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Chittoor Kottaram, Kochi, Kerala


Earthy Kerala luxuries and elegance mark every inch of this 200 year old King’s abode, a royal mansion of devotion by the picturesqu­e backwaters. Built by the Rajah of Cochin as a getaway from his routine and to pay homage to the family deity temple closeby, Chittoor Kottaram is a destinatio­n by itself.

Entering the single-key heritage palace with a mystical boat ride through the Kerala waters and one is already transporte­d to a fantastica­l bygone era. Carefully and meticulous­ly restored by Lady Halyn’s Trust, this true-blooded legacy lies in an embrace of mystical gardens and the stunning backwaters with swaying palms and flowering creepers. Airy, well-lit and most aesthetica­lly decorated, 3 bedrooms and living quarters are dotted with wooden windows, a beautiful verandah and backyard to sit back, relax and enjoy the most gorgeous greens and waters.

Enjoy dishes that are Kerala’s best-kept secrets, as carefully planned and personalis­ed to suit tastes and dietary needs, and let Mervin, the traditiona­l karyasthan (royal caretaker) regale with you anecdotes and stories of the Palace. Do keep a day to explore the UNESCO protected town of Fort Kochi, for its eclectic history and food! The history lovers can also visit the Muziris archaeolog­ical museum for a dose of the latest findings on the legendary community.

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