Facilities
Punnamada Backwater Resort, a true copy of the ancient architecture and ambience rejoining here to welcome the most modern amenities and thus to produce a wonderful, luxurious resort for total relaxation, for the mind, the body and the soul. The resort enjoys an ever-refreshing climate. Spread over 10.5 acres with the water frontage expending over a kilometer, the breeze carries with it the warmth of the sun and the coolness of the lake. The days are vibrant with glorious sunshine and the frenzied crescendo of the waves, and nights balmy with subtle rhythm of tiny waves meeting the banks.
Emerald paddy fields and the historic lighthouse of Munroe island basking in the sun just meters away from the resort could inspire the Van Gouge in you . . . . . Welcome.
To catch a glimpse of multifaceted Alleppey traverse the road not frequented by many and reach us at Punnamada Backwater Resort. Leave your vehicles behind and tread softly on the ground which can tell you many stories of land and people. The high-rise wooden tiled structure in-front of you speaks volumes about the traditional architecture of Kerala. Every single tile, every piece of wood and each window is put in place after many hours of precise thought. The greenery around puts you into a mood to be yourself - free, unperturbed and peaceful. Drink our welcome tender coconut water sitting at the base of the yellow bamboo clumps. Feel the breeze blowing in abundance from the Vembanad Lake. Amble along the paths to the edge of the lake where one can watch the boats sailing by or children frolicking in the water. Find yourself becoming part of a rich and meaningful land, known for its boat races, known as the granary of Kerala and known for its beauty and ethnicity. The swimming pool, with its special kiddy's corner, lies in an aqua-marine hue bordered by the medical tetra-tree association, which heralds luck and prosperity.
The path paved with terracotta and laterite holds the coolness of this semi watery terrain. The eaves of the buildings in the resort, gives an aura of comfort and cosines. The rooms with its carefully arranged furniture, the open roofed bathrooms and other facilities symbolizes a perfect blend of ethnicity and modernity.
Relax your mind and body at our Ayurveda centre where the time tested method of healing puts you in the right mood.
Touch the soft velvety mauve-ness of the Eichornia flower with a strand of yellow embossed on it apparently a floating weed but which is home to birds, shelter to oysters and cleanses our waters.
Go to a culinary adventure with the organic taste of lake fresh tropical fish delicacies the pearl spot fry, smoked lobster and more...
Cross over the wide and open lawn into our restaurant - called Choola (kiln) where an old limestone kiln stands converted retaining all its splendor. Step on the three large circles and feel the warmth of the ancient smoldering kiln. The view of the Munroe island with its lighthouse can take you on a sojourn down history. Built in 1857 the lighthouse has stood witness to an assortment of events. So too the Choola- our multi-cuisine restaurant. Experience the taste and delicacy of our kitchen where all items are served fresh.
Express yourself professionally at our conference hall with its digital home theatre and all modern amenities.
The open air restaurant which gives a view of 21 Kms. of lake and the floating bar adds to the ambience of the evening. Relax while watching traditional art forms of Kerala at dusk in our open air theatre. Go for a ride in the boats or night fishing for lobsters and gently drive into our own house canal. Watch the light of the traditional Chinese net merging with the fading glow of the lake. Take a break and get yourself deliberately marooned in our private island for a day-feel the sun, the waters and the solitude. The resort also has its own internet cafe, library, shopping arcade and indoor activity room all organized to avoid chaos.
We are literally at your beck and call. Our doors remain open to you always, the birds, fishes and the people all welcome you to this verdant aquatic refuge.
Accommodation
Punnamada Backwater Resort provides excellent accommodation with a wide range of comforts.
The Lake View: The lake view cottages stay on the banks, commanding a charming view of the lake. The interiors are set in the traditional mould to maintain warmth and comfort. The bathrooms let in a slice of the sky. Each villa has a garden of its own and your private mini bar.
The Duplex: The duplex villas are yet again set in a traditional environment. The villas have an upper deck where your bedroom is set, capturing the winds and an aerial view of the property. The lower deck houses your wardrobe, the living area, your mini bar and the bathroom. This is truly your Home away from Home.
The Standard Villas: The Standard villas are by no means ordinary. Each villa has a very different setting to suit your taste. The amenities offered being a television, a mini bar and the special bathroom exposed to the elements.
Facilities
Punnamada backwater resort awaits you with a wide range of amenities. Cross over from your hectic life and just step in to be pampered by the facilities and our crew.
The Swimming Pool: The aqua marine swimming pool is a major feature of the resort. The medicinal combination of tetra trees on the borders suffuses and cleanses the very air around the pool. The path way is paved with terra-cota and laterite holds the coolness of the semi watery terrain. The pool also has a special kiddies corner and Jacuzzis.
The Conference Room: The resort boasts of a hi-fi conference room incorporated with a digital home theatre, LCD projection screen and all other sophisticated communication devices. Express yourself professionally
The Restaurant: Cross over the wide open lawn into our multi-cuisine restaurant - Choola (kiln) where an old limestone kiln stands converted retaining all its splendor. Step on the three large large circles and feel the warmth of the ancient smoldering kiln. Experience the taste and delicacy of our kitchen enjoying the view of the Munroe island.
The Open air Bar: Another marvelous feature of the resort. One can pick his flick from a variety of cocktails at our bar which has been expertly mounted over the waves.
The Private island: Take a cruise along the banks to see a cross section of the country life. Backwater fishing, lime shell mining, wet land cultivation, coir weaving, etc. Or take off to our private island in the wilderness to raise tents and light a bonfire and savor the night with just you and the stars.
Additional Facilities offered: A well stocked library. 24 hr coffee shop. 24 hr internet cafe. Activities room. Cycles with GSM phones. Arrangements for your own private boat race at the lake. Night fishing. Backwater cruises along the quaint canals criss crossing Alleppey on motor boats and traditional Kettuvallams - the house boats. Canoeing, fresh water swimming and rides on speed boats.
Location
Kerala: Situated on the southern most tip of the Indian sub-continent, Kerala is blessed with 44 rivers, which reach the Arabian Sea within a short distance from its origin in the mountains. The narrowness of the state sandwiches the most productive areas between the Western Ghats on the east and Arabian Sea on the west. The narrow stretch of land is irrigated by an inter locked matrix of rivers and canals. The rivers spread out as a complex system of backwaters and lagoons which makes the Kerala landscapes scenic and green. The economic, the ecological and the social integrity of Kerala is largely influenced by the unique system of backwaters. The characteristic hospitality of the local people satiates the travel thirst of visitors from far and wide.
From Calicut: Punnamada Backwater Resort is located in the town of Alleppey, 220 kms from Calicut International Airport. You can use National Highway 17 & 47 to reach Alleppey. From Kochi: 80 Kms from Kochi International Airport. You can use National Highway 47 to reach Alleppey. From Alleppey: Just 4 Kms from Alleppey Bus Terminal, 8 Kms from Alleppey Railway Station & 4 Kms from Alleppey Boat Jetty. From Thiruvananthapuram: 180 Kms from Trivandrum International Airport. You can use NH 47 to reach Alleppey.
When you travel to Alleppey, also known as Venice of the East, your eyes will feast on the sight of unending coconut groves, the sea and limitless backwaters. The smiles on the faces of the people indicate the secular and highly hospitable inhabitants of this part of Kerala. Alleppey is flanked by 2195 sq. Kms Vembanad Lake where one witnesses the magnificent union of six major rivers which spread-out extensively before joining the 80 Kms. coast line of the district. The Alleppey town itself is crisscrossed by a system of canals, which is a part of the navigational channel classified as National Waterway 3. The backwaters and wetlands are host to thousands of migrant Teals, Ducks and Cormorants every year that travel to reach this pristine aqua refuge. The annual floods rejuvenate and cleans the soil and the water, reason for the abundance of marine life - Prawn, Lobsters, Fishes, Turtles and the occasional Shark. The culture of this district is also resplendent with rich and diverse ways of celebrating life - the boat races, songs and festivals all hold the spirit of the people.
Ayurveda Treatment
The full fledged in house Ayurvedic center at our resort totally rejuvenates you from inside out. A 24-hour crew consisting of professionally qualified doctor mans the center, and at any given time four assistances to take care of you. Step in, relax your mind, body and your soul at our Ayurvedic center where the time tested method of healing puts a new life into you. Some of the treatments offered as packages are listed here. A wide range of other tailor made therapies to suit your health are also available.

The package includes Abhyanga treatment (special herbal oil massage), steam bath, Accommodation with all meals and Doctor's consultation
Villa 7days packages 14days packages 21days packages
Single Double Single Double Single Double
Standard 777.00 1169.00 1539.00 2314.00 2285.00 3436.00
Lake view 908.00 1291.00 1798.00 2556.00 2670.00 3796.00
Duplex 1013.00 1414.00 2006.00 2800.00 2979.00 4157.00

The package includes treatment for obesity with guarantied weight loss of 5 kgs*. Accommodation with all meals and Doctor's consultation.
Villa 7days packages 14days packages 21days packages
Single Double Single Double Single Double
Standard 1099.00 1883.00 2190.00 3750.00 3290.00 5635.00
Lake view 1225.00 2070.00 2440.00 4135.00 3665.00 6200.00
Duplex 1350.00 2250.00 2685.00 4495.00 4040.00 6735.00

The package includes treatment for Arthritis / Spondolitis, Accommodation with all meals and Doctor's consultation.
Villa 7days packages 14days packages 21days packages
Single Double Single Double Single Double
Standard 1140.00 1970.00 2275.00 3930.00 3405.00 5895.00
Lake view 1315.00 2140.00 2625.00 4270.00 3930.00 6400.00
Duplex 1460.00 2320.00 2910.00 4625.00 4365.00 6930.00

The package includes treatment for rejuvenation & detoxification, Accommodation with all meals and Doctor's consultation
Villa 7days packages 14days packages 21days packages
Single Double Single Double Single Double
Standard 1185.00 2050.00 2360.00 2360.00 3540.00 6135.00
Lake view 1360.00 2220.00 2710.00 4470.00 4070.00 6645.00
Duplex 1500.00 2395.00 2985.00 4775.00 4485.00 7160.00

The package includes Panchakarma Therapy, Accommodation with all meals and Doctor's consultation.
Villa 7days packages 14days packages 21days packages
Single Double Single Double Single Double
Standard 1099.00 1883.00 2190.00 3750.00 3290.00 5635.00
Lake view 1225.00 2070.00 2440.00 4135.00 3665.00 6200.00
Duplex 1350.00 2250.00 2685.00 4495.00 4040.00 6735.00