Chess Houseboat 2024 offers exotic stays and exotic tournament venues

Participants of Chess Houseboat 2024 will visit

Marari Beach

(One of the world’s top 5 Hammock Beaches - National Geographic) - Participants will spend 2 nights in a beachside resort in Marari

Marari Beach, a secluded little known beach destination in the Alappuzha, is located about 11 km from Alappuzha town.The fisherfolk of Mararikulam and their gentle ways of life are some of the attractions here. An evening stroll is one of the best hangouts here.

The Backwaters of Alappuzha

Owing to its enticing natural beauty, the Alappuzha boat cruise has long been a favourite among travellers of the west. Alleppey has secured a place in the heart of every traveller, foreigners and locals alike, who has set foot in its land of unsullied beauty. The beautiful Pathiramanal Island, frequented by the migratory birds, the enchanting rural life of Kerala, irresistible local cuisine and the uninterrupted view of the endless stretch of backwaters are only a handful of the highlights not to be missed here.

Kumarakom Backwaters and Bird Sanctuary

A labyrinth of backwaters with shimmering water, the brilliant green of mangrove forests, coconut palms lining the embankments, blue skies, flocks of migratory birds skimming the water – that is Kumarakom, a veritable dreamland! Every year, more than seven million tourists visit Kerala, a place that the National Geographic Magazine has described as one of the must-see places in a lifetime. Kumarakom is an important stopover for a majority of these tourists. This famous tourist backwater hub is a cluster of islands on the eastern banks of Lake Vembanad. Compared to adjacent villages, the lake has its maximum length and breadth near Kumarakom - about eight km. With the huge lake on one side and with a network of calm canals running through it, Kumarakom, a masterpiece created by man and Nature together, enjoys a unique position on the map of Kerala.

Misty Hills of Munnar

Munnar is a town in the Western Ghats mountain range in India’s Kerala state. A hill station and former resort for the British Raj elite, it's surrounded by rolling hills dotted with tea plantations established in the late 19th century. Eravikulam National Park, a habitat for the endangered mountain goat Nilgiri tahr, is home to the Lakkam Waterfalls, hiking trails and 2,695m-tall Anamudi Peak

The Periyar Tiger Reserve / Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary

The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. The Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Spreads across the entire district are the picturesque plantations and hill towns that nestle beautiful trails for treks and mountain walks.It is one of the oldest tiger reserves in the country and the forests of Periyar is embellished by the presence of endangered species including White Tigers.

To explore the wilderness of Periyar Tiger Reserve tourists has many options like from boating to trekking.

Tranquil Treasures: Exploring Thiruvananthapuram

Embark on a journey to Thiruvananthapuram, the serene capital city of Kerala, India. Nestled along the picturesque Arabian Sea coast, this enchanting destination captivates visitors with its rich cultural heritage, lush landscapes, and vibrant traditions. From the majestic Padmanabhaswamy Temple to the tranquil backwaters of Poovar, Thiruvananthapuram offers a tapestry of experiences for every traveler. Discover the essence of South India as you delve into its culinary delights, explore its historical landmarks, and unwind amidst the natural beauty that defines this coastal gem.

Bolgatty Island / Kochi, the “Queen of the Arabian Sea"

Bolgatty Island is a picturesque island located near Fort Kochi in Ernakulam district. It is famous for its eponymous palace along with being a growing cosmopolitan hotspot in the area. The Bolgatty Palace was built in 1744 by the Dutch and was eventually taken over by the British. This has now been transformed into a famous Kerala Tourism Department Corporation (KTDC) Hotel and Resort and boasts of its own golf course and honeymoon cottages.

The Kochi International Marina is situated here. It is the only marina of its type in India and can host up to 34 yachts alongside water, electricity and sewage pump-out facilities. The Bolgatty Event Centre is renowned for hosting a large number of international conferences, conventions, exhibitions and wedding ceremonies. With the backwaters, Cochin Seaport, Vallarpadam Container Terminal and the Arabian Sea overlooking it, there is no better location to host such important events.