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The River Retreat
Thrissur, Code No-AT-KR23.

The River Retreat

A luxurious 3 star Ayurvedic Resort, we, at The River Retreat, offer a chance to explore the calm and serene environment of the God's own country-kerala. The former summer palace of the Maharajas of Cochin, The River Retreat, is now a favorite destination of thousands of tourist and anyone who wishes to stay close to the nature and experience it's rejuvenating effect on their tired bodies and frayed nerves.
The imposing structure of this heritage resort is majestic and kingly and not without reason. It  was  the summer palace of the   Maharajahs  of  Cochin  now  catering to our nostalgia.  The  people  who  conceived  the modification    of   this  palace  have thankfully and thoughtfully   managed  to  retain its old royal glory. The  Padipura  or   the  main  gate  is  still  there to  welcome   you.  Steeped  in history, there  are only few living palaces in  Kerala   where  one  has  free  access.   River   Retreat  offers  you  all modern day amenities without compromising on the ancient rich cultural heritage. 

Have you ever watched the  Nila flow? Take a walk along its banks and one thing you will notice that she is in no hurry. She flows quietly, contently, mocking at us mortals  who  are  always  in a spin. Once in a while it is necessary for all of us to think, recollect and just  relax  in   peaceful settings where every passing minute is not  a  burden  of   deadlines  to  be  met  but  a  fleeting moment in our life to be treasured. The scenic landscape was always there  all that was needed was to fill it  with  elements  that  would  blend  and   not  stand out. That is what The River Retreat is all about. Come, Let us learn to celebrate life.

The River retreat is located on the banks of Bharathapuzha at Cheruthuruthy and is very close to Kalamandalam, the famed institute for performing arts and the Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam, the worlds renownwd Ayurvedic Centre. The resort is 2 hours from Cochin, Kozhikode, Coimbatore Airports and 3 minuits from Shornur Junction Railway Station.
Nearest Airport : Nedumbassery International Airport, kochi - 90 Kms
Nearest Rly Station : Shornur - 2 Kms
Distance from : Calicut - 114kms , Coimbatore - 100Kms , Kochi - 111kms.


The River Retreat offers 24 fully furnished air conditioned guest rooms. All these have soothing blend of ancient royal ambience and modern day amenities. The rooms have been done in soft and sober colors. The fabrics are in perfect harmony with the rest of ambience of the room.A true reflection of the luxury and plush enjoyed by the then royals.

* Ayurvedic rejuvenation centre. * 24 heritage rooms. * Riviera: Multi cuisine restaurant. * White Sands: Well stocked bar. * Air-conditioned conference hall. * Swimming pool * Health club * Lush green lawn. * Children's play area. * Customized Holiday packages. * Highly skilled and experienced masseurs. * Set in pristine and calming environment. * Regular shows of performing arts. * Facilities for sight-seeing of the nearby areas.

The rooms have been done in soft and sober colors. The fabrics are in perfect harmony with the rest of the ambience of the room. A true reflection of the luxury and plush enjoyed by the then royals.
Ayurvedic (one of the most ancient branches of Indian medicine) Massage parlours for an out of the world relaxing and healthy experience. The massages are so very rejuvenating, as the oils are prepared scientifically with herbs. Time tested cure for arthritis and rheumatics.
Daily sight seeing trips to the various other places of interest in Godís own country so blessed with natureís bounty.

Cultural Programmes: River Retreat is blessed to be on the banks of Nila. The river which has been virtually fired every poets and writerís imagination. No wonder then that Kalamandalam is situated near the river. The Retreat conducts various cultural programmes to showcase the talent of the upcoming Kathakali and Mohiniattam artists from the Kalamandalam. A way to show we care and want our art forms to grow and thrive.

The Cuisine: Multi cuisine restaurant overlooking the Nila. A feast for eyes and palate. Glass walls enclose the restaurant so that one feels continuity with the nature. A serene and quiet Nila lazily flowing in her own rhythm as you devour the lip smacking dishes which can be any chefís delight. A dreamy setting to spend a perfect evening.

Conference Hall: The retreat offers a spacious and wide conference hall to hold business meetings. A golden chance to mix business with pleasure. Enclosed in Calm surroundings to calm your nerves when things hot up inside. Our management and  exclusive services will ensure your schedule goes just according to the clockwork. Our business luncheons throw open a world of choices before you. From delicious chinese to spicy hot Indian delicacies.

Places of Interest

Kerala kalamandalam Arts academy, Guruvayur Lord Krishna Temple, Malampuzha River Project, Trichur Vadakkumnatha temple, Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam, Thiruvillwamala Villwadrinatha Temple, Peechi River Project, Akamala Forest/Dam, Traditional pot making centre, Traditional weaving centre

Tariff (valid till October 31st, 2010)
Category Type No. of rooms Tariff in INR Tariff with Tax
Palace Chamber Suite
River View Double
Retreat Chamber Double
Kerala Beds Twin
Royal Club Single
Breakfast included, Extra Person Rs. 500/-, Luxury Tax  15% extra.

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Tele : +91-11-41612107, 26823836. Mobile : 9810002772, 9910002772.
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