Smooth (Tour) Operator!

My dear ladies and gentlemen,
Now we take a tour of Malabar House in Cochin.
Pop Quiz: Where is Cochin?
No…no cheating or googling!


For all those who answered ‘Kerala’, here, let me give you the pat
The Pat = Pat on the back


Yes…lady at the back…you ask me what is this Malabar House?
Patience, my dear lady, patience is the virtue of…. something (!)




Ok, before anything
First let us pay our respect to the deity, beautifully handcrafted in wood


Now, now! Who unmade the bed here? I will need to straighten the covers..
Tippy tippy tap….what color do you see?

Ah, the cool air of the fan! No….no sleeping right now…how so ever inviting the bed looks!

Well, you may try the bath slippers for size…no Prince guaranteed at the end though..
Yes, all these antique wood pillars have been restored to their old glory

That color again!! Pink! Hold me while I remind myself that I have overdone Pink already (click archives on left if you don’t believe me!)

Perfect! Exactly what I need – an open air shower and a lounge chair to relax. Now, if you will excuse me please….can you look the other way?

Please peek through the screen to look at another antique pillar. Meanwhile, let me drink in the blue

Just what I needed! Hand me the paper and the pen to calculate the cost of this tour!


Hmm…maybe she needs a facial and a fruit peel…
Oops…it is supposed to be this way as it is an antique!
Well, now for a tall cool glass of lemonade at the verandah

Aha! I see you would rather dippy dip in the pool…

Sigh! Here is our private boat to take us back to reality..ahem..back to the city

This, Ladies and Gentlemen, was the Malabar House! A unique boutique resort in Kerala- India, offering not just the perfect harmony of Colonial and South Indian design, but also ‘experiences’ called ‘Trinity’, ‘Serenity’, ‘Privacy’ and ‘Discovery’


Here, let me be generous and share the link with you all. Click Here
He he he! Not there but HERE! 😉

Signing off for now:
Mr. Smooth Tour Operator


(All images from Malabar House)



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Comments (14)

  1. the tour was delightful but
    i can’t get past the boat –
    it has me lingering even more than
    the bedroom above:)

    i have such a love of little
    houseboats – i would love to own
    one as i love to decorate small


    what a beautiful photo that is:)

  2. Great post Bhavna- Have this in our list of ‘To-Visit’ places:-)
    I absolutely love the wooden deity, with peeling paint 🙂