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Oyster Opera Resort is a theme village in Kerala – Part 2

“OYSTER OPERA” is a theme village that is located in northern part of Kerala, God’s own country.

Facilities in Oyster Opera Resort

Oyster Opera has 9 Cottages and 1 House Boat as Cottage.
Mussel (300 sqft)
• Facing the Fish pond to the East Mussel is a Laterite stone cottage.
• It has coconut grudges and hay thatched roof. It has:
– Verandah
– Bedroom with twin bed
– A combined toilet bath.

Oyster (330 sqft)
• Facing the Backwater Oyster is a Laterite stone cottage.
• It has coconut grudges and hay thatched roof. It has:
– A verandah
– Bedroom with twin bed
– Attached toilet
– Open air bath

Clam (390 sqft)
• This faces both fish pond and Back waters and is a Laterite stone cottage.
• It has coconut grudges and hay thatched roof. It has:
– A verandah
– Bedroom with twin bed
– Attached toilet
– Open air bath

Shrimp (340 sqft)
• This Faces Backwater and is a Laterite stone cottage.
• It has tiled roof and false ceiling. It has:
– A verandah
– Air condition bedroom with twin bed
– Attached toilet
– Open air bath

Crab (335 sqft)
• This Faces Backwater and is a tented cottage fixed on top of Laterite stone foundation.
• It is safe and secure. It has:
– A verandah
– 1 twin-bed room
– A combined toilet bath

Float House (270 sqft)
• It is a bamboo walled cottage floating on top of floats within our fish pond. It consists of:
– Front and side verandah
– 1 bed room with twin bed
– A combined toilet bath
• It floats itself in the 1.75 acres of fish pond where fishes like ‘sea-bass, pearl spot, prawns’, etc can be found galloping in the water.
• The gentle waves cradle the float house that makes your ride even more exciting.

Pearl Oyster (330 sq.ft)
• It is a wooden cottage that is constructed on tree tops that are 12 feet above ground.
• The wall, floor and roof were constructed out of wood and hay thatched roof.
• It faces to back water. It consists of:
– Bed room with twin bed
– Attached bathroom with toilet and balcony

Lobster (350sq.ft)
• The cottage is 15 feet above ground.
• It is surrounded by back water and fish farming pond.
• It has an outside view from the balcony which is excellent.
• It is made out of cane walls, wooden floor and ceiling with tile sheet top roof. It consists of:
– One bed room with twin bed
– Balcony
– Attached bathroom with toilet

Snail (350sq.feet)
• It is just below the cottage lobster that is surrounded by back water and fish farming ponds.
• Its wall was built by canes, wooden floor and roof. It has:
– One bed room with twin bed
– Attached bath room with toilet
– balcony

Sara’s Float
• Sara’s house boat built on a traditional huge boat.
• The main transports of commercial goods like coconut, paddy, rice, etc.
Also, all cottages are provided with:
– 24 hours power (backed up with generator) and water
– 2 easy chairs in verandah
– 1 bedroom ceiling fan
– 2 bedside lamps
– 1 foir
– 1 European closet with both toilet paper and jet spray pump
– One hand wash basin along with soap, shampoo, oil, bath towel and a hand towel.

Best time to visit/climate

• Kerala is very close to equator and has a tropical climate.
• Kerala experiences heavy rains almost throughout the year.
• It is one of the wettest areas on the earth.
• Summer lasts from mid-February to mid-May.
• The tropical sun is really hot and temperatures can go up to 35°C in the afternoons.
• The monsoon is in place from mid-May until early September.
• The North-East Monsoon winds bring heavy showers.
• Winter is mild and lasts from about mid-October to early February.
• Heavy rains occur from the last week of September until early November, due to the retreat of the South-East monsoon.
• There is no snow in Kerala, although it is quite cold and misty in the mountain regions.
• The temperature averages around:
– 28°C – 34°C daytime, 24°C – 28°C at night in summer seasons of March, April
– 20°C – 28°C daytime, 18°C – 25°C at night for the rest of the year
• Temperatures may drop down to 10°C or sometimes even little below during winter seasons (November, December) in Hilly areas.
• Kerala experiences mild winds throughout most of the year.

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How to get there?

1. By Plane
There are three airports in Kerala, with flights to domestic and international destinations:
– Kochi(Cochin)
– Kozhikode
– Thiruvananthapuram(Trivandrum)
The airports have several carriers operating international flights around the world.
Cochin International Airport: Kerala’s largest airport
• It has regular flight connections to most of the Middle East and Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka.
• Europe and US bound passengers need to transit in the Middle East or Mumbai, though chartered flights are common during tourist season, mostly from Europe.
• There are regular Flights to most parts of India.
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport
• It has regular connections to major cities of India, as well as to the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka and Maldives.
• Charter flights for tourism from London, New York and Moscow operate to Thiruvananthapuram.
Kozhikode International Airport
• It is a major airport in Malabar with international connections to most of the cities in the Middle East.
• There are 20 to 25 international carriers offering flights to Kerala.
• Apart from international carriers, Air India, Air India Express, Jet Airways and Indigo offers international connections from the 3 airports.
Domestic destinations accessible by direct flights from these airports include:
– Chennai
– Bangalore
– Mumbai
– Agatti
– Hyderabad
– Mangalore
– Pune
– Goa
– Delhi
• There are daily, and some bi-daily flights, to most Indian cities from airports in Kochi and Trivandrum by all the Indian carriers.
• Kochi has Air-Cruise turnaround program with chartered services.
• Shuttles operated by KSRTC are available from airport to its respective city core and nearby towns.
• Taxis are the most popular for Airport-City connection.

2. By Train
• Indian Railways operates several trains to and from Kerala.
• More than 300 plus trains connect Kerala to all parts of India, including long-haul direct train services to cities like Delhi and Mumbai.
• Trivandrum Rajadhani, Ernakulam Durnoto, Kerala Express and Netravati Express are some of the most popular trains connect key cities across India.

3. By Bus
• Inter-state private and government buses operate between neighboring states.
• The most common inter-state bus is Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC-Karnataka) with daily bus from most of Major cities of Kerala to Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore.
• Tamil Nadu State Bus like SETC also operates regularly from Kerala.
• Kerala’s State bus- KRSTC-Kerala do have regular Ordinary bus to most of nearby places in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
• RSTC-Kerala also operates a few Volvo AC bus to Bangalore and Coimbatore.

4. By Road
• Kerala is well connected by National Highways and recently it was renumbered.
• Both numbers are used interchangeably:
– NH 66 (Connecting Mumbai to Trivandrum via Western coastal side of Goa, Karnataka and almost all coastal cities of Kerala like Kannur, Kozhikode, Kochi, Alapuzha, Kollam etc) (Earlier known as NH 17).
– NH 544 (Connecting Salem with Kochi via Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrissur (Earlier known as NH 47).
– NH 766 (Connecting Kozhikode to Mysore via Wayanad)(Earlier known as NH 212).
– NH 85 (Connecting Kochi to Ramaeswaram via Munnar, Madurai)(Earlier known as NH 49).
– NH 183 (Connecting Kollam to Dindigul in Tamil Nadu via Kottayam, Kanjirapally, Kumily and enters into Tamil Nadu at Kambam)(Earlier known as NH 220).
– NH 744 (Connecting Kollam with Madurai via Punalur, Shenkottai, Tenkasi)(Earlier known as NH 208).
– NH 966 (Connecting Palakkad with Kozhikode) (Earlier known as NH 213).

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at wikitravel.org
Hotels at tripadvisor.in
Hotels at booking.com

Blogs / Sites about Oyster Opera Resort – Kerela

blogs at oysteropera.in
blogs at tripadvisor.in
blogs at kasargod.net
blogs and reviews at wikitravel.org

Images and photos about Oyster Opera Resort – Kerela

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Videos about Oyster Opera Resort – Kerela

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