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Kimansion Inn-Kochi

Day 11 (K) ~ #BlogchatterA2Z challenge

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Kimansion made for a near perfect New Year stay for us, a few years ago. The 100-year-old bungalow (a British one) is turned into a bed and breakfast. There are several rooms, each differently shaped and with its own antique furniture and coir carpets that tickled our toes. The super-high ceilings and four-poster beds made for fun evenings in the room. We felt like we were on a period film set. There are also several balconies with cane chairs that overlook the vintage neighboring houses and the Arabian Sea at a distance.

The wooden staircase added to the charm, and whenever we went up and down, to fetch water or a book from the vintage chests, the whole building reverberated in the heavy sound of footsteps, like a living creature. The house rightfully felt like from an age where there were no cell phones, TV or other such contrivances.

The house has a single caretaker Harish. He had a lot of tips on everything from food, travel and nearby places and their history. And, in the mornings, he turned chef making omelets and toasts for all the guests. And if you don’t like eggs or banana, then God save you.

What charmed me the most is the sparseness – with just one caretaker – and the restrained renovations. It felt more like staying in a government guest house or at someone’s home.

 

Seema Misra undertakes freelance projects for illustrations, content creation, copywriting, and social media marketing through her blog Lonely Canopy. To unwind, she watches world cinema or travels across it. She talks to her plants and sometimes people as well. But more often than not … you will find her curled up in her favorite corner reading a book while sipping strong coffee.

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limitedperspectiveblog
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:)Glad you cherished the sparseness. Today so many people equate holidays with lavishness. Eggs, bananas and a book ina cosy corner. Sounds like the perfect way to bring in the new year!

mammaspeaks
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What is your blog URL – limitedperspectiveblog. I can’t seem to find it.

Balaka
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In my school, we had wooden staircases and also those spiral staircases. This post made me nostalgic. I would love to stay in a place like this.
https://trinalooksback.com/2018/04/12/kalyan-da/

Kalpanaa
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What an awesome place this looks like. I liked that the coir carpet tickled your toes. hahahaha

mammaspeaks
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Will look it up whenever we visit Kochi. Looks like a charming place. Though I love high rated hotels and all the comfort and paraphernalia that comes with it, I would love to stay in an old bungalow like this to experience some old world charm.

Shalzmojo
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I had a lovely stay in Kochi a year back and has opted for a homestay. Loved your experience of this mansion stay and will check it out when I am next headed that part of India again .

Iain Kelly
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So glad I found you through the A to Z Challenge. A lot of interesting places and I must say your artwork is exceptional, really well done 🙂 Look forward to more.
https://iainkellywriting.com/2018/04/12/k-is-for-komarno-slovakia-and-komarom-hungary/

Meena
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Exceptional art work. I am in awe. This challenge has given me so many great bloggers. Cheers!

I blog at http://www.balconysunrise.wordpress.com

Purba Chakraborty
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This is such a beautiful place.
And what amazing artwork! 🙂

sukrisblog
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Oh I don’t really know if we could survive an hour without a wifi or tv.. but digital detox would be so good for a change.

Meha Sharma
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Looks like a perfect place for a holiday. Your illustrations are amazing. Glad to have found you through this challenge. Keep up the good work.

Anagha Yatin
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Anagha Yatin

Vintage classic or victorian kind of royal feeling! Wow quite a place, Seema.

shilpagarg85
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shilpagarg85

A perfect setting midst the luch greens of Kerala 🙂

shilpagarg85
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shilpagarg85

lush*

pratikshya2
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I have read about these old bungalows being converted into bed and breakfast. Somewhere in Dehradun or Shimla my parents had stayed in one such place. Their experience was awesome as well. Ands the old world charm they bring!

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shwetadave

This is nice but I am a vegetarian and I can’t eat bananas. at all 😀 While I am there, when I am, god save me 😀

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