Kerala architecture: Traditional house on Marari Beach

The Veena Beach Villa is a beautiful two hundred and fifty year old heritage villa that took three years to renovate before it was opened out to guests. It is complete with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a central courtyard and verandah. The basic structure of the villa is typically in sync with traditional Kerala architecture. Kerala architecture has been influenced by historical, geographical and climatic factors with the science of Vastu as the underlying concept behind it.

Lying between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, Kerala gets plenty of rainfall which further creates more water bodies such as lagoons and backwaters. Coupled with the lush vegetation throughout the state makes it very humid especially during the summer months. In fact, Kerala doesn’t experience winter at all! Kerala’s architecture, therefore has been designed in a such a way to protect against the abundance of rain, sun and humidity! Early maritime associations with countries such as China, Europe and the Arab nations have also shown its influence in the evolution of Kerala’s architectural style.

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