from Anjili Wood is treated with traditional lore to make it water resistant. The arched roof, canopy, "Valavara" is made from bamboo, Arcanut tree and bound with natural Coir. The flooring too is of wood and marine plywood. Houseboat contains well furnished & bath attached bed rooms, sun bath-deck, lounge cum dining room and a hygienic kitchen. In the royal kitchen, delicious Kerala foods are prepared by traditional Kerala cooks.. Well trained boats-men and cook will entourage your trip, for making your trip more comfortable. We provide modern facilities like electric lights, fans, European style bathroom and showers in the boat.
When the houseboat moves along the vast green expanse of back waters you can experience the most exciting cruise of the world. The rice fields, traditional villages, coconut farms, lush greenery amaze your sense of beauty. In the nights, while on anchoring, you experience unforgettable moments by the cool, calm and breezy atmosphere outside.
Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, Varkala
Situated just 200 metres from the Papanasam beach at Varkala, Deshadan is a masterwork of craftsmanship and promises to take you to new varieties in holidaying. Deshadan offers the best of everything. Be it the cuisine, the facilities or the comforts. At Deshadan you can explore a wide variety of holiday pleasures. Discover the exotic pleasures of the Varkala Beach which lies very close to the resort. Take a refreshing dip in the sea, build sandcastles or just bask in the glory of the sun. Once you have had your fill of the beach choose to laze around in the deluxe A/C rooms. With just 14 rooms and two 2 bedroom family cottages in the whole resort you can be assured of personalized service.
You could even spend an idyllic evening in the many thatched shacks which offer a breathtaking view of the sparkling blue sea and the brilliant horizon.
Chettinadu Mansion, Kanadukathan, Tamil Nadu
We take you back in time, over a century to be precise, when Chettinadu mansion, a home with beauty was visualized part by part to incorporate the first in architectural design and utility. The Mansion was constructed by S.A.R.M. Ramaswamy Chettiar of the renowned S.A Family. The construction began in 1902 and it took ten years for completion. The mansion is huge, extending over 40,000 square feet and the rooms are embellished with the lavish use of Burmese Teak Wood, Italian Marble and English Steel. It contains several courts, halls and corridors with carved pillars. The proportions of the courts and corridors are quite sizeable, measuring up to your wildest expectations. As one enters the mansion one passes through the front yard comprising of the traditional tulasi plant and a portico. Beyond the portico there is a beautiful veranda-crossing which leads to a marble hall. Flooring is made of white and black Italian marble and the pillars are of shining black marble. This is the marriage hall. Next comes the huge main courtyard which has two floors supported by Iron pillars. The second floor houses bedrooms with picturesque walls and attached bathrooms. Each bedroom has an entry into a common long balcony overlooking the street. It's from here that you get to watch day-to-day life bloom and the other roofs of the village that paint the clear blue sky. An open air shower has also been provided in the balcony. After the main Court there is another hall, following which one enters into another courtyard called the second courtyard. And right through the middle of this courtyard runs a pathway. On either side of the central courtyard there are two huge dining halls called the Bojana (Food) Hall.
There is also a third courtyard and a big back yard. The pillars in the various courts have been made of different materials. The pillars in the front varandha are made of lime mortar and those in the marriage hall are of black marble. The pillars in the pattalai before the central court are fortified with porisu wood, which takes compressible load more than other woods. It also takes polish well. While the pillars in the second court yard are made of steel, the ones in the third are made of stone. Similarly, the flooring too varies from court to court. The various kinds of flooring include lime mortar, marble, Athangudi tiles, Anai adi Kallu, etc. Pressed metal plates have been fixed in many places as false lining for the top ceiling.
Chettinadu Court, Kanadukathan, Tamil Nadu
Chettinadu Court is a village resort located in the village of Kanadukathan within 1 km from the highway connecting Trichy, Madurai / Tanjore and Rameshwaram. Chettinad has interesting sight seeing places like the Old Chettinadu Mansions, the famous Athangudi tile factories, Thirumayam fort, Chettinadu sari weaving etc. This small, charming 8 room air conditioned property, offers a comfortable stay to its guests. The guests can experience Chettinad hospitality, surrounded by the sights and sound of this beautiful village of Kanadukathan,
just 1 to 1 1
hours away from the busy towns of Madurai, Trichy and Tanjore.
While staying at Chettinadu Court complimentary guided tour of the Chettinadu Mansion, located 5mins away, visit to the museum within the Mansion and an audio visual on Chettinad Architecture, Cuisine, and Culture can be viewed.