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November 18, 2013 Destination Global, Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59Heir apparent, His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales celebrated his momentous 65th birthday at Kumarakom Lake Resort in Kerala along with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

During the four day visit, the Royal couple visited many popular tourist sites of Kochi, including the 16th century Jewish Synagogue and the Kerala Folklore Museum and Theatre. The royal couple watched a performance of Kathakali (traditional dance) at the Cochin Cultural Centre.Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall welcomed in Kerala

S. Harikishore, Director, Kerala Tourism, said: ‘The visit by the British royal couple will leave a lasting effect on the state’s ever growing international reputation among both domestic and international travelers”.

Paul P John. Chairman and Managing Director, Kumarakom Lake Resort, said: “It’s an honor to have the Royal family Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, celebrated his 65th birthday in Keralawith us. Thirty cottages had been booked for the couple and their entourage, and the royal couple stayed at the regal Presidential Suite.”

The exclusive suite is bedecked with elaborate traditional woodwork, authentic mural arts and exquisite antiques, has  a private view of the lake and a private infinity swimming pool right on the lake. Of all the features of the Presidential Suite, the Prince is said to have admired, in particular, the rustic yet luxurious open-air bathroom!

While he received a wooden elephant as a gift from Kerala Government, Prince Charles has chosen to buy wooden toys to take back home.

Britain is Kerala’s biggest tourism market outside India, accounting for nearly 150,000 arrivals last year.

Lonely Planet has named Kerala among the world’s 10 best destinations for taking the family on a holiday in 2014.

Written by Anand & Madhura Katti

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