Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces has announced the launch of a new spa resort, Vivanta by Taj at Bekal. The architectural style of the hotel is taken from the Kettuvallam houseboats and will surely lure millions of luxury seekers taking flights to India.

India’s biggest hospitality group, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces has announced the launch of a new spa resort, Vivanta by Taj – Bekal.

Vivanta by Taj – Bekal is the fifth addition to the hotel chain of the brand in Kerala. This takes the total count of the Vivanta properties to 24 across the major metros and other famous Indian holiday destinations including Goa, Kerala, Rajasthan, Sri Lanka and Maldives.

Mr. Raymond N Bickson, M.D. & C.E.O., Indian Hotels Company Limited expressed his contentment on the opening of this new hotel and said: “In our 110-year history, The Taj Group of Hotels continues its journey towards discovering unexplored destinations and adding them to the tourism circuits of India.

“We are proud to introduce The Vivanta by Taj, Bekal, a resort and spa destination and our fifth Vivanta property in Kerala,” Mr. Bickson was further quoted in news reports.

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Ms. Deepa Misra Harris also said: “Vivanta by Taj is the newest brand in the Taj portfolio and we are proud to announce its opening in Bekal – a picturesque and delightful destination, waiting to be discovered.”


Vivanta by Taj – Bekal sprawls across an area of 26 acres. The architecture of the hotel has been inspired by the renowned Kettuvallam houseboats which are unique in this region. Vivanta Bekal will have 71 villas and rooms (57 functional currently), including 32 rooms with private pools, 4 spa-themed Luxury Bliss Suites and a stunning Presidential Nirvana Suite.

The launch of the new property will undeniably add another incredible choice for those looking for luxury travel deals to Kerala.

Bekal, Kerala

Blessed with magnificent attractions, Bekal is largely a private and unscathed retreat for luxury travellers and is nestled in Kasargod district in North Kerala. Easy to tour, Bekal is conveniently accessible from Mangalore Airport that lies only 80 km from the region.

Kerala has been at the forefront of Indian tourism sector with number of airlines and tour operators offering cheap flights and tours to this fascinating state. Selected by the National Geographic Traveller as one of the fifty holiday destinations of a lifetime and one of the thirteen paradises in the world, Kerala is home to stunning draws that attract budget travellers booking cheap flights to India as well as luxury holiday makers with an intention to splurge.

Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

Asia’s largest group of hotels, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces owns over 96 hotels in 55 locations across India and 16 international hotels across the world including Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. Taj properties are undoubtedly among the more popular options for extravagant luxury travellers booking airline tickets on flights to India.

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