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KERALA TOURISM NEWSLETTER

ISSUE: 248

APRIL 2014

State Tourism Award Winners 2011-12

Best Heritage Hotel - Coconut Lagoon

Come to a place where abundance of Nature meets a well-preserved heritage. Breathtakingly set amid lush greenery in an elegant layout of traditional Kerala architecture is Coconut Lagoon of CGH Earth at Kumarakom. Steeped in serenity, simplicity, and silence, Coconut Lagoon has heritage mansions, bungalows and pool villas, surrounded by captivating sights of the Kumarakom backwaters.

Water and history are the defining elements at Coconut Lagoon. Coconut Lagoon can be reached only by water. Coconut Lagoon comes with a swimming pool, an Ayurveda centre, a centre for Yoga and meditation, recreation area and a training centre for Kerala's martial art - Kalaripayattu. This heritage hotel is quite captivating for its art work on wood and brass that adorn its walls and ceilings. Pick up a variety of antiques, showpieces, traditional ornaments handicrafts, local dresses and assorted bric-a-brac. Many of the screw pines, coir and coconut-based products made by the local village women are also displayed here.

One of the best ways to enjoy the backwaters surrounding Coconut Lagoon is to go for the sunset cruise arranged by the hotel, which is along the backwater canals. It is a good way to experience village life, unfolding in vignettes along grassy banks, shaded by tropical canopies and the village houses at a mere handshaking distance. Coconut Lagoon is also a venue where you could enjoy some cultural marvels of Kerala.

Coconut Lagoon offers you some authentic Malabari food, with the accent on fresh fish from the lake and the sea. You would relish here giant freshwater prawns, karimeen (pearl spot fish) and of course a wide selection of international favorites. The butterfly garden and canoes plying silently on the backwater and the bird calls from its neighbour - the Kumarakom bird sanctuary, add to the magical charm of the place.

Kerala Tourism award winner in the category for 'best heritage hotel 2011-2012’, Coconut Lagoon offers panoramic views of the Vembanad Lake and the shimmering waters of the canals that crisscross the hotel. Together, they become an experience in ecological living that remains startlingly different.

For more details- http://www.cghearth.com/coconut-lagoon

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