The Malabar House is more than a beautifully designed heritage hotel. It is an art hotel, home of a carefully curated collection, highlighting Kerala’s composite culture as a passage between East and West. The rooms are comfortable and the service is flawless. Malabar Junction, the hotel’s renowned restaurant and Divine, its wine lounge, combine the tradition of South India with exciting culinary innovation. Enjoy classical music or a dance performance on the patio’s stage, rejuvenate body and soul at the ayurvedic center, step into the history and culture of Fort Cochin, and explore Kerala’s backwaters on the hotel’s own eco-friendly house boat.
Discover the traces of Portuguese, Dutch & British history. Go to the old Cochin Club for a coffee, see St. Francis Church and the Harbour mouth dotted with Chinese nets. Take the ferry across the Harbour entrance to visit Vipeen church, browse in Idiom for books on everything Indian or visit the Museum of Indo – Portuguese history.
A Tuk – Tuk tour navigates you through this maze and introduces you to a different world. Get down in the cluster of Jew town with its antique market around the synagogue and palace and see the markets and ware houses along the old Bazaar road back to Fort Cochin with its churches and Chinese nets on the Harbor front.
Children of all ages are welcome.
Kerala, a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and its backwaters, a network of canals popular for cruises. Its many upscale seaside resorts include specialists in Ayurvedic treatments. Inland are the Western Ghats, a mountain range whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as abundant native wildlife.