During school days, going on a vacation meant a trip to Cochin. And all those trips were complete only with a visit to the Grand Hotel. Years later, I shifted my base to Cochin to do my Bachelors and still, I looked forward to the rare lunch at Grand. This ‘once-in-a-while’ ritual continues even now and the craving for the meals at Grand takes over and it can be satiated only with a visit there.
All those closely associated with Cochin, residents and visitors alike, are sure to have a long-standing relationship with this hotel, right from the first time they visited up until now. My family too is one such family. And ever since the first visit, I have been in awe of this place.
Situated on MG Road, right at the heart of the city, this is one of the oldest restaurants in Cochin. The wide building that has become more of a landmark now, the charming white and baby pink exterior, and the simple yet regal interiors, all add to the charm of this place.