This 2-bedroom villa sits on 6.5 acres of private estate, surrounded on all sides by Kerala’s backwaters. The two bedrooms, on the upper floor, are separated by a lounge area; there is also access to a rooftop patio with a 360-degree view of the backwaters—a perfect place for sunset or sunrise viewing. On the ground floor there is a full kitchen, dining room, living room and surrounding patios which are furnished for outdoor relaxation. A large yard between the villa and the water can be used for recreation or banqueting functions. With three ponds for aquaculture, and remaining lands for agriculture, your meals are as local as local gets. Kerala cuisine is served by Kayal Villa’s hospitality team, who also assist with activities including fishing, kayaking, bicycling or exploration of nearby Fort Cochin. Kayal Villa is secluded and tranquil, but situated just south of the Cochin metropolitan area (you will not believe it when you are on property); excursions can be arranged with car and driver, or by speed boat with local captain who can provide guided tours.