Archives January 2014

Holiday Inn – Kochi

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                          Located in the cosmopolitan city of Cochin, known as the industrial capital of Kerala, Holiday Inn Cochin is a recent addition in this bustling commercial port. We are conveniently located on the NH Bypass at a distance of 5 kms from Kakkanad,commercial places and 28 kms away from Cochin International Airport. Holiday Inn Cochin has 211 spacious and lavishly furnished rooms, including 199 rooms and 12 suites, with modern amenities like Work Smart space with high speed Internet connectivity, iPod docking station, tea/coffee makers, safety lockers etc. With a wide variety of dining options to satiate even the most discerning of palates, the hotel’s five food and beverage outlets offer a pleasant culinary experience. Masala the all day dining restaurant serves a sumptuous spread of International and Indian cuisine at its best. Deli KC is the 24 hour coffee shop which offers a good selection of quick eats and coffee/tea. Roma the Italian specialty restaurant with strong seafood influence, offers a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. Stadia the sports bar is a great place to unwind over a drink with friends. Guests can maintain their exercise regime in the Health Club, rejuvenate at the Jacuzzi, Steam and Sauna or unwind with a dip in the infinity pool. We have multilingual staff and a Business Center which offers a perfect base to do smart business. Hotel is just located 4.5KM away from the International Cricket Stadium.


We have a total of 211 rooms in 3 categories Superior, Deluxe & Suites. 132 King Bedrooms, 47 Twin Rooms, 18 Deluxe Rooms, 11 Suites, 1 Presidential Suite and 2 Rooms for specially able. The rooms are equipped with Tea/Coffee makers, Iron Board, Work Smart Space, LCD Televisions, Minibar and Safe.


Holiday Inn Cochin is a perfect base to relax and have fun with family and friends. The hotel houses 5 Food and Beverage outlets which offers authentic cuisines and excellent beverage selections.


Location: Lobby Level

Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Masala is the all day dining restaurant of Holiday Inn Cochin which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet. The restaurant also has an option of a la carte menu. Masala also has a Private Dining Area where one can organize private parties.Tickle your taste buds at Masala and enjoy a great meal with friends and family. Try out the Sunday Jazz Brunch at Masala where one can enjoy a blend of great music and good food 1200 hrs to 1600 hrs with a sumptuous spread of local and international cuisine.


Location: Level One

Serves: Lunch, Dinner

Roma is our Italian Speciality resturant, open for Lunch and Dinner daily. Freshly baked hand rolled Pizza, Home made pastas and delicate desserts.Experience authentic Italian cuisine made with the freshest ingrediants.

Deli KC

Location: Lobby Level

Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Delhi KC is our 24 hours Restaurant cum Coffee shop, Good Coffee and Tasty snacks made right here await you at Deli KC. Enjoy a shot of your favourite coffee or sip a cool drink while waiting for friends or indulge in our home make chocolates and pastries.


A great place to unwind with friends over a drink, a game of pool and catching up on your favourite sport screened across the LCD TVs. A wide selection of fine wines, international and domestic beverages are available at this sports themed bar.


Oasis , the poolside bar offers an extensive beverage and snack selection while relaxing by the pool and watch the world go by.


Meeting rooms equipped with state of the art A/V and conference facilities. Banquet Hall can be used as one large banquet area or divided into three separate halls to accommodate various sizes and types of meetings and gatherings upto 150 persons.

Number of Meeting Rooms : 1

Total Area Of Meeting Space : 88 sq M

Number Of Sales And Meeting Professionals On-Site : 2

Largest Room Capacity : 50


The perfect base to do smart business and have fun with friends & family. We offer authentic cuisines with real service. Our dedicated team is committed to ensure you can truly be yourself. Experience the very best of the hospitality world at the spectacular Holiday Inn Cochin in Gods Own Country. Enjoy the unparalleled tranquility and peace offered by this hotel, located in Cochin.

Holiday Inn Kochi

National Highway Bypass, Vennala 33/1739 A, Chakkaraparambu Junction Cochin – 682028, India


Dream Hotel – Kochi


A Playful Take On Modern Luxury

Awarded Best Five-Star Deluxe Hotel for 2011-2012 by the Kerala Government

             Ancient fantasy meets modern decadence at Dream Cochin, a Five Star Deluxe Luxury Hotel located in the heart of Ernakulum city, the cosmopolitan commercial capital of Kerala, India. Surrounded by the finest natural beaches and the bustling Kerala natural harbor, Dream is only steps away from the city’s shopping, eclectic restaurants and fabulous attractions. Bringing elegant accommodation to the tranquil backwaters of Kerala, this boutique hotel reflects a lifestyle philosophy embodying the essence of karma and relaxation. For your convenience, our hotel is just a 30-minute drive from Cochin International Airport.

Escape To Paradise

Indulge in brilliant sunshine and pristine shores at Dream Cochin. As an elegant retreat in the heart of Ernakulum City, we offer a setting unmatched by larger Cochin beach hotels. Celebrated as “The Princess of the Arabian Sea”, the 10-kilometre ribbon of Cherai Beach is the best beach in Kerala. Take an exhilarating plunge into warm waters, read by the shoreline as the tide laps at your toes, or savour irresistible, freshly caught seafood delicacies in the beachfront shacks. Feeling adventurous? Spend an afternoon navigating through docile backwaters lined with Chinese fishing nets. One of India´s finest coastline destinations, our superb Cherai Beach resort blends luxuriously decadent accommodation with an exhilarating seaside ambiance. Emerald Kerala backwaters form the perfect backdrop for Dream Cochin. A fantastical blend of seaside tranquility and surreal high design, we offer an alluring gateway to a world of infinite entertainment and indulgence.

Fantastic Pursuits Surround Our Hotel

Located in the heart of Ernakulum City, on a serene stretch of Indian coastline, Dream Cochin provides a tranquil seaside escape. Spend a relaxing afternoon navigating docile backwaters dotted with Chinese fishing nets. Explore the many palaces and temples. Or just spread your towel on a brilliant white-sand beach. Take a leisurely stroll along the quaint streets of Fort Cochin — an enchanting network of narrow lanes, authentic spice markets, vibrant palaces, and historic Dutch homes and churches. Book a restful accommodation at our fabulous hotel to enjoy convenient access to the best of what India has to offer.

  • Fort Cochin
  • Jewish Synagogue
  • Cherai Beach
  • Santa Cruz Basilica
  • Ambedkar Stadium
  • Hill Palace
  • Jayalakshmi Theatre
  • Kumaraswami Temple
  • Wellington Island
  • Museum of Kerala History
  • Pallipuram Fort
  • Kallil Temple

A Splendid Destination Near Hill Palace

As the most stylish of hotels along the Arabian Sea, Dream Cochin offers a vibrant glimpse into this ancient city´s legendary past. Browse the brilliant galleries and gardens of Hill Palace, once the home of Cochin´s royal family. Marvel at the detailed murals and stunningly decorated rooms of Mattancherry Palace or journey just off the coast to Bolghatty Palace. Following your day of tours, return to our regal hotel to live like modern-day royalty. Luxuriously decadent accommodation, fabulous restaurant dining, and a lavish spa await to indulge your every desire.

  • Dutch Palace
  • Bolghatty Palace
  • Hill Palace
  • Jayalakshmi Theatre
  • Kumaraswami Temple
  • Athirapally Waterfall
  • Kodanad Elephant Training Centre
  • Guruvayur Temple
  • Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

Supreme Relaxation At Our Luxury Hotel

As a truly exceptional destination, Dream Cochin offers a superb array of relaxing comforts. Lounge by our rooftop pool. Dine on spice-infused Indian cuisine. Let go at Spa Release with a deep-tissue Ayurvedic massage, organic aromatherapy treatment, or exhilarating sauna and steam bath. For onsite events, our expert planners and caterers will see to everything, from venue selection and design to menu planning and guest accommodation. And if you don’t see it, just ask. As an honored guest at our India luxury hotel, it’s your Dream – we just provide the room service.

  • Restaurants & lounges
  • State-of-the-art meeting room
  • 24-hour room service
  • Business centre
  • Rooftop swimming pool
  • Modern fitness centre and professional personal trainers
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Babysitting services
  • Travel desk and Concierge Service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Local/STD/ISD call facilities
  • Boutique Shop
  • Spa

The Mystic Beauty Of Our Luxury Accommodations

Dream Cochin offers restful accommodation where art and design blend in dazzling fashion. The rooms and suites are a reflection the Dream philosophy, with no luxury spared. The sleek platform bed — buried under layers of crisp Egyptian cotton and – floats apparition-like above a soft patch of blue light. Modern comforts like high-speed Internet, an iPod Nano on request, and plasma television grant as much or as little connectivity to the outside world as you desire. Revel in our playful hotel, offering delightful accommodation for vacations or corporate trips.

  • junior suite at dream cochin
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • DVD player on request
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast as per package
  • Morning newspaper delivery
  • Duvets and pillows
  • Plush terrycloth robes
  • Twice daily housekeeping
  • Laundry & dry cleaning services
  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Voice mail
  • Refrigerator
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Wake-up calls
  • In-room safe
  • Non-smoking rooms available

 Dream Cochin

Sahodaran Ayyappan Road Elamkulam Junction Kadavanthara,

Cochin, 682020 IN | Reservations 91-484-4129999

Web : http://www.dreamhotels.com/

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Indian Festivals

Festival Celebrations in India

         The Indian calendar is one long procession of festivals. These are as varied in origin as they are large in number. India is a multilingual, multi-religious, multi-cultural nation. And with different cultures and religions, there are different festivals celebrated in India every year. While some festivals are celebrated regionally, others are celebrated nationally, the whole country as one, united and liberated. Each festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and Great Spirit. India has Hindu’s, Muslims, Sikh’s, Christian’s and various other religions, and each religion has its own festival to celebrate.

Kerala Festivals – Click Here
Hindu Festivals – Click Here

General Info of India

“India is the cradle of human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most astrictive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only! “

Mark Twain.

















Mark Twain.

AIMS Hospital – Ernakulam

By Air: 

Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery is 25 km away from AIMS. Pre-paid taxi service is available at the airport. It is approximately a 60-minute drive to reach the hospital at Edapally in Ernakulam.

By Rail:

Railway stations are either Edappally, Ernakulam North or Ernakulam Junction, depending on the train. Pre-paid taxi service is available at the railway station. It is approximately a 30-minute drive to reach the hospital at Edapally in Ernakulam.

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre
Amrita Lane
kochi, Kerala

International patients

International Patient Care at AIMS is a complete service for international patients visiting the hospital. The International Healthcare Services team coordinates all aspects of patient visits to the hospital, including managing medical consultations, coordinating hospital admissions, accommodating special food requirements, and assisting with travel and hotel arrangements.

Our exceptional medical expertise is matched by our commitment to provide personalized care. From the patient’s initial inquiries through their follow-up medical care back home, our International Healthcare Services Team acts as a single point of contact

The International Healthcare Services team provides the following services:

Coordinating all appointments for specialist consultation and procedures

Airport pickup and drop-off

Language translator

Arranging accommodation for patients and their families

Special cuisine for all tastes and dietary requirements

Arrangements for special cultural or religious needs

Arranging for guided tours at destination of the patient’s choice

Assistance with Immigration and Customs authorities

Assistance for insurance claims

More details for this hospital  –  CLICK HERE