Somehow we’re very fond of the CGH Earth Hotels. The staff are amongst the most cordial, the food- divine, properties- surreal and the experience- an achievement that is impossible to forget! It wouldn’t come as a surprise that they are commonly known as CGH Earth because of the pro environmental measures they look into and partake. Their green credential goes up to growing their own organic produce and if need be, will be taught to cook and prepare it in the local taste. So when you come across a CGH Earth experience, rest assured, you are in the safest haven with pure food and encountering a natural way of life.
Kerala in Style with CGH Earth focuses on a relaxed yet enthralling tour of Kerala’s most stunning CGH properties. Starting in Cochin, Stay at Brunton Boatyard or Eighth Bastion. After recovering from the jet lag, your delightful journey begins with a relaxing sunset cruise from Cochin Harbour and seeing the sights of traditional manually operated Chinese fishing nets. Fort Kochi and Mattancherry are must see places in Cochin. Explore the historic townships from where you can try out the local fare at the fish market in Kochi surrounded by fishing nets and the freshest catch of the day. You can even buy fresh fish from here, get it cooked and served in the authentic Kerala flavours. Mattancherry is a sanctuary for people who love to shop. Find interesting souvenirs to take back home or simply take in the sights around. You can also see historic attractions like the Dutch palace that was gifted by the Portuguese to the Raja of Cochin in the 16th century and adjacent to it, the Jewish Paradesi Synagogue.
From the colonial port town of Cochin to the amazing wilderness, a stay at the Spice Village will take you to another world of experience. Sleep in the lap of nature in cottages made with indigenous materials. Spice Village promotes organic farming and takes pride in buying provisions from around a vicinity of 50 miles. So that adds up to the freshness even more. If you are interested, they’ll be happy to show you their farming techniques and offer you cookery classes with the day’s harvests. Chill out in the colonial-style bar and find the Wildlife Interpretation Centre here. A resident naturalist will show slides and answer queries about Periyar and its fauna and flora. Enjoy a wide range of activities like boating on Lake Periyar, Nature Walk, Bamboo Rafting, Jungle Walk, Border Hiking etc. At Periyar Tiger reserve.
Travelling to the West, Coconut Lagoon is set on the laid back town of Kumarakom. This is an architectural splendour which was built by dismantling various antiquated near-to-ruin ancestral homes from all around Kerala and set up in Kumarakom as heritage bungalows and mansions to revive the lost architecture, craftsmanship and culture. Surrounded by tranquil backwaters, here is the place where you tend to unwind. Try out a rejuvenating massage with the age old Ayurvedic therapy. You can even choose to cruise on a houseboat during the day and see the life along the backwaters or choose to sleep in one overnight.
From Kumarakom, a 45 mins drive takes you to the fishing village of Mararikulam. Stay at the Marari Beach Resort and soak in a fête of sunshine, seamless service, relaxing vibe and a daily dosage of exquisite food. Experience the life of local fishermen which has remained unchanged over the lapse of time. Marari Beach Resort also offers to demonstrate organic farming and shows you how Kerala cooking is done. The tropical climate tempts you to take a dip in the ocean skirted with swaying palm trees.
Your magical experiences with CGH Earth and Kerala takes a new turn as you pack your bags to go home. You may be ending your holiday here but you take back with you wonderful memories. When you are transferred to Cochin International Airport to connect your onward journey, we’re not sad to see you off because we know you will come back for more to experience Kerala to the fullest.
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