RAMADA Resort is a 5 star Deluxe luxury retreat set within 8 sprawling acres, beside the picturesque lakes of Kumbalam, in the outskirts of Cochin. Nestled in a picture-perfect locale, amidst an ambience of absolute serenity, Ramada Resort is a haven of leisure for the city-weary soul. A short 10 km drive away from Cochin, the resort is conveniently close to the city, yet far removed from its din and bustle.
Ramada Resort combines the best of both worlds. The ambience of a resort. The amenities of a deluxe hotel. In addition to lake-facing cottages and deluxe rooms, the resort houses three top-notch banqueting facilities of varying capacities, two specialty restaurants, a lounge bar, a library bar and a sunken pool bar. A massive 105-metre long swimming pool, Kerala’s biggest spa by a well-equipped health club and Ayurveda centre are facilities that make Ramada Resort the most sensible choice for a relaxing stay while in Cochin.
The old town areas of Fort Cochin and Mattancherry are repositories of period European architecture. Preserved as a heritage zone, this quaint locale with streets lined with huge rain trees and colonial bungalows, appears frozen in time. The city’s culture is also a curious mix of various influences, both foreign and pan-Indian. Communities of various ethnicities and cultures coexist in Kochi today, making it a truly cosmopolitan city. Predominantly a business centre, Kochi remains as progressive and modern as any other big city in India.
The backwaters are to Kochi what the waterways are to Venice. Together with the heritage zones of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry, the backwaters form the distinct tourist attraction of the city. These water bodies stretch endlessly to either side, connecting the city to other prominent towns in districts nearby. Before motorized road transport became common, boats that plied the backwaters used to transport goods and people. Today, these routes passing through the city are recognized as national waterways. A boat ride through the backwaters offers fascinating glimpses of the lives of people for whom the backwaters are a source of sustenance.