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Our driver took us to the lake boat for our transfer to our hotel
OUR HOTEL IT WAS!
We were the only guests at the lake palace and were greeted by Mr Matthew
I forgot to say there were 75steps upward to reception
This is a truly fabulous place, the former summer retreat of the Maharajah of Travancore, and historically visited by royalty and heads of state including Nehru and various Ghandis. Now operated by the state government owned park authority, it has just 6 guest rooms.
Away from the polluted atmosphere to Natures beauty and healthy Air,one can carry the feel of nature and get rejuvenated .Perfect start for hectic work ahead .One will be surprised to see the perfect place selected by maharajahs to relax and to rejuvenate.
You may not enter before 8 AM and cannot leave after 5 PM. Away from the hustle bustle of the city or anywhere, this hotel is situated in the midst of the Periyar Sanctuary. This was the summer palace of the Maharaja of Travancore built...More
This is a must see/stay location for all nature lovers/tourists. This was the summer palace of Travancore Maharajah built in the early 20th century and has some decades old antique items. Prime Ministers of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi have visited this...More
March is pretty warm and no rain, So you would not need warm or waterproof clothes. I didn't go for trekking but some of the other people staying there at the time went and as per them it was a moderate trek so any normal... More
March is pretty warm and no rain, So you would not need warm or waterproof clothes. I didn't go for trekking but some of the other people staying there at the time went and as per them it was a moderate trek so any normal trek shoes will be fine. They can arrange beer though they dont have a bar. You can carry your own alcohol too. they do allow outside alcohol.