Places to Visit
Ponmudi Hill Resort (70 Kms.) - which arises from the foot of a thick tropical forest. You can enjoy the breath-taking views, Avian Orchestra etc.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple - the grandiose seven-storied structure. It is adorned by innumerable intricate stone carvings, both interior and exterior. This temple is the city's most impressive landmark.
Napier Museum - A gorgeous building confluence of India, with Chinese, Mughal and British influences. The campus also houses the Art and Natural History Museum, the Sri Chitra Art Gallery and Zoological and Botanical gardens etc.
programmes are organized to entertain the guest and to
make them familiar with the fairs and festivals of the
‘God’s own country’. the hotel, takes care
of all your travel requirements including sight -
seeing tours and back - water trips. Entertainments
include Kathakali performance, catamaran riding and
fishing, elephant riding and stay in houseboats.
- Water Tour
There are short - cuts to both the beaches of Kovalam, with just 5 minutes' walk to reach the
"Illicit stills, chair - bearing carioes and raffles drawn by an elephant greeted Saw Llewellyn in Kerala, southern India. But they couldn't compare with Sabu, the Mozart of hotel managers".
Set among a labyrinth of tiny orchards of mango and banana in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Hotel Blue Sea at Kovalam works according to a raga - like rhythm all of its own.
Hotel Blue Sea is a large cool and colonial Kerala home with a typical central courtyard.
The Blue Sea contains two of the funkiest rooms in hoteldom - The Balcony Room, which has a shady balcony bigger than mm many drawing, rooms, and the Roof Room, effectively a Kerala home 60 ft. in the air. Here you can lead the life of a maharaja to the true sense of the term.
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH - OCTOBER 20, 1996.
HONE & AWAY - Travel pages 17 - 24.
TRAVEL - By Sam Llewellyn
My own favourite is the mildly eccentric Hotel Blue Sea, once the family home of the two brothers who run it, about five minutes back from the beach. Their rooftop room (£ 25 a night), Where I lived like a rajah (apart from the temperamental plumbing), is the best place in which I have stayed for years, and fonfirms my long - held article of faith that for real service it's either the super de luxes of the simple family - owned places which do you best. And the hotel even has a large pool.
The Sunday Times - 19th February, 1995.
Travel to the Light House,
Resort Kovalam Report.
Mr. Mark Ottaway traveled as a guest of Air India
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