Just steps from the backwaters, and set among about an acre of manicured gardens in a sunny coconut grove, this pleasant, small-scale hotel consists of tiny, simple cottages that surround the restaurant and reception area. Old wooden doors lead to the modestly furnished rooms. All cottages are airy, with red terra-cotta roofs and bright white furnishings. Rooms have baths with open-air showers and front verandas; five have lake views. Food at the simple restaurant is freshly
made to order. To get here, boats pick you up in Alleppey as this is some distance away.
Punnamada Lake, Alleppey, Kerala, 688011, India