A resort set up in the backdrop of beautiful backwaters seems quite an attractive prospect worth exploring. The resort is approximately 60 km northwards of Thiruvananthapuram in a place called Paravoor in Kollam district. Take NH 47 Route upto Chathannoor and then turn left (westwards) and follow the resort's sign board through some narrow roads to reach this resort.
We opted for a day out package, comprising of welcome drink, a buffet lunch, tea and a whole day usage of facilities available at the resort which includes indoor games, outdoor games, boating, pool, cycling etc.
Reached the resort at 10.00am. Parked the vehicle and turned around to see the beautiful reception
This scene itself was quite promising. We entered inside with lot of expectations.
Inside the reception we found a nicely maintained courtyard
We were escorted to one of the resorts. Found this small pool on our way to the resort. Needless to say the landscaping of this resort seems to be truly professional with someone professional & aesthetic brain behind it.
All the resorts were independed two storyed traditional houses facing the waterfront.
The resort was an embodiment of typical traditional Kerala style construction.
The wooden panelled verandah was quite inviting.
The doors also had a traditional touch and the level of detailing was really good
The ground floor consisted of a living room, a dining area, one bathroom. The steps to the first floor is completely made of wood and once upstairs we found a well maintained bedroom.
The walls of bedroom also contained wooden panelling and there is a small balcony also.
Once in the balcony one can enjoy views like this.
We found a plantain inside the resort building
Can you guess where it is? It is here
Yes it is inside the bathroom. The bathroom has a courtyard sort of thing and an opening at the roof making this one quite interesting.Stepped out of the resort to explore the surroundings.
This plant captured my attention
The exit/entrance path of boats to the vast lake from the resort itself presented a good sight
Moved near the lake and it was time for a visual treat
The still water, the greenery surrounding it and vast sky provides the right mixture to make one sit here and enjoy the calmness.
This guy was doing the same thing here for about 1 hour or so sitting still.
While I was sitting on the banks of the lake clicking, clicking and clicking I could hear a small cluck cluck sound near my legs in the lake. When I directed my vision to the direction of sound, I could see a small rock moving. On closer observation found that it is not a truly welcome visitor.
I don't remember how long I sat here enjoying the truly serene acquatic ambience.
More serene pictures of this acquatic ambience updated in part 2. Click here to view part 2