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Archives October 2013

Maranatmana Heritage Homestay – Malappuram

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Contact Person : Mr. Praveen Maranat

Class : Diamond House

Laundry : Yes

Tariff Range : Rs. 5000/-

Other Facilities :

Internet facility, Hot water, Library (books / videos), Yoga classes on request

Specialities :

This centuries old mana is one of the last such structures “Pathinaru Kettu” (4 courtyards) remaining in Kerala. The host will be with you throughout the stay and give a glimpse to local customs and traditions. Other activities include farm visits, visit to sacred snake grove, interaction with local students etc.

Address :

Maranat Mana

P.O. Chembrasseri

Pandikkad (via)

Malappuram

676521

Phone : +91 4931 286252

Mobile : +91 94959 94250

Email : praveenmaranat@gmail.com

Website : www.maranatmana.com

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Sourabham Homestay – Kozhikode

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Sourabham in Malayalam translates as ‘fragrance’. The name of our 55-year-old home is only apt, as here you will not only encounter the scent of rain-wet earth, exotic flowers and luscious fruit, but also get a whiff of hearty Indian hospitality.

The house has a delightful garden with swaying coconut palms, banana plants, breadfruit and mango trees, which have entwining pepper vines. Oil is milled from the coconut kernels and the pepper is sold locally. There are herbs used in traditional medicine and water lilies, hibiscus and anthurium.

Fragrant jasmine blooms like white stars against its dark green leaves in the hot months. Sourabham is truly an oasis in the heat of the Indian summer as the lush foliage surrounding the house pushes down temperatures within it.But the garden really springs to life after the Indian monsoon – the rainy season which stretches from mid-June to September. The nearly 100-year-old well at the back of the house is full almost to overflowing. The fish in their tank are flashes of colour. For those who love rain, this period is not to be missed. All you need is a hot cup of tea, and the rain song and a good book for company.

Contact Person : Ms. Sudha Padmanabhan

Class : Gold House

24 Hr Room Service : Yes

Food : Yes

Laundry : Yes

Tariff Range : A/C Double Rooms Rs. 2500 to Rs 5000 (meals included)

Other Facilities :

Broadband internet, Separate Cable TV, Library, Indoor Games, Flower and Vegetable garden, Each room with balcony, Separate Kitchen, We provide Indian delicacies.

Specialities :

Walkable distance to beach and fishing harbour, enjoy the vastness and beauty of the Arabian Sea walking on the peer dolphin watch, raft service from Beypore to Kadalundi bird sanctuary, Boating along the Chaliyaar river, Countryside walk, Can arrange cultural programmes.

Address :

Beypore North PO

Kozhikode

673015

Phone : +91 495 2414244

Mobile : +91 94473 44788, 98118 35533

Email : sourabhamhomestay@gmail.com

Website : www.sourabhamhomestay.com

 

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The Gateway Hotel – Varkala

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THE GATEWAY HOTEL

JANARDHANAPURAM VARKALA

OVERVIEW

Perched atop a majestic red cliff overlooking the Arabian Sea, this charming retreat offers warm hospitable service as well as fantastic views. Guests are only minutes away from Kappil beach, and Janardhanaswamy Temple, a famous 2000 year-old temple.

Accommodations

30 Rooms and suites

High-speed Internet and Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel

A well-equipped conference room and fully equipped business centre

A fun bar located in the swimming pool

Proximity

50 kms from Thiruvananthapuram Airport

2.5 kms from Varkala Railway Station

55 kms from Thiruvananthapuram City

220 kms from Cochin/Ernakulam

ROOMS

Designed with distinctive native materials with views of the local Kerala ethos.

All Rooms At The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala Offer These Amenities:

Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel

A comfy, well-lit work desk

Satellite Television

International direct dialling

Mini-bar

Ironing board

Standard Garden View Rooms

These cosy rooms overlook the landscaped gardens and lead directly onto the swimming pool.

Superior Sea View Rooms

These rooms are highlighted with spacious bedrooms with balconies overlooking the sea and the palms.

Deluxe Suite Sea View Rooms

Separate sitting rooms, attached balconies, queen-sized beds and bathtubs come together in these swanky rooms that offer stunning views of the sea.

Address & Contact info

The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram

Near Government Guest House,

Varkala – 695 141,

Kerala, India

Tel: 91 470 6673300

Fax: 91 470 6673333

gateway.varkala@tajhotels.com

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Estuary Island – Thiruvananthapuram

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Estuaries are a natural wonder where rivers or streams flow into the sea. This freshwater-seawater mix makes it one of the most productive habitats in the world.

Tucked away between calm backwaters and a lovely beach Estuary Island, situated in Poovar, is like a little secret. It literally starts opening itself up to you as you travel down by boat, revealing itself from among the coconut palms and other greenery that is native to tropical Kerala. And little by little you can uncover the charms of this world away from any rush or stress. Isn’t that what a holiday is about?

Location

Unique location where river, sea, lake meet.

Estuary Island is situated in Poovar on the southern tip of coastal Kerala. It is set in the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala is famed for its beautiful beaches, and backwater network that comprises tranquil lakes and rivers. Backwater cruises, in a variety of boats, are a popular way to observe the vibrant birdlife and rural lifestyles here.

Poovar it isn’t just an island; it is set on the mouth of an estuary, with the backwaters on one side and the beach, with the sea lashing on it, on another…. A fantasy location.

How to get there

Poovar is about 30 km from the city centre. You can take a taxi or auto to the Poovar jetty. Estuary Island is a 15-minute boat ride away.

The resort will provide a pick up and drop from the airport or railway station on request.

General information

Poovar is typically tropical with temperature varying between a humid 25˚C and 36˚C.

The best time to visit is between October and March, when the evenings get cooler. The monsoon hits the coast between June and August, when it is traditionally considered the best time for Ayurvedic treatments.

Local attractions

Poovar Beach: The beach is just a short cruise from the resort. Sunsets are a spectacular sight here. A walk on the beautiful, white sands of the beach with the wind in your hair and the sea spray is a relaxing, yet exhilarating feeling.

Kovalam: With its famed beaches, Kovalam, a popular tourist hotspot, is less than 15 km from here.

Experience

From the moment you step on the boat headed to Estuary Island, you know it is going to be a special experience. Watch the cormorants sun themselves and the kingfishers waiting patiently as you sail past. As your boat turns a corner, you can see the beautiful resort come up before you.

The traditional welcome that you are accorded with a local white and gold cloth placed over your shoulders and the refreshing tender coconut water gives you a sense of the respectful service that you will receive at the resort.

Estuary Island has the advantage of a beautiful location – on the cusp of the calm backwaters and a dramatic sea – added to which, the resort has walkways through coconut groves, gazebos for honeymooners, hammocks and decks for relaxing siestas.

You definitely want to walk along the waterfront in the early morning or in the evening to watch the setting sun. The sea breeze will relax you and make you forget that busy world you left behind for a few days.

Dining at Estuary Island

But then, do we need to tell you how to enjoy your holiday in such an enchanting place?

Spices

With the freshest catch, fantastic local spices and ingredients and a head chef with international experience, it is little surprise that Spices, Estuary Island’s multi-cuisine restaurant, produces such beautiful food.

Set in an informally-designed, open space, Spices places great emphasis on efficient service and attention to detail, but you will find that it is the food that is the star here.

Ripples

This open-plan seafood specialty restaurant is aptly situated on the waterfront. The aromas from the chefs cooking the fresh catch and the lovely sea breeze are guaranteed to build up your appetite for the sumptuous fare.

Whether you want to try the fish cooked in the famed local curry with that unique ingredient called the gamboge, or you want your prawns in a continental style, the kitchen is sure to serve up food that will be a memorable part of your holiday.

Deck Dining

Estuary Island is a great honeymoon destination, with the sun, sea and quiet. So, a romantic dining experience is not to be missed. Imagine having a meal and drink with just your loved one in a raised gazebo with the setting sun in the horizon, the tides rising, and fishermen sailing past. It could be a meal you treasure for a long time.

Deck dining is available on request and weather permitting.

Garden Dining

Garden Dining is great for a morning coffee or evening tea, when the sun is mild and the greenery around is inviting. Birdsong mingles with the sound of the sea, there is a lovely breeze and the flowers are vibrant. This is tropical paradise.

Contact Us :

Estuary Island

Poovar P.O, Trivandrum

Kerala 695525, India

Ph: +91 471 222 9222

Fax: +91 471 222 9333

Email: sales@thrhotels.com

Email: reservations@thrhotels.com

Website: www.estuaryisland.com

Corporate Office

Thomas Hotels and Resorts

Sixth Floor, Karimpanal Statue Avenue

G.H Road, Trivandrum 695001, India

Tel: + 91 471 256 1010, 245 4008, 233 5444

Fax: + 91 471 256 1001

Email: reservations@thrhotels.com

Web: www.thrhotels.com

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Udaysuites – Thiruvananthapuram

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Welcome To Udaysuites!

Uday Suites is the new addition to the World Luxury Hotel Award Winning R R Holiday Homes’ family. The majestic construction, the garden and the large pool creates a calm and idyllic ambience. A perfect place to relax, the hotel is just 2 minutes drive from the airport domestic terminal and less than 10 minutes drive from the international terminal. Uday suites is located close to Shanghumugham beach, the stretch of beach where Trivandrumites take a break, relax and unwind in the evenings.video Uday Suites has 45 rooms constructed in Three storeys, arched to focus the magnificent pool. With 33 Deluxe Rooms and 12 Premium rooms, Uday Suites is the first airport hotel in Trivandrum. A 15 minutes drive is all it takes to reach the city from Uday Suites.An early morning walk along the beach, a warm up at our health club, a swim in the pool and indulging in a well laid out breakfast buffet is how you begin your day at Uday Suites. An ayurvedic massage later in the day rejuvenates and energizes. Ample silence to sit and read a novel, watch TV or the grand view of aircrafts taking off are the best time passes.We welcome you to experience our warm hospitality, for a rest away from the rest.

Uday Suites is the new addition to the World Luxury Hotel Award Winning R R Holiday Homes’ family. The majestic construction, the garden and the large pool creates a calm and idyllic ambience. A perfect place to relax, the hotel is just 2 minutes drive from the airport domestic terminal and less than 10 minutes drive from the international terminal. Uday suites is located close to Shanghumugham beach, the stretch of beach where Trivandrumites take a break, relax and unwind in the evenings.

Uday Suites has 45 rooms constructed in Three storeys, arched to focus the magnificent pool. With 33 Deluxe Rooms and 12 Premium rooms, Uday Suites is the first airport hotel in Trivandrum. A 15 minutes drive is all it takes to reach the city from Uday Suites.

An early morning walk along the beach, a warm up at our health club, a swim in the pool and indulging in a well laid out breakfast buffet is how you begin your day at Uday Suites. An ayurvedic massage later in the day rejuvenates and energizes. Ample silence to sit and read a novel, watch TV or the grand view of aircrafts taking off are the best time passes.

We welcome you to experience our warm hospitality, for a rest away from the rest.

For enquires:GeneralUDAY SUITEST.C. 34/757/3. Watts Lane Beach P.O.Shangumugham.

Thiruvananthapuram. 695007.

Kerala. India

Ph: +91.471.2504333/250355/2504366/250377

Email: uds.mumbai@gmail.com

For media enquires:Corporate CommunicationsE-mail: uds.mumbai@gmail.com
For technical fault & broken link:WebmasterE-mail: uds.mumbai@gmail.com

SPAUDAY SUITEST.C. 34/757/3. Watts Lane Beach P.O.

Shangumugham.

Thiruvananthapuram. 695007.

Kerala. India

Ph: +91.471.2504333/250355/2504366/250377

Email:uds.mumbai@gmail.com

Group Sales & MarketingUDAY SUITEST.C. 34/757/3. Watts Lane Beach P.O.

Shangumugham.

Thiruvananthapuram. 695007.

Kerala. India

Ph: +91.471.2504333/250355/2504366/250377

Email:uds.mumbai@gmail.com

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Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel – Kovalam

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Uday Samudra located at the famed beaches of Kovalam, just 15 meters from the sea, is an exclusive 4 Star leisure beach hotel – a destination by itself. The setting, facilities, people, spa, cuisine and its whole philosophy is dedicated to your personal wellness in a luxurious environment. Just by being at UDS, one of the finest hotels in kovalam, your stresses start to flutter away; the landscaping has its own serenity, a harmony of a defined architecture, spacious lawns, blue water pools and soaring coconut grooves all set in four tranquil acres by the sea.

LOCATION

Kovalam, located close to Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, India is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s.

The palm-fringed bays of Kovalam in secluded coconut groves, promise a relaxed stay. The unforgettable image of Kovalam is that of the coconut-palms-lined high rock promontory that cuddles the calm and wide expanse of the blue waters. This marvelous beach is a tourist’s dream come true.

Set in four acres on the serene beaches of Kovalam, UDS is located 15 kilometers away from the Trivandrum International Airport with excellent air connectivity to Singapore, Europe, and Middle East and to all the metros in India.

Trivandrum is also well connected by rail and road network with the rest of India.

Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel 
G.V. Raja Road
Samudra Beach, KovalamPin: 695527Telephone: +91 471 2485766 – 68, 2481654
Fax: +91 471 2481578
Email: info@uds.co.in
Website: www.uds.co.in
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Mauritius

MAURITIUS 4 nights / 5 Days

• 04 night’s accommodation in Mauritius. • Daily breakfast except day 01 Daily Indian dinners. • Return airport transfers on SIC. • Half day city tour on SIC. • South Island tour with Chamarel on SIC. • lle Aux cerfs tour on SIC.

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London, Paris

LONDON + PARIS
5 nights / 6 Days

• 03 night’s accommodation in Paris.
• 02 night’s accommodation in London.
• Daily breakfast except day 01.
• Half day city tour in Paris.
• Half day Essential in London Tour.
• Paris to London Eurostar ticket.

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Australia – Sydney

AUSTRALIA – SYDNEY
3 Nights / 4 Days

• 03 night’s accommodation in Sydney.
• Daily breakfast except day 01.
• Return airport transfers on SIC.
• Half day city tour on SIC.
• Full day Blue Mountains Tour including Admission to feather Dale Wildlife Park on SIC.

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European Extravaganza

EUROPEAN EXTRAVAGANZA

14 Nights / 15 Days
Rome, Paris, London, Lucerne, Interlaken, Vatican, Florence, Innsbruck, Cologne, Heidelberg, Brussels, Amsterdam, Pisa.

Package Including:

• Colosseum from inside.
• Vatican Museum with Sistine Chapel from inside.
• The Time Elevator in Rome.
• Romantic Gondola Ride in Venice.
• Jungfraujoch with Trummenlbach Falls.
• Mt.Titlis.
• Both Keukenhof and Madurodam in Holland.
• Either Eurodisney or palace of Versailles & Gardens and Louvre Museum in Paris.
• Top (3rd ) Level of the Eiffel Tower.
• Eurostar from Paris to London.
• Madame Tussaud’s in London.
• London Eye.
• Tower of London with the Kohinoor Diamond in the Crown Jewels.
• Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.

EXCITING CRUISES:

• Private Boat to Venice.
• Lucerne Lake Cruise.
• Rhine River Cruise.
• Amsterdam Canal Cruise.
• Private Dinner Cruise in Paris.

Hotels: Best hotels like Hilton, Ramada, Holiday Inn and Jolly.

Meals: Most dinners in the comfort of your hotel. Choice of Indian Jain, Veg, Non-veg, Chinese, Thai or Local meals, served with Red or White winesm, Champagne at times.

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