From the Sree Padmanabahaswamy Temple to the Ponmudi Hill Station, Trivandrum boasts of a range of locations that infuse culture and history with phenomenal weather and landscape. It has a unique and diverse fabric that is resonant with a particular energy that is specific to southern India. Built with the intent of weaving these southern themes in a property that does justice to the vast context and heritage that South India houses, Niraamaya Retreat is a luxury resort in Kumarakom, Kerala that is redolent of the classical Kerala architecture.
A boutique of architectural experience of opulence that strongly connects with the surrounding landscape through an appropriate balance of contemporary design and traditional elements is demonstrated at Niraamaya Retreat designed by Edifice Consulta.
Spread across seven acres, the resort abuts the Vembanad lake. Niraamaya Retreat builds upon the celebrated backwaters, thus integrating the biosystem to create a holistic spatial as well as aesthetic experience tying together the built spaces. The 27-key luxury resort consists of independent cottages, a spa and wellness centre, treatment rooms, bar, yoga pavilions, pool and gym, meeting rooms, and an amphitheatre. The spatial programme has been interpreted to create a cohesive design scheme that provides a variety of views, vistas, and levels of solitude, in tune with the function of each space. The Kumarkom is one of their resorts and is a melange of natural and man-made elements.
The design of the space hopes to carefully listen to the site and culture of Kumarokam and sensitively translate into a built mass that caters to individuals that and expresses the tonality and authenticity of southern India. Traditional architectural elements such as sloping roofs, Mogappus, Charupadi, etc. come through locally-sourced materials such as clay tiles for roofing, granite pavilions, and dados, laterite, and local timber that do justice to the site in question.
Revel in luxury and elegance at one of the finest beach resorts that bring about the rich cultural heritage of the region. Proximity to the local fish market and the beautiful backwaters of the Poovar are ideal for both introverted and extroverted experiences alike. From solitude to connectivity, from indulgence to experience, the resort caters to multiple moods and facilitates diverse experiences. The beach resort is perched upon a dramatic cliff-edge flanked by secluded beaches celebrates its natural surroundings and is dotted with traditional Keralite heritage cottages that nestle in the shade of breezy coconut palms. Whether by the pool or at the restaurants, guests staying at this resort can savour spectacular views of the Arabian Sea at one of South India’s most pristine locations. The award-winning Niraamaya spa has been recognized as one of the Best Ayurveda Resorts in India and is ideal for guests in pursuit of spirituality and rejuvenation.
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