Of the many secrets whispered in the banks of River Periyar, only some are remembered and retold. When the others die down, some are never forgotten just like the fairy tales.

Welcome to Once upon the river.

Marhaba, named after the Arabic greeting is our beautiful building who greets you first at Once Upon The River. At Marhaba, we serve you the finest and healthiest drink extracted from the fresh fruits of our mother nature. Allow us to spoil you with our rooms equipped with every convenience and our staff who will grant you every little wish. But we do have one rule ! Relax and leave your worries behind .

With ample parking space around it and traditional setup, we ensure you the best hospitality on the banks of River Periyar. We believe in involving ourselves in your service is the best thing that “Atithi Devo Bhava” (Guest is our God) which is why we offer the luxurious reception at Once Upon The River….…



With the most unique welcome drink and highly energetic staff, we welcome you to the Reception desk of Once Upon The River. Our staff is there for you 24*7 to hear you and cater to your needs. We try to help you in making your stay the most memorable experience of your life. We believe that our services, enhanced by the facilities make this resort different from that of others.


The gateway to the land of undying happiness of cool climate, endless greenery, flora and fauna of Once Upon The River. Padippura is a great place for having evening conversations, enjoying the breeze from the River Periyar listening to the symphony that nature plays for you…