Facilities
After a long hard day of work, Aida offers the perfect setting to unwind in comfortable rooms. Have either a cold or hot shower. Enjoy soft music in the leisurely atmosphere of either A/c and non A/c rooms or in the deluxe suites. All rooms are equipped with CCTV and telephone. Room service provided by our attentive staff is only a ring away.
Our range of service includes

  • Fax
  • Photo copying
  • Courier Arrangements
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Credit card
  • Laundry Service
  • Doctor on call..... etc...etc

The spacious parking lot with garages for residents is an added advantage.

The calm serene atmosphere of Aida's Roof Top Garden rejuvenates and refreshes you. The Roof Top Garden is also the setting of our new restaurant. This romantic and quaint restaurant is ideal for families.

Blend business and pleasure in the cozy Rex Bar, where we have a collection of the choicest liquors from around the world.
The perfect place to try a wide range of cuisines including Continental and Kerala delicacies. Enjoy the homely ambience and sumptuous food here.

Relax in the comfort of your car while your kids have their fun in the children's playground.

Special Cruise and back water excursion can be arranged on request.

Sight seeing tours can be arranged on request to visit Rubber, Cocoa, Tea Plantations, Thekkady etc.
Check in/out Time: 24 Hours

Approximately 2 kms. from Railway Station, 90 kms. from Nedumbassery International Airport (Kochi) and walkable distance from the K.S.R.T.C. Bus Station.

A befitting place for parties, Conferences or banquets up to 200 people. Our range of service include Fax, Photo copying, Courier Arrangements, Foreign exchange, Credit Card, Laundry Service, Doctor on call, Internet browsing.... etc. At Aida, spacious parking lot with garages for the residents is an added advantage.

We arrange total fitness solution for your mind and body.

  • Ayurvedic Oil Massage & Medicated Steam Bath
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Body Fitness
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whole Body Steam Bath

lies on the bank of Vembanad lake. It offers the world famous natural bird sanctuary. A cruise in the back waters is really an enthralling experience. Another ideal picnic spot accessible by boat from here is "Pathiramanal" - the jewel island of the Vembanad. Kottayam is a land of famous mosques, Churches and temples. The Thazhathangady Mosque is one of the oldest mosque in India and is 1000 years old.
is the seat of an ancient monument - The Persian cross. The mortal remains of the Blessed Sister Alphonsa and the Blessed Father Chavara are entombed at the churches in Bharananganam and Mannanam respectively. Thousands of pilgrims congregate here for miraculous cure. Aruvithara is a beautiful village near Bharananganam. It is also a place of pilgrimage.
is famous for murals and 'Ezhara Ponnana' or the 71/2 elephants in gold. Towards the West of Ettumanoor is a small hill rock called 'Veda Vyasagiri'. Here you can see the reminiscent of the Dravidian Civilization.
lies on the bank of Vembanad lake. It is a place of historical, political and religious importance. The Mahadeva (Lord Siva) temple here is an important Hindu pilgrim centre.
The Wild Life Sanctuary on the Periyar Lake here is one of the best in India. A cruise in the lake will be pleasant experience. An ideal place for shooting wild animals with your camera.
An ideal hill resort for a break on the way to Thekkady. The summer place of the Rajas of Travancore is an important monument.
An elevation of 1100 mts. above sea level - a trekker's paradise.
The great pilgrimage centre for Hindus is situated 120 Kms. away from Kottayam. It is famous for the Sastha temple in the wilderness.
A visit to Vayaskara or Olessa will reveal the wonders of the traditional system of Indian Medicine - Ayurveda
Kottayam is the first 100% literacy town in India and is an important commercial centre too. It is also the birth place of publishing industry. The hand operated wooden press developed by Rev. Benjamin Bailey is preserved in the C. M. S. Press. To discover more of this quaint town, the choice is simple. STAY AT AIDA.
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is a Classical Dance-Drama of Kerala, South India that dates from the 17th century and is rooted in Hindu Mythology.
Kathakali is a harmonious combination of five forms of art:

  • Literature (Sahithyam)
  • Music (Sangeetham)
  • Painting (Chithram)
  • Acting (Natyam)
  • Dance (Nritham)

All the five forms of art have a very important place in this combination. Its literature is poetic and dramatic. It is also narrative and indicative.
The crown and costumes have to be made by craftsmen and artists and are elaborate. The performer wears ceremonial make-up and dress that includes a large circular headdress made of wood.
The Aharya (Make-up) has many faces like Pacha, Kathi, Thadi, Minukku etc. These colours and names denote one or the other nature of the characters. The make-up is complicated, requiring several hours to apply.
The dance and music are vibrant and instructive. During the drama the dancers do not speak, but hand movements known as 'Mudra' and mime are so varied as to constitute a complete sign language. The movements are explosive, accompanied by an incessant drumming that begins before the performance and lasts throughout the drama. Kathakali performances usually begin with a peaceful love scene. The dance takes all night and builds to a violent climax by dawn. The great poet Vallathol organized Kalamandalam at Cheruthuruthy in Kerala and toured the world taking Kathakali.
The martial arts of Kerala - Kalaripayattu - consists of a series of intricate movements that train the body and mind. The discipline is continually practiced and complemented by the Kerala's famous Ayurvedic and nature cure techniques. These are believed to have traveled to eastern China, where they inspired the evolution of other martial art forms. 'Verumkai' is the final and most difficult of lessons taught in the Kalari. The others are Maithozhil - combat through kicks, Kolathiri - combat using sticks and Angathiri - the use of metal weapons.
Site Seeing

  • Ettumanoor Temple Festival
  • Paddy fields
  • Snake Boats
  • Palm Grove
  • Boating on Backwaters
How To Get There
Conveniently located on M.C. Road, Aida is located 76 kms. south of Cochin Airport and 150 kms. north of Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital. The Kottayam Railway Station is only 2 kms. away and just walking distance from the K.S.R.T.C. bus depot. The well laid out lobby and reception desk greet you with warmth and hospitality.