South India is increasingly known and visited. The new luxury hotels in South India have adopted a more intimate and peaceful vision. The hotels dialogue with nature and have a lot of character.
The beaches of Kerala, the tea plantations and the beautiful colonial city of Cochin are already an inescapable destination in India. The south of the country has been a recent discovery and there are still many virgin places . Outside the big cities, excellent hotels have proliferated in India built on the basis of modern concepts of sustainability and integration into the landscape , something that distinguishes them from luxury hotels in southern India compared to hotels in the north .
The chains like TAJ Hotels have undertaken in the south with brands like Vivanta by Taj that are characterized by a fresh and innovative style that combines the best of Indian hospitality with the sensitivity of our time . Vivanta by Taj Bekal or Vivanta by Taj Fisherman Cove are integrated into the natural environment, with the proximity of the sea, using traditional architecture, and ample spaces for walking. As in a boutique hotel, every detail is taken care of so that the traveler feels the warmth in every aspect of their stay. To a lesser extent, the cosmopolitan and contemporary touch is provided by some urban hotels such as The Leela Chennai 5 * GL, which combine a classic concept of luxury without losing sight of Indian culture.
The jewel of Kerala is Cochin. In the islands that form this city there is an incredible colonial heritage that is being converted into accommodations with a lot of charm . Vivanta by Taj Malabar is an example with its historic wing that recovers low buildings on the waterfront of Willingdon Island and has built its new wing with a tower inspired by Cochin’s own mestizo architecture. Another excellent option is The Brunton Boatyard , a restored Victorian era and converted into an exquisite independent boutique hotel. All rooms have views of the sea and its proximity to the main attractions of Fort Kochi allows you to know them walking through the quiet streets of the colonial city.
If there is something you should not miss in South India, it is your wonderful practice of body care. The local lifestyle is strongly marked by Ayurvedic tradition and treatments with medicated oils and therapeutic massages are excellent and have a very long tradition. Any of the luxury hotels in South India can serve as an introduction to Indian medicine, but there are true paradises dedicated to well-being and ayurveda such as Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort 5 * on the exclusive Marari beach. This enclave on the west coast of India is the perfect place to give yourself a wellness experience .
The practice of yoga in front of the sea and a few days of vegetarian food are optional complements that will complete the purification of body and mind. The luxury hotels in southern India are the best way to return home with a renewed energy and full of spirit and a suitcase full of memories.