Anantya Eco-friendly Resort - Travel Plus Leisure
September 30, 2014, 6:30:00 PM
An article featured in Travel + Leisure, exploring the Anantya Eco-friendly Resort. Designed by Benny Kuriakose and built along the Chittar Lake close to the historic town of Kanyakumari, It exhibits refined luxury with simplicity and a minimalist resort design. All these highlights make Anantya Resorts one of the finest nature-friendly resorts in India. Once a part of the erstwhile Travancore state, the sprawling 1,000-acre area that is home to the resort was bought by some British planters in the early 20th century.
Around the late 1920s, it passed on to its present owners, Vaikundam Estate, named after the divine abode of Lord Vishnu. The 20-acre resort itself is on a peninsula overlooking the clear blue Chittar Lake and forms part of the larger rubber plantation of Vaikundam Estate. It is truly Travancore's best-kept secret! Here on the plantation, founder and director Lakshmy Ashok spent many weekends during her childhood. Over the years, the weekend home developed into a resort concept that allowed the family to share this magical lakeside with guests, too.