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At Neelambari, we have reproduced the classic architecture of Kerala in all its richness
Overview

Overview


At Neelambari, we have reproduced the classic architecture of Kerala in all its richness. All our cottages, while housing modern living amenities inside reflect the traditional Kerala style in their exterior. Our central building that houses the reception and lounge is a combination of a Koothambalam and a Nalukettu.


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The Koothambalam (performing arts theater) in Neelambari closely follows the classical precepts very closely. Crafted by traditional artisans, in additional to the classical style, the Koothambalam incorporates several exquisite works of art in its folds – in wood, stone and murals. The Nalukettu or traditional courtyard complements the Koothambalam in form and function by faithfully incorporating elements of traditional Kerala architecture.

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Guest cottages

Guest cottages


The beguiling architecture of Koothambalam is seamlessly carried over to our guest cottages. At the same time the interiors of their bedrooms and bathrooms reflect a very contemporary sensibility in appearance and amenities. Spacious and well appointed bedrooms and bathrooms adjoined by a spacious porch means that each guest room has a total area exceeding 75 square meters. A truly generous proposition! The serene settings of the cottages and the lush greenery of this Kerala countryside combine to evoke a deep sense of tranquility and laid-backness.


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Serene Space


Carrying its theme of serenity further, Neelambari houses a dedicated space for serene pastimes like Yoga, Meditation and Reading. The hall is quiet, well ventilated and commands a beautiful view all around. It houses a library well stocked with books on Kerala’s culture, art forms, history and architecture. Rustle of the trees, chirping of the birds, chatter from the rain or the absolute soothing stillness of the nature all around - that is pretty much all you are likely to encounter by way of sound in this space. Contemplate and immerse in your self!


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Ethnic Space


Neelambari has an ethnic space that brilliantly complements its classical premises. It has a tree house that is rugged and fused to the nature around it. The tree house offers a commanding view of the verdant landscape all around and the green paddy fields bordering our compound. Our ethnic kitchen offers a vary authentic cooking experience using only earthern vessels and a traditional hearth. The ethnic kitchen is a space for participatory cooking of local produces - fresh catch from our river, tapioca or bananas from our compounds or other local delicacies. This kitchen perfectly complements our traditional kitchen and dining space where only vegetarian fares are allowed.


Art Gallery


CNeelambari houses an art gallery for traditional murals and handicrafts. The murals closely follows the precepts of traditional temple paintings in Kerala and draws unstintingly from the rich lores and myths of India. The handicrafts are works of art inspired or adapted from the rich performance arts of Kerala, especially Kathakali and Koodiyattam. All artworks are accompanied by illustrations and descriptions that places them in their proper aesthetic and functional context. Visitors are welcome to appreciate the artworks as well as purchase them.


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By the River


In the Indian tradition, nature is often personified. Rivers, mountains and seas take their own personas and characters. The Karuvannur Puzha that flows by Neelambari is perhaps our dearest friend. She is beautiful, vivacious and generous. By her side, we have fantastic spaces that still retain their natural beauty and we have left them unmanicured. Be it swimming, kayaking, canoeing in her waters or relaxing, meditating or just chilling on her banks, the river provides a vibrant setting that few other places can.


Ayurvedic Spa


The Ayurvedic spa at Neelambari is much in line with our philosophy - traditional and authentic. At Neelambari our emphasis is on wellness and rejuvenation treatments based on Panchakarma procedures. Our focus (and competency) being on nature and culture, for managing the Ayurvedic Spa, we have tied up with Amba Ayurvedic hospital, a reputed organization in our neighborhood with a standing of more than a century in the tradition of Ayurveda. We chose them as or partners for their uncompromising attitude towards Ayurveda and for the effective way they combine traditional practices of Ayurveda with modern sensibilities.


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