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Glimpses of a gorgeous past is visible at Heritage Methanam, a Heritage Hotel in India's first ever model Tourism Village located just over 10 Kms from the city of Kochi, This heritage hotel is a traditional mansion by the backwaters of Kumbalanghi where you travel back about a hundred years in time! Amidst lush greenery all around, the enchanting Heritage Methanam, is sure to offer you refreshingly pleasant experiences… 

A peek into a slice of India's serene coastal countryside is possible with Heritage Methanam as your base on your tour to Kerala.Heritage Methanam boasts of a deluxe suite and rooms with all modern amenities. Dining at our restaurant near the backwaters is a gourmet experience…

The backwaters are a self supporting Eco-system, a network of lakes, canals and estuaries and deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. Teeming with aquatic life, the backwaters of Kerala offer a peaceful setting for romantic cruises viewing the vibrant greenpaddy fields and small, village hamlets on Kerala Houseboats. These boats were once used as Rice boats to transport rice and condiments. The boats are now converted as luxurious cruise boats fitted with all modern amenities. A ride on the houseboat is a marvelous way to explore the charismatic beauty of the backwaters.

Trained local guides are available on request to take you for insightful backwater cruises, countryside cycling, demystifying the legendary Chinese Fishing Nets, watching the Toddy tappers at work, fishing, or for visiting the local temples, churches and heritage spots round the little island of Kumbalanghi.

Heritage Methanam belongs to the reputed Manchusha Group which has a business legacy of over 50 years. Poovath Heritage Hotel at Fort Kochi is managed and marketed by the Manchusha Group.


Kumbalanghi Backwater cruise
Heritage walk & Palace visits
Traditional Folk arts
Deluxe & Suite Rooms
Waterfront Party Lawns
Pool Deck Dining
Boat Jetty
Premium Facilities
Multi-cuisine Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Wi-fi Internet
Doctor-on Call
24 hr Cab Service
Travel Desk
Banquet hall
Cocktail Lounge


Kumbalanghi - Perumpadappu Road
Kumbalanghi P.O. Kochi - 682 007
Kerala, India

Nearest Tourist Attractions

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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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Kumbalanghi - Perumpadappu Road
Kumbalanghi P.O. Kochi - 682 007
Kerala, India

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