Sunday, May 23, 2010

Aquaserene Kollam

Wanted to unwind and relax in a serene environment on the lap of nature. Kollam Aquaserene turned out to be apt. It is a resort on the back waters. It is situated at Paravur about 20Km from Kollam railway station.
For details refer to their website on http://www.aquasereneindia.com/
We stayed for 2 nights and 3 days.
The accommodation is quite comfortable. Neat and nice rooms. All the cottages - 28 in all- overlook the back waters.
The restaurant serves tasty food. You can also ask for room service. We never made use of the room service.
There are two swimming pools. One for swimmers and the other for novices. Quite good.The shuttle court-they arranged flood lights for us in the night & Indoor games - Carrom, Table tennis - though not well maintained-will help you get active from the serenity induced laziness.
Boating on the speed boat or row boat is arranged by the resort.
Speed boat Rs 500/ and Row boat Rs 250/- plus tax for Half hour.

On the day of return, we went to Trivendrum Padmanabha swamy temple and Varkala Beach. On our way back to the railway station we visited Kollam Light house and Kollam Beach.
I'll have to visit the Padmanabha swamy temple again. Huge and great..! Deserves more than the 2 hrs we spent time in...! It is a pity they don't allow cameras inside the temples. The architecture is worth a lot of time and attention..!

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Picasa Web albums - Photos

Double click in each of the slideshow to get to full screen mode, if you have a speedy internet connection, otherwise use the scroll bar to wade thru the photos..


Aquaserene Reception

Aquaserene Restaurant


Boating

Swimming Pool

Aquaserene Cottage and Around


Aquaserene Fauna and Flora



Games

The resort deserves a cleaner TT Room..!


Varkala Beach

Kollam Beach

Kollam Light House

Anantha Padmanabha swamy temple Trivendrum.


Shirts, Pants are not allowed. One should wear Dhothi only. One can buy or hire (!) Dhothis from shops nearby. I bought a Khadar Dhothi that I am wearing from the shop near the temple..
Don't miss to climb up to the Gopuram top.. Yes.. you can do that paying Rs5/ per person. About 6 stories of 100 steep steps in all...From each story you can take an ariel view..


Oh..No..! Time to go home