Tribes is 21 years

Enquire or Call

UK: 01473 890499
US: 1-800-608-4651
You are here: HomeIndiaAccommodation
India holiday ideas experiences accommodation places to go when to visit india map reviews


Kerala & South India

Rating: Deluxe    

Purity overview

Purity is a lovely colonial-syle villa set on the shores of Lake Vembanad in the Kerala Backwaters. Formerly known as Casa Del Fauno, the property is known for its relaxed, European atmopshere. Guests can stroll through the lush spice gardens, take a swim in the pool, enjoy a refreshing drink on the veranda and enjoy a romantic lake-side dinner.

There are 14 rooms and suites. One of the last occupies the entire upper floor of the main villa and one set in a separate cottage with its own private garden, ideal for families. All rooms are furnished in a cool, contemporary style and have ample facilities including fans, air conditioning, tea and coffee making equipment, television and internet access. They also have distinctive artwork and antiques. Each room has a state-of-the-art shower room and some also have bathtubs. All rooms have a private terrace or veranda with views of the garden or the lake.  

Indian, Oriental and Mediterranean cuisine is served at Purity. There are no set meal times, so guests are free to eat when, and where they wish, be this in the inner courtyard, the dining room, by the pool or lake shore or on their own veranda. Beer and wine are offered, but no spirits.

The main 'activity' at Purity is relaxation! The fragrant gardens, lovely lake views, infinity pool and sandy beach all add to the calm atmosphere. Excursions can be arranged to local attractions including Alleppey with its historic canals and sights, Mararikulam beach and local villages. Bicycles are available for further exploration. Canoeing on the lake is a great way to observe local life and see the fishermenm work their nets.

This is an imtimate spa with 2 treatment rooms, offering a full range of Ayurvedic therapies. The principles, philosophies and practices of Ayurveda are focused on the invidiual with the aim to maintain the state of health. Herbs, nutritional guidance, exercise and meditation all contribute towards the prevention of ill health and the promotion of long life and the enhancement of the quality of life.

Treatments range from a few minutes, to a full day and up to a course of 14 days. All are undertaken in consultation with an Auyurvedic doctor. Treatments include full body massage, foot massage, herbal steam baths, body soaks, herbal detoxification, mind and body relaxation therapies, intensive hair treatment and various skin treatments.


Open:  Purity is open all year.   

Location:  Purity is located on the southwest shores of Lake Vembanad in Kerala. It is 70kms from Kochi airport. The nearest railway station is in Alleppey, 8kms away.  

Rooms:  There are 14 rooms in total including deluxe rooms and suites, the Vembanad suite which covers the entire 1st floor and the garden cottage, ideal for a family.  All rooms have terraces and verandas overlooking the lake. The rooms feature artwork and antiques. Facilities include flatscreen TV, ‘phone, minibar, tea and coffee makers, Wi-Fi internet access, safe and air conditioning. 8 of the rooms have private sit outs and 4 have their own treatment rooms.

Activities:  Take a boat trip on Lake Vembanad, excursions to the beach or the local village, explore by bike, relax by the pool. Guests can take part in cooking lessons and yoga sessions. Staff are happy to arrange excursions and activities for guests in the local area.

Facilities:  There is a large outdoor swimming pool and sunbeds and a lakeside infinity pool. The hotel has well-maintained gardens, a lakefront pavilion, a yoga space and a spa offering Ayurvedic treatments. Purity offers daily breakfast. Dinner is on request. Meals are served in the sheltered courtyard, by the pool, by the lake or in the garden. Food is traditional Keralan cuisine. During the day snacks are available. In its museum/art gallery, Purity exhibits the work of the artist Abdul Kalam who specialises in Keralan culture.

Dining:  Meals are taken at individual tables.

Children:  Children of all ages are welcome.  

Health:  We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.

Communication:  There is free Wi-Fi internet access. 

Map for Purity

Lodge IconLodge Yacht IconVessel Tented Camp IconCamp Hotel IconHotel National Park IconNational Park Historic site IconHistoric site Place of Interest IconPlace of Interest UNESCO world heritage site IconUNESCO heritage site

Guy Marks
Paul Cook
Alex Neaves
We know and love India, and would be delighted to help you plan your perfect trip here.
01473 890499 Call to talk to one of our travel experts. PLAN MY TRIP

our travel expert

Let us help you plan your perfect tailor-made holiday to India. Talk to one of our travel experts. Tell us what you want, and we will tailor make your perfect trip.
Call: 01473 890499



Botswana Specialists Costa Rica Specialists Cruise the Galapagos Peru Specialists

Help me plan my trip

* required fields

Please enter your address

Trip details

Yes No
Yes No

Other information

Your Preferences

Keep in touch with the tribe in the following way/s:

By email: Yes, Please No, Thanks

By post: Yes, Please No, Thanks

I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time.Read our Privacy Policy here.

All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy)

Brochure Request

Our "Book of Unmissable Travel Experiences - Book Two" includes some inspiring ideas which could be the holiday experience you're looking for. You will find an online version of our brochure which you can flip through at your leisure.

* required fields

Please enter your address

Other information

Yes No

All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy)

Our e-newsletter offers you travel inspiration, with gorgeous and exciting places to go or stay, plus special offers, and some insight into sustainability/conservation.

* required fields

I am agreeing to receive Tribes e-newsletter. I understand that all information I have supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy), and I can unsubscribe at any time.