Live in the abode of the erstwhile Rajah of Cochin on secluded backwaters. Stay in a restored heritage mansion with understated elegance. Get an intimate experience at this single-key manor with everything a king and queen would need. Live a legacy at this heritage paradise.
Chittoor Kottaram or King’s Residence was built by the Rajah of Cochin in the 18th century, so that he could frequent his ancestral temple just 50 metres away and have private moments with God.
Antique furniture and ancient artefacts grace the walls, telling stories that would rival Game of Thrones, and for the art lovers, get up close and personal with Lady Hamlyn’s prized art works.
Nestled on the riverbanks of Chittoor, surrounded by the beautiful backwaters, is the hidden treasure of Chittoor Kottaram, whose corridors once graced kings and queens.
The architecture is understated splendour, elegant and regal, where real luxury emanates from its bespoke solitude and temple ponds, and not ostentatious glitz.
Meet Milton, your own personal Kaaryasthan (caretaker) who works round the clock to make sure everything is just the way you like it and that you are served wherever you want.
Take a tour of the backwaters like a king & queen overseeing their kingdom, sail past idyllic villages and coconut tree banks, returning at dusk to glowing diya-lit lawns.
Enjoy traditional music and dance performed exclusively for you by a local artist troupe, when you’re in mood for some classical entertainment.
Rejuvenate your body and mind with authentic Ayurveda therapies and herbal massages, personalised for you and prescribed by experienced practitioners.
Ancient Port of Muziris
Restored by Helen Hamlyn Trust
From Cochin International Airport: About 25.8 km or 40 min
From Ernakulam Junction Railway Station: About 8.8 km or 25 min
Carry light cottons and don't forget your sunglasses, a hat or cap and some sunblock to enjoy the tropical weather here. If you do want to go exploring, don’t miss the ancient 3000-year-old port of Muziris, the old spice markets, traditional textile boutiques and bell metal works.