Serenity at Kanam Estate is an intensely private villa hotel surrounded by rubber estates and tropical spice gardens.
This wonderful 1920’s plantation estate bungalow has been beautifully restored entirely in keeping with its colonial past. The dark timber and paneling throughout the property are exquisite and the warm terracotta and turquoise colors that dominate the interiors blend perfectly with the profusion of colonial furniture and with the local environment.
Sitting on a small hilltop, the views over the Blue Mountains of the Western Ghats are breathtaking and the surrounding rubber plantation, along with the shady pool, papaya trees and pepper vines, create a thoroughly tropical feel.
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Serenity features 6 rooms furbished with an eclectic mix of design, period furniture and art work. The rooms on the ground floor have polished stone floors and there is coir carpeting in the 1st floor rooms. The property is replete with stunning artifacts and paintings that have been collected over the years by the owner. The linen and fabrics used throughout the property are fine, natural Indian cotton and canvas.
The plantation swimming pool is surrounded by trees. You can spend the day with the delightful tamed elephant. Yoga and Ayurveda is available at Serenity including revitalization massages.
Explore the surrounding and local village life on one of the mountain bikes or take undisturbed walks in the surrounding rubber plantation, seeing how rubber is produced. The area also includes cocoa, pepper, coffee, cardamom, pineapple, tapioca, and papaya and banana plantations.
Visit the Aranmula Cultural Centre on the River Pamba for performances of classical and Kathakali dances, courses on astrology and natural medicine. Make an excursion to Ettumanur, a Shiva temple with stunning frescoes