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The Quiet by the River - Ecofriendly Resort - Antarya Magazine

August 31, 2016, 6:30:00 PM

Antarya magazine remarks on a journey about one of the Best Nature Resorts in South India, “The Quiet By The River,” an eco-friendly island resort in Kerala designed by Benny Kuriakose. “Time literally comes to a standstill, more so as the eco-stay is sans all man-made interventions, be it the television, the internet, or for that matter, even the ubiquitous mobile. It is total severance and hence total undiluted bliss during the entire stay, the conversation happening purely with nature,” says Nandini Sundar, the author of the article.

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She describes the place as, “It is literally located in a “no man’s land,” making it not only a memorable destination to relax, unwind and rejuvenate but also romantic, placed as it is, in its solitude, against the banks of the incessantly flowing river, the sound of water therapeutic to the senses as well as transporting those so inclined, to another dimension.” Further, the article outlines Benny Kuriakose’s approach to designing this resort in Malayatoor. His design objective was to use locally available materials or use salvaged materials and ensure the intervention to the natural characteristics of the site was minimal.