Purity Hotel India


Remote, serene and as close to nature as luxury resorts get. Purity exudes sophisticated elegance and prioritises wellbeing, on the shores of stunning Vembanad Lake. For those wanting to recharge their batteries, this intimate complex offers yoga, ayurveda and great excursions.

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Purity’s lakeshore location is truly remote and guest will feel completely undisturbed here. The lake is home to countless birds, including many eagles that can be seen hunting for prey early in the morning. For those wanting to soak up nature in great comfort, this is perfect.

Style & character

Purity is a slick, elegant designer boutique resort in a well-kept garden, with traditional Kerala architectural elements. The property’s marble and green concrete floors and white walls exude contemporary minimalism, accentuated by carefully chosen contemporary art and antiques from around India such as the pillars in the wonderful central courtyard. Well-spaced sculptures, photographs and paintings lend the property something of a museum feel.

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Service & facilities

Service is excellent – friendly, efficient and by no means intrusive. The boat man who takes visitors on a complimentary tour round the lake in the early evening is well versed in local lore and culture. Purity has two pools and a small library. Guests can use bicycles to explore nearby villages. Early-morning yoga sessions are included in the room rate.

Purity also offers half-day trips, from backwater cruises to heritage craft experiences, temple and palace tours and a community experience which invites guests to partake in village life, taste local food and drink a glass of toddy or two.

Much emphasis at Purity is given to wellness. The spa is very professionally run by a knowledgeable ayurvedic doctor and his dedicated staff. Guests may choose between introductions to ayurvedic treatments and massages and longer treatment courses for serious ailments such arthritis and psoriasis.
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Standard rooms are large and airy and with their grey marble floors, white walls and well chosen decoration emphasize the resort’s wellness theme. Some of the larger rooms have an extra space for massage beds. The bathrooms are equally simple, almost Kubrickian in their somewhat futuristic lay-out, and absolutely spotless. The antiques and art bring enough warmth to dispel any notions of being in a fancy clinic.

Food & drink

The nightly barbecue in the garden is accompanied by a traditional Indian music performance. The menu contains continental and south Indian choices and guests may take part in the cooking. The Seafood ularthiyathu is especially good — fresh prawns and mahi mahi fish in roasted mustard and vinegar. Those guests who partake in ayurvedic treatments may have their meals tailored to their medical needs.

Breakfast is simple, continental, i.e. eggs, pancakes, cereal and fresh juices; or Indian – dosas and idli. The best place for a pre-dinner drink is a small pavilion by the lake.

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