This is a lovely resort. If you're looking to visit the south of India in style, then stay here. The rooms, staff, facilities and food are all amazing. We stayed one night on a house boat which I would strongly recommend) and two nights in the resort and found it really enjoyable.
The ayurvedic doctor was amazing, he was more attentive and informative than any doctor I've seen back home in the UK - he provided me with dietary advice and wrote me a prescription for ayurvedic medicine which has really helped.
The menu is one of the most elaborate menus I've ever seen in a hotel/restaurant...ever! I'm vegetarian and the choice is incredible as it is for meat eaters also. they even have 'catch of the day' if you like fish.
There's a lot of activities and games too; my favourite was the afternoon tea followed by the sunset cruise (all complimentary).
The only thing (and I'm sorry to have to have to say this as I really did love the resort) was that yoga and meditation wasn't available which I was looking forward to.
Overall, I would recommend the hotel without any doubt; I think it's one of the nicest resorts in South India!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Punnamada Resorts is nestled on the serene banks of Vembanad Lake and gives a world of heritage and luxury. The divine ambiance and the hospitality lead to a total relaxation of mind, body and soul and it highlighted the rich heritage and the essence of Kerala in its true form with a focus on the eco system and being an environment friendly resort by taking initiative in various fronts. The green leaf certified Ayurveda centre at Punnamada puts a new life into yourself and to regain vigor and vitality and lead a stress-free life. The essence of Kerala and its magical backwaters can be experienced aboard Punnamada’s exclusive 'Kettuvallam' (houseboats) by the resort, the houseboats of Punnamada equipped with the best of luxuries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Punnamada Hotel Alappuzha
- Punnamada Backwaters Hotel
- Punnamada Resort Kerala/Alappuzha, India