Kerala boutique accommodation, The Lotus Boat, now open with rates starting at INR16,000 (S$363)

The Lotus Boat, part of Kerala’s Neeleshwar Hermitage hotel and boutique hotel group Secret Retreats’ newest property, is now open with rates starting at INR16,000 (S$363).

The ship has two airy bedrooms outfitted with locally crafted wooden furniture, ethnic rugs, air-conditioning and private verandas. Plus, there are yoga classes and Ayurvedic spa treatments upon request.

The boat travels the Valiyaparamba backwater. As part of the journey, expect to pass the pretty tea and coffee plantations of the Coorg Hills and the Snake Temple (dedicated to local Goddess Badrakali). The waters are also home to plenty of red snapper, providing plenty of opportunities to fish.

Read more at The Lotus Boat website.