Kerala Home Stay
- British colonial bungalows
- Dutch and Portuguese mansions
- Colonial Era
- At The Backwaters in the traditional Keralan homes
|Title||Kerala Home Stay|
|Details||Kochi – Olavipe - Kothamangalam - Pindimana – Mundakkayam – Nedumudy - In Emerald Isle - Kochi|
|Duration||07 Nights / 08 Days|
Next time when you plan a homely holiday choose Kerala homestays for holidays.
This home stay gives an instant access to a private getaway into Kerala homes spread a little away in proximity to the nerve center of tourist destinations which are very private affair to the valued guest.
If India is an example of diversity, then Kerala is a masterpiece of peace loving people living united in diversity. The diverse geographical setting which changes in less than an hour is exciting when on a retreat to Kerala from the sea friendly beaches to the call of the mountains and whispering woods and then to the backwaters with that serenity, coupled with nature.
The immigrants left their footprints in Kerala’s architectural scenario with British colonial bungalows, Dutch and Portuguese mansions that imbibed and blended local craftsmanship to the architectural styles that is restored and offered in Kerala home stays.
At plantation stays you live with a plantation–owning family in colonial era mansions or homes with the flavors of plantation culture and get to stay close to nature and its way to understand how agricultural business operate.
And at the backwaters in the traditional Keralan homes we touch the life and natural ways how life meanders at its own pace along the universal solvent with marine bounty, houseboats cruises and birding holidays.
Arrive Kochi. Assistance on arrival and transfer to Olavipe (gift of waves) which is in the heart of Kerala - the sunny southern state of India. It is just 25 kms and 45 minutes from the city of Cochin, and 63 kms & 1 hr 30 minutes’ drive from Cochin Airports. On arrival check into 103 years old heritage home in a rural setting. This day either relax amidst the lush tropical greenery of Olavipe Island or indulge yourself in various activities listed in detailed itinerary.
Day trip to Cochin (Kochi)-spread across islands and promontories in a stunning location between the Arabian Sea and the backwaters. Evening witness a classical Indian dance show- Kathakali.
After breakfast depart for Kothamangalam where you will stay at a Plantation at Pindimana a small village seven kms away from Kothamangalam (Kothamangalam is on Cochin - Munnar route) Nestled in the virgin hills of the Western Ghats, this home is a cluster of rubber, pepper and coconut plantations, surrounded by tiny villages in an area of 104 acres. The plantation will give you the opportunity to see the tapping and processing of rubber at close quarters. You can also you can also learn the rudiments of Kerala cuisine from your hostess.
Optional visit to Salim Ali Bird Santuary (13 kms) or Optional visit to Bhoothathankettu Dam (8 kms). Return for breakfast.
Drive to the Evergreen Estate Bungalow at Mundakkayam after breakfast. Built in 1955, when the architecture of the valley was heavily influenced by the British colonial style, the bungalow reflects a quaint blend of local style with a mild overlay of colonial architecture.
Full day at leisure or optional day trip to Periyar (1 hr 15 mts drive) – South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary, encompassing an area of 777 sq.km.
Morning visit to the Tea and Spice plantations. Lunch at Spice Village. Afternoon take a boat ride on Lake Periyar, and see the wildlife around the lake.
After breakfast, transfer by road to the beautiful waterways and backwaters of the Kuttanadu region of Central Kerala. Once you reach the other side of the river, you will be transferred to the home in a country boat. You will stay at a heritage home on Emerald Isle, an exotic flora, breathtaking flowers, myriad birds and butterflies.
Full day at leisure or indulge in activities as listed in the detailed itinerary.
Transfer to Kochi airport in time to connect your flight back home with sweet memories...