The growth of Home Stay tourism has bought into focus an entirely new concept of holidaying. An exclusive holiday at a picturesque location, amidst a caring family with home cooked food and the personal attention of the hosts.
The word Homestay in a Kerala context means a home of a Keralite in which a few rooms have been let out to guests to stay and experience the hospitality and life of a local Keralite. The experience includes living with the family and sharing in the life of the family.
Hospitality has always been one of the most valued traditions of the Kerala culture. Kerala families have started opening their homes to the tourists visiting the sate offering them the traditional hospitality that the state is renowned for. They offer peace, privacy and pure relaxation to the guests. In turn, the revenue that is generated ensures that the traditional Tharavadu’s, Illams and other ancestral homes are maintained in all its traditional glory.
In the world of nuclear families and condominium culture, the Home stay offers the traveler an experience of the life of a bygone era. Of family holidays in ancestral homes, of home cooked food and a relaxed pace of life. The Home stay facilities are most often at scenic locales where the guests are given an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the nature around them and to mingle with the local community. An ideal vacation for families and honeymooners who want a peaceful and quiet holiday.
We specialize in Home stay locations in Kerala. Kerala with its kaleidoscope of destinations offers Beach Homestays, Backwater Homestays, Kochi (Cochin) Homestays, Munnar (Hill station) Homestays, Farm House stays, home stays in Heritage Villas, Estate & Plantation Bungalows, Forest Lodges or in Wilderness Getaways.
Located in the rubber town of Pala in central Kerala, the Kottukapally Nazrani Tharavad is the ancestral home of the Kottukapally family, whose roots date back 2000 years to the Nampoothiris (Hindu Brahmins) of Kottakkavu Illam in Paravur. The Nazrani Tharavadu has been built, expanded and restored in Kerala, Dutch and Spanish architectural style over a period of 250 years.
The Nazrani Tharavad has four well appointed bath attached suites with antique furniture. Regal drawing, living and dining rooms with antique furniture, elegant crystals, crockery and cutlery and a collection of exquisite memorabilia give the guest an insight into the tradition of elegant living.
Sumptuous Kerala cusine with traditional Kerala dishes will tempt the palate of the guests and transport them to the ultimate in culinary delights.
Teekoy Small Bungalow
Located in the midst of an extensive rubber plantation in Erattupetta in central Kerala, the Teekoy Small Bunglow, built in 1930 by the British Planters, is the plantation Home of the Kottukapally family. Surrounded by lush rubber plantations, it is constructed in the typical style of British Plantation Bungalows. The Bungalow has been meticulously restored and furnished with authentic period furniture and artifacts.
The Teekoy Small Bunglow offers turn of the century charm with modern conveniences. Three bath attached air-conditioned suites and spacious, airy drawing rooms and lobbies provide the guests with all the conveniences of a relaxed homestay.
Cuisine : Indo British sit down meals reminiscent of the British Raj.
English High Tea – variety of sandwiches, biscuits, cakes and exotic Teas.
The guests can take walks through rubber, pineapple and banana plantations. Observe the harvesting and processing of rubber. Tread the British built Hanging Bridge. Cycle or trek through the countryside.
Tranquil - Wayanad
Tranquil is nestled in a 400 acre spices and coffee plantation, amidst the lush green rainforests of Wayanad in north Kerala. Tranquil comes with eight well appointed rooms and two luxury tree houses. It offers the traveler a calm and quiet vacation within an environment of exquisite ecological beauty. Tranquil offers a tour through its 400 acre plantation. For Eco tourism with an exclusive flavour, Tranquil and its surroundings are unparalleled.
The famous hospitality of Victor and Ginny Dey, the hosts at Tranquil, provides the guests with an unforgettable experience
Aranyakam Bungalow – Wayanad
Situated at Meppadi in Wayanad, on the route to Ooty from Calicut, Aranyakam home stay offers a unique experience of Wayanad. Set amidst a 30 acre coffee plantation, Aranyakam is embraced by both Wayanad and Nilambur forests from either side.
This Bungalow home stay comes with eight rooms and two tree houses. It offers a picturesque view of the virgin rain forests and vibrant wildlife. The cool and foggy environment, the spectacular view of the plantation, caring hosts and a kitchen offering homely Kerala food all contribute to an experince to be treasured.
Taamara Home stay Villa
Tucked away on the verdant banks of the Vembanad Lake, just 30 minutes drive from Ernakulam or Alleppey in Kerala, is an acre of peace – Taamara. For a very exclusive and private experience…. a perfect setting for you to feast your eyes on the moods and colors of the Backwaters.
Taamara Home stay is an exclusive twin bedded cottage villa with plush interiors, large attached bathrooms and all modern comforts. Being located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, the home stay offers a magnificent view of the lake. Local cuisine with delicious fish specialties and the wonderful hospitality of the hosts provide the guests with a unique experience.
Philipkutty’s Farm – Kumarakom
Philipkutty’s Farm is a cluster of five independent homely waterfront villas, set on a beautiful island reclaimed from the Vembanad Lake. The property, situated at Vechoor near Kumarakom, Kerala is accessible both by land (up to the opposite bank) and by water. The Farm, situated 2 meters below lake level, promotes organic farming and features coconut, nutmeg, banana, cocoa and pepper.
Delicious home cooked food, special fish preparations freshly caught from the lake and a fascinating view of the backwaters, provide the guest with an unforgettable holiday.
Kodianthara Home stay – Kumarakom
Kodianthara Home stay is built in traditional Kerala architectural style “Nalukettu”, located in the midst of a three acre plantation compound that houses lush greenery with fish ponds, narrow meandering canals, vegetable gardens, rubber plantations and coconut groves.
Located in the heart of Kumarakom, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Kerala, this home stay offers a calm and serene environment to relax and enjoy a stress free holiday.
Beach Bungalow - Alappuzha
Beach Bungalow at Alappuzha is set amidst coconut palms and is a peaceful and private place tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Built in the year 1865 by Europeans, this heritage two storied home close to the Beach is ideal for both international and domestic tourists. Its unique setting with high ceiling and arch-doorways, antique furniture and various artifacts, add to its beauty. This magnificent home stay, close to the famous light house, has a breathtaking view of the beach, over the tops of lush green cherry trees.
The Beach Bungalow has six spacious bedrooms, European style elegance and well furnished rooms with antique furniture.
Kuzhupilly Beach House - Cherai
Kuzhupilly Beach House is a calm and serene home stay located 4.5 kms from Cherai Beach in Cochin. The home stay offers well maintained A/C and Non A/C rooms facing the Arabian sea. There are 3 A/C and 3 non A/C rooms. The hosts offer personalized service to all the guests and they are treated to some of the finest sea – food delicacies.
FORT COCHIN HOMESTAYS
Kimansion – Fort Cochin
Kimansion located in the heart of Fort Cochin, Kerala is a gold star category heritage home located close to several heritage sites of British, Portuguese and Dutch origin. It is walking distance from the Beach. This two storied century old heritage Bungalow, built by the Dutch and featuring seven well appointed spacious rooms, offers a comfortable stay for the guests.