Decked in flowers - first day o flife as a Maharena
Just when you thought luxury could not get more luxurious you find a place like Chittoor Kottaram in Kochin. The latest volume of my sublime-to-ridiculous, from palaces-to-slums two month tour of Kerala India, .I have been dubbed Maharana of a -massive!-Maharajhs palace for several nights, with the right to order with -just about- anything I want: 'Madam Refreshingly NOT subservient, but at the same time unbelievably attentive to their Maharenas every little whim, so far butler Milton has summoned a group to enact FABULOUS Ottantulham dance for my eyes only, ushered me out on a private boat tour of Kochi's amazing chinese fishing net area; covered me with sweet-scented flowers, ; prganised an ayurvedic massage, STUFFED me with the best vegetarian indian meals I've ever tasted and has arranged for me to have a complete Keralan saree wardrobe and hairstyling makeover .... 'Madam,if i fail you you are welcome to cut off my head,' Milton my butler assures me. ,Watch out Milton, I'm starting to get used to being a Maharana so if you try and make me quit the throne I might just have to use that sword... \More about Chittor Kottaran? HERE..
Heidi Fuller-love Travel/food/lifestyle writer/photographer, contributor to more than 70 travel publications worldwide.