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Honey Chitkara Apr 15 2014

Can you tell me about some places to stay in Kottayam?

Benazir Khan Apr 15 2014
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There is no dearth of places to stay in Kottayam, but most tourists prefer to head to Kumarakom, 15 km west. There, you get to mix heritage with breathtaking views of the countryside.

Kottayam Town - There’s plenty to choose from. Akkara House (Tel: +91-481-2516951; Tariff: INR 3,250-3,750) is a homestay set in a Syrian Christian mansion on the riverbend of the Meenachil. This is among one of the offbeat places to stay in once in Kottayam. You need a boat to get to your room! Prime location and great food are two major pluses with Hotel Anjali Park (Tel: +91-481-2563661; Tariff: INR 1,200-3,800) on KK Road. Another decent hotel located in the heart of town is Homestead Hotel (Tel: +91-481-2562346; Tariff: INR 425-1,688).

A photo of Kottayam (by Vinayaraj)

Two adjoining restaurants here serve North and South Indian food. Hotel Aida (Tel: +91-481-2568391; Tariff: INR 990-1,700) on MC Road has a restaurant
and a bar. Pearl Regency (Tel: +91-481-2561123/ 25; Tariff: INR 2,600-6,250) at
TB Junction is a fairly good hotel. The Cherian Ashram Ayurvedic Resort (Tel: +91-481-2371334/ 964; Tariff: INR 650-2,000), on KK Road, Ayrattunada,
has cottages and Internet facilities.

Hotel Nisha Continental (Tel: +91-481-2562189, 2563984; Tariff: INR 520-610),
on Sastri Road, is a good budget option. Kumarakom, Vembanad Lake One of the best places you can stay here is Vivanta by Taj (Tel: +91-481-2525711/16; Tariff: INR 16,000-35,000), that motivated former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee to write his Musings from Kumarakom (also one of the chief settings in The God of Small Things).

A photo of Kumarakom (by Lenish)

Built in 1877, it is the ideal haven for a heritage holiday. You can tour the property without staying in it. The Windsor Castle (Tel: +91-481-2363637-40; Tariff: INR 3,000-6,000) is on the banks of Vembanad Lake. The Lake Village Resort (Tel: 2363637-38; Tariff: INR 6,000), has cottages designed like traditional illams and tharavadus, facing the waters. Vembanad Lake Resort (Tel: +91-481-2360866; Tariff: INR 600- 1,000), next door to Windsor, has cottages facing the lake.

For a retreat in the proximity of Vembanad, try Backwater Ripples (Tel: +91-481-2565404; Tariff: INR 9,200-18,500) in Kumarakom. It has lake-facing rooms
and personalised service.

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