We spent the mid weekend of this month in, if I call it a paradise, it would be an understatement. After brainstorming for a while, we zeroed in on Bekal and didn’t have to as much as look into other properties when Vivanta By Taj Bekal popped (and topped) in the results.
A Weekend At Vivanta By Taj Bekal Kerala
We hit the roads of our beloved Bangalore early morning at around 4:00 am on the Saturday. Bangalore looked like a cute kid asleep in the wee hours of morning, that you can’t stop looking at (but all hell breaks loose when the devil wakes up!). The drive was amazing, the unstoppable feeling in NH48 with a beautiful sunrise and the drive amidst nature near Kasargod. It was smooth and approximately an 8 hour drive with overall one hour of stopovers. We stayed in a villa with a private pool, which was beyond imagination. After resting for a while and itching to try out our new GoPro camera, we headed to Bekal Fort.
Bekal Fort had few visitors since it was almost closing time (5:00 pm). Its a nice fort adjacent to Bekal beach with well-maintained gardens inside. It will take approximately 1-1.5 hours to cover the entire fort on foot. The views turned more gorgeous as we continued to explore. The Bekal beach too is a very nice place to sit back and relax. After taking a couple of shots in GoPro, we decided to head to the Kappil Beach for sunset which is adjacent to Vivanta By Taj Bekal property. The fifty shades of orange in the sky was a treat to watch. The currents are very strong at this part of the Arabian sea, hence swimming is strictly not advised. The waves were actually a little scary, taking away all the sand while retreating, within a blink!
The next day we spent exploring the Taj Bekal property. Taj has made wonders with this one.The Kappil river runs through Vivanta By Taj Bekal! You can see the beach and the backwater together! The whole property is so gorgeous and well maintained. The rooms are well designed, spacious and offers more amenities than one might probably require. The private pool was a class apart, check out the pictures if you don’t believe me. The Taj also has a signature spa called Jiva, just like in its other Vivanta properties.
The guests are provided bicycles to explore. The hotel also offers various activities (at extra cost), like Kayaking, Zorbing, Archery, Hike to the Bekal Fort, Bicycle ride to the Bekal fort etc. We went kayaking at the backwaters during sunset and it was so fun! I got a little creeped out by all the tranquility and peace that the nature had to offer to us and came out earlier than required. The city life has made us addicted to all the noise and disturbance, trust me!
PS: Some of the fish-eyed looking pictures were taken in our GoPro Hero camera.
And before we knew it………. it was time to leave! It was one unforgettable, yet the most relaxing weekend ever. We are definitely going back to Vivanta By Taj Bekal again.
Checkout the awesome video we recorded in GoPro adventure camera!
This has been one of our best stays and getaways so far! If you like to book this property, you can do it here.
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