KERALA-based specialty resort developer, CGH Earth, which focuses on eco-friendly properties, recently launched Chittoor Kottaram, an exclusive three-bedroom resort in Cheranellor, 45 minutes from Ernakulam in Kochi City.
The retreat used to be the palace of the Rajah of Kochi, originally built in 1898. CGH Earth leased the palace from a descendant of the royal family and is now available for bookings.
Guests will have the exclusive use of the retreat, as only one booking at a time is accepted. Experiences they can look forward to include arriving at the retreat by boat, private Ayurveda treatments and servings of traditional royal vegetarian cuisine.
At present, the tariff for Chittoor Kottaram is US$1,000 for two nights, with a 10-25 per cent commission for agents. Inclusions are the entire retreat for a maximum of six guests, village walk and temple visit activities, and private use of a boat, among others.