Dreaming up, building and creating is most fun part of my Kayal journey.
When I discovered the island (5 years ago now), there stood just parts of an old building. An old building that lay waste and abandoned. As I walked through these ruins, stepping over overgrown plants, catching the sun’s rays seeping through the fragmented roof, stumbling upon the vast lake ahead of me, I knew this place was magic. If restored, this place would bring countless travelers the rest and adventure only a solitary island can offer.
With the help of our architect (@studio_jyothi), I was able to bring this beauty back to life. What fun it was sourcing old doors from homesteads, picking up antique furniture from street side shops, salvaging wood from my father’s house to make our dining tables.
Did I say, I love creating!
Oh, and, did I say I hate day to day operations! Thankfully, we have a great operations team at Kayal, from Saiju our manager, to my mother who oversees everything, to our boatman who tells stories of the island, to the local women who cook up great Kerala meals for our guests.
Come visit our island and experience our labour of love.
Love the louche Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, but tomorrow I’ll be firmly on team #HolidayDestination with @nadineshah. How awesome to hear a powerful female post-punk voice prodding both the mainstream and our own sense of complacency. As someone knee deep in the turmult of the Brexit culturewars and it’s sorry fallout, a song like Evil speaks to me with a clear eyed urgency and basically kicks arse. #hyundaimercuryprize
Head towards Manali for the perfect vacation! Take a break from your boring routine life and experience the best of this mesmerizing hill station. With this tour besides the natural beauty, you also get to feel the colonial charm of the hill station, as you see quaint buildings and structures that were built during British rule. Indulge in adventurous activities like paragliding and rappelling with your partner.
So pack your bags and head towards this beautiful place with your loved ones in Himachal.
Book your stay in Manali with us at http://bit.ly/2GfTkqu or Call us at +91 782 782 4444 for more details or Customized Packages.