Welcome to your home away from home...in God's Own Country, Kerala

Kerala

Situated in southwestern India, it is a state on the tropical Malabar coast. Kerala is one of the most sought out destinations in India and National Geographic magazine has labelled this state as of the one of the fifty must see destinations of a lifetime.

Known as the Venice of the East, Kerala's backwaters stretch to over 1900 km. Such a network of lakes, canals, estuaries and deltas of 44 rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea is a rare spectacle unique only to Kerala.

Maria Heritage Home is situated in Kuttanadu (Pulincunoo) , one of the rare places in the world where farming is done below sea level (1.5 -2 meters below sea level). Inland waterways that flow above the land level is an amazing feature of this land. Kuttanad lies in heart of the backwaters of Kerala.

The most alluring aspect of Kuttanadu is the Kettuvallam (the traditional Houseboat) which has become the one of the most popular tourism products in India today. In a land as water bound as Kerala it wouldn't be an unusual sight, but for a visitor to God's Own Country a houseboat gliding along the vast green expanse of the backwaters is the most amazing spectacle in the world. Even more enchanting is a holiday in the Kettuvallam.

A cruise along the palm-fringed waterways of Kerala in a luxury Kettuvallam is one of the most enchanting holiday experiences that India offers today. In a world gifted with beauty, you will skim past ancient Chinese fishing nets, water lilies, lush paddy fields, coir villages, rustic homes, temples and coconut groves. A guided tour down the backwaters would provide you with a complete and most enchanting experience on the back waters of Kerala and will also reveal to you some interesting facts about the life of local village people. There is a Kerala that lives along these backwaters throbbing with its own unique culture. For you, as a visitor to Kerala it is an incredibly different and memorable experience just floating along the backwaters in a country craft.

Maria Heritage home is designed by award winning architect (Inside Outside, All India award for restorative work), Mr. T.M. Cyriac, Maria heritage home has been designed keeping in mind, the historical architectural elements of Kerala, while fusing facets of contemporary living. The heritage home and spa is situated in a two acre property ensuring guests ample space and freedom.

Accommodation

Four A/C bedrooms are available at the Maria Heritage home and they have been luxuriously yet elegantly designed, furnished with antiques which are over two hundred and fifty years old, with breathtaking views to the Pampa lake in the front and the vast expanse of forty five acres of paddy field in the back.

An additional three A/C bedrooms are also available at the Spa retreat, complete with open sky bathrooms.

Wellness

The adjoining Maria Spa offers guests various massages (head,face,body,feet) and other wellness treatments, along with daily Yoga sessions that revitalize, rejuvenate the individual.

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The above package definition is as follows;

When a guest makes a booking at the Maria Heritage Home & Spa by paying 450 US$ , they are in fact given exclusive access to the entire heritage home and usage of the Spa facilities as specified in the package. The Heritage home includes facilities such as;

Heritage Villa designed as per the ancient Kerala architecture design featuring an open courtyard, a "Nadumuttam"

Four luxurious bedrooms (furnished with antique furniture)

Walk in wardrobes

A/C in all bedrooms

29" TV in all bedrooms

Cable channels & DVD players in all bedrooms

24 hrs Internet access availability

Attached modern garden bathrooms

Attached balconies with views to the lake and rice fields

Self cooking facility maybe arranged as per the guests requirement

Additional Guests

Additional guests maybe permitted to join this package by paying an extra of 50 US$ per person to a maximum of 12 adults at the heritage home. More members may also be accommodated at the adjoining three bedroom Spa property with attached open-sky bathrooms, depending on its availability. A maximum of three adults are permitted per room, and children may share the room with the adults. Therefore in total, a maximum of 21 adults may be accommodated at one time.

Transfers

Transfers provided by Maria Heritage Home & Spa for additional guests will only be available if accompanying the primary package guests, and will not be available on an individual basis on the above package. However individual transfers may be arranged at an additional cost.

Dates / Availability

Once the dates have been booked, it is advisable not to cancel the same as other dates may not be available, however we will try our best to give our guests their preferred dates provided availability of the rooms. Any changes in dates should be communicated to Maria Heritage Home & Spa at least 15 days prior to the booked date.

Refund & Cancellations

All cancellations and amendments are to be intimated to Bin Moosa Travels, to either Ms. Bhavna Bhasin/ Mrs. Thomas / Mr. Timmy Thomas in writing by fax / email or else they will not be entertained.

Cancellations : 20 days before arrival date = 50% refund

Less than 5 days before arrival date = No refund

Once the package has been purchased, there is no refund for the same. Once dates have been finalised, and if the guest does not or cannot utilise the package and does not inform at least 15 days prior, Maria Heritage Home & Spa, the package will be considered utilised .

Voucher Transfer

At any time the guest is allowed to transfer ownership of the purchased package to another guest, provided the previous guest cancel any prior booking with Maria Heritage Home & Spa. If not the package will be considered utilised.

The above package has been designed to provide an all inclusive experience for our guests and moreover at an affordable rate as an introductory offer. For just US$ 450 and no more expenses, guests are guaranteed a complete Keralite experience in a safe and comfortable environment. A group of 12 adults @ the rate of 450 + (50x10=500)= US$ 950, equals to just US$ 80 per person.

This is an exclusive offer and only available for a very limited period (must be purchased before or on 30th November, 2006), and the package is valid until the 15th December 2007.

Cost Excludes

Air fare / train fare

Any meals other than those specified in ‘Cost Includes'

Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc

Any other item not specified in ‘cost includes'

Guide / Entrance fees, if any

Petrol cost for use of the 4WD vehicle

Consultation charges of specialist doctors

Taxes

Terms & Conditions / Notes

All Prices are in USD

Reservations will be confirmed against full payment

Check in or check out at 12.00 hrs.

Contact details

Ms Bhavna Bhasin : 009712 6265102 (Tel) / 009712 6275214 (Fax) / Email - bhavna.bhasin@bmtvls.ae

Mrs. Thomas : 009712 6274994 (Tel) / 0097150 6614573 (Cell) Email - marythomas2000@hotmail.com

Mr. Timmy Thomas : 009712 6274994 (Tel) / 0097150 6920829 (Cell) Email - timmyjthomas@gmail.com