Welcome to a little island where time stands absolutely still. Surrounded by Kerala’s great Lake Vembanad, modernity has kept away from its shores. On its secluded banks is Kayal, a luxury boutique resort. Inspired by the local architecture and curated with reclaimed and recycled material, the four cottages of Kayal speak tomes about the art, history and tradition of the place. If you wish to plunge deeper into the local life, you only need to step out into the village.