Vasundhara brings a wealth of enriching experiences, rooted in the earthy beauty of God’s own country. It offers you a multilayered slice of Kerala, with all its versatility and culture. Encompassing you in the warmth of contemporary luxury and the vibrant hospitality of its people.
The story of Kerala unfolds before you at Vasundhara the moment you step into the reception. On the resplendant walls you see vivid murals inspired by temple art, telling fantastic tales of heroes and legends. You run your hands over carved woodwork reminiscent of old Kerala homes, reinterpreted in rooms and outside spaces. And as you wander through the resort, you encounter imagery that reveals the curious and fascinating street and popular culture of the state.
Villas and Suites
Staying at Vasundhara is a sublime engagement with luxury living. In each of our 60 rooms, heritage motifs meld with contemporary design in room architecture and furnishings, conjuring a new perspective on hospitality and on Kerala. Feel indulged with beautifully appointed rooms, bathrooms, and a host of amenities at your fingertips. Cool breezes and a glorious view of the waterfront present you with your very own slice of God’s Own Country.
A century old Kovilakam (a prince’s palace) and a Naalukettu (a traditional Kerala home) replanted on the banks of the Vembanad Lake transport you to the Kerala of yore. Ornate wooden gables above you and Attangudi floor tiles below invoke the intricate skills of ancient craftspeople. Relax and watch the placid waters with their Chinese fishing nets from your own private sit-out and garden, so close you feel you can touch them. A sunken courtyard allows in natural light so you can read quietly in the Natakashala, once a stage for performance. The Villas are a truly royal experience taking you back in time, yet modern in its comprehensive offerings of facilities.
Experience true luxury in these spacious rooms with the option of an additional inter-connecting bedroom. Unwind in the spacious balcony on a day bed adjacent to a private garden and infinity soaking tub that overlooks the backwaters. Just like in the Deluxe Suites, each room is designed around herbs, merging you into the narrative of local knowledge and wisdom.
These large luxury rooms are each themed on a different plant or herb type. Learn the story of local flora, retold in the intricately carved stone that forms the back of your bed, and elaborated in the custom designed stationery you can write home on. The rooms are outfitted with a variety of amenities to make your stay one of utmost comfort and luxury. Positioned at the corners of the hotel, these rooms allow you a stunning, wide view of the property and the water bodies that surround and intersect it.
Feel like you are immersed in the dappled, verdant Kerala landscape in these 625 sqft rooms. Stand on the generous balcony, feeling the warm breeze and looking out over the various water bodies. The perfect romantic getaway!
Luxuriate in these bright, airy 510 sqft rooms, with a private garden and balcony, perfect for you and your family. Look down from the patio and private garden upon the sprawling property with its combination of ethnic and modern styles, within reach of the many water bodies it is linked to.
These cottages offer the finest experience on our property. Floating gently on the waters of our private lake, every room has a private Jacuzzi on a balcony overlooking the backwaters, where you can soak your cares away…
Staying in these rooms evokes the caress of gentle waters lapping against a shore, from the aqua hues in the furnishings to the high ceilings that give you the feeling of an open expanse. Clean lines and a blend of traditional and modern architectural language allow you to be submerged in calm.
Cruise the rippling stretches of the backwaters on a traditional Kerala riceboat equipped with every modern luxury. Experience the romance of an overnight rendezvous floating across the lake, with starry southern skies above… or just try it out for the day.
Two comfortable bedrooms with queen size beds ensure a good night’s sleep rocked by gentle waves. Lounge on the sun deck or in the open air Jacuzzi. Sample the brew of traditional toddy tappers and homemade delicacies at waterside eateries, or buy fresh shellfish from fishermen that the chef on board will cook for you in delicious Kerala spices.
Spa & Fitness
Vasundhara embodies well being with fitness and spa options for our guests to be healthy, fit, and supremely relaxed.
Treatments and materials are specially evolved in consultation with the in-house doctor, gently relaxing and rejuvenating your body and mind. With an extensive Spa Menu that offers Swedish deep tissue massages, to aromatherapy and Ayurveda therapies, the spa with its soothing and healing ambience is the ultimate in relax-ation and wellness for the guest at Vasundhara Sarovar. Consult with our in-house Ayurvedic doctor for therapy, diet suggestions and supervision of treatments, at no additional costs.
FITNESS & WELL BEING
To complement the spa, there is a fitness studio with state-of-the-art gym facilities. If you are more spiritually inclined, calm your mind and energise your body by greeting the morning sun from the 10 ft high meditation and yoga deck. Made using traditional architectural materials like wood and bamboo, it offers an endless view of the calm waters of the rainwater harvested lake on one side, the private natural lake on the other, and further away, Vembanad Lake.
At Vasundhara, we believe that food and drink are integral to culture and luxury, both of which we offer you in plenty. Our menus are culinary and visual delights: an array of delectable local and international dishes, available 24/7 in-room and in our restaurants. Or at an exclusive candle-lit meal with the Chef’s hand-crafted menu paired with the best wines.
Dine on a confluence of tastes, flavours, and ingredients from the fabled spice route at our main restaurant with its old world charm. You are surrounded by artefacts that hark back to the flourishing trade from Kerala that introduced pepper and other spices to the world. However, both decor and food go beyond traditional Kerala, taking you on a fragrant journey through ancient lands and the wonderful cuisines of Arabia, the Mediterranean and the Orient. Try our sumptuous buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The poolside cafè and bar is a thatched verandah fringed by lush greenery. A cool, shaded place to pause for a breather and bond with friends over scrumptious, light Continental snacks and chilled smoothies inspired by local flavours, after a long, lazy swim. Lounge with a book and a cappuccino on the large cane sofas you can sink into. Try the complex flavours of pan Asian fare amidst a marine ambience, with the cool west wind the restaurant is named after, wafting gently by.
CHEMEEN & MADIRA
Named after a famous Malayalam film that tells of life in Kerala, Chemeen, our speciality seafood restaurant, is an eclectic space designed as an informal, open pavilion. Feast on the catch of the day, grilled in butter or curried in north Indian, Thai or spicy south Indian styles, while relaxing in a courtyard looking out over the picturesque view of water, palm trees and Chinese fishing nets. Posters from the film add a quirky touch to the atmosphere.
Events & Conferences
Vasundhara Sarovar is the perfect location for corporate events, conferences, banquets, weddings or parties, whether indoors or outside. Try out low seating on the yoga deck for a board meeting. Plan a wedding on a houseboat on the lake, or have the groom arrive at a traditional Kerala Mandapam on an elephant. Or use the mini-amphitheatre as a beautiful and unusual setting f – Downloador cocktail parties.
Facilities & Fun
Vasundhara Sarovar offers you a plethora of facilities and activities, whether you’re interested in sightseeing, shopping, nature or adventure. Within the property, too, there are a host of things to keep you and your family entertained, relaxed and energized. A 24 hour concierge fulfills your every need.