Attractive painting depicting the traditional Kathakali dance form, at the Taj Malabar which is located at the man-made tourist island of Fort Cochin.
I saw beautiful sculptures of traditional revered symbols in Hindu culture, the cow and the elephant at the luxury hotel, Taj Malabar. I found the grounds of the Taj Malabar beautifully landscaped and very pleasant and I even saw little red duck pottery figures in the gardens. I learnt that Kerala is quite a place for bird watchers with many bird sanctuaries. I spotted eagles and cranes flying in the sky but couldn’t get a close enough shot. I also spotted an arresting looking ancient doll figure high on a wall outside the Jiva Spa at the Taj Malabar.
These heritage rich paintings and sculptures were at the Mid-Range, Taj Residency at Marine Drive in Cochin, where we stayed for three days. This hotel seems to be catered to business travellers.
The Taj Kumarukom where we would have loved to stay, but unfortunately it was fully booked. I would suggest you book early to stay there as it seems to be next to a bird santuary.