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A One Week Relaxing Vacation in Kerala – God’s Own Country, Done Right!

 

If you’ve got 7 days with you, and want to relax and rejuvenate in Kerala – God’s Own Country, first, make your way to Munnar, after landing in Kochi. Enjoy a staycation for 2 days at Amber Dale Resort and Spa in Munnar, overlooking the massive tea estates of Munnar.

Then make your way to Thekkady, and call Greenwoods Resorts your home for 2 nights. Thekkady is the gateway to Periyar Tiger Reserve, and the massive 6-acre lush green estate of Greenwoods Resorts, will help you connect with nature and yourself.

After experiencing the beauty of hill stations and forest area, it’s time to experience the famous backwaters of Kerala, as you make your way to Alleppey and call LemonTree Vembanad Lake Resort your home for the last 2-3 nights. Overlooking the massive Vembanad Lake, and with an infinity pools with soothing panaromic views of the backwaters, a staycation at LemonTree will bring your vacation to a fitting end and will make your one week Kerala experience a memorable one.

So without much delay, scroll down and read more about these 3 luxurious properties in Kerala.



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Amber Dale Resort and Spa, Munnar | Kerala

If you are looking for some solitude, exclusivity, and amazing panoramic views of the expansive tea gardens of Munnar, then you should look no further than Amber Dale Resort and Spa in Munnar.

Amber Dale Resort and Spa Munnar Kerala Luxury Resort
Amber Dale Resort and Spa, Munnar – First Pit Stop

I was fortunate to have experienced the beauty of this amazing property with my family, a couple of months back in May 2019, and despite being in operation just for the past 4-5 months, the very fact that the hotel was running full occupancy of 40+ double occupancy rooms, speaks about the mark Amber Dale Luxury Hotel & Spa, Munnar has already created, among the already existing similar properties in Munnar, that too just in a few months.

Luxury Redefined in Hillstations – Bedroom at Amber Dale Resort Munnar

Every room at Amber Dale Resort and Spa in Munnar, opens to the panoramic views of the Munnar Tea Gardens, and waking up to those first rays of sun, or to see the clouds floating around at your window, is a feeling that everyone should experience first-hand.

This business-friendly hotel, boasts of a 24-hour fitness centre, a 24-hour front desk, an in-house restaurant serving authentic and yummy food, and even an Ayurvedic Spa. Amber Dale Resort and Spa, is just 3 Km from the Pallivasal Tea Estate, 2 Km from the Attukad Waterfall, making it close to the attractions, yet a bit away from the chaotic city centre.

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Once you check in at Amber Dale Resort and Spa in Munnar, and are done freshening up in your spacious valley facing rooms, make your way to the front desk, where the hospitable team members, will brief you about the different attractions in Munnar, and also give you some helpful suggestions, so that you can make the most out of your Munnar Experience, while staying at Amber Dale Resort and Spa, Munnar.

In the 2 days I spent here, not only did I find an amazing workplace in my balcony here at Amber Dale Luxury Hotel & Spa, Munnar opening to the soothing views of the valley; I can also very well say that, the spacious rooms, opening to the panoramic view of the valley, have redefined the definition of spaciousness and luxury combined, that too in a hill station.

View from Balcony - Amber Dale Munnar
The View from the balcony from the room in Amber Dale Resort and Spa Munnar

Quick Facts – Amber Dale Resort and Spa

Address: KSEB Tunnel Road, Pallivasal, Munnar, Kerala – 685612

Contact Details: +91 9496135396 | +91 9446024383

Email ID: info@amberdalemunnar.com

Website:https://amberdalemunnar.com

USP’s: Beautiful Panoramic views of Tea Estates from every room.



Greenwoods Resort, Thekkady| Kerala

This sprawling property of Greenwoods Resort is spread out over 6 acres, has over 6 different categories of rooms, including Superior Rooms, Premium Suites, Premium Pool Suites, Deluxe Rooms, Honeymoon Villas with Plunge Pool, and the ultra-luxurious Presidential Pool Suite; and provides ample of breakout spaces, and lush greenery, to make anyone reconnect with nature.

Greenwoods Resort Thekkady Kerala Luxury Resort
Greenwoods Resort Thekkady – 2nd Pit Stop

One of the things I definitely recommend is taking a walk along the property to know more about the conscious efforts these people have been taking towards sustainability and implementing eco-tourism practices.

As you explore the grounds of Greenwoods Resort Thekkady, you will find that there is a fully functional biogas plant, a waste treatment plant, vermi compost pits, on the property itself, which bears testimony to the approach taken my Greenwoods Resort Thekkady towards sustainable practices.

Also, the concept of having refillable glass bottles, instead of disposable plastic ones, in the rooms is one such simple step, having major impacts on the environment. 

Bedroom Greenwoods Resort Thekkady Kerala Luxury Resort
Our room in Greenwoods Resort Thekkady

Apart from abundant greenery everywhere, you will also find a Mini Gym, a well-equipped Business Centre, a Swimming Pool and a Multi Cuisine Restaurant serving delectable food items, at all hours of the day.

Another thing that stands out at Greenwoods Resort Thekkady, is the variety of in-house entertainment options available, ranging from a live cooking demo, some classical dance performances, and the screening of a documentary onPeriyar Tiger Reserve and Thekkady. All these activities happen on a daily basis, 6 PM onwards, giving you yet another reason of not stepping out of Greenwoods Resort.

Afternoon napping done right

The location of Greenwoods Resort Thekkady, is a huge USP, as it’s just a 5-minute drive from the ticket counter from where you can book your tickets for the different cultural shows taking place every evening, and a 5-minute drive from the ticket counter of Periyar Tiger Reserve, from where you can book your tickets for activities like Jungle Patrol, Bamboo Rafting, Border Hiking, Boating and Trekking.

However, the one thing that adds on to the experience you’ll have here at Greenwoods Resort is the hospitable nature of the staff members, who will make sure that you have a wonderful stay.

The One With The Family at Greenwoods Resort Thekkady

Quick Facts – Greenwoods Resort Thekkady

Address: K.K .Road, Kumily, Thekkady, Kerala, India.

Contact Details: +91 94465 74383 | +91 4869 222752 / 224382

Email ID: reservations@greenwoods.in

Website: https://www.greenwoods.in

USP’s: Location and the lush green surroundings and the conscious effort put towards sustainability.

 


Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort | Kerala

Located in Muhamma, Alleppey, standing on the Western shore of Kumarakom, at the very edge of Vembanad Lake, is Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort, located at a convenient distance (just 1 hour by taxi) from Cochin International Airport.

Having 57+ properties in more than 30 cities all over India, Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort, is the only property by Lemon Tree Hotels in God’s Own Country, and is a hot favourite among both corporate and leisure travellers.

Our home at LemonTree Vembanad Lake Resort for the last leg of Kerala trip

Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort boasts of 27 rooms and suites that are classified as Superior Room, Superior Lake Front, Superior Pool Deck Lake Front, Junior Lake Front Suite, Superior Lake Front Suite, all having panoramic views of the vast Lake Vembanad and of the Infinity Pool, which is definitely one of the USP.

Overlooking the vast Vembanad Lake from the Infinity Pool at LemonTree Vembanad Lake Resort

Overlooking the massive Lake Vembanad, the infinity pool provides for some amazing postcard perfect shots, specially during the sunrise. In our two days of stay at LemonTree Vembanad Lake resort, I found myself in the pool most of the times, either sweating it out, or just looking at the horizon, and enjoying the beauty of Kerala. The poolside area with all the lounge chairs also turned out to be my workstation at some hours of the day #DigitalNomadLifestyle.

Lemon Tree Kerala Luxury Resort
LemonTree Vembanad Lake Resort in its element

During our trip, our 2 days stay at Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort, turned out to be quite a relaxing staycation. Upon check in at the hotel, the staff, had prepared for us an authentic lunch of the local cuisine at Citrus Café– the onsite multi cuisine restaurant, which was quite the welcome, which we weren’t expecting. However, the highlight was the full day cruise of the backwaters in the houseboat on our 2ndday, where we were able to experience the beauty of nature in God’s Own Country, while enjoying a traditional meal on board, comprising of more than 15 dishes, served on a banana leaf, which was definitely the most Authentic Gastronomic Experience throughout the trip.

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Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort also has an in-house Ayurvedic Spa, offering traditional Ayurvedic treatments and massage packages, which ensures that you experience all shades of Kerala during your stay at the resort.

If you’ve more time on your hand, the staff will help you out in planning a couple of different activities nearby, including a shikara tour of the backwaters, or a visit to the Alleppey Beach, or a visit to the Krishnapuram Palace, or a visit to the nearby temples, and more.

Houseboat experience Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake
The Houseboat Experience at Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort – The One with The Entire Team

Quick Facts – Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort

Address: Janasakthi Road, Kayippuram, Muhamma, Alleppey,

Kerala – 688525

Contact Details: +91 478 2861970

Email ID: hi.al@lemontreehotels.com

Website:https://www.lemontreehotels.com

USP’s:  The infinity pool overlooking Lake Vembanad

Disclaimer : No compensation was received for this article, however Amber Dale Resort and Spa Munnar, Greenwoods Resort Thekkady and Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort, offered my stay complimentary. As always, the opinions on theETLRblog.com are (and always will be) my own!

Comments

  1. Ami Bhat

    Somehow between Munnar and Thekkady, I am a huge fan of the latter. Naturally that is the I resort that appealed to me to most. It offers the natural feel of the place and yet gives you the required luxury.

  2. Bhushavali N

    No matter how many times you go, Kerala is one place which you wouldn’t get tired of! Its just so so gorgeous, isn’t it?
    We visited Munnar a couple years back for our wedding anniversary and its such a beautiful place!
    I’m yet to head to Thekkady. Greenwoods resort looks absolutely pampering. That hammock is enough and I’m already sold! Lolz.
    I always have great expectations out of Lemon Tree hotels. They are just so good! Good to see that the quality is as excellent as the rest of the places, here too!

  3. Vanessa Ball

    The views from the Amber Dale Resort and Spa are incredible, that would sell it for me. I love the sustainability aspect of Greenwoods Resort Thekkady, I wish more hotels would do more of this. The infinity pool with views of the lake at LemonTree Vembanad Lake Resort would make this a perfect choice. Fabulous selection of luxury stays in Kerala.

  4. Clare

    All those choice! Oh my goodness, how do you even choose? I’d be happy to stay at any one of those! I love the gym access! And an inifinity pool is always a YES in my book! Also those sprawling views are just incredible! I’d love to spend some relaxing time off at any one of these locations!

  5. Clarice

    I’ll be honest! I am envious while reading this post. I just hope that I have 7 days to relax and rejuvenate. Such a wonderful view and your accommodations look really cozy and comfortable. Thank you so much for sharing this experience.

  6. Yukti Agrawal

    Kerala has wonderful staycation options with all nature and luxury amenities. I love Munnar and therefore Amberdale looks very tempting to me. The view of misty hills from the balcony of the resort is stunning. As it is close to tea estate and waterfall it would be a great naturescape for me. It is good that Greenwoods resort follows the eco-friendly concept in their resort.

  7. Paul Healy

    It looks like there’s plenty of luxury places for a staycation in Kerala. I would not know which one to pick, they all look so good.

  8. Summer Austin

    Those panoramic views of the tea gardens and valley are stunning! It’s really nice that the resort is making an effort to be sustainable! It looks like they have a very nice infinity pool. Overall, your stay seems like it was extremely relaxing! It is nice to know it is near a tiger reserve that would be a great experience!

  9. Diana

    I would happily stay at any of these places! I love the 24 hour gym at Amber Dale, and of course the infinity pool at Lemon Tree. Fantastic finds!

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