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Experience the essence of urban tranquility in the heart of downtown Kochi (Cochin), Grand Seasons is located on Chittoor Road and less than a two minute walk from the city's famed M.G. Road (Mahatma Gandhi Road). M.G. Road has been deemed the business spine of Kochi and site of the city’s most popular attractions and shopping spree.

The heart of Kochi has a pulse that is easily felt, radiating the excitement and beauty of the Grand Seasons location. The three star Grand Seasons delivers a refreshing blend of classic elegance, organic ambiance and modern lifestyle comforts for an unforgettable experience.

Facilities

Complimentary Continental breakfast
Complimentary newspaper
Individually controlled air-conditioning
Satellite television
Wake-up calls
International direct dial telephone
Laundry service
Car parking
Meeting Room
Currency Exchange
Superior & Suite in-room internet access
Superior & Suite in-room electronic safe
Superior & Suite in-room mini fridge
Doctor-On-Call

Location

Hotel Grand Seasons offers our guests one of the most coveted addresses in the city. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Kochi, Grand Seasons is a tranquil retreat at the center of Kochi’s most vibrant city, the cosmopolitan commercial capital of Kerala. The prime location of Hotel Grand Seasons makes it an exclusive destination for international jet setters and discerning business travelers alike.

Less than a 2 minute walk (1 block) to famed M.G. Road

30 minute drive (30 Km) from Cochin International Airport (COK)

5 minute walk (½ Km) from main Bus Terminal

2 minute walk (less than ½ Km) from Kochi Town Railway Station

by air: Cochin/Kochi International Airport (Code: COK), a world-class modern international airport has regular international and domestic flights arriving into Kochi. The airport is 30 kms (35 minutes drive) from the Hotel Grand Seasons.

by rail: Kochi is connected to the rest of India by an extensive network of rails. The city of Kochi has two main railway stations: Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam Town.

by road: Three important National Highways (NH) pass through or start within Kochi. NH 47 from Kanyakumari to Salem passes right through the heart of Kochi while NH 17 to Mumbai and NH 49 to Madurai (in Tamil Nadu) start from Kochi. Private and public transport services are available to/from all major cities of South India from Kochi.

Nearest Tourist Attractions

FORT KOCHI
Kochi, once a tiny fishing village in Kingdom of Kochi was granted to Portuguese in 1500s by Rajah Of Kochi who also gave them permission to built Fort Emmanuel to protect their commercial interest. The Portuguese thus build the first European Settlement in India and the first part of the name Fort Kochi comes from this fort, Fort Emmanuel. The Dutch who took control in 1683 by destroying the fort and many other Portuguese institutions developed Fort Kochi as a major commercial center, a military base and a vibrant cultural hub. It came under British in 1795 and remained with them till India's independence. Tourist attractions in Fort Kochi include, The Chinese fishing nets, Burial Ground of Vasco Da Gama , Fort Kochi Beach, Santa Cruz Basilica, Bastion Bungalow, St Francis Church etc., Mattancherry Palace, and Jewish Synagogue are other spots worth visiting in the vicinity.

ST. FRANCIS CHURCH
ST. FRANCIS CHURCH - This centuries old church at Fort Kochi was originally built completely of timber and later reconstructed in stone masonry. The Protestant Dutch, converted to an Anglican church, restored it in 1779.

FORT IMMANUEL
FORT IMMANUEL - This bastion of the Portuguese in Kochi was a symbol of the strategic alliance between the Maharajah of Kochi and the Monarch of Portugal, after whom it was named.

DUTCH PALACE
DUTCH PALACE - This Palace was built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Cochin in 1555 A.D. Though built by the Portuguese, it is popularly known as the 'Dutch Palace' as the Dutch renovated it during their short-lived reign here.
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THE DUTCH CEMETERY
THE DUTCH CEMETERY - The tomb stones here are the most authentic record of the hundreds of Europeans who left their homeland on a mission to expand their colonial empires and changed the course of history of this land.

WELLINGDON ISLAND
WELLINGDON ISLAND - This is a man made island created from the materials drudged while deepening the Cochin Port. Lord Bristow was the architect of this island. There are frequent ferry and bus services to this place from Ernakulam. The Harbour, Airport and Harbour Railway Terminus are in this island.

TRAYEESHA TEMPLE
Trayeesha Temple at Tripunithura is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and there are two festivals every year each lasting 8 days the most important festival falls in November -December and on the last

PALLIPURAM FORT
PALLIPURAM FORT - The Portuguese built Pallipuram fort in 1503. It is one of the oldest existing European monuments in India. The Dutch captured the fort in 1661 and sold it to the State of Travancore in 1789. This fort is situated in the northern extremity of the Vypeen Island at Pallipuram.
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LOAFER'S CORNER/PRINCESS STREET
LOAFER'S CORNER/PRINCESS STREET - One of the earliest streets to be constructed in Fort Kochi, Princess Street with its European style residences still retains its old world charm.

JEWISH SYNAGOGUE
JEWISH SYNAGOGUE - This synagogue built in 1568 A.D., was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1662 and rebuilt by the Dutch two year after Scroll of Old Testament and a number of the Copper Plates inscribed in the Hebrew script script are preserved in the synagogue. The synagogue is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. excepted on Saturdays and Jewish holidays

PIERCE LESLIE BUNGALOW
PIERCE LESLIE BUNGALOW - This charming mansion was the office of Pierce Leslie & Co., coffee merchants, founded in 1862. A representative of the Fort Kochi colonial bungalow, this building reflects Portuguese, Dutch and local influences.

CHINESE FISHING NETS
The Chinese fishing nets are a fascinating sight to us. These nets, at the entrance of the harbour and along the backwaters with pivots of wood, were introduced by traders from the court of Kublai Khan in 1350AD.They can be seen all along the backwaters of Kerala.

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Mermaid Complex
Kaniyampuzha Road
Vyttila, Kochi - 682 019
South Kerala, India

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