IT was a rainy day as well as on the eve of Keralites National Festival Onam when we had planned to visit a peaceful sojourns somewhere near or far away from my home. We had started our Journey in an old Maruti dezire, we are a family of five, our mind so wanted to reach destination which we have planned as like powerful engine of the car wants to move on fast than any other opponent on the way to destination. Destination was a surprise for everybody travelled with us. Due to the proximity of Onam eve, we were visually feasted and cherished our eyes with various festival arts such as Pookalam and Pulikali all along the way.
IT was drizzling outside, when we stepped into periphery of Vayalar, a small hamlet in Cherthala. A 360 degree smiles reflected in our faces while we had experienced greenery, fresh air and grand aroma of nature – we have asked each other astonishingly “Is it the destination which we were looking for” NO! “We are really looking for a paradise within the nature!!
The destination was none other than Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere (Vayalar). Awesome it is!!!! Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere (Vayalar) is situated in the middle of a vast land of greenery and flanked by unpolluted Vayalar backwaters. The destination offers wide variety of active experiential tourism. The resort itself specially its architecture, way of servicing, decors, fine arts and visual arts and all together glorifying its experiential tourism effort in a larger picture.
Experiential tourism projects at Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere (Vayalar) are motor boats and speed boats safari, pedal boats, canoes, cycling, kids playground, visual feast of their groomed and well decorated natural surroundings, blue water swimming pools and mouth watering cuisines.
Water safaris are most interested one here. Cruising through Vayalar backwaters is really an experience which is to be remembered. If you are a honeymoon couple, you will find this place as one of the ever green most remembered destination in your life for sure. Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere (Vayalar) has many options for water safaris as its unique selling point is pristine backwaters flanked with this resort. The destination offers houseboats, motorboats and speed boat safaris. If someone wanted to go for small cruising experience by his or her own, then pedal boats and canoes are available at the deck of manmade lagoons inside the resort. This manmade lagoon is beautifully crafted around floating cottages of Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere (Vayalar).
If you want an engagement with nature, it is the best place to sit and relax or read a book or take an afternoon catnap at any of huts located near the backwater boundary of the resort. Cycling is most wise option if you want to tone your muscles; cycles are available here with helmets. Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere (Vayalar) has huge space of cycling trails around the property premises. One can easily enjoy their mornings and evening through cycling here. Kids are largely enjoying here with cycle ride through resort’s concrete cycle trails decorated with green trees at both sides.
Cultural performances are most noticed here by guest. Resort’s amphitheatre is always active with various cultural extravagances at the evening. Your evening will be glorified by India’s traditional arts and dances. Many of notable dancers and musicians perform here for enthralling guests. Performing arts here at Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere (Vayalar) is refining one and most soothing experience.
Architectural aesthetics are not only praised & enjoyed but also to be preserved here for the next generation due to its variety of art decors on the walls, ceiling and even on the floors and everywhere. Marvellous and enchanting architectural wonders at Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere (Vayalar) give a piece of fine art experiences at every minute creations within their resort. . Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere (Vayalar) is unique, luxurious and most stylist of its own whereas you have no comparison.
Travellers would definitely wish to continue an often rendezvous with Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere (Vayalar) due to its extraordinary, charming and magical mix of experiential elements of tourism.
ONAM CELEBRATIONS AT VASUNDHARA SAROVAR PREMIERE
ANAND NAIR speaks
Anand Nair, General Manager, Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere says that Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere celebrates all significant festivals in India. Onam is the national festival of Kerala. Onam is a symbol of happiness and peace. Festival was commemoration of Legend Mahabali. It is the New Year day for Malayali. Children love this festival due to its magnificent festivities. Onam is a blend of wide variety of performing activities, which are presented at Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere as experiential projects. These includes Vallam Kali (boat races), Pulikali (tiger dances), Pookkalam (flower arrangement), Onam Kali, Tug of War, Thumbi Thullal (women’s dance), Kummati kali (mask dance) and Atthachamayam (folk songs and dance) etc.
Commenting on Puli Kali, Anand says, “PULI KALI (Puli = Tiger & kali = Play in Malayalam) is a colourful recreational folk art from the state of Kerala. It is performed by trained artists to entertain people on the occasion of Onam. Performers are painted like tigers in bright yellow, red and black. They dance to the beats of instruments like udukku and thakil”. Referring Pookalam, Anand adds, “The floral rangoli or the ‘Pookalam’ is an integral part of the celebration of Onam. According to the legends mighty King Mahabali who once ruled the region, visit the land during these ten days of Onam festival. The beautiful motifs of flowers and colors are made at the entrance of the houses to make his soul happy and ensure happiness and prosperity forever”.
PEOPLE BEHIND VASUNDHARA SAROVAR PREMIERE
Promoted by DR. P. VASUDEVAN, MD of Vasu Coco Resorts Pvt Ltd, and managed by Sarovar Hotels, Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere, is uniquely positioned to offer guests an experience that is intimate and luxurious complemented by the highest levels of service.
Led by ANIL MADHOK (Executive Chairman) and AJAY BAKAYA ( Managing Director ), SAROVAR HOTELS PRIVATE LIMITED is an Indian based company which carries on the business of providing technical services and management services for putting up, conducting, running and managing of hotels, guest houses, lodging and boarding houses, motels, taverns, restaurants, eating houses, refreshment rooms and snack bars.
By Anish V Punnackattu