Vacation Report, India: Poetree Sarovar Portico

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Vacation Report, India: Poetree Sarovar Portico

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Poetree Sarovar Portico

This branch of the Sarovar resort chain is located in the hills of Thekkady in Kerala. Though not a long distance from Kochi, because of the switchbacks and road conditions, it took more than six hours to arrive.


On the way we drove past quite a few tea plantations, which piqued our interest as all of us enjoy a nice cup of tea! (Though you’ll never hear me turn down a cup of coffee, regardless of the hour!)

Kerala is known as “God’s Own Country”
So. Much. Tea.
Delicious caffeine…
Can you smell it?

The resort entrance was tucked away behind a few backroads and further up a hill, which made for an adventure in and of itself, but once we were there, it was smooth sailing.

Resort entrance
Gorgeous from both sides!
Beautiful wall-art in the lobby
More wall art


Our rooms were located a short distance away from the main building, and offered an excellent view of the valley. Most mornings we were greeted by the sounds of wildlife from outside.

Spacious bathroom
Gorgeous views!
A second window and the bed itself
Back-lit art!
A bench for luggage or to put on shoes
The view from the balcony!

Christmas Decorations

The infinity pool area was completely decorated for Christmas Eve dinner, and looked quite lovely.

The infinity pool on arrival
Decked out for Christmas Eve!

Upcoming Deals

Sarovar Vasundhara
Sarovar Portico

If you have some vacation time coming up and don’t mind the trek, I highly recommend taking advantage of some of the deals at the Sarovar properties!