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Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere, Vayalar, Allepey, Kerala

Getting There


Set in the pristine backwaters of Kerala, this 5-Star resort is located close to all 3 places - Kumarakom, Alleppey and Cochin.

 

Around the hotel:

  1. Fort Kochi - this is part of a handful of water-bound regions toward the south-west of the mainland Kochi, and collectively known as Old Kochi or West Kochi. The areas of interest are Mattanchery Fort, Dutch Synagogue, Jew Street (shops filled with antiques), Spice Market, Chinese Fishing Nets and the beach.
     
  2. Cochin Shopping centre - at the beautiful Marine Drive, you can shop for perfumes, watches, bags, suitcases and music. The Penta Menaka complex has a number of duty free shops that sell electronic items and mobile phones. If you're short of time, simply head to the famous MG Road with its posse of shops. Broadway is famous for its clothes and spices. Lulu Mall is India's largest shopping mall. You can also shop for a wide variety of silk sarees, a Cochin specialty.
     
  3. Alleppey Sightseeing - fondly called "Venice of the East" for its maze of interconnecting waterways and channels, Alleppey or Alappuzha is famous for many reasons. The boat races are the biggest crowd pullers.

 

Other sights are:

  1. Vembanad Lake - Vembanad lake is one of the largest lakes in India, There are boat rides where guests can take hourly or day cruises either from Alleppey or Kumarakom jetties.
     
  2. Revi Karunakaran Memorial Museumwhich houses the world's largest collection of Ivory, Swarovski crystals among many other things.
     
  3. Alleppey beach
     
  4. The Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, an 8th century Lord Krishna temple in South Alleppey, and one of the prominent Lord Krishna temples in Kerala after Guruvayur.
     
  5. St Mary's Forane Church in Champakulam area, one of the oldest Christian churches in India and the mother church of almost all Catholic Syrian churches in Alleppey area.
     
  6. Kumarakom Bird sanctuary located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake and spread across 14 acres. An ornithologist's paradise, it is a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal.

 

Distances to 8 key landmarks.

  1. Cochin International Airport - 63 kms
  2. Ernakulam Railway Station - 40 kms
  3. Cherthala Railway Station - 8 kms
  4. Lullumal Shopping Complex - 43 kms
  5. Alleppey beach - 25 kms
  6. Cochin Shopping - 40 kms
  7. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary - 20 kms
  8. Fort Kochi - 40 kms