Motel Aaram is a  wayside amenity of Kerala Tour Department Corporation (KTDC) offering an array of amenities to the tourist experiencing God’s on Country named Kerala. Motel Aaram is open from 07.00 AM to 10.00 PM and offers Breakfast, Lunch and dinner and snacks in between with local & continental tastes.

Motel Aaram Kottarakkara

Motel Aaram Kottarakkara is located in Kottarakkara, 70 Km from Thiruvananthapuram along the side of Thiruvananthapuram – Kottayam MC Road. Motel Aaram Kottarakkara is around 80 Km from Kottayam. Near by Tourist attractions include Jadayu Rock (15Km) and Kottarakara Ganapathi Temple (5Km). Nearest Bus terminal and Railway station at Kottarakkara is 4.5Km away.

Facilities

  • two non A/c twin bed Rooms
  • A/c and Non A/c restaurants

Motel Aaram Punaloor

Motel Aaram Punaloor   is located on the Punaloor-Thenmala Road stretch in NH 208 connecting Kollam, Kerala and Madurai, Tamil NaduMotel Aaram Punaloor provides a refreshing journey break especially those visiting Thenmala Eco-tourism. Nearest Bus terminal and railway station is 2 Km away at Punaloor. Nearby tourist attractions include Thenmala Eco-tourism (18Km), Palaruvi Waterfalls (33Km), Courtalam Waterfalls (30Km), Suspension Bridge (2Km), Konni Eco Tourism(30 Km).

Facilities

  • 4 A/c Rooms (Double & Single occupancy)
  • Beer and Wine parlour
  • Parking space
  • Food is prepared on order

Motel Aaram Palaruvi

Motel Aaram Palaruvi is located by the side of NH 208, Kollam-Shenkottai Road near Palaruvi waterfalls. The restaurant at Motel Aaram Palaruvi offers a panoramic view of the Palaruvi Waterfalls. The motel provides facilities for the stay of 30 people. Nearby tourist attractions include Palaruvi Waterfalls, Thenmala Eco-tourism(13Km), Deer Park(15Km), Look-out point (16Km), Courtalam waterfalls (27Km). Nearest bus terminal and bus station is 2Km at Aryankavu.

Facilities

  • 4 Non A/c rooms (Double & Single occupancy)
  • Non A/c restaurant
  • Dormitory (4+ beds)

Ideal property for groups who visit Palaruvi waterfalls and Thenmala Eco-tourism.

Motel Aaram Kayamkulam

Motel Aaram Kayamkulam is located at Krishnapuram in the road connecting Kollam with Alleppey, along the NH 47 connecting Thiruvananthapuram with Ernakulam (Kochi) Nearby tourist attractions includes Krishnapuram Palace(1Km),Ochira Parabrahma temple(2Km). Nearest Bus terminal and bus station is 5 Km away at Kayamkulam.

Facilities

  • A/c and Non A/c restaurants
  • 15 rooms (Double and Single occupancy)
  • Parking space
Motel Aaram Alappuzha
Motel Aaram Alappuzha is located in Kalappura town in the heart of Alleppey. Motel Aaram Alappuzha is easily accessible from NH 47 connecting Alleppey town with  Ernakulam, 70 Km away. Nearby tourist attractions includes alleppey backwaters (4Km), alappuzha beach(4Km), Nehru Trophy Boat Race Festivals of Kerala. Nearest Bus terminal and railway station is 5 Km at Alleppey.
Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Parking Space
  • Accommodation at nearby KTDC Tamarind Easy hotel
Motel Aaram Athirapally
Motel Aaram Athirapally is located close to the magnificent waterfall of Kerala- Athirapally.   Motel Aaram Athirapally provides facilities to visit Athirapally waterfalls and Vazhachal cascades. Motel Aaram Athirapally is ideal for those prefer a stay as part of village tour. Nearest bus terminal and railway station is 25 Km away at Chalakudy.
Facilities
  • Two A/c Rooms
  • Restaurant
Motel Aaram, Vaikom
Motel Aaram, Vaikom is located near the scenic back waters of Vaikom, midway on the Ernakulam-Kumarakom road.  Nearest Railway station is 9Km at Cherthala and Ernakulam is at 35 Km. The nearest bus terminal is 1 Km at Vaikom.
Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Two Non A/c rooms

Nearby attractions include the Vaikom Shiva Temple and the Vembanad Lake.

Motel Aaram, Kuttipuram

Motel Aaram, Kuttipuram is located near  the Kuttipuram bridge  along the Guruvayur-Ernakulam highway stretch, overlooking the Bharatapuzha River. It is an ideal place for those devotees of Guruvayurappan and Ayyappan on their pilgrimage from Northern part of Kerala to Guruvayoor and Shabarimala. Nearest bus terminal and railway station is 1.5 Km at Kuttipuram. 

Facilities

  • One A/c Room and One non A/c Room
  • Restaurant
Nearest attractions are Beeyan Kayal(backwater), ponnani beach(18 Km), Thirunava temple(8 Km).

 

 

Aarem valley castle is a 3 star hotel situated in the heart of kodaikanal. Kodaikanal, one of the most popular hill resorts in India, stands a midst sylvan beauty on the southern crest of the upper Palani Hills near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. With its rocks, woods, lovely lake and bracing air, Kodaikanal is called as the Princess of Hill Stations by the tourists.

hotel-aarem-valley

How to reach there?

Aarem valley castle is 0.5Km from the lake or bus stand. Nearest Airport at Madurai is 120Kms away. Nearest railway station is 80Kms at Kodai Road station.

Kodai beach is at walk-able distance from Aarem valley castle and Aarem valley castle itself is near to main market at Kodai.

Accommodation

Aarem valley castle offers 19 rooms classified as super deluxe, Royal Suites, Deluxe, Classic rooms and Honeymoon Suites.

Super Deluxe (/Royal) suite have valley view and Deluxe (/Classic) rooms have front view. All rooms has wooden flooring and offers facilities like LCD TV, Telephone, hot water(available for a few hours) etc.

Facilities

  • 24 hour Room Service
  • Wooden flooring Rooms
  • LCD T V In all rooms
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Hot water
  • Backup Generator
  • Driver Accommodation
  • Travel Desk
  • Laundry service
  • Doctor on call
  • car Parking
  • Manicured lawn
  • Bonfire on Request
  • Restaurant

Activities in Kodaikanal

Stroll to the charming lake from Hotel Aarem Valley Castle. The Kodaikanal Observatory is made available to the visitors for night sky viewing.

Kodaikanal is a real haven for trekkers. Horse back riding is possible and exploring the entire town on horse back is a must try.( Use the travel desk at the Aarem Valley Castle to bargain with local vendor for a lesser rate before hiring a horse )

Dolphin Nose at 8Kms from bus stand offers a bird’s eye view of the picturesque landscape of the hilly region. Placed at an altitude of 6600 feet, the Dolphin’s nose is one of the important location of the Kodaikanal tourist attractions. The view is much clearer during winter than in summer.

Kukkai caves (40Km from bus stand), Pillar Rocks (8 Km from Lake), Shenbaganur Museum (5 Km from lake), falls, KurinjiAndavar Temple, Coaker walk are some of the other tourist attractions.

Silver Woods Wayanad is set on 16 acres of lush greenery providing a breathtaking view of Banasura Sagar Dam- one of the prominent Wayanad tourist places and mighty banasura mountains as the back drop.

How to Reach there?

Silver Woods Wayanad is 85 Km from Kozhikode and 18 Km from the nearest bus stand at Kalpetta. Nearest Airport is at Kaozhikode (97 Km). Since there is no Railway Station at Wayanad, nearest Railway Station is at Kozhikode and from where one need to travel by bus or car through Ghats connecting Wayanad with Kozhikode.

Accommodation

Silver Woods Wayanad provides a variety of Villas for your stay and are classified as: Emperador Villas, Royale Villas, Romantico Villas, Primero Villas, Prestigio Villas, and Primero Villas for Differently Abled.

All villas faces magnificent stretch of waters bounded by Banasura Mountains and offers all the facilities – Mini bar with Coffee/Tea Facilities, In-room Safe, Bathing Robes and Slippers, Hair Dryer, Air Conditioner. Except Emperador Villa that hold 4 guests all other houses only a couple or 2 guests.

Dinning/ Cuisines

Multi-cuisine restaurant serves the lip smacking delicacies of Continental, Mughlai, North Indian and South Indian dishes.

Pool side dinning offers a romantic candle light a la carte  aside the pool for which advance booking is required.

Spanish Bar and Coffee Shop serve the cocktails and fresh brew.

Activities

Silver Woods Wayanad host a wide variety of activities- Guided Bird Watching,Trekking,Tribal Village Visits,Fishing and Boating,Nature Walk,Cookery Class,Organic Garden.

A swim in the cool pool in the back ground of waters of Banasura Sagar Dam.

Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum is the first International hotel brand for Trivandrum- one of the best places to visit in Kerala from Hilton WorldwideHilton Garden Inn Trivandrum is a 5 star facility situated in the heart of city, is also South India’s first property. Conveniently placed at the heart of the city, Secretariat being the nearest attraction  Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum is nearer to all other Trivandrum Tourist places in the city.

How to Reach?

Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum is 6 Km frim Trivandrum International Airport and 4 Km from Central Railway Station and Tampanore Bus Stand.

Accommodation

Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum is a 134 room property in 3 categories- Guest Room, Suites, and Accessible Room.

All rooms are equipped with mini refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, an HDTV, safe, iron and ironing board and alarm clock with an MP3 jack and premium channels.

Guest Room and Accessible room is either a deluxe or standard room and is featured as King Bed, Twin Bed.

Dinning/ Cuisines

Garden Grill restaurant offers a variety of  culinary extravaganza in Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum. Begin the day with a buffet breakfast, and an extensive buffet and a la carta lunch and dinner. The restaurant is open 24 Hrs a day.

The bar is open during all meal time and offers a lite-bite menu.

Facilities

  • 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market
  • Baggage Storage
  • Bar Area
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Laundry/Valet Service
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Hold
  • Multi-Lingual Staff
  • News Stand
  • Pavilion Lounge
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Tour Desk
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool

Things to Do

Enjoy the beaches at Kovalam or Varkala and Poovar at a driving distance from  Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum. Shop the mementos in the near by shopping mall, or say your prayers at the World’s famous Padmanabhaswamy Temple 2 Kms away or experience the Kerala Royalty in the Museum.

 

Soma Kerala Palace features a 250 years back ancient architecture situated in the banks of Vembanad Lake. Soma Kerala Palace is in the village of Chempu lying in between the SH 15 connecting Cochin and Kumarakom. 

Soma Kerala Palace is a five star unique lake resort from Somatheeram - Kerala’s Ayurvedic resort group. The most unique part of the hotel is that, it consists of 9 famous Palaces/Noble houses (Tharavadus or celebrated heritage structures, dismantled from its original site and recreated in its original grandeur and style, thus providing the authentic taste of Kerala’s erstwhile royalty, in a place surrounded by water in all its 3 sides.

Soma Kerala

The 9 palaces or noble houses that was recreated to make the present  Soma Kerala Palace are of following;

The 9 palaces are

  1. Sreedhari was a celebrated Ayurveda Shala (Hospital) built in 1890 which was functioning in Pala, Kottayam.
  2. Kozhanal Maalika (Palace) belonged to the Kozhanal Royal Family and is the most sought after suites in the resort complex.
  3. Chempulayil Kavalakettu was built in 1890 and was by the banks of the Meenachil River near Pala. It was a commercial stores and office complexes of 19th century owned by a celebrated Orthodox Christian family of Pala.
  4. Neythallor Mathom  is an ancient Tharavadu, built according to the Ettukettu architecture, which belong Neythallor family who were nobles to Travancore Kings. The original structure was located in Kanyakumari district, near Padmanabhapuram Palace.
  5. Nalekkatt House was built in early 1800′s and was owned by Suryanarayana Pillai, who assisted the Travancore King in the administration of the state.
  6. Kayyalakkam was a manor built completely in wood 250 years back. It originally belonged to the Poothet Family but was later on sold to the Kayyalakkakam Family.
  7. Vattakkunnel was constructed in 1875. It was here that the farmers brought their produce of chukku (dried ginger) and elakkaya (cardamom) to be bartered for salt and tobacco.
  8. Mannur Malika  belonged to a rich family called Kallunthalakkal. The house was originally built in Bharananganam, Mannur
  9. The V.T’s House was originally built at Pala town in 1890 by V.T.Thomas, an entrepreneur who built it to store and sell natural goods that were brought from the forest.
Accommodation

3 types of rooms are offered Palace Room,Yuvraj Suite and Maharaj Suite

Dinning/ Cuisines

A multi-cuisine restaurant operates serving authentic Kerala cuisines apart from global foods. In addition an Ayurvedic restaurant also operates.

Facilities

The resort has a large state-of-the art ayurvedic hospital and spa center with highly qualified ayurvedic doctors and masseurs. The lake provides a pristine environment and ideal for swimming and  day cruise in the houseboat.

Magic Days is a 3 star property near to Russian Cultural Center in Vanross Junction in Trivandrum. Magic Days is just 12 Kms away from Trivandrum International Airport, 2 Kms way each from Central Railway station and Tampanore Railway station.

Accomodation

Magic Days provides two types of accommodations- Executive Room and Deluxe Room. Rooms are fully Air conditioned, spacious and provides all the facilities to the guests. Coffee Maker and toiletry accessories are complementary to the guests.

Dinning/ Cuisines

Vibhav the multi-cuisine restaurant serves authentic food preserving the local flavors of Kerala. The restaurant is in the first floor of the hotel and the guests are served with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.

There is another on-site dinning option called Cafe Mojo with in the premises which offers Chinese Cuisine.

Facilities

The hotel features a hall named Sabha with the seating capacity of 50 PAX. Being accessible from Spencer Junction at M. G Road as well as Bakery Junction Magic Days is accessible to a few Shopping Complex as well as good Vegetarian Restaurants.

 

 

Hotel Heritage Methanam is a gold class botique heritage homestay in India’s first model eco-tourist village, Kumbalangi of Kochi. Hotel Heritage Methanam is a 120 year old heritage property, which is now completely refurnished to tastes a modern traveler.

This award winning property still maintains the charm of homestay with the owner and his family staying in the same residence and providing the authentic Kerala family hospitality.

front view of hotel methanam

How to Reach

Hotel Heritage Methanam is just 10Kms from Kochi city.

Accommodation

Hotel Heritage Methanam provides 2 types of accommodation; 6 deluxe rooms and 1 deluxe suite. The age-old beauty of the original building is merged with all amenities to give a modern taste to the rooms and suite. Exotic murals on the walls and the wooden flourishes of the interiors create an ambiance well worth experiencing.

air conditioned deluxe room

All the rooms and suite faces water.

Dinning/ Cuisines

The multi-cuisine restaurant at Heritage Methanam offers a breathtaking view of the backwater. The restaurant serves authentic Kerala delicacies & cuisine as well as continental, Indian and Chinese cuisine.

multi-cuisine restaurant

A Cocktail lounge offers various cocktails of your choice.

Facilities

  • traditional Kerala ayurvedic spa
  • a swimming pool with steam and sauna
  • BBQ parties lawn
  • dining center
  • lounge room with mini library

Activities

Fishing and backwater cruises, for which houseboats are arranged for overnight lake cruise. Some of the famous Cochin tourist places like Fort Kochi can be accessed only by a taxi.

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Verdure, an idyllic holiday resort is at Cadbury Estate, Vellaramkunnu, Kalpetta.  Verdure is a plantation resort but  savor a vintage style with modern comforts.  Verdure is conveniently close to the Kozhikode-Wayanad-Mysore national highway and 5 minutes walk from Vellaramkunnu bus stop.

Verdure Cottage

How to reach

Calicut (Kozhikode) airport is 90 Km away and Kozhikode railway station is 70 Km away.  Mysore railway station is 140 Km away from Verdure. Being one of the busiest bus routes with both private buses as well as Kerala State Road Transport (KSRTC) operating from Calicut (Kozhikode), Verdure can be reached by bus as well.

Accommodation

Verdure provides 4 suites with access to a private veranda with scenic views. Each room has a double bed (Single Cot or 2 separate cots for 1 person each) , dressing area ans extended bathroom.

Spacious bedroom

Dinning/ Cuisine

Separate bungalow with kitchen adjacent to the  guest quarters, provides dinning to the guests.

Activities

Indoor activities include badminton, table tennis, chess etc, and Outdoor activities include nature walk, plantaion visit through the former Cadbury Estate on which Verdure is located, or sightseeing in one of the closest wayanad tourist places, or night safari.

Coffee Grove is a nature resort set amidst a 250 acre Coffee and Pepper plantation, a stone’s throw away from the highway,connecting Vythiri with Banasura Sagar Dam. Coffee Grove is ideally placed in between the wayanad tourist places of Lakkidi -the unforgettable ghat that offers you a memorable sight of the valley below, and Banasura Sagar- the earth dam, one of its kind in India.

Coffee-Grove-Cottage

Getting There

The nearest airport is is Kozhikode (Calicut) international airport at a distance of about 100 km. Mysore Domestic Airport is almost 150 km away and Bangalore international airport is at a distance of approximately 290 km.

The nearest railway station from Wayanad is Kozhikode (Calicut) which is 75 km away and Mysore railway station is at a distance 140 km.

By road, Coffee Grove Nature Resort is reached through Mysore – Gundlupet – Sulthan Bathery(Wayanad) – Kalpetta(Wayanad)/ Vythiri(Wayanad) route.

Accommodation

The resort offers 2 bedroom cottages that can accommodate upto 5 persons comfortably. The cottage features a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioner, Cable TV, DVD player and other facilities. A vast play area in the garden and the meadow run alongside the cottages.

Dinning

Enjoy the authentic and mouth watering south and north Indian cuisine, served fresh at Cafe Coffee Grove.

Facilities

  • Free High-Speed Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair access

Activities

Trekking can be availed to visit tribal villages, plantations nearby or visit the many other attractions in Wayanad.
The famous Kabani river that flows into the Banasura Sagar Dam flows through the Coffee Grove Estate is an ideal natural swimming pool with pristine water surrounded by plants and river stones heated by the sun’s rays, and drift off to the sound of the lapping water.
Take a boat trip in the river and let the enchanting beauty of the lake and its sounding landscape cast its spell. Go on a plantation safari and leave the rest of the world behind and lose yourself in the bounty of nature.

 

Kayal Villa is located at Panangad, near to Fort Kochi which is 40 Km from Cochin International Airport. Kayal Villa, a two bedroom private villa surrounded on all sides by water.

Kayal Villa set on a 6 acre estate with three large ponds used for aquaculture and remaining land for agriculture is a perfect place for those who likes stay in such a place away from the crowds of a city, or who wants to skip a day of their city life.

A large yard connecting the villa with the ponds is spacious enough to host banqueting functions or for relaxation and recreation activities.

How to reach

Kayal Villa is just  40 Km away from Cochin International Airport, and can be accessed by road as well as water. It is accessible by boat from Cochin and Kumarakom.

Accommodation

Two private bedrooms fitted with all modern facilities.

Dinning/ Cuisines

Kerala Cuisine is served in all meals.

Activities

Activities include fishing, kayaking, bicycling or exploration of nearby cochin tourist places, or a stroll through the lonely cross roads in Fort Kochi past the ancient buildings that may have a story to tell you if you have time to hear them.