Kondai Lip Backwater Heritage Resort 3*, Alappuzha (Kerala)


Address: Kondai Lip Backwater Heritage Resort, Perumpuzha, South Paravur, Kollam - 691301, Kerala, India


 

Calm, serene and splendid nature’s bounty, a million shades of green nourished by chance and the network of emerald canals that wind through the land. Drink elixir from the palm groves, the air comes alive with birdsong and fabulous birds take flight at the break of dawn. Discreetly set amidst palms, tropical plants and cropped grass, traditional cottages built in the vernacular style once popular in Kerala. Surrounded on three sides by a matrix of waterways, step lightly, sit back, luxuriate in the beauty that surrounds you, soak in the silence, you are a heartbeat away from paradise.

Located just 1.5 km from the Chellanam Fishing Harbour, Kondai Lip Backwater Heritage resort is located in Alleppey. It is 5 km from the scenic Andhakaranazhi Beach and 18 km from Fort Cochin. The Cherthala Bus Station is 19 km and Ernakulam South Railway Station is 26 km while the Cochin International Airport is 64 km away.

The backwaters of Kerala are a chain of brackish inland lagoons and lakes situated parallel to the Arabian Sea and comprising of five large lakes linked by canals fed by 38 rivers and extending virtually half the length of Kerala. The backwaters were formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats mountain range.

Sometimes compared to the American swampland, it is a web of shimmering waterways composed of lakes, canals, rivers and rivulets. This is a unique ecosystem composed of freshwater from the rivers upstream that mingles with seawater flowing inland at high tide. Fringed by palm trees, pandanus shrubs, various leafy plants and bushes along the canals, a fascinating range of aquatic life including crabs, frogs, mudskippers and water birds such as terns, kingfishers, darters, cormorants besides otters and turtles live here.


Ayurveda at Kondai Lip Backwater Heritage Resort

Ayurveda is an ancient system of holistic health care that is native to the Indian sub continent and used by millions. The word Ayurveda roughly translates as science of life with the word ‘Ayu’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ meaning knowledge or science. According to its philosophy our existence is an interaction of five elements Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Vata, Pitta and Kapha are combinations and permutations of these five elements that manifest as patterns present in all creation and that it is the imbalance of any of any one of these elements that is the cause of all human ailments.

Ayurveda is essentially a way of life concerned with promoting healthy living along with therapeutic measures that relate to physical, mental and spiritual harmony and the promotion of the body’s own capacity for maintenance and balance. Ayurveda treats not just the ailment but the whole person emphasizing prevention of disease to avoid the need for cure and ensures physical and mental health without side effects. Treatments are non-invasive and non-toxic and can be used safely as an alternative therapy or alongside conventional therapies.

Qualified physicians at the Ayurvedic treatment centre in the resort provide a range of cures and treatments including sweat treatments, oil massages yoga and meditation.

Accommodation

Set amidst palms and lush tropical vegetation, traditional air conditioned cottages with canal facing sit outs, built with laterite and wood, elegantly furnished and equipped with all modern amenities.


Fact sheet

In-Room Facilities

Air conditioning Telephone
Satellite tv Safe
bath with all accessories

Services & Activities

Lounge bar in the lobby Children's play area
Fax/photocopier Laundry/dry cleaning/ironing
car rental Parking
Concierge Desk Doctor on call
Cooking demonstration Village walk
Resturants Palm wine


This information was last updated in May 2015