We started from Alleppey around noon after our lunch and reached Kumarakom in an hr's time. After checking 2 resorts we came to Coco Bay - and yes it was our cup of coffee....to reach the lake resort a small boat(pic below) accompanied us which itself impressed us. So we checked in there around 5PM - It was a beautiful place by itself and needed no entertainment at all.
The lake view during sunset was amazing and we were just sitting mesmerised with our cup of coffee :)
Sitting, relaxing by the lake side was the best experience we had.....esp mittu loved the hammock and the pool. We didnt check kumarakom beach too instead planned to spend the whole day inside the resort itself.
We ordered vegetable pakoras and coffee.....Late evening the chef came to take the order....The service was too good I would say and we found the persons very friendly. The dinner was good too - But I forgot the camera so couldnt click pics. And the best thing I liked about their next day's breakfast was their upma - yes you heard it right "rava upma" - the texture, flavour was awesome.
As it was a Friday there was no crowd at the resort when we checked in so it was an additional benefit for us. There was a kids pool too so mittu enjoyed it the most and refused to come back.
We had our lunch at Ashirwad(pic below) - The lunch we had there was also too good, reached the room and with a heavy heart packed up to start the drive to Cochin.
We spent only 1 day at Kumarakom and started to Cochin the next day. It took us around 3.5 hours to reach Cochin and my god the traffic was worse inside the city which reminded me Chennais traffic.
We went to Marine Drive and 2 malls(Oberon, Abad Nucelus Mall) and did a quick shopping there.
I made it a point to visit 2 wholesale baking shops and got few baking accessories there too.You can check out the details of Staines&Co in Divyas space. I also mailed her asking for few good retuarants at MG Road and Abad was one of them. We lunched out at Abad on the closing day and should say it is one of the best restaurants.
Desserts were truely delicious. I ordered brownie with vanilla icecream and hubby ordered chocolate fudge icecream.We finished ur lunch returned back to the room and packed to start our travel to reach our nest :)
Overall the trip was a cherishable one packed with lots of family times, experiences and loots of food and fun too.....And am looking forward for more such trips more often to break the routine ...Hope hubby is hearing me now :)