Kerala is one of the greenest stretches of land in the world situated in the South Western tip of India in Asia. Kerala can boast of bright and sunny weather and refreshing rain. Alappuzha (Alleppey) is the gateway to the famed backwaters of Kerala, one of the largest and most picturesque water lagoons in the world.
Alappuzha (Alleppey) is 1½ hours drive by road from Cochin Airport or 3 hours from Trivandrum International Airport. A 15 minute boat-cruise from Alappuzha (Alleppey) boat-jetty takes you to Keraleeyam.
Keraleeyam is a Heritage Home and Ayurvedic Resort, located at a breathtakingly beautiful spot facing the backwaters. Keraleeyam is housed in a traditional, tiled Kerala home built 70 years back. The environment is green, healthy with dense vegetation making the air Oxygen rich. The calm and quiet atmosphere at Keraleeyam is ideal place to unwind, rest and relax.
Heritage style air conditioned rooms, with traditional ambience in décor and interiors. Modern private amenities are attached. Cots, tables and chairs are handcrafted in traditional style.
Heritage style air conditioned rooms with modern private facilities attached. The facility has a panoramic backwater frontage. Interiors reflect ambience of traditional Kerala homes. Cots, Tables and Chairs are handcrafted in traditional style. The gentle refreshing breeze, flowing from the backwaters make your stay at Keraleeyam a heavenly experience.
A "Kalithattu" or open air theatre in-front of Keraleeyam, periodically stages folk art-forms. The property is so exclusive that it accommodates only 11 people at a time. The environment is green, healthy and unblemished by pollution or other evils of modernization. Our villages with its traditional tiled houses, temples, canals, simple and friendly people offer a unique experience to the visitor. Keraleeyam is the right place to unwind, in peace and harmony with nature.
Traditional Kerala cuisine of rice and spicy curries, are served on plantain leaves, 'Puttu' (or steamed rice-cake with coconut gratings prepared in bamboo shell ) etc. are served in traditional style. Choice of selected of Continental and Chinese cuisine is also offered.
Keraleeyam serves traditional Kerala food in befitting style. Dining is furnished in traditional ambience. Food served in Plantain leaves is an experience you can have nowhere else. Kerala rice and spicy curries offer a mouth watering delicacy. Vegetarian and non- vegetarian menu options are available. Limited choice of Chinese and Continental cuisine is also available. Fresh water fishes like "Karimeen" (Pearl spot), Tiger Prawn and Lobster add variety to the menu. Traditional breakfast of "Puttu" (steamed rice cake with grated coconut prepared in bamboo shells) Kadala and Pappadam offers a lingering taste
Ayurvedic Massages
Ayurvedic Massage is trusted for over 3000 years as safe and effective. Ayurvedic Rejuvenation massage recharges the body, rejuvenates totally, builds up resistance to diseases, recoups youthful vitality and improves complexion in a natural manner. Medicines used in Ayurvedic Massage are prepared in our own 60 year old factory.
Entertainments galore are offered at Keraleeyam. Cruising in the picturesque backwaters, staying in house boats, riding an Indian Elephant, watching traditional art-forms, angling, listening to fortune-tellers , canoeing, village tours etc. keep the visitors entertained and engaged. Seasonal festivities like Onam and temple-utsavs (festivals) entertain visitors if their visit falls in the right season of the year.
Entertainments galore await you at Keraleeyam. Boat Cruise along picturesque backwater lagoons, amidst lively villages is an unforgettable experience. Lazing around in a houseboat eases nerves like nothing else.
Try "Yoga" by the backwaters for relaxation. Kathakali, ancient form of Kerala tells a whole story by hand and facial gestures.
Ride an Indian Elephant feel like a King. Watch precision acrobatics of "Kalaripayattu" traditional martial art form of Kerala. Dress up like a Kerala Bride and Groom for a photo session. Listen to the fortune tellers and foresee your future. Visit a temple and experience divine peace. Go angling and get a prized catch.
Seasonal specialties : If you are lucky to land up at the right season of the year you may witness a temple festival. Caparisoned elephants, vadyamelam ( traditional orchestra ) and fireworks create a magical festive aura.
Snake Boat race : Snake boats, long sleek country boats paddled by a 100 oarsmen, glide over the backwaters in close, tight competition during snake boat races.
Onam : Festival of flowers, colour, fun and frolic. Onam is the best known festivity of Kerala attracting visitors world wide. During Onam the people, flora and fauna of Kerala join together in celebration. Unique art, dance and sport forms like Thiruvathira Kali (Women's group dance) Kaduvakali (Dances painted with tiger stripes) and Snake Boat Race add gaiety to Onam.
3000 Years Old Ayurvedic Massage
Ayurvedic Massage is trusted for over 3000 years as a safe and effective method to attain total rejuvenation and relief from chronic aches and pains. Ayurvedic Massage recharges the body, reactivates the mind, recoups youthful vigor and vitality, builds resistance to diseases and improves complexion.
Ayurvedic Massage offers lasting relief from chronic aches and pains like backache, joint pains, stiff neck, migraine and rheumatic pains. Visitors undergoing the massage is laid on a wooden "Thoni" while herbal oils are applied by the Masseur. Trained masseurs conduct the massage under the supervision of expert Ayurvedic physicians. Medicines are home made at our manufacturing facility with a tradition of excellence spanning over 60 years.
How To Reach

  • Airport : Nearest Airport - Cochin Airport
  • Second Nearest - Trivandrum International Airport
  • Cochin - Alappuzha (Alleppey)- 2 hours by road or rail
  • Trivandrum Alappuzha (Alleppey)- 3 hours by road or rail
  • Rail: Alappuzha (Alleppey) is accessible by rail from different parts of India
  • Transfer : By cab from the Airport or Railway Station to Keraleeyam.
Alleppey town (now called Alappuzha) is built around canals. Town has a lots of bridges and old buildings with typical Kerala architecture.
Kerala is famous for astrologer who can predict your future by reading your palm or horoscope.
Majority of Kerala temples are made of wood. They are constructed according to classical Indian architectural computation. Temples are sacred places of worship for Hindus.
Keraleeyam is located at a breathtakingly beautiful spot with a long backwater frontage.
Coconut palm bridge : Kuttanad has a large network of small and large canals. Single large coconut palm tree is put across to bridge the canals.
Traditional Kerala Welcome. Instead of shaking hands guests are welcomed with a smile and 'Tilak' on forehead.
An old wooden goods carrier boat is now converted into a luxurious house boat with bedrooms, sit -outs, toilet and kitchen.
We pick up our guests from Alleppey Town in country boats or motor boat. Keraleeyam is accessible by road also.
Traditional cooking vessels are made of brass or bronze having long necks and round bottoms. Special Kerala delicacies like "Iddli" , "Puttu" , "Nool puttu" , are prepared in these utensils.
Kerala costumes are very typical and simple . Keraleeyam offers its guests Kerala costume to dress up like a bride and groom for getting photographed.
Rice porridge known as 'palkanji' is prepared by adding coconut milk with Malabar spices to cooked rice. This is served in golden bronze vessel with leaf spoon. Try this with your breakfast.
Kerala has the largest backwaters in Asia. People live in small houses surrounded by water. Canoes are used for their transport.