Athirappilly is the highest waterfall in Kerala falling from a height of 80 feet. Athirappilly marks the entrance to the Sholayar ranges. Located in the middle of forest with vast variety of plant species, Athirappilly is a favorite heaven for nature lovers. The cascading Athirappilly falls is a treat to watch before it plummeting to the Chalakudy River. Athirappilly Waterfalls is located 78 kms from Kochi.
The Elephant Court is an understated, elegant hospitality experience, both, for business and recreation. A pair of impassive, miniature elephants watch, as demure sari clad hostesses greet guests with jasmine garlands.
The hotel is situated on four acres, over a landscaped hillock. The architecture establishes the cultural identity of the property and is a marriage of traditional design and responses to contemporary demands. It explores the relationship between the environment and individuals. The extensive use of teak all around keeps the spaces cool and one’s senses are calmed by the connection with nature that wood provides. Subtle definitions of space provide a serene, yet dynamic environment.
The Amabalapuzha Temple Festival was established during the fifteenth century A.D. At this time, a part of Travancore, was ruled by the Chembakassery Devanarayana Dynasty. The rulers of this dynasty were highly religious and decided that an idol of Lord Krishna was to be brought to the Amabalapuzha Sree Krishna Swamy Temple from the Karinkulam temple. The celebration in commemoration of the bringing of this idol of Lord Krishna is the origin of the Amabalapuzha Temple Festival, also referred to as the Chambakulam Moolam water festival. This festival is conducted every year on the Moolam day of the Mithunam month of the Malayalam calender.