The CGH Earth Hotels Tours must be experienced at least once in one’s life to enjoy the peace and serenity of nature in the real sense and to stay grounded to one’s roots. In today’s time of stress and competition and hectic lifestyle, a CGH Earth Hotels tour to some of the beautiful locations in Southern part for India allows you to create long-lasting travel memories and experiences to explore nature, community and local culture closely.
We at Truly India Tours, the best DMC for India, offers customized tour packages for an exotic holiday to any of the CGH Earth Hotels in Kerala and other places as per your choice.
Considered to be the leaders of Experience Tourism, CGH Earth Hotels and Resorts began their journey in 1954 with Casino Hotel in Cochin with the objective to serve the Port travelers. Over a course of time, the group expanded and set up the CGH earth hotels in some of the best known tourist destinations in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. CGH earth hotels are located in Thekkady, Cochin, Kumarakom, Pondicherry, Kumbakonam, Karaikudi, Marari Beach, Wayanad, Kollam, Palakkad and Kokarna. Book a CGH earth hotel package to get immersed in the wisdom, color, diversity, and warmth of all these places.
Tour operators for India also include CGH earth hotels in South India Tour Packages. Alternately, you can also consider CGH earth hotels in Kerala Tours India or Tamil Nadu Tours India. A holiday vacation in any of these earth hotels allows you to enjoy the uniqueness of every location with local flavors and culture. Every property has its unique charm. You can book for a regular holiday package with CGH earth hotels or as per theme associated with these hotels.
Many travelers opt for Ayurveda tour package with CGH hotels. The Ayurveda CGH hotels and resorts are in Kollam, Palakkad and Kokarna. Kalari Kovilakom in Palakkad and Kalari Rasyana in Kollam are specialized Ayurvedic centers where tourists visit not for leisure purpose but for wellness and other treatments. All Kerala Ayurvedic Tours include CGH earth hotels in their list of destinations. These hotels are known to promote Ayurveda in the true sense where travelers can experience a complete physical, psychological and spiritual therapy for a healthy body and mind.
If you are planning for an exciting resort holiday, book for Kerala CGH Resorts tour package. The prominent locations are Marari Beach Resort in Mararikulam, CGH Earth Spice Village in Thekkady, Coconut Lagoon in Kumarakom, Swaswara in Gokarna. CGH earth spice coast cruise houseboats tours in Kerala backwaters are also highly recommended.
Located in Kochi’s Willington Island, the Island which is a British Legacy created by Sir Robert Bristow when he dredged the sea-bed to secure the city’s future as an international port. The five star rated Casino Hotel is flagship of the Casino Group and it is from here CGH earth started its cherished and successful journey. Renovated at regular intervals, the hotel could be best described as contemporary hotel which captures the essence of historic Cochin at once traditional and modern. The hotel’s simple yet elegant interiors balance the tradition and modernity with ease and enable you to experience these two worlds gracefully. You will experience this duality of space and time even in the restaurants and in the exotic fare- Ethnic, Indian and continental- that is dished out. Not to be missed out are the swimming pool with discreet settings and “Fort Kochi” the exotic sea food restaurant which serves the fresh catch of the day.
Casino hotel has 66 standard rooms and 01 Suite room. Of this 50 are twin rooms, 14 are double rooms with large beds, 01 single room and 01 for physically challenged. All rooms in second floor come with bath tub. 08 of the 23 first floor rooms and 10 of the 20 ground floor rooms have bath tubs and rest comes with shower cubicles.
Located on the stretch of Kochi’s famed harbor, the hotel and many of it’s rooms overlooks the vast expanse of the Arabian sea, through which sailed many trading vessels of the past. Simple lime washed halls, sloping roofs and terracotta tiles bring alive the forgotten style of gracious architecture. The hotel is soaked in history. The large fan at the lobby, the ancient anchor in the courtyard, the wooden four poster beds, soaring ceiling, hanging fans, various artifacts/curios and every other little things in the hotel has a story to tell and easily make one to drift back to old golden times and space. Brunton has it’s own private boat jetty which is also a cafe’, from where, may be with your favorite cocktail in hand, you can watch the boats of every size and colors (Occasional Ocean Liners too!!!) glide past the famous harbor. If you are looking for perfect starting point to explore Fort Kochi or if you are looking for a hotel with complete amenities which can make you feel and experience Kochi, then Bruton Boatyard is the place.
On the accommodation, the hotel has 18 sea facing rooms , 04 deluxe sea facing suites and 04 non Seafacing rooms. The facilities at Brunton Boatyard include Ayurveda Center (Which has two treatment rooms for massages and steam bath facility), Swimming Pool (with Ozonized Water & Jacuzzi facility), Shop for books/souvenirs/fabrics, Free Wi-Fi, Safety Lockers, 24 Hours room service, Foreign Exchange, Travel Desk, Taxi/Doctor on call etc., On the room facilities at Brunton Boatyard, the sea facing standard room comes with a bed room, bathroom, patio and foyer whereas the sea facing suite has pantry, living cum dining room and powder room in addition. Both the room types have bath tub and bathing cubicle.
Eight Bastion, located in the historical Fort Kochi, is a brand new Boutique Hotel managed by the CGH earth Group. Elegantly built with the fusion of styles, tastes and ideas this boutique hotel is celebration Fort Kochi Dutch legacy and it stands on a historical plot which has seen many building and rebuilding since 1700s. The Dutch soul is evident everywhere in the hotel, be it the classy furniture or in nautical paintings or the replicas of Dutch time canons and war time boats. Most of the rooms are open to airy patios or balconies offering lots of comfort and making it perfect place for some tropical breeze and spot to enjoy the morning coffee. The bath rooms are modern but still retain the traditional warmth with the floor tubs and rain shower systems. A short stroll away is David Hall, a 17th century home for the area Dutch Commander, which is now an art gallery where you can enjoy a cold coffee or a pizza or age old ambience.
The hotel has 19 elegantly done comfortable rooms, refreshing infinity style Swimming Pool, lobby bar, fore-court fountain, free internet/ parking, a tea lounge and central courtyard which in the evenings become space for pre dinner chats. The East-Indies restaurant serves a fusion cuisine which is contemporary taken on old favorites picked up from Indian Ocean spots which were under the Dutch Influence since 1600s.
Beach Gate is a restored heritage property with independent twin bungalows built in the 50’s for the sterling companies in Cochin. Each bungalow houses three bedrooms, a dining room overlooking its own private pool and a fully equipped kitchen with an on-call chef. The bungalows are an archetype of the British settlement in Fort Kochi with modern contemporary accents.
Situated in Cochin, Beach Gate Bungalows – CGH Earth features accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, free bikes and access to a garden with a year-round outdoor pool. This villa offers free private parking and a shared kitchen.
The villa has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with pool views.
The villa offers a sun terrace. There is a shared lounge at this property and guests can go cycling nearby.
Popular points of interest near Beach Gate Bungalows – CGH Earth include Fort Kochi Beach, Kochi Biennale and Dutch Cemetery Kochi. The nearest airport is Kochi International, 27 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
“Chittoor Kottaram” is a single key palace hotel and this means the entire palace is just for you and your companions. The palace can accommodate mere six people where you need to enter barefoot and remain so during your stay here. Natural and traditional ways are norm here. Bathrooms are modern, towels are pure linen, lunch is served in banana leafs and dinner is more indulgent affair where you dine on pure silver ware. At “Chittoor Kottaram” you live, sleep, dine and enjoy as the royals did in the past. Enjoy the pleasure cruise on the backwaters or meditate in the traditional temple pond or immerse in Ayurvedic massages or just watch the sunrise over your kingdom. Come evening you can participate in lamp lighting ceremony, a tradition which brings the beauty of the whole palace to life. Entertainment has no specific agenda or format. Simple yet special pleasures like music recital, dance performance, boating with flute accompaniment, marital art demonstration are at your command and and it all depends on your majesty’s personal taste. The cusine served is purely vegeterian only.
If you are open minded to consider luxury as a feeling rather than lavishness you may be in for an experience, a unique one which you are unlikely to experience anywhere else. After all, this is royalty with the heart of simple devote of “The Lord”
Masion Perumal located not far from the white town celebrates the amalgamation of Tamil and French cultures. A beautifully restored hotel, Maison permual is tasteful blend of the old world, reflected in it’s sit outs, verandahs and French ancestry,arched windows and colonnades. The materials are typically local where the cuduppah stones and teak woods providing the streak of richness. The interiors use simple local materials such as cool cotton sheets and curtains with colorful natural dyes. The original bedsteads and scattered antiques transport the guest to older and gracious times where the locals lived a more relaxed way of life which followed the less-is-more philosophy. To put simply, Maison Perumal is tribute to the unique way of life for which Pondicherry is famous for.
10 taste fully done elegant rooms of which two are twin rooms. All the rooms are air-conditioned. The culinary experience is essentially drawn from the Franco-Tamil style. A choice of Local and International cuisine, emphasizing on local produce with french accent, is provided. Experience the courtyard dining, fresh sea food and cocktail lounge which are sure to create magical moments.
Mahe is the name of a tiny former French enclave located in Kerala and falls under Pondicherry administration. CGH brings the little touch of west coast to the Coromandel coast famous for the shores of Bay of Bengal. Tastefully restored palatial getaway, Palais De Mahe, is located in the heart of the French quarter and is just few steps away from the Beach Promenade. Amalgamation of South Indian simplicity and European grandness, the spacious rooms and tastefully done interiors is sure to take the guests to an era of Dupleix and high French power. The hotel also has inviting plunge pool located right in the courtyard Eighteen stylishly done elegant rooms with French period inspired furnishings and modern fittings. All the rooms are air-conditioned.
The culinary experience is essentially drawn from the Franco-Tamil style. A choice of Local and International cuisine, emphasizing on local produce with French accent, is provided. Experience and relish the Indo-French delicacies.
Visalam located in Kanadukathan village, it is lovingly restored mansion and it illuminates the visitors about the land, it’s community and its way of life. Originally an imposing mansion built by famous Mr. K.V.A.L.M Ramanathan Chettiar as gift for his daughter Visalakshi who did not have a family home. CGH took over this old mansion and restored the same to it’s past glory. As it is common for CGH group the hotel follows many environment friendly initiatives at the hotel like rain water harvesting, solar heating and waste treatment plants. Wandering around the villages and visiting markets, local artisan shops, local diamond merchants, ancient temples are major activities which makes one to appreciate the past charm and bygone elegance. When you are in hotel you can participate in many activities like Kolam (rangoli) making, Pallankuzhi (Local Board game) etc.,
The Visalam experience blends old world grace with expansive modern comfort. 15 spacious heritage rooms have been created with minimum intervention, the fine Art Deco-influenced facades untouched. The serene swimming pool provides a welcome respite after a day’s outing in the town. All rooms are air-conditioned.
Marari Beach Resort is one place where you can relax without trying even a bit. Far away from the crowd, trendy hotspots and so called holiday activities, the resort is all about space and silence. For example there is no TV in the room and there is no to-do list as the resort has thoughtfully left out all this and many other things. Instead, the resort offer acres of whispering coconut groves, lush greenery, still waters, roaring beach, varieties of flowers, a butterfly garden and flagged pathways. How about a aimless walk in the beach, hearing the songs of the birds, lazing around under a tree, watching the tiny fishes in the lotus ponds, cycling through nearby villages or master the art of doing nothing?, the resort enables one to do all this and more. In fact the resort stands as testimony to CGH earth group’s unflinching commitment to Mother Nature and everything in the resort is designed to take you one step closer to her. The conservation efforts at the resort include rain harvesting-which does wonders to the area’s water table, vermiculture-to keep the land fertile for generations, recycling of food waste- for bio gas, solar panels-to heat the waters etc. It may be noted that the plastic is totally avoided in the resort.
Built in traditional fishing village style with palm thatched roof, the resort offers 62 rooms which include garden villas,garden pool villas and deluxe pool villas. All the rooms are air conditioned and equipped with modern amenities like ceiling fans, mini-bars, safes, hair dryers, complimentary organic toiletries, phones, tea and coffee making facilities and insect screens. Every villa is elegantly designed with modern comforts and the resort offers many recreational facilities like Swimming Pool, Ayurvedic center, environmental tour with naturalists, organic garden etc., Traditional Kerala cuisine is offered along with sea food specialties.
Garden Villas Each villa has living cum bed room, private sit out and partly open to sky bathroom. There are 49 standard rooms. Of this 22 are twin bedded and 27 are large bedded. Two rooms are designed for guest with special needs and wheel chair friendly. Garden Pool Villas These are the villas which have a small private pool (6m x 3 m size) with each cottage. There are 10 such cottages of which 08 are large bedded rooms and two are twin bedded. Each villa has living cum bed room, private sit out and partly open to sky bathroom Deluxe Pool Villas There are three large bedded deluxe pool villas. A deluxe pool villa has a separate living room, a spacious bedroom, a passage, a private sit out, a partly open-to-the sky bathroom, a closed bathroom, a much larger private pool (8m x 4m) with a garden.
A Tribal Village Set in a spice garden’ and this describes Spice Village the best. Located in the cardamom hills,this beautiful 4 star eco-resort offers a rare opportunity to live close to the nature, enjoy the wild life and feast on the beauty of the nature. The Spice village is just outside the periyar tiger reserve and a stay here is perfect way to appreciate and respect the environment, fill your lungs with with fresh mountain air and savor the all prevalent fragrance of cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. The resort provides every comfort for a modern traveler be it a luxurious accommodation, mouthwatering cuisine or exclusive swimming pool. Inspired by “Oorali” & “Mannan” tribes that inhabit this region the architects have recreated the mood of the tribal community in the cottages and the settings. Here nature controls the temperature and all the cottages are built with split bamboo and elephant grass. The raw presence of the nature can be felt throughout the resort and most of the hosts you come across are the natives who greet you from the bottom of the heart with a great smile.
All the Villas can occupy three passengers. Child above 5 years will be provided with extra bed and below five years to share the room with parents. There are no interconnecting rooms. There are 05 Deluxe Villas and 47 Standrad Villas.
Set in the midst of the mesmerizing backwaters and the vembanad lake, Coconut lagoon is a uniquely designed heritage resort and is the recreation of traditional Keralan Village painstakingly transplanted and restored. Each of the wooden house is an original Kerala Tharavadu which has been brought from all over the state and carefully reassembled by skilled craftsman. An architectural marvel it exudes the charm of Kerala Life of the past and transports one back to the world of peace and contentment. Coconut lagoon, marooned in the backwaters, celebrates simple joys of life and it is affirmation of CGH group’s belief that holiday environments are catalysts that ensure the preservation of earth and her reserves. For this very reason you will find the endangered Vechoor cows mowing the lawns of the resort and you will find the resort taking tremendous efforts in waste management, recycled and reused in a manner that will enrich the environment.
All rooms can occupy three passengers. Child above 5 years will be provided with extra bed and below five years to share the room with parents. Heritage Mansions There are 14 heritage mansions ( 6 doubles and 8 twins) with an upper storey (duplex room), a private sit out and a partly open-to-sky bathroom. The floor area of a mansion is 680.sq.ft. Heritage Bunglow There are 28 Heritage Bungalows (6 doubles and 22 twins) each with its private sit out and a partly open-to-sky bathroom. The floor area of the bungalow is 500. sq.ft. One cottage is specially designed for the physically challenged. Private Pool Villa There are 8 private pool villas, all with large beds.. These villas has a separate living room, a spacious bedroom, a private sit out, a closed bathroom, private pool (5m x 2.5m) and balcony. The area of the private pool villa is 750. sq ft
Spice Coast Cruises is another initiative from CGH offering a floating holiday which is perhaps one of the most enchanting holiday experiences in the world. An overnight cruise starting from the Spice Coast Jetty at Puthanangadi, cruising past the canals and villages of Kumarakom and Alleppey, is a perfect way to explore the backwaters in leisurely pace in-tune with the life’s gentle rhythms. Spice Coast Cruises can operate even two or three night or even a week cruise exploring backwaters all the way down south to Kollam.
In furnishing the Spice Coast Cruise Houseboats, great care is taken to use only natural materials and local products. Wooden planks are used for flooring and decks are carpeted using coir mats. The arched roofing is done by split bamboos and palm fronds lashed together with coir binding. The soft colors onboard and simplicity create a light and airy atmospehere. The furnitures are made from rosewood, mahogany and cane which includes the south Indian ‘Easy Chair’ whose long arm doubles up as a leg rest when you stretch yourselves. The sides of the canopy can be lifted to create winged awnings thus ensuring plenty of shade, cool breeze and spectacular views of passing scenery. A couple or a small family has the exclusive run of the houseboat and is attended by a cook and two boatmen. The state rooms has queen size bed and ensuite bathroom. The food is made onboard and served in style. There is a sundeck to the fore, cooks gallery at the stern and power is supplied by batteries discreetly placed and are recharged using the extra wasted energy from the engine of the boat during the cruising time.
The resort works on the concept of providing rejuvenation to the mind, body and soul, a transformation that will gently help you to relax, release & refocus. Attained through the mix of yoga, meditation, ayurveda, healthy organic diet, music, art and other hobby type activities, SwaSwara helps one regain a balance between the self and the environment, leading to a deeper realization that the self is not something that one portrays but it is something that one creates. “SwaSwara” is more than a resort or mainstream holiday destination. It is an expression of the power of wellness and more of a lifestyle experience which will leave you feeling calm, relaxed, healthy and rejuvenated to resume your journey back home.
The resort offers 24 Konakani Villas, all built from natural materials in traditional Konakani Style. The rooms are air-conditioned and they come with a private courtyard, a private sit-out, a yoga deck on the top of the room and an open courtyard bathroom. The rooms are equipped with tea/coffee maker, refrigerator and electronic safe. The recreational facilities include a swimming pool, library and guests have access to the famous On Beach. Internet facilities, Ayurveda Center, Meditation center, Inter-active kitchen are other important facilities.
Quiet by the River offers four independent lodges which are spacious with air-conditioning, en-suite baths and a verandah that offers majestic views of the river and surrounding forest. The adventure begins as soon as you start the journey to the river lodge – a 30-minute drive up a rugged path through the forest. Look carefully and you may just spot an elephant on the way up. Once you reach the embarkation point, a country canoe picks you up to help you traverse the last part of the journey. The rhythmic sound of the bamboo oars in water, the pleasant sound of the gurgling Periyar river and the chirping of birds welcome you to a world that is a far cry from the sights and sounds of city life. Feel the stress melting away as you take a deep breath and watch the beauty of nature unfold. One of Malayattoors best kept secrets, Quiet by the River is located on a 47-acre island that allows you to pause and experience the wonder of nature, one unhurried moment at a time. This property is accessible via travel hubs such as Ernakulam Junction Railway Station (10 km), Cochin International Airport – 33 km (45 minutes – 1 hour), Kochi – 60.3 km (2 hours) and Munnar – 88.7 km (2 hours 42 minutes). Places worth a visit include Fort Kochi Beach (11 km) and Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary (13 km). Variety is the spice of life. At Quiet by the River, the menu changes daily, making every meal a pleasant surprise as well as a feast in its own right. Go beyond the tried and tested fare and delve into authentic dishes and forgotten recipes that have been unearthed and recreated for our guests. The use of a variety of spices is sure to give your taste buds an experience of Kerala cuisine that you will not forget in a hurry.
Situated in the heart of the rainforest, with rooms peeking out of the treetops and an infinity pool tipping over into foliage, Wayanad Wild brings you closer to nature. While we can provide you with information on Jeep safaris, the wilderness offers the most exciting experiences when explored on foot. You can identify interesting plants and small animals on guided tours with a naturalist and if bird watching is your thing, the canopy offers up rare migratory birds for spotting. A Wayanad Wild holiday is family-friendly. Your children can discover their love for the great outdoors through various hands-on activities. You can engage in light treks into the woods, hiking to neighbouring hillocks, cycling, and an engaging tour of the neighbouring tea factory. Zip lining and bamboo rafting in the river can be arranged outside the resort on request. The recreation centre with indoor games ensures that your children are well entertained even in the evening hours while views of star-filled skies await them at night. For a uniquely immersive experience into nature, this all-new destination from CGH Earth offers an ideal luxury vacation for the entire family.
The spacious rooms at Wayanad Wild are well-equipped with modern facilities and amenities. Thanks to the chill Wayanadan hills, our rooms do not need air-conditioning. And as a thoughtful bonus from nature, you have a jungle to peep out at from your window for inspiration and wonder.
The balconies give you a stunning view of the tree lines further down the slope. Salvaged ship-wood and bamboo accessories lend a warm and earthy counterpoint to the light steel structures that are built without removing the trees on the sloped terrain; together defining the living experience here!
Wayanad Wild is close to the edge of a forest reserve where the greens appear unbounded. No television screen can match this natural spectacle and as such you will not find a TV in your room. We would prefer that you got all your shows from nature; live, wild and for free, while here. The evenings are marked by birdsong before a campfire is lit and gentle gaiety fills the air.
Enjoy the rustic charms and spirit of the Tamizh culture during your stay at Mantra Koodam and experience the distinctive taste of Cholanadu cuisine, where every dish carries years of tradition handed down over generations. The property offer an experience of the rare simplicity of village life alongside the historic opulence of South Indias regal past. Adorned with Athangudi tiles, ornate teak doors and expansive courtyards at each entrance, these dwellings echo the spirit of the Tamizh culture. Modern amenities in the room include high speed internet connectivity, and complete power backup. The hotel in Kumbakonam is primarily set up to give its guests a taste of village life, and has a host of activities which help them to do so. Guests can go on bullock cart rides, bird watching trips or nature walks from the hotel. Guests can indulge in Ayurvedic treatments and enjoy cultural entertainment, so that they can relax and unwind from their hectic life. Pilgrimages to the temples in the locality are also arranged – the hotel also has an excursion named the Navagraha Circuit, which helps guests visit each of the famed Navagraha Temples situated at various distances from the hotel, over the course of their stay. This Kumbakonam property is tucked away in a quiet corner of Veppathur, Kumbakonam. Where, cocooned within natures greenest wonders, you go on a journey steeped in legend. The closest major railway station is in the city of Kumbakonam, 9 km away. The closest airport is in Tiruchirapalli International, which is 120 km away. Kumbakonam is located right at the heart of the celebrated temple trail of South India. With over 5000 temples spread across its landscape, it is rightly called the temple town. The hotel is the ideal base for pilgrimages into the locality.
Sooriyanar, Kanjanur, and Thirunageswarami are all within 5 km of the resort. The hotel has an in-house restaurant, Annaprasana, where you experiences the distinctive taste of Cholanadu cuisine, where every dish carries years of tradition handed down over generations. The unique character of these recipes is the ingenious blend of spices such as star anise, with other Indian ingredients that delight your senses. All meals here are carefully prepared keeping in mind the delicate balance of the four primary flavors: sweet, spicy, bitter and sour. Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian food is served here. For food lovers, the chef s special Maharaja Thali is a must try a congregation of 17 flavoursome dishes in one magnificent platter each element offering a gastronomical surprise. What people love the most about this property is its mesmerizing ambiance and hospitality.