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ISSUE: 203

JULY 2010

State Tourism Award Winner

Uday Samudra

Kovalam, the world renowned beach destination in Kerala has to its credit many resorts that make it ideal for holidayers from around the world. Among the genre of resorts here that have cut a niche for themselves among lovers of sun, sand and surf is a four star leisure beach hotel - Uday Samudra (UDS) - winner of the Kerala Tourism award for the 'Best four-star hotel.' Samudra means ocean in many Indian languages and justifying its name, this hotel is situated close to some of the captivating vistas of the Kovalam beach.

As the promoters of Uday Samudra claim, the hotel itself is a destination. Here personal comforts and wellness in a luxurious environment enables visitors to unwind and to remain in the best of their spirits. The ambience, both inside and outside the hotel, has a harmony that is reflected in its architecture, facilities, services and the landscape. Appealing to distinguished and discerning travelers UDS is ISO 9001-2000 certified and is indeed a cut above the rest in the hospitality sector.

Overlooking the Arabian Sea and set amidst coconut groves, UDS remains your perfect host for holidays among beach destinations in Kerala.

Let us check out what UDS has got to pep up your beach holidays in Kovalam.

When it comes to accommodation, UDS has its own trademark elegance, comfort and luxury. They have around 197 units that include presidential suites, deluxe suites, suites, exotica atrium and exotica. Each of these well appointed rooms are spacious offering excellent view of the sea.

A westernised coffee shop - Café Charlie at UDS offers a variety of European culinary delights in a casual and intimate setting. And the best part is that the café is open for 24 hours.

The multi-cuisine restaurant - Grass Hopper - is a favourite among the guests at UDS. Here one could try Chinese, Continental, Italian, Mughal and Kerala cuisines in traditional ambience. And the restaurant comes with delightful sights of the swimming pool, surrounding lawn and the beach beyond.

And those who relish seafood would invariably find - Aqua Marine, the seafood restaurant here too irresistible. It has for you an array of Kerala seafood delicacies.

And of course the Lounge - the snack bar with its sea view is something that adds to your dining experience at UDS. Also don't forget to checkout the Grill, facing the pool for its seafood grills and continental delicacies.

UDS claims to be the only hotel in Kerala with three swimming pools facing the sea that comes with poolside sunken bar. And for the health conscious, the state-of-the-art health club here teems with options to keep you shipshape and is supported by well-trained staff.

Shopping is yet another delightful part of your stay at UDS. And the choices include a collection of Indian handicrafts, gems and jewelry, garments sandalwood products, bronze items, silk, paintings, silver articles, Pashmina shawls, handloom bed covers and silk scarves.

Opportunities for fishing and beach-based sporting activities would keep your adrenalin flowing at UDS. The cultural programs held here include Kathakali, Bharatanatyam, Ghazal music session and live bands organised during dinner time.

How about surveying the beach by sitting atop a majestic elephant? And those interested in culinary skills may attend the cookery shows at UDS, which are interacting learning sessions, helping you to get acquainted with the ethnic culinary delights.

Fancy the idea of a perfect candlelight dinner? At UDS an exclusive evening for two by the sea offers you a candlelight dinner of your dreams with a bottle of wine and four-course menu, served by a personal butler.

Coming to transport options at UDS, guests are provided with luxury coaches and buses for sightseeing and airport transfers. Rent-a-car facility is also available with chauffeur and tourist guides on demand.

UDS also comes with support facilities that include a business centre, cyber cafe, foreign exchange, doctor-on-call, acceptance of major credit cards, in-house laundry and 24-hour room service.

You can also check out some of the attractive holiday packages from UDS like Ayurveda, Classic, Day / Family, Marriage / Honeymoon and Monsoon.

Getting there:

Located about 12 km from the Trivandrum International Airport with excellent air connectivity, the UDS is also near to the city of Thiruvananthapuram, which is just 15 km from UDS.

Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel
G.V. Raja Road, Samudra Beach, Kovalam
Thiruvananthapuram - 695527, Kerala, India
Phone: +91-471-2485766/67/68, 2481654
Fax: +91-471-2481578
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Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, Park View, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695 033
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