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Vivanta By Taj Bekal

Opt for a stay at Vivanta by Taj Bekal and have a rejuvenating Ayuerveda experience at the Jiva Grande Spa. Nestled amidst a lush rejuvenating surrounding, this resort is just the perfect option for those who wish to get rid of the tension of the city life. Covering an area of 26 acres of green land, this luxury property offers an amazing view of the Kerala backwaters and the surrounding  area. Enjoy a comfortable stay at the luxury rooms and suites of the resort and opt for Ayurveda therapies. The resort serves lip-smacking delicacies of Indian and world cuisines.


How to reach

By Train

Kasargod  and Kanhagad railway station, 14 and 16 km away are the nearest railway stations to Bekal. Both the stations are well-connected to most of the important destinations. Once at the railway station, you can opt for the services of rented taxis. For local trains, there are railway stations in Kottikulam and Pallikere.

By Air

The nearest international airport is in Kozhikode, Karipur Airport, that is located at a distance of 180 km from Bekal. Rented taxis cost somewhere 3500 INR for Bekal. This airport is connected to a number Arab cities. The nearest domestic airport from Bekal is Mangalore domestic terminal, which is around 67 km away. To go to Bekal from here through Taxi, you may need to shell-out somewhere around 800 INR. This airport is connected to Chennai and Bangalore through regular flights.

By Bus

The nearest towns to Bekal are Kasargod and Kanhangad, wherein both are around 12 km away. You can opt for KSRTC bus services, which are available with a ticket fare of around 10 INR.


Jiva Spa offers therapies, massages and treatments, based on age-old Ayurveda secrets and other Indian beauty as well as wellness methods. The oils, creams, wraps and scrubs and other ingredients are prepared only from pure Indian herbs and natural fragrances.


The philosophy of Jiva is to offer its guests a perfect harmony between their minds, bodies and souls. Every experience works for offering holistic health experience.


Signature Treatments

This includes treatments, which been specifically created by the spa working on ancient remedies and regal traditions.

  • Abhisheka
  • Alepa
  • Cape Fynbos
  • Chandan?
  • Jagr
  • Jivaniya
  • Mangal Snan
  • Mewar Khas
  • Nawab-e-Khaas
  • Sam?
  • Samattva
  • Shudhikar?
  • Sushupti
  • Vishram?
  • Vishuddi

Indian Therapies

Spiritual wellness is one of the prime feature of India, the country. Every wellness therapy at the Jiva is being practiced since ages.

  • Indian Aromatherapy
  • Vishram
  • Orja Dayaka
  • Pavithri
  • Ventoz
  • Pada Mardana
  • Sammardana
  • Prishta Mardana
  • Champi
  • Pehlwan Malish

Scrubs & Wraps

Opt for scrubs and wraps to exfoliate, nourish and relax your body, which are prepared from natural ingredients like pure essential oils, vegetables, fresh fruits, sea salts and Indian herbs.

  • Narikela 
  • Masala 
  • Mocha Patr? 
  • Prithvi Mrit
  • Vishuddi 
  • Posha 
  • Aksha


Products made from natural ingredients are used in any beauty treatment. Feel pampered by indulging in any beauty ritual at the Jiva Spa.

  • Pada Snana
  • Hast Snana
  • Facials


The wellness approach at the Jiva Spa comes from Ayurveda, working for the holistic health of an individual. The lifestyle promoted by Ayurveda is a blend of physical  and psychological well-being coupled with a satisfied consciousness. The trained therapist at the Spa prescribes a treatment according to condition and requirement of an individual.

  • Abhyanga
  • Mukhalepa
  • Udvatana
  • Snana
  • Pichu
  • Kati Basti
  • Dinacharya

Yoga & Meditation

Jiva Spa nurtures the key aspects of Yoga and meditation, that works for the integration of dimensions of a human body by developing

  • Asanas 
  • Pranayama
  • Mudras
  • Bandhas
  • Skatkarmas

Spa Indulgence

Indulge in exotic spa experiences and feel pampered like royalty. The spa offers an array of wellness and beauty treatments.

  • Soundarya
  • Svashakti
  • Pran?m
  • Sukha
  • Svashuddi
  • Soma
  • Dev Nidr?
  • Ajinv
  • Trupti
Room Types

Taj Bekal has a total of 71 laterlite-lined luxury rooms and villas, with a design that is inspired from traditional houseboat of Kerala, Kettuvallam and walls adorned with Chitra Pothi art.  Each category of room and villa is filled with all kinds of modern luxuries, while offering some enchanting views.

Superior Charm Room With Balcony

Spread in an area of 330 sq. feet, these rooms are perfect for both leisure and business guests. These rooms have a huge terrace with 125 sq. feet of land offering great views of the gardens and the backwaters.

Superior Charm Room With Sit Out

With a comfortable bed placed in a private courtyard, these huge  rooms are spread in 300 sq. feet of an area, just right for all kinds of guests. These rooms have a huge private courtyard, spread in 228 sq. feet of area.

Deluxe Delight Room With Courtyard

Spread in an area of 611 sq. feet, these luxurious rooms come with private courtyard that has an outdoor shower, day bed, a huge tub, and a chic fountain, that will take you to the room that is spread in 470 sq. feet of area.

Deluxe Delight Room With Plunge Pool

These rooms have a private pool, a private courtyard in 405 sq. feet of area with a fountain, a tub, a day and an outdoor. The rooms have an area of 470 sq. feet.

Premium Indulgence Room With Plunge Pool

These rooms have a private pool, a private courtyard in 611 sq. feet of area with a large tub, a day bed, a fountain and outdoor shower, where the room has an area of 470 sq feet.

Some of the common services and amenities include tea/coffee maker, mini-bar, round the clock room service, both smoking/non-smoking rooms available, spacious baths with plush toiletries, central air-conditioning with individual temperature control, electronic safe, LCD TV with satellite connection and much more.


Private Dining

  • Dinner With Chef Valentine- Dinner in your own courtyard or in a Gazebo by the backwaters
  • Celebration Table- Live counters by the poolside or at Latitude, for a group of six
  • The Bridge of Love-Perfect for a dinner date, a romantic set-up on a bridge across the backwaters, leading to the Spa.


An all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant, it offers a view of the river Kappil. Both indoor and outdoor dining is available. Relish delicacies of Middle Eastern, Continental. Far Eastern and authentic Kerala cuisine. Some of the specialities are bamboo steamed puttu with chick pea curry, Karimeenpollichathu, payassam, and more.

Ivory Bar

Located at the pool level, Ivory is a well-stocked stylish elephant-theme bar with the main décor being in black and white with dash of colours. Enjoy amazing cocktails, finest of wines, international spirits accompanied by a spread of snacks and dishes. Unwind while admiring the view of the backwaters as a backdrop.

BBQ by the Pool

Located on the pool level, BBQ is the perfect place for you if you love grilled items. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea, the Kappil river and the backwaters.

By the Bay

Overlooking the sea, this fine-dining venue offers both indoor and outdoor dining. Guests can relish seafood delights, prepared with the freshest of regional catches. The indoors are Kerala-inspired. The chef churns out amazing dishes that have an international flavour. The curries are an amazing blend of Konkan and North Kerala influences.


  • Meeting rooms
  • Banquet facilities
  • Watch Tower Dining
  • Kettuvallam Cruise
  • Visit to a plantation
  • Concierge services
  • Babysitting
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor-on-call
  • Postal  and Parcel Services
  • Travel  and tour desk
  • Airport transfers
  • Shoeshine
  • 24-hour in room dining
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Shop
  • Indoor games
  • Library
  • Kayaking in Kappil River
  • Archery
  • Cycling
  • Jiva Spa