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Coconut Lagoon - A CGH Earth experience in the Kumarakom backwaters, Kerala.

 
There are so many facets to the Coconut Lagoon experience. The heritage of the old fuedal villages of Malabar. The vast frolic of the Vembanad lake. The shimmering waters of the canals that criss-cross the property. Together, they become an experment in ecological living that remains startlingly different.
 
Water and history are the defining elements at Coconut Lagoon. Water surges in clockwork rhythms on its shores, through its canals and pools. And history stands watch from the grounds above.
 
From the centuries-old beams of the heritage mansion to the carved woods of the reception, the past comes alive as liquid reflections, mirrored in ripples and shards wherever you look.
 
Fittingly, Coconut Lagoon can be reached only over the water.The great Vembanad lake, an inland sea that stretches clear across central Kerala, forms a breeze-laden watery highway.
 
Your coach transfer happens via a generously clunky wooden boat with a little inboard motor (so as not to disturb the fishes). And the lobby, when you arrive, turns out to be a reconstructed 19th century mansion with a stone jetty attached.
 

Your boat putters sedately through a narrow canal, its banks covered with flowers. Tiled-roof bungalows peer through the foliage. And with a reviving coconut cocktail in one hand, you step off the boat and up to the reception desk, all ready to check in. Conde΄ Nast Traveller once described Coconut Lagoon as one of the 25 best destinations in the world.
 
Our guests tell us that the journey inward is an experience to match. Fuedal Kerala was a jigsaw of tiny states, principalities and landholdings, creating a unique culture, architecture and way of living. It is this heritage that echoes in Coconut Lagoons dark timbers. Until a few years ago, the old 'therawads' or family homes of the area were running to seed, the landed families scattered, the craftmen unable to make a living.
 
We wanted not only to perpetuate this slowly vanishing world, but to bring it alive for the contemporary traveller. Village craftspeople were invited to restore the work of their forefathers, to transport an ancient way of life to the shores of the Vembanad, and create an experience of ecological living that was shot through with the spirit of ancient Malabar. We've tried our best to ensure that this spirit reflects in every structure.
 
From the carved woods of the ceilings, to the brasswork on the doors, it's all faithful to a forgotten graciousness. Those with an eye for detail will find much to delight in. Sunlight filtering through the intricate fretwork of a roof shade. A gleaming of brass, a slash of cast iron, a preternaturally gleaming, polished wooden pillar.
 
Accommodation

Heritage bungalows.
Heritage mansions.
Deluxe pool villas.
 
The Heritage Mansion at right is one of the many accommodation options you have at Coconut Lagoon. While the comforts of modern civilisation are all at hand, we've made sure they don't intrude. Living experiences at Coconut lagoon are never more than the essence of old Kerala, updated slightly perhaps, but kept pure and simple.
 
Facilities

Swimming pool.
Ayurveda.
Yoga and meditation center.
Recreation Area.
Kalari (Martial Arts) training.
 
Cuisine

Kerala cuisine.
Seafood specialties at Fort Cochin.
A wide selection of International favorites.
 
The spirit of old Kerala is alive and well in our cuisines. Coconut Lagoon's the place to sample some authentic Malabari food, with the accent, of course, on fresh fish from the lake and the sea.
 
Sample some giant freshwater prawns, along with a plate of nourishing red rice. Or try the local delicacy, Karimeen (Pearl Spot fish) a dish beloved of its connoisseurs, who will argue for hours over the proper method of cooking it (we've adopted them all).
 
The Vembanad Lake, and the backwater canals that feed it, provide a rich daily bounty of succulent prawns, mussels, crabs, Pearl Spot fish and more. Taste these in combination with fresh organic vegetables, and of course, the myriad spices that form the backbone of Kerala cooking. The range is from mild and flavoursome, to the totally fiery. Take your pick.
 
Lunch is best taken at our airy. Verandah-style restaurant, with sumptous buffet options that celebrate the best and most varied traditions of Kerala cuisine. Fort Cochin is the speciality fish restaurant.
 
The emphasis is on freshness, and the menu stays small, focusing on seasonal varieties and the catch of the day. Our Ayurvedic Centre is the place to experience the gentle, yet deep healing of an Ayurvedic massage in its authentic form.

 
Ayurveda, of course, is India's ancient science of healing, combining medicine, therapy and massage to produce wellness in the mind, body and spirit without the slightest side effects.
 

 

 
Tariff on CP basis
 
Rooms Off Season
01 May 2012 - 30 September 2012
 
High Season
01 October 2012 – 20 December 2012
11 January 2013 – 31 January 2013
01 March 2013 – 30 April 2013
Peak Season
21 December 2012 – 10 January 2013
01 February 2013 – 28 February 2013
 
 
Heritage Bungalow (Single / Double) Rs 8500 Rs 16300 Rs 18300  
Heritage Mansion (Single / Double) Rs 8500 Rs 18500 Rs 20400  
Deluxe Pool Villa (Single / Double) Rs 12000 Rs 31000 Rs 36000  
Extra Person above 5 Years
(Maximum 1 person per room)
Rs 2500 Rs 3000 Rs 3000  
         
Meal Supplement (Per Person per meal)  
       
Lunch Rs 850 Rs 1280 Rs 1280
Dinner Rs 850 Rs 1540 Rs 1540
Seafood Dinner - Rs 3500 Rs 3500
Mandatory New Year Eve Supplement for stay on 31.12.2012 Rs 4200 per person
       
Long Stay Per Night Rate – Applicable for Minimum 3 Nights Stay
       
Heritage Bungalow (Single / Double) - Rs 10900 Rs 12200
Heritage Mansion (Single / Double) - Rs 12400 Rs 13600
Deluxe Pool Villa (Single / Double) - Rs 20700 Rs 24000
 
Check-in: 3 pm / Check-out : 12 Noon.
 

 

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