I think that the USP of Chandralyam lies in its location. So near (to the places of interest in Bekal) and yet so far (cocooned in a coconut farmhouse away from the bustle of town). Its a little difficult to find the place, but once you do that... the first impression is enough to melt away your fatigue after a long drive. It is a traditional Kerala style house with hospitality that makes you feel at home. Morning is the time one should reserve for walking around the large compound and soak in the sounds, sights and smells (all of them pleasant)! To top it all, we were treated with home-made breakfast which cannot be matched by any five-star affair. Its an escape worth making!!!