Purity has a beautiful setting on Lake Vembanad, though getting there is rather a mystery tour to the backend of nowhere. The hotel is beautifully designed and is currently being extended. We stayed, for just one night, in the suite which looks stunning though did suffer from a damp smell.
The gardens run to the waters edge and candle lit dining by the water was a delight. All the food was excellent. We ate lunch, supper and breakfast and were delighted to find an innovative young Indian chef with his own inventions on the menu. Much to our surprise and delight there is less of a mosquito problem in the backwaters than in Kochi. We sat out comfortably in the evening.
My wife enjoyed a wonderful sunset canoe ride with a local fisherman. Like most Keralans his English was excellent and they spent the trip discussing their different day-to-day lifestyles in a fascinating conversation. This was a complimentary excursion organised by the hotel.
The only negative was the large population of crows that were on the noisy side.
Our houseboat arrived directly to the hotel's waterside the following morning and we embarked directly with the hotel staff waving us off.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included