originally built by the Portuguese, is a natural harbour with lagoons
and canals and fishing hamlets. An excursion on the breathtaking
backwaters is especially enchanting. One of the three biggest ports on
the West Coast, it is also an industrially developed area. The coir
industry is of special importance.
After the Kodugallur
port was destroyed, the forces of nature created the harbour at the
nearby city - Kochi. Kochi then started to grow and soon developed into
a major trading centre dealing in pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves,
etc. which were and still are famous for their quality.
The Chinese, Arabs,
British, Dutch and Portugese helped Kochi to emerge as a bustling centre
of commercial activity, connecting the mainland to the rest of the
world. Kochi owes a lot to famous travelers, scholars and traders such
as Fa Hien, Vasco da Gama, Sir Robert Bristow etc. for its present
Inn, Kochi is conveniently located in the
city’s business and prime shopping hub. Kochi, the commercial capital of
Kerala is indeed the Queen of the Arabian Sea, where ancient
civilization gracefully mingles with modern life.
Interest : Among the places to be visited are
the Kochi Harbour Terminus, Mattancherry Dutch Palace (closed on
Mondays and National Holidays), Jewish
Synagogue, Jew Town, Fort Kochi Area, St. Francis Church and Chinese
Indian Airlines and Jet Airways connect Kochi with regular flights to
Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, Chennai, Trivandrum, Hyderabad and Bangalore. Kochi
now also has an International Airport.
Kochi is very well serviced by a network of National and State Highways
connecting it to all major centers of southern India. It is 230 km from
Trivandrum, 295 km from Ooty and 200 km from Periyar.
No. of rooms in
Superior Room: 58
Executive Suites : 7
Room: All Rooms are centrally air conditioned,
carpeted, running hot and cold water, CC TV, Minibar, a safe, and a
direct dial facility.
All bathrooms have tubs
& telephones. All rooms have a sprinkler and a smoke detector. Business
Center with all modern facilities.
Periyar - Multicuisine Restaurant for Breakfast, Lunch and
Champs – 70 seater sports bar serving, liquor and soft
beverages.(11 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
include travel service, currency exchange, doctor on call. Swimming pool
and a fitness center.
Ample car parking space.
Dunham Busch Chiller Plants 100 tons each Full back up on Generators.
Double Glazed Windows in all rooms.
Room service 24 Hours.
facilities - Emerald 1 & 2 with a capacity of
70 to 80 persons. Sapphire hall with a capacity of 40 persons. Two
conference rooms with the capacity of 8 & 15 persons respectively.