If art, heritage, and Fort Kochi are what’s drawing you to Kerala, then checking into the heritage Ballard Bungalow comes highly recommended.
Go Dutch By Checking Into This Heritage Bungalow In Fort Kochi For Just Under INR 2,500
It would be a little too less of an info if we tell you that a 200-year old Dutch-era building is what Ballard Bungalow is all about. But that’s all you need to picture the colonial era stately furniture in and around the property. It’s also enough to picture the wooden floor and rafters, and four-poster beds made of solid wood. Paintings, artefacts, and other decor props fill up the space, giving this property its colonial era vibes. Adding modernity are the A/C rooms, the WiFi connectivity, and that 24/7 help desk.
Rooms are six in number with some featuring either a terrace or a balcony. Ensuite rooms come with hot shower, while room service makes things easy going. Oh, and did we tell you there’s complimentary breakfast as well? There’s plenty of space for you to lounge around. The common room is one such space where you can stretch yourself on those plush sofas or the easy chair and catch up on some reading.
Exploring Fort Kochi
The bungalow is in close proximity to all major spots of Fort Kochi. Chinese fishing nets, the beach, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church are all under a kilometre away. Should you plan to spend the day roaming around, the help desk will be more than happy to help you with private transport. Stopovers at Vasco Da Gama’s residence, Dutch Cemetary, and the market come highly recommended as well.
Booking Yourself A Stay
The rate for per night for two people at INR 2,490 during the time of publishing this recommendation. The rates are inclusive of WiFi and breakfast. You can book a room here.