A perfect holiday – that’s what Puzhayoram offered us. We had high expectations after the good reviews from friends who previously stayed in this amazingly beautiful place – and we were not disappointed. In fact, we were delightfully surprised at how well this little gem of a resort tucked away in the quieter parts of Kottayam rose up to our expectations.
Firstly, it is not amongst some of the overly commercialised parts of the district where we’ve stayed previously. Secondly, the spell-bounding greenery is immaculately maintained evenly throughout the resort. We have travelled widely but don’t remember ever enjoying the raw beauty of nature as much as on this holiday.
The cottages are located spaciously with their own private sit-out areas. It’s not an exaggeration to say that each meal surpassed each other with a splendid array of local delicacies. In fact, I was impressed to see the chef visiting the diners to ensure that they were satisfied with the spread. We found all staff extremely courteous and obliging.
The highlights that will stick in my mind forever are the yoga sessions my friend did every morning in the most tranquil air in the ‘Koothambalam’, our walks in the splendid grounds of the resort listening to the wide variety of chirping and twittering from treetops, the sight of the awe-inspiring bamboo clumps by the riverside, our boat ride down the river which all had a physically and mentally therapeutic effect on us.
During our stay there, the new management was in the process of revamping the swimming pool and introducing many other attractive changes. We cannot wait to visit the resort again next year, hopefully for a longer holiday.
- Also Known As:
- Puzhayoram Heritage Hotel Kumarakom
- Puzhayoram Heritage Resort Kumarakom, Kerala