A beautiful lakefront villa on the tropical Malabar Coast provides a picturesque setting for a true Indian getaway. Minimalist in style, the hotel has 14 suites, all with shady outdoor verandas overlooking the still lake. Hidden amongst the trees and backwaters, Purity at Lake Vembanad is the perfect retreat to enjoy true Keralan culture.
This luxury boutique hotel is located in Muhamma, a small village surrounded by lush vegetation in the southwest part of Lake Vembanad and an hour’s drive from Cochin International Airport. Its waterfront setting means there is a short boat ride over to the island at the end of your journey. There are an abundance of activities including scenic village tours on tuk tuks, cycling, yoga and cooking demonstrations.
Individually decorated, guests can chose from deluxe rooms, garden suites and Vembanad suites which vary in size, with the larger suites being more ideal for families. Tiled flooring and wooden furnishings, with colourful cushions and stained glass windows make for a luxurious home-stay feel.
Why we like it
The network of mysterious, tree-fringed backwaters should be explored by cruise on traditional kettavullams. Meander through tiny villages amidst aquatic, plant and bird life for a unique Keralan experience. Finish the day with a sunset cruise along the Lake or an Ayurveda treatment at the hotel spa.