Amritara Vismaya - An Amritara Private Hideaway
Chenganda Lake, Cherthala, Kerala
Tel: +91 11 4075 2222

Fact Sheet

This historic 400+ year old house, managed by the Belgian couple Christel Goemaere and Jan Arryn, was lovingly relocated to this backwater peninsula by Smitha Kalathil and Arun Prasad. This house was subsequently restored painstakingly to its former glory by the renowned Swiss Architect, Karl Damschen. All interior creations & decorations were handled by Karl & Christel, respecting the traditional Kerala settings, yet adding contemporary luxuries, wherever required.

Location: Chenganda Lake – Kumarakom -Cherthala – Alleppey – Kerala – India

Coordinates: 9° 70′ 31.45 N – 76° 36′ 30.94 E (google earth)

Type of stay: Private Hideaway Backwater Boutique Hotel

Setting: On a “peninsula”, in the backwaters/lake, surrounded by typical kerala garden within a tropical coconut groove


  • Two Bedrooms, one with a Double Bed, and the Other Twin beds. Each with en-suite bathroom garden
  • Granite 75m2 swimming pool with premium loungers & sun umbrella’s; exclusively at the disposal of the four guests
  • 6,000m2 expanse of traditional Kerala garden
  • Use of the Villa: private or sharing the other room with other guests

Standard Amenities

  • 24 hour Round-the-Clock Front Desk
  • Round the Clock functional House Keeping Department
  • Daily servicing and housekeeping of all rooms and amenities
  • No minimum duration of stay.
  • Air-conditioning : Both bedrooms fitted with quiet ‘Daikin’ brand
  • split A/C (since the property has its three sides covered by the lake,
  • there is always a cool draft of airflow, throughout the property
  • Internet Wi-Fi access, throughout the property
  • luxury bed linen & towels
  • beach towels
  • Coffee & tea maker
  • FabIndia brand ‘Organic’ bathroom products
  • Powered RainShower
  • Hot water
  • Luggage rack
  • Water & beer cooler
  • Free mineral water
  • Private & common hammocks
  • Sun loungers around the pool & garden
  • Fully equipped veranda (table, relaxing chairs)
  • Reverse osmosis water filtration system
  • Full Generator Back-up
  • Round the clock security
  • Modern separate kitchen
    Safe locker

Number of Persons Per Room: 2

Meals : breakfast, sundowners light & full lunch, dinner, snacks, bbq (on demand)

All meals are served on the veranda, or inside the lounge room, or by the pool side, or at the vantage gazebo, or anywhere in the garden… candle light dinners by the poolside, or in the garden can also be organized.


  • Relaxing by the lake – sunlounger – in the hammock
  • Tuk-tuk tours, (auto rickshaw) to surrounding temples, churches and coir industry)
  • Spot fishermen’s daily life
  • Alleppey town (25km)
  • Boat tours on the back waters
  • Local bicycle tours, – own bicycles
  • Village walk
  • Fort Cochin (35 km)

Credit cards : Visa and Mastercard accepted

Check in/out time :
check in : 12 pm
Check out : 10 am
Early check in/late check out : to be arranged on site

Pets: unfortunately we don’t accept pets


Cochin airport : 55 km (1.2 hr)
Fort Cochin : 35 km (50 min)
Alleppey : 25 km (40 min)
Thekkady : 165 km (4.5 hrs)
Munnar : 145 km (4 hrs)