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Homestay Alleppey

1 - Orchid Pool Cottage

Orchid Cottage is adjacent to Hibiscus Heritage Cottage, so they can be booked together for a group of  up to 7 people
(4 adults & 3 children)
Hibiscus Heritage Cottage is a 100 year old traditional Keralan wooden house that has been restored with loving care and attention to provide a real sense of Keralan life, with a few added luxuries! The historic exterior is complimented by a range
of contemporary furniture fabricated by local craftsmen from reclaimed hardwood. It is surrounded by an abundance of tropical hibiscus flowers and mature trees including mango, banana, jack fruit, papaya, betel nut and coconut palms.
Hibiscus Cottage is ideal for those who want greater privacy, a large garden or an experience of traditional life in Kerala. Recommended for a small family, couples, honeymooners, 2 friends or an individual.
Hibiscus Heritage Cottage is adjacent to Orchid Pool Cottage, so they can be booked together for a group of  up to 7 people
(4 adults & 3 children) sharing  the garden, pool, BBQ and dining area.

Nalukettu’ is Malayalam for ‘Four Sides’ and is the name used for traditional buildings that have a central open courtyard. This stunning beach villa has just been completed and is designed as a fusion of traditional and contemporary, based on the historic Nalukettu plan.
Wake up to the sound of the sea and the wild birds and step out of your room onto the white sand for your morning swim.
The villa is situated in a beautiful location with the beach to the west and the backwaters to the north. It has an enormous covered veranda where you can sit and view the dolphins and sunset while sipping a cool juice or beer.
Nalukettu Beach Villa is ideal for those who want to be right on the beach and recommended for families, couples, honeymooners and groups of friends.



   Bath rooms




2 Adults / 1 Child  


300 m







1 May-31 July 2011





1 Aug-31 Oct 2010





1 Nov-19 Dec 2010
10 Jan-30 April 2012





20 Dec 2010,09 Jan 2011








2 - Ayanathouse

Three large and airy bedrooms for the guests all face the backwaters on the western part of the house. Private verandahs for the bedroom makes it possible for guests to spend as much time relaxing privately with no disturbance from anyone. The bathrooms attached to the bedrooms offer both cold and warm water options. A well stocked library and reading room provides the perfect ambience to relax .We believe our guests are special and we endure to make your holiday very very special AYANAT HOUSE and its exclusive estate provide all the ingredients to make your holiday special.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be with the family and other guests. Food is mostly in traditional Kerala style. The typical Keralian way of eating meals off a banana leaf like practiced during festivals and weddings can be another option guests could try. Vanilla, pepper, areca nut, coconut and banana are also grown on the estate. Prawn farming is active in the season in the canals. The canals are also used for rearing the local delicacy-the pearl spot fish.
Preserving nature being the focus of Ayanat House trees of various types can be seen on the estate adding to the greenery and ambience the place has to offer the guests. The unspoilt village ambience adds spice to make your holiday complete.

The waterfront on the western side is attached to the house. Guests have their own private marina to relax. Try your luck at fishing with the traditional choonda (fishing rod) or learn to cast the fishing net the Keralian way. For the adventurous one's arrangements can be made to accompany the local fisherman to learn the practices and various methods of fishing.

Located between Alappuzha, Kochi and Kumarakom, Ayanat House is an ideal stopover for small groups visiting these important tourist destinations. Lunch Packages can be arranged with prior notice.
Other facilities for our valued guests are indoor games like caroms and scrabble (with Rani). Shuttle as an outdoor game is also popular within the household. In house we have 2 canoes, and the family's country boat which is available to the guests for your private cruise on the picturesque serene backwaters preferably in the evenings when the sun is setting on the western horizon as seen from the marina. Internet and other communication facilities are available at Ayanat House and allow guests keep in touch with loved ones back home. 


 3 - Taamara


Taamara offers a new concept – sheer quality without formality, in an exotic tropical setting.
Rustic ! Reclusive ! Revitalizing !

On the banks of the Vembanad Lake, “Taamara - a premium homestay” offers you a very exclusive and private holiday experience with two well appointed air-conditioned cottages built on the waterfront with picture window bathrooms. Feast your eyes on the various moods and colours of the backwaters, dawn or dusk, sipping your drink on the deck of your cottage overlooking the lake…. punctuated with floating islands of the colourful water  hyacinth

Taamara - a serene, secluded piece of paradise on the banks of the Vembanad lake.
The Backwaters of Kerala - miles and miles of picturesque lagoons, silvery brooks and snaking waterways flanked on either side by evergreen palms. Tranquil stretches of emerald water ….. you have arrived to vacation at Taamara on the Vembanad Lake – a stretch of backwater spread over 900 sq. kilometers.
On a typical lazy day, watch the picturesque world of quaint fishing boats, thatched houseboats, Chinese fishing nets and swaying palms. An ideal getaway resort for an unforgettable experience.

At Taamara you will be the only guests we pamper
At your exclusive acre in God's own country, two independent air-conditioned waterfront cottages let you soak in the breathtaking view in all its glory. This exotic hideaway offers a home to families, friends and corporate guests who prefer the relaxed ambience of a quiet tropical waterside garden resort.

The twin bed cottages are casually elegant with cheerful interiors. An ideal location for your private holiday with your family or friends. We will treat you to some authentic Kerala cuisine cooked specially for you, or if you choose, you can opt to cook your favorite dishes for yourself… fothat completely private experience.


The French doors that open onto a wooden deck gives you a picturesque view guaranteed to take your breath away!

The bath provides all conveniences of modern living with a breathtaking view of the water as a backdrop. Pamper yourself in the tub watching the lazy fishing boats go by. 

At Taamara, we offer you an exclusive unforgettable holiday

Wake up to catch one of nature's most spectacular sights - the smoldering crimson sun slowly rising from the serene waters and take a dip in the natural pool 

Allow us to spoil you and schedule an escapade with the nimble fingers of Ayurvedic masseurs

Tip-toe across a coconut trunk bridge at "Taamara" surrounded by Pink Lotus blossoms.



Have an exhilarating ride across the Vembanaad lake on our Private Speedboat or, we can plan a romantic Kettuvallam cruise for you. You get a glimpse into the local life, that is woven around the intricate waterways and its rich bounty.

While rest and relaxation is top on your menu, you can choose to jaunt down the backwaters…. a lazy excursion on the boat across Vembanad Lake. Where, you could witness local fishermen catching fish and shrimp


Experience our freshly extracted sweet toddy from coconut palms to accompany the local speciality Karimeen Pollichathu ( a local fish delicacy)

The ladies can experiment wearing the traditional Kerala Attire  - a two piece fine cotton drape in off-white colour etched with golden border.

Experience the unadulterated beauty of nature with an amble down the lush pathways of the Vembanad Bird Sanctuary near by.  

You could even do some fishing and have the chef cook your catch for supper Or we could have the chef show you the preparation of some of the exotic Kerala cuisine
Wake up every morning and watch or learn Kalaripayyatu (Kerala's famous martial art) or Yoga. 


4 - Vembanad House


Viewing the rustic life and negotiating a number of slender yet charming countryside pathways you reach the Vembanad House at Muhamma.

From Nedumbassery International Airport in Kochi a 60 km drive will take you to the Vembanad House. And from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city, Muhamma is at a distance of 175 km.

To reach the Vembanad House one has to take a left deviation from Kanjhikuzy along the Kochi-Alappuzha National Highway 47 and its just 7 km from Kanjhikuzy to Muhamma.

From the Vembanad House one can view the much popular Kumarakom and the renowned Pathiramanal , at a distance. Needless to say, the Vembanad House is located at such a place which is clearly the hub of back water tourism in Kerala. As one approaches the entrance of the Vembanad House, one can effortlessly spot the grazing cows and white cranes patiently waiting for the small fishes to surface. The mood of the place is bound to make you obsessed.

Our villas take the idea of luxury to the new heights.  Reveal in unmatched comfort where every minute details has been deigned with you in a mind, the touch, the feel, the ambience- sheer joy.

Our Facilities includes

  • Standard Rooms
  • House Boat
  • Ayrveda
  • Yoga
  • Bicycle on hire
  • Taxi
  • Doctor on cal 


Homestay _ Cochin

1 - Chiramel Home Stay 










CHIRAMEL HOME STAY situated at the heart of the Hertitage Zone, Fort Cochin, Kerala, the house was built during the Dutch rule, Later rennovated by the  British into a rambling mansion. Completed in Teak wood ambiance reflecting colonial rule and our chequered history.

The mansion offers a chinese porcelian mosaic floor at the entrance. A backyard garden, a common roof top garden open round the clock.The rooms are large, spacious with teak wood floor, high, lofty, teak wood ceiling, each with attached european toilets with hot and cold showers, rooms with bath tubs and sit outs.

Heritage. It is not just a word carelessly tossed at the weary traveler. At Chiramel Home Stay, in the heart of Fort Cochin it is a way of life.

Located across from St. Francis Church, on the southern side of parade ground, in Lilly Street, this ancient Dutch house offers paying-guest accommodation for tourists who seek a home away from home in Fort Cochin. Your personal hosts are Sunny Mathew & Asha Abraham, the owners who occupy the lower half of this rambling mansion.
Here you are witness to the fact that the Arabs, Persians, Chinese, Jews, Portuguese, Dutch and the English have left their foot prints in this beautiful shore. And these foot prints have been preserved on the sands of Fort Cochin

Fort Cochin has managed to preserve the history and heritage of a bygone era. Here are buildings that stand a witnesses from the times of the colonial traders. Here is an environment that reflects our chequered history.

On one of these heritage homes, the Chiramel Home Stay, has been converted to a tourist inn for the convenience of the discerning traveler. To relis
h a past that is still vibrant in this area. To partake of a homely atmosphere set in traditional surroundings.

Conceived as a place of rest, the old Dutch house, constructed of limestone, tiles, teak, has been refurbished for the modern traveler.

The balcony offers a stunning view of the parade ground. The historic St. Francis Church, the burial ground of Vasco Da Gama. You find yourself within shouting distance of the Chinese fishing nets and the entrance to the harbour. You are also within walking distance to the Dutch palace and the synagogue.


Spacious AC and non-AC rooms 
Exquisitely furnished
Completely mosquito proof
Bathrooms with tubs, hot & cold Showers
Breakfast & Light refreshments
Gracious lounge and dinning room
Laundry service
Doctor on call
Ayurvedic massage
Round-the-clock attendants
Round-the-clock attendants
Local Kathakali Shows
Boatings (village/backwater/tour)
Availabilty of Taxi, Motor cycle & Bycycle



2 - Ranger Woods


1. Deluxe rooms
Facilities: Cable T.V., Telephone, Internet connectivity, Hot Water.

2. Super Deluxe Rooms
Facilities: Cable T.V., Telephone, Internet connectiviy, Hot Water.

3 3 Bedroom Cottage
1 Super Deluxe & 2 Deluxe

4 2 Bedroom Cottage
2 deluxe Room



From 1st October 2010 to 19th December 2010 & 11th January 2011 to 15th June 2011   

Room Type
Extra Person


Rs.2000/- Rs.500/-
Deluxe Rs.2500/- Rs.500/-
Super Deluxe Rs.3000/- Rs.500/-
Cottage (3 bed room) Rs.8000/- Rs.500/-


Room Type
Extra Person


Rs.3500/- Rs.750/-
Deluxe Rs.3000/- Rs.750/-

Super Deluxe

Rs.2500/- Rs.750/-
Cottage (3 bed room) Rs.11000/- Rs.750/-



 3 - Retreat


Munnar Retreat, an independent  Bungalow at Pallivassal near munnar.

Munnar retreat is locatat is located to chithirapuram , very cose to the “alwaye – Munnar”road.
Braches off to pallivasal (2nd mile) leading to pallivasal power house. Chitirapuram is located on the road leading to pallivasal power house and munnar retreat is situated right at the chithrapuram ivction.
The bungalow is nestled in sylvan surrounding in a secluded and scenic view. On one side , one can see the lakshmi mountain and on the other side, there is a deep valley terminating  at chenkulam reservoir.
The atmosphere is quite cool and misty and the climate is pleasant throughout the year . The Estate, in a rolling trrain offering a panoramic view.

The Munnar Retreat has 3 Well appointed bed . rooms, Hall ,T,V. RoomSerevice kitchen,Dining Hall, Sit – out And Car porch .Etc.
Italso has an in –house castring facility for guests. This would be an ideal place for 2 or 3 families traveling together and who would need private and exclusive accommodation in a beautiful natural setting

Up  To  March 31st 2011 Out Rates on EP
For The Entire Bungalow  3  Bed Room   ( For 6 Members) 


For The Entire Bungalow  3  Bed Room   ( For 10 Members) 



    4 - Royal Mist

Royal Mist is a beautiful mountain homestay(hill side retreat) nestled in the serene,heart-warming lush green environs of Munnar,away from the madding crowd.Munnar- the most mesmerizing hill station in Gods own Country - kerala. Munnar, a generously green, naturally gifted with the best of scenic beauty. Amidst tumbling waterfalls, mighty mountain ranges, secluded sacred groves amidst endless carpets of green tea fields making it one of the worlds most desirable destinations. Its rich tropical rainforests with an array of flora and fauna makes any naturalists head spin. This breath taking locations weve built the Royalmist It combines the comfort and distinction of a boutique hotel with the personal hospitality and informality enjoyed when staying with family friends, . a perfect experience to invigorate ones senses and admire Munnar for what it is... provide travellers with an authentic and value for money alternative to hotels. You will always receive a warm welcome, food and hospitality, which cannot be experienced from a normal run-off-the-mill holidaying.

Have 3 elegantly furnished deluxe individual guest bed rooms with attached modern toilets,24 hours hot water, satellite TV, direct dial telephones , wire free internet, balcony,inhouse laundry , children's play area, homely food (continental/authentic Kerala food ) , room service,doctor on call, travel assistance, drivers rest room etc... Awaken to the sounds of exotic birds heralding sunrise each day , go for an early morning jog along the tranquil forest trails past dew-drenched flora and towering trees , take a moment to observe the macaques in action, swing from branch to branch, close your eyes and your mind and boady seem to switch to meditation mode effortlessly draining away your pent-up emotions and tensions. guest rooms are on the first floor which offers a panoramic view of hills and plantations, looking mystic in the morning as the mist rolls through them - Terrace balcony looking out onto the view, meals can be served up here. 

 Tariff in Indian Rupee (valid between - 1st October 2009 and 30th September 2010).



Premium room on plan  CPAI


inclusive of taxes

Two bedroom suite CPAI


inclusive of taxes

Three bed room cottage


inclusive of taxes

Two children bellow 8 years accommodated free along with parents per room. Extra person on CPAI- Rs.550/-  checkout time : 12 noon 
 CP - Continental Plan (Breakfast included)


 5 - Mushroom Valley


Mushroom Valley, a perfect get away from the city / town with its panoramic view and the homely atmosphere, the perfect place for a quiet holiday. The chirp of birds, the misty mornings and the evenings where you can warm yourself around a bonfire is a home away from home environment.

     Built as a homestay in 2007, Mushroomvalley offers clean comfortable accommodation in the heart of Munaar. Mushroom Valley Homestay is run by Johney Cheruthanniyil.The properitor, Johney Cheruthanniyil is the son of  Ret. Police Head Constable, Mr John (C O Ulahannan).The members of the family include Mr Johney Cheruthanniyil, his wife and their three daughters.Alltogether this family welcomes you wholeheartedly  to mushroomvalley.

    Our aims and objectives at Mushroomvalley are to provide a safe, warm, happy, friendly home with plenty to do in order to keep your appetite healthy enough to eat our wide range of good home cooking. We want you to enjoy a fulfilling and worry-free lifestyle within the caring and protected environment of our residential home situated in Plymouth. Residents at Mushroomvalley  invariably find that their quality of life improves immeasurably whilst retaining their independence and dignity. Everyone is treated as an individual member of our family unit and we respect their needs and rights.

    We are so sure that you will like us and what we can offer. That one of our aims is to encourage you to visit us so that you will then be able to decide for yourself. Just come and see us for a "trial" visit, you will not be disappointed. We, at Mushroomvalley , welcome the chance to be one of your options. Our aim will be to prove that you made the right choice at a difficult time.

     We believe that we provide a suitable alternative for those who are tired of doing everything for themselves and wish to be free of some of their day-to-day pressures and responsibilites. Please take the time to look through our web site and then come and visit us so that you can see for yourself.

From 1st October 2010 to 19th December 2010 & 11th January 2011 to 15th June 2011   

Room Type
Delux Room (2 beds) Rs.2000
Villa (4 Delux Bed Rooms) Rs.8000

 Room Rates:
Serviced room rates are quoted in Indian Rupees(INR) per room, for two persons, for following room categories:
1) Deluxe Bedroom
     Room rates are quoted for two persons for Deluxe  room category.
2) Villa(4 Deluxe  Bedroom)
     Room rates are quoted for eight persons for Villa room category.
Room rates do not include room service,  meals, telephone calls, other guest services and incidentals, or gratuities.
Family Plan:
Child policy: Children 5-18 years are considered extra person and  charges apply.
Additional Persons:
300 INR will be charged for each additional person.
One additional bed will be provided in every bedroom for additional persons.
Room Capacity:
Maximum room capacities are as follows:
1) Deluxe Room - 2 persons
    • 2 Bed + 1(For additional Persons)
2)Villa- 8 persons
    • 1 Conference Room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 4 Bedroom - 2 + 1(For additional Persons) Beds each.
Additional Facilities:
• Self cooking facilities.
• Drivers rooms with food.
• Vehicle Parking.


Homestay Thekkady 

1 - Elathottam

Ela’ is short for ‘elakka’ which means cardamom and ‘thottam’ translates to the word plantation. And that’s just what Elathottam is – a home stay on a fully operational cardamom estate perched at a height of over 4100 feet above sea level.

Getting There

Any visit to India would be incomplete without a little sojourn into ‘Gods own country’, Kerala. Located at the southern tip of India, Kerala is a fast emerging tourist destination and holiday spot. In the heart of Central Kerala is a dense tropical forest called the Periyar Tiger Reserve

Known for its abundant wildlife and lush vegetation, the Periyar Wildlife Reserve in Thekkady, is a tourist’s delight. 10 kms before Thekkady, bordering the Periyar Tiger Reserve, a little path diverges from the main road and disappears through a labyrinth of trees. A dirt track hewn into the side of the mountain takes you high up into the clouds right up to Elathottam, or Mullayar Estate (Top), as its been called for the last 5 decades. So, if you’re asking for directions, be sure to ask for Mullayar Estate(Top).


 The Estate Bungalow

In a little clearing in the heart of the estate is a quaint little cottage, built over half a century ago out of granite and still used as an estate bungalow. Besides its old world charm and rustic simplicity, the cottage offers a ringside view of vast stretches of soft clouds, thickly layered atop verdant hilltops. Spectacular vistas of endlessly undulating slopes; unforgettable sunsets and sunrises; undisturbed tranquility and unparalleled oneness with nature; Elathottam is a veritable Paradise amidst misty and mountainous surroundings.


A Quick Tour
Lush fronds thickly laden with ripe cardamom bedeck every trail you take through this estate. A short descent through these broad leafed bushes brings you to a sparkling fish pond. Carefully culled out of granite and stone, here’s where you can enjoy peaceful hours of utter serenity with only the geese for company and the reflection of the deep blue sky in the stillness of the water. An exciting ride down almost 1000 feet in an open SUV leads you to yet another breathtaking sight – a water reservoir that is almost 34 feet deep. Numerous shoals of gliding fish make this a perfect venue for a lazy afternoon of quiet angling. The world is a very different place beside these emerald waters.


Large and spacious bedrooms with well appointed attached bathrooms provide all the essentials for a comfortable holiday here. There are two bedrooms available in the cottage for visiting guests. Bookings can be made either on a Single, Double or Twin sharing basis. The attached bathrooms have both running hot and cold water. The sparkling facilities add the perfect touch of luxurious living to this otherwise rustic experience. An intimate dining room is the perfect setting for many an exotic meal fragrant with the flavours and aromas of local cuisine and hospitality. Enjoy peaceful evenings on the patio with only the receding sounds of the setting sun to sustain your solitude. Catch up on all the reading you’ve been putting off, or simply enjoy the company of your thoughts.


So what’s a holiday without a feast or two for the hungry palate? Authentic local fare cooked with fresh, farm grown vegetables and fruits. Fish and meat sourced fresh everyday from the village market and cooked to perfection. Sizzling barbecues to add to the enchantment of misty evenings spent in the silence of the land.

During your stay here at Elathottam, we have planned all sorts of exciting activities for you. So close to nature, come with us while we take you on a journey of exploration and discovery into the very heart of the land.


Bird watching will prove immensely fulfilling what with innumerable varieties of birds flitting in and out of sight.


An exciting Jeep Safari through treacherous tracks in an open SUV down almost 1000 feet to the serene beauty of a water reservoir, almost 34 feet deep.


Trekking on foot along the edge of the Periyar Tiger Reserve with definite possibilities of spotting several species of exotic flora and fauna.


Afternoons of quiet angling beside the water’s edge. The fish are sure to oblige!


Viewing the world from a different perspective; atop a tree house built on the highest spot of the property. But you have to trek through hilly terrain to get there.


Learn the art of cardamom farming from the tribals. So what if you don’t understand their language, their hands will do the talking.


Enjoy the enchantment of misty evenings and delicious barbecues


2 - Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House 







Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House is a new (2009) plantation house on 7 acres of private estate. (Just 8 km from Thekkady (Periyar wildlife sanctuary) It is surrounded by a pristine Cardamom and Pepper plantation.Owned by Salim Pushpanath a photographer and publisher in Tourism.

As a vacation retreat, this property gives the sensation of an exotic far away destination without the hassle of traffic. Luxuriously appointed yet casual and welcoming, this is a boutique accommodation suited for individuals, couples, or small families in search of a personalized country retreat.

We offer a range of accommodation options to meet the needs of all our guests. Choose from Luxury suite rooms and Luxury Pool villas. The contemporary classic design includes Two suites and Two Pool Villas, both appointed with a luxurious bed and linens. Both suites are individually styled and have an elegant country-house feel where comfort is paramount.  Natural fabrics, like Indian linens, cottons, wools and silks add to the feeling of understated luxury. A stylish fireplace and book shelves in the main living room and the dining area connect the two suites.

The spacious suites offer 600 square feet of indoor space. French doors open onto an oversized private living room with views of the surrounding hillsides and cardamom plants. The suites feature a king sized bedroom and separate living room with a generous seating area, work desk, dining table, and pantry with refrigerator. Both suites feature a veranda and spacious bathrooms with separate showers, double vanities, large garden bath with romantic touches such as bath oils and candles.

The Pool Villas is set to ignite the comfort of stay in the 900 square feet spaces featuring a private swimming pool and all necessary home comforts surrounded by lush tropical garden and natural landscape. A open verandacaptures the essence of the Aanavilasam outdoors with sunlight and caress of tropical breeze. This design functions to offer the advantage of the plantation view from all rooms,. enjoy the breathtaking view from the pool deck of your luxury Pool villa, or take a romantic walk through the spice plantation.

Refreshingly cool, neutral walls provide a calming backdrop for the eclectic mix of international styles that have been featured within the homestead.  A general Plantation Theme is featured throughout the estate, and is subtly echoed in the interior décor. 
The rooms open onto stunning wrap-around stone tiled verandas with sweeping views of the estate.  Hospitality is generous and abundant, and our staff is willing and able to be flexible in order to meet everyone’s needs and desires.

Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House is ideal place for a plantation stay as well as to see how the spices are grown,

harvested and processed.  A small, friendly village, where one can see and visit typical Kerala-style homes, is within walking distance.

Fifteen minutes away is the Periyar (Thekkady) Tiger Reserve.  This is one of the oldest and most well known sanctuaries in Kerala. Boating in the lake offers a wonderful opportunity to see wildlife at close quarters. In addition to the boat ride, several community based eco-tourism programs are also in place in the reserve. Periyar is close to many local attractions including Elephant-riding Trails, Nature Walks (guided day treck), and Bamboo Rafting, among other interesting outings.

There are beautiful country drives to enjoy.  Head up into charming towns of Cumbum and Lower Camp where you can enjoy Bullock cart safaris, or just enjoy the luscious landscape. 

Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House is the ideal stepping off point for a beautiful nature holiday retreat. The opportunities for relaxing or participating in all that the region has to offer are endless.

Rooms & Amenities

 Theprivate living room with views of the surrounding hillsides and cardamom plants. The suites feature a king bedroom and separate living room with a generous seating area, work desk, dining table, and spacious suites offer 600 square feet of indoor space. French doors open onto an oversized  pantry with refrigerator.  Both suites feature a veranda and spacious bathrooms with separate showers, double vanities, large garden bath with romantic touches such as bath oils and candles.

The Pool Villas is set to ignite the comfort of stay in the 900 square feet spaces featuring a private swimming pool and all necessary home comforts surrounded by lush tropical garden and natural landscape. A open veranda captures the essence of the Aanavilasam outdoors with sunlight and a caress of tropical breeze.

  • Two suite rooms600 square foot each with 1 king sized bed and 1 sofa set. 
    Living room with  240/110 volt outlets.
  • Two Pool Villas 900 square foot each with Veranda and private swimming pool
  • Internet – broadband access (free)
  • Cable TV 
  • Veranda off Private Living Rooms
  • Personal amenities such as bathrobes, slippers, luxury soaps and hair-care products; Garden Shower, and separate Enclosed Shower with Body Jets, large overhead spray, and Handheld Showerhead.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Coffee/tea-making facilities in-room.
  • Refrigerator with complementary drinks
  • In-room safe.
  • Meals and Lodging for driver
  • Cooking lessons available upon request 
  • Dine with owner/owner and family (when available), or privately
  • Tourism assistance (local)
  • Photography instruction from professional, published photographer upon request (prior arrangements required)


3 - Plantation Bungalo 







Kerala history is closely linked with its commerce, which in turn was wholly dependent until recent times on its spice trade. Kerala was known for its spices and travellers from around the world  visited to trade and to gain control over this rich land. The first  travellers  were the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs  and the Chinese;  later-day traders included the Portuguese, the Dutch, the French and the British. It is  believed  that the spice trade dates back to three thousand years and was responsible for Vasco da Gama’s quest for the Indian  subcontinent, and its  discovery via a sea route. Pepper still remains the king of Kerala’s spices , but the state also has a very rich produce in cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, ginger and turmeric;  it has a rich cultivation of cashew nuts, and is India’s native state for coconut !

As in the past, the state continues to be the spice capital of the world. Visitors to Kerala, especially the tourists, prefer to see for themselves how the different spices are grown, harvested, processed and packed.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
The PERIYAR WILD LIFE SANCTUARY at Thekkady is a preserved stretch of dense, evergree rainforests that strudels the tiny state of Kerala on the southwestern tip of the Indian peninsula. Sandwiched between the mighty Western Ghat mountain ranges and the shimmering Arabian sea, at over 2800feet above MSL,here's an idyllic retreat that offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the thrill of close encounters with the wildness

Pleasantly cool, with the invigorating chill of unpolluted mountain air, here's a sublime escape from the cloister of concrete! The stimulating aroma of spices, the mating call of a bull-elephant, the unceasing tempo of trilling crickets, the honey-dewed perfection of vivid wild flowers, the noisy frolic of babbling baboons and fairy lights of millions of fireflies lighting up the night. Get mesmerized! Abounding in evergreen flora, trees entwined with pepper vines graciously reaching up towards the sky, a veritable orchestra of birdcalls and animal cries. A wholly back-to-the-basics experience. Offering you an opportunity to refresh rejuvenate, re-discover yourself . Periyar tiger Reserve, Thekkady, is an example of nature's bounty, with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Sprawled over an area of 777 Sq .km., Periyar is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India.

Elephant Ride  
We have an exciting package of elephant ride for interested tourists. This ride would be through countryside villages with stop over at intermediary places. The duration can be stretched to any length of time as per actual requirement of the tourist. At a time only two tourists can take the ride while the others in a group could trek along and change over accordingly. ,Thekkady offers facilities for elephant rides through the jungle also. Time : 1000 to 1700 hrs. Duration of a trip : 30 minutes

Mullaperyiar dam
Mullaperyiar dam was built by British in 1895. It stands on Peryiar river whose flow originates from Thekkady.The dam was built mainly for watering the fields of Tamil Nadu , perenially drought - prone. Even though the dam is now in Kerala, most of the water in the reservoir is still released to Tamil Nadu.The dam is 175 feet tall in height and is 5704 feet long.

Main trekking areas in Thekkady : Kurisumala near Kumily, Pullumedu, Ottakathalamedu : 5 km from Kumily, Grampi near Vandiperiyar. The Forest Department conducts daily treks from the boat landing station at Thekkady to the Nellikkampetty area and Manakkavala. Starting : 0700 hrs.
Boat Cruise in the Periyar Lake
The sanctuary is centered around the large artificial lake formed by the dam across the Periyar river. The main attraction is a boat trip over an area of 26 sq. kms. in the man-made lake of Thekkady. This is a two hour boating programme. One can see the wild animals along the shore of the lake bathing, drinking, resting and foraging. Also it is a rare experience to go deep into the forest. Time: 7am, 9.30am, 11.30am, 2pm & 4pm.

Bullock cart Discoveries
Visit the farmlands of a village hidden in the valley behind the mountains of Periyar Tiger Reserve in a bullock cart. The village is rich in bird diversity (New explorations for a serious bird watcher, also wonderful beginning for a novice) 
With vineyards, diverse agricultural crops of mangoes, tamarind, onions, sunflower, jasmine and a score of other vegetables, the village will take your breath away when the guides start to interpret how farming has woven delicately with the culture and the life of the natives.
To feel the slow pace of the village life, to be part of the innocence, to take away you between cock and stick fights, to quench the thirst with the nectar from tender coconuts. 
The programme starts at 6 am in the morning and at 2.30 pm in the afternoon and is a half -day package.

Jungle Patrol
This programme is part of the regular night patrolling in the fringe ecodevelopment zones of the tiger reserve. By participating in this, one is actually helping in the protection of the forests of Periyar. 
The trekking could be at any time between 7 pm. and 4 am. and could be taken by persons having proper physical and mental fitness to trek through the wilderness in the night. The maximum duration for a slot is 3 hours and the maximum capacity of one slot is limited to 8 visitors (to move in two separate teams). They will accompany two protection watchers and one armed forest guard! Try the limits of your senses-sight, hearing and smell and take in the totally different world of nocturnal jungle life.

The programme is unique in being conducted by a team of poachers who turned protectors of the forests. The team members are hardy and dependable with an intimate knowledge of the forest terrain. The programmes are 1 night/2 days and 2 nights/3 days. The first day's trek starts at 9 am and ends by noon in the second or third day. The team consists of a maximum of 5 visitors, 5 guides and 2 forest officials. Normally 20 to 35 kms. of trekking distance will be covered, depending on the route chosen.

Here, one may chance to encounter much indigenous wildlife like Nilgiri langur, giant squirrel, elephant and who knows, even the tiger! The trek route passes through hills and valleys with a variety of tropical plants and wide-open spaces. Enroute vegetarian meals will be prepared and served and country tents will be pitched for holing up in the night. Trekking groups are accompanied by armed forest guards with good communication equipments, and geared to face any emergency situation. Remember to listen to unusual and strange adventure stories of the former poachers, now your guides and protectors of the forests.

Visitors who are medically fit and aged between 15 - 65 are advised to take the tiger trail. Visitors should be serious nature lovers willing to sacrifice some of the luxuries and comforts of a hotel.


Season - 1 st September 2010 30th April 2011

  Room Type      Single     Doubal 
  Suite    8999        11999
  Pool Villa    11999   14999

  Room Type    Single     Doubal 
  Suite   4999   6999
  Pool Villa  6999   9999


4 - Koshys Homestay








Set against the backdrop of the misty mountains of Kurushumala, the lush meadows of Periyar nearby and the calm village ambience make this a great base to explore the beautiful area of Periyar. The homestay is ideally located less than a kilometer from Kumily town, the spice garden of India and borders the famed forest of Periyar Tiger Reserve.

The Mannan Tribal Visit
1. Mannan Tribes are only found in this part of the world. The program includes walk through the plantations, visit the tribal huts and the tribal museum visit.

2.Bamboo Rafting
Bamboo Rafting is a day long activity which involves trekking through the Tiger Reserve and rafting on the traditional tribal raft. Great opportunity for wildlife sighting

Wildlife near Periyar Lake
Periyar Tiger Reserve has an area of 777 sq. km of forest. The Activities in the reserve give you a great chance to encounter the wildlife.

Jungle Safari at Gavi, Periyar
Jungle Safari is a full day activity. Early morning you start from Koshys on open jeeps. The drive takes you through plantation and the thick forests of Periyar.



5 - Planters Home Stay







About Planters Home Stay

Kerala Homestay - Visitors in front of Planters Kerala HomestayPlanters Home Stay, a home away from home, is a cozy and eco-friendly mansion surrounded by tall rubber trees spreading their cool shade everywhere, majestic teaks piercing the sky and a thousand other green wonders. The house sits ensconced in an orchard containing tropical fruit trees of every description. And quiet flows the river Meenachil beyond, beckoning you to pure beauty and scenic delights. Situated right in the heart of the calm and serene village of Amparanirappel,the property always filled with the buzz of busy bees, the songs of birds and the murmur of the cool breeze.  A few days stay here would be an unforgettable experience that will be etched on your memory forever.


The Village
Planters Home Stay nestles in the serene and scenic Amparanirappel hamlet shaded by bewitching verdant foliage reverberant with bird melodies. Quite close flows the sacred river Meenachil, now quietly, now turbulently, enticing you to the primordial beauty of nature. Join in with it and get spiritually transformed.

The land around Planters Home Stay is, as it were, a latter-day Garden of Eden abounding in luxuriant vegetation, tall trees of all varieties, succulent pineapples and a host of variegated flowering plants that assail your senses.

Nestling among languid coconut palms, gentle breezes and the torpid waters of the Vembanad Lake is the backwater paradise. Another attraction of this area is the Kumarakom bird sanctuary.

Ayyampara:Commands a spectacular view of the rugged spurs of the Sadyadri ranges.

: The renowned hill town from where the River Meenachil leads down towards the plains is hardly 25 km. Away. Atop the hills surround by tea gardens and tea factories, you can visit Benedictine ashram founded jointly by a Belgian monk Acharya Francis and an English counterpart Fr.Bede Griffiths. Both have left for their heavenly abode but their legacy is being carried forward by a few dozen of their disciples..

 A visit to their monastery and dairy farm will be a rare experience in observing how to live in harmony with nature. These ascetics bake brown bread out of their own organic farm produce and collect about 2000 litres of milk from the local community every day to be pasteurized and distributed in the town through their refrigerated vans The ashram lies perched atop undulating hills and dales.

Poonjar Palace: Poonjar Palace is situated 7 km.away from Planters Home Stay.Within the palace is an extraordinary royal collection of antiques and exquisite furniture, Also, near the palace is an amazing replica of the Madurai Meenakshi Temple.

Illickal Peak: A mystical peak worth hiking up to.
Ramapuram Forane Church: It is 15 km. Away from Planter Home Stay. The ancient Church was built in 1450.

St. George Church Aruvithura:
Millione throng the site in season to attend the fabulous fete if the Warrior Saint. This church is only 4 km.from Planters Home Stay.

Bharananganam Church: Blessed Sister Alphonsa`s tomb; pilgrim centre. It is only 4 km. Away from Planters Home Stay.

Marmala Water Falls: The sight of the cascading waterfalls will haunt your memories long after you have left.

Peringulam Streams: Refreshment for the soul.

Meenachil River: Celebrated by Kerala’s Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy in her autobiographical novel “God of Small Things,” this river meanders through our plantation. There is a bathing ghat where you can take a leisurely swim or swim across the current if you feel adventurous. You will see the village boatman paddling his country craft back land forth for the benefit of the village folk on their shopping outing to and from the nearest town Romantic and rejuvenating!

The weather at Planters Home Stay is congenial round the year. It is never too hot nor too cold, but is ideal for your physical and mental comfort. The ever present breeze is conducive to a good night’s slumber,

Planters Home Stay is a spacious yet cozy two storeyd mansion, built 50  years ago. It has air-conditioned and ordinary rooms. Each room is bright  and airy, with high ceiling and lots of windows and has access to the toilets.

Exotic and ethnic cuisines are our speciality. All the produce used in Planters Home Stay are very carefully sourced.

We can arrange for your ayurvedic treatment and yoga with Karuna Hospital at Pala, which is one of the best ayurvedic centers in Kerala. Food and care provided, but the prescribed dietary discipline has to be observed strictly. Treatment is conducted by a qualified ayurvedic physician using traditional methods. Herbs and raw materials used in treatment are sourced freshly from their locations of origin under the technical supervision of experts at every stage in production.

Banking and Money Transactions
International banking facilities are available for all money transactions
Round the clock security and medical facilities whenever required

Round the clock security and medical facilities whenever required.


 Homestay - Trivandrum

 1 - Hibiscus Court









A beautiful property in the heart of town, the Hibiscus Court, is a fully furnished house with luxurious rooms and a beautiful garden. This 3- storeyed building houses even a big hall and a theatre style conference room, which can seat 40 people comfortably. The home of a modern Keralite family, the property is a perfect blend of North and South India. The Mughal like atmosphere of the place cannot be missed! 
24 hours check-in and check-out, running hot and cold water throughout the day and night, a round- the- clock kitchen and room   service is at your service. Feel free to approach the Reception Desk for any help. The Hibiscus Court strives to satisfy your every   holiday need. To help you further with your holiday plans, check with the Front Desk for details on sight seeing trips in and around the city and other programmes. The Hibiscus Court has special wildlife packages in association with Discovery Tours, a group specialising in Nature Tourism. Excursion packages, treks and all other adventure packages are available.

The Hibiscus Court has special wildlife packages in association with Discovery Tours, a group specialising in Nature Tourism. Excursion packages, treks and all other adventure packages are available. For further details, pamphlets and posters are available at the Front Desk.
       Feel free to approach the Reception Desk for any help. The Hibiscus Court strives to satisfy your every holiday need. To help you further with your holiday plans, check with the Front Desk for details on sight seeing trips in and around the city and other programmes.


  • 6 double rooms
  • (A/c and non a/c rooms.)
  • All rooms are fully furnished.
  • Round the clock hot/cold water.
  • 24 hour check-in/ check-out.
  • Spacious car parking facility.
  • Prompt room service.
  • Dining room & Kitchen. Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine.
  • Phone in all floors. STD Facility.
  • Internet facilities.
  • Airport & Railway station pick-up on request.
  • Sight-seeing and tour packages available at Front Desk.
  • All major credit cards accepted.
  • Doctor on call








Kurinji Homestay ,at Kalady in Thiruvananthapuram City is in pleasant and calm surroundings on the banks of the Karamana River.The building consists of ground and upper floors.All rooms are well lighted and ventilated.Master bed room is provided with a/c and with attached bath room and toilet and spacious dining hall.

Theyyam is an artistic dance form where metaphysical thoughts and expressions of immortal souls are impersonated to a believer through a mortal body. Theyyam originated from "Kaliyattam" once practiced   by   the   tribal   community   of   north   Kerala.

Theyyam  had grown to the present form through many transformations since it’s origin. Landlords and chieftains of those days are the main forces behind many of such transformations. The community and its body began to use this art to propagate the major theme of social enforcement. The artists are also encouraged by the authorities to introduce new themes into its traditional layers and classified different acts and expressions to match specific needs for their desire.

Thiruvathirakali, also known as Kaikottikkali, is a very popular group dance of Kerala. Thiruvathirakali is performed by the women of Hindu community, often during festive seasons like Onam and the Thiruvathira day in the Malayalam month of Dhanu (December- January). Performed by maids in order to attain everlasting marital bliss, Thiruvathirakali is a simple and gentle dance with the lasya element or the amorous charm predominating. The dance is performed around a nilavilakku (a ceremonial lamp) or a floral decoration especially during Onam. The dancers move in a circular pattern, accompanied by rhythmic clapping of the hands, to the tune of the Thiruvathira pattu. One of the performers sings the first line of the Thiruvathira pattu (song) while the rest repeat it in chorus. The songs are often narrations from the folk epics.Today, Thiruvathirakali has become a popular dance form for all seasons and also a popular stage item.


Wayanad Homestay

1 - Tranquil A Plantation Homeway.






Welcome to Tranquil – a 400 acre private coffee and spices plantation, nestled within the remote and lush rainforest of Wayanad, in the north part of Kerala, India. If you are looking for a calm and quiet vacation within an environment of exquisite ecological beauty and unending relaxation, Tranquil resort with just 8 rooms and 2 luxury TreeHouses is a homestay experience like none other.


The Homestay Experienc
Tranquil is run with the efficiency of a resort but with the intimacy of a homestay. Here you will be staying as house guests of Victor, Ranjini, Ajay and Nisha and their family who offer a personalized experience of living on the plantations. Much of the experience at Tranquil is to enjoy the serene surroundings and re-charge your batteries.


The Homestay Experienc
Tranquil is run with the efficiency of a resort but with the intimacy of a homestay. Here you will be staying as house guests of Victor, Ranjini, Ajay and Nisha and their family who offer a personalized experience of living on the plantations. Much of the experience at Tranquil is to enjoy the serene surroundings and re-charge your batteries.

Integral to the homestay experience is dining at our table, as part of the extended family, where each meal is an occasion to sit down and enjoy a few hours together. At Tranquil, meals are enjoyed in a common dining area. We serve a mixture of continental fare, regional Indian favourites, traditional Kerala cuisine and “Grandmother’s” secret formulas. Along with some home grown vegetables and fruits, you can enjoy bread fresh from our ovens and home-made jams, preserves and relishes. Finish your meal with a steaming cup of hand-picked Arabica/Robusta coffee beans from the estate, roasted and ground to perfection. Garden fresh tea with a dash of milk or high grown teas with a twist of lemon are also great ways to end a sumptuous meal.

The plantation originated in the late 1800’s and has changed hands over the years and in 1994, was bought by the current owners - Messrs.Aswati Plantations Ltd. It is still very much a working plantation, Coffee being the main crop, interplanted with pepper, cardamom and areca nut. The main cropping season for Coffee and Areca nut is between mid January – mid March, during which time, the plantation buzzes with activity. Conducted plantation visits can be enjoyed between December and March.

Standard Rooms
The six Standard rooms are housed in the annexe – built by the then owners to accommodate friends and family. The building has been extensively renovated, retaining the ambience of a colonial planter’s bungalow. The rooms open out onto a large shared verandah ( 900 sq.ft) overlooking the lush tropical gardens.
The rooms are well appointed, inviting and meet the high expectations of the discerning traveler. The bathrooms are large, airy and have all the modern amenities. Other features include a TV, Satellite receiver, electronic safe and a Tea/Coffee maker.

Deluxe Room
Located in the west wing of the main bungalow, the Deluxe room adjoins the patio and looks down over the swimming pool from a private verandah.
The room is large ( 600 sq.ft ), airy and has wooden floors, ceiling and paneling. For the convenience of guests, there are two individual bathrooms and dressing room ensuite.
The room features a TV, DVD, Satellite receiver, mini fridge, electronic safe and a Tea/Coffee maker.

Deluxe Room
Located in the west wing of the main bungalow, the Deluxe room adjoins the patio and looks down over the swimming pool from a private verandah.
The room is large ( 600 sq.ft ), airy and has wooden floors, ceiling and paneling. For the convenience of guests, there are two individual bathrooms and dressing room ensuite.
The room features a TV, DVD, Satellite receiver, mini fridge, electronic safe and a Tea/Coffee maker.

The Suite
Set close to the swimming pool, the Suite is tucked away below the Deluxe room. The Suite offers both space and privacy with the added luxury of a private garden offering the perfect hideaway.
The suite has a large lounge room ( 600 sq.ft ) with seating all around leading into the main bedroom. It features a TV, DVD, Satellite receiver, electronic safe and a Tea / Coffee maker.
Tree House
Nestled under the beauty of a Gul Mohr Tree, our luxury TreeHouse rests on three trees. At a height of 35 feet from the ground level and overlooking a valley facing north, the entire structure measures 517 sq.feet, comprising of a bedroom, a bathroom with a six point shower and a north facing verandah offering a panoramic view of the estate.
Modern amenities include a TV, DVD, Satellite receiver, mini fridge, electronic safe and a Tea/Coffee maker. Adequate light and ventilation has been provided with insect screens on all openings. Approach is from an inclined walkway with railings, ensuring easy access for even the elderly.
“Tranquilitree” is a stone’s throw from the main house and is connected by intercom. Back-up generator power has also been provided.

Tree Villa
Standing elegantly on stilts, encompassing two trees at a height of 35 feet over the Coffee plantation, the TreeVilla offers you your own personal and private sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of life.The 1080 sq.feet TreeVilla is spacious, child friendly and completely insect-proofed. Designed to accommodate upto four people, it has 8 feet verandahs on two sides and two bathrooms – one, with a panoramic view of the estate. Other features include a TV, DVD, Satellite receiver, mini fridge, electronic safe and Tea/Coffee maker.

TV, DVD Player( in some rooms ), Satellite Receiver, Electronic safes, Express Laundry, Internet.
Swimming Pool :
Do your daily laps in our outdoor pool or relax in the Jacuzzi adjacent to it. Swimming pool towels are provided in all the rooms. The depth of the shallow end is 3.5 feet and 5.5 feet at the deep end.The “Machaan” or Treedeck overlooking the pool is ideal to do your yoga and meditate, or for that afternoon siesta. One can relax in the hammocks below the “Machaan” area.
Ayurveda:Ayurveda, which means “science of life”, was founded by the seers of ancient India, centuries ago in the Vedic period. At Tranquil, you can pamper yourself with authentic and traditional Kerala ayurvedic massage by trained masseurs / masseuses.  
Tranquil walks:
Choose from 12 routes, spanning the 400 acre plantation ranging from the “Braveheart” to the “Teaser” walk which are well marked out and sign boarded along the route. Guests are provided with maps of the walks. We advise guests to bring proper footwear to enjoy the walks.
Bird Watching :
Tranquil is a bird watcher’s paradise – we have identified around 115 odd species of birds on the plantation 


An unspoilt refuge at the edge of South west Indian coast, Pranavam Homestays welcomes you to experience the genuine freedom and luxury to set your own pace in the midst of timeless natural splendour.

 Prepare to exhale

Pranavam Homestays offers a quiet refuge with secluded luxury, exclusive aminities and abundant nature. An unpretentious haven, where adventure is the norm and
a slower pace is encouraged . Engage your senses and just breathe.
Spanning 100 acares along the western ghats in South India, we invite you to discover Wayanad at your own pace - Just the way VascodeGama who sailed from
Europe to India and was responsible for Portugal's access to India's riches mainly black pepper and spices.
Escape to this international destination located in the south west coast of India where time abides by a softer tempo and exhilarating adventure awaits amidst a truly
unspoilt environment. Wayanad is abundant in its wildlife, exotic legends, aborgine tribes, ancient ruins and mysterious mountain caves.
Engage in a unforgettable experience - tranquil, private and deeply reflective.............

Welcome to Pranavam Homestays

Engage your senses and just breathe...............
Start your days with a rejuvenating plantation walk
Breath the sweet, fresh, unpolluted air. Walk in the spices garden having cardamom, coffee, vanilla, arecanut, coconut, clove ..
Enjoy fresh coconut water just fallen from the trees
Discuss various aspects of spice cultivation
Interact with the locals ............... visit the 'Nair Tharavad' with their family diety
Enjoy the Kerala Vegetarian feast - 'Sadhya' 
If interested you can attempt cooking a few of the Kerala recipes !!!

 Pranavam Homestays offer luxury rooms built in typical Kerala architecture in pristine location sorrounded by plantation so that you enjoy Wayand at its outmost.

Each room has a double bed with attached modern bathrooms. Every room has a balcony of its own and a parlour. Kerala vegetarian food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included in the price quoted.

Our aminities inclue:

  • 24 hours room service.
  • 24 hours reception
  • Airport pick and drop
  • Guest kitchen
  • Internet Access
  • If required we provide extra bed.
  • Only Bed and Breakfast tariff also available upon request

Our experienced team will take care of evey small detail from managing your travel within Wayanad to sightseeing, to aurvedic treatment, to shopping - To ensure that you carry back mermories to last a lifetime.

A bliss blend of pristine beauty with graceful Malabar architecture offering stunning view of the sorrounding panorama.  Each room has an attached bathroom with a sitting room and a balcony offering the luxury to set your own pace in the midst of timeless natural splendour. Weave some memorable moments at our luxury rooms ....



Wayanad has a terrain of wild mountains with great trails for trekking. Below are some of the simulating trails with breathtaking views in Wayanad. These trekking experience can be arranged through Pranavam Homestays.
Chembra Peak requires a full day trekking. Camping on the top of the peak can be organised.
Neelimala has lots of stimulating trails with great views. These trails are perfect for great photographs.
Meenmutty Falls is a 2 km trekking trail to the most spectacular waterfall in Wayanad. The water falls in three stages from a height of 300 m.
Chethalayam Falls has a lot of non-tedious trails for trekking. This is a popular place for bird watching.
Pakshipathalam requires aroung 7 km of trekking through thick forest starting from Thirunelli which is 71 km from Kalpetta. Special permission required for following this trail can be arranged from the authorities if notified early. The deep caves found here are home to a wide variety of birds, animals and distintive species of plants.
Rafting is another sport which is becoming popular in Wayanad. Various waterfalls offer a perfect rafting experience. Guides can be arranged through Pranavam Homestays for rafting.
Wildlife watching in Muthanga and Tholpetty wildlife sanctuaries will give you the experience of watching wild animals in their on habitat. These two santuaries are home to an incredible number of flora and fauna. Animal species like Elephants, Leopards, Gaur, Sambar, Cheetal, Barking Deer, Hauman Laugur, Slender Loris etc can be seen near the numerous watering holes. The best time to visit these sanctuaries is from November to May.
There are many places for Sightseeing in Wayanad. One of the most important Jain ruins - The Sultan Bathery Jain Temple is one of them. Etchings found on the walls of the neolithic  Edakkal Caves are interesting for historians and archeologists world wide. The only known SeethaLavaKhusha Temple is around 50 km from Kalpetta. Wayanad Heritage Museum is home to an interesting collection of artifacts that shed light on the history, culture and heritage of Wayanad region. Muniyaras are ancient buryal vaults unearthed at the foot of the Ambukuthi Hill. Thirunelli Temple is a specimen of classical Kerala architecture. 









Wayanad is one of the major hill stations in Kerala, a small state in the Indian sub continent, the place is actually a green paradise with tea gardens, coffee plantations, spices etc. In India, guests are treated as gods, so come stay with us; you get not only the best hospitality but also nature at its best.

Started in the year 2000, Hill View homestay has become a favourite place for the tourists visiting India. Situated in Vaduvanchal a small sleepy village in the Wayanad district of Kerala, this is the ideal place for a quiet and peaceful vacation. Your hosts Mr. Chandran (Babu) and his wife Mrs. Neena Chandran are the people behind this venture. What led them to start this is their passion for entertaining and to experience the different cultures of the world. Tourists from almost all the European countries have visited them and enjoyed their hospitality. Come, visit us and enjoy the true Indian hospitality

We want our guests to feel at home during their stay with us. We take pride in the fact that even your minutest requirement is taken into consideration and you get all the comforts and you can enjoy your vacation with out any hazzles.

.Our facilities include
.Pick and drop from the airport, railway station or bus station
.Facility for trekking, rock climbing and sight seeing (Wayanad has some of the most famous picnic spots in Kerala)

Internet & E Mail
.Laundry service
.Doctor on call
.Open ground for games
.Walk through the coffee plantations
.Walk through the organic vanilla plantations




Would you like to wake up to a mist filled morning, to a rooster’s alarm? Slowly you hear the sounds of different songbirds, you lookout and see the sunlight filtering through the many fruit trees. Surely a blissful, calm and serene atmosphere, one that is entirely different from your noisy and polluted city mornings. If you would like to wake up to such an enchanting morning, then you are welcome to our abode - Glenora Homestay at Vaduvanchal; a small village nestled in Wayanad, the land of tea and coffee plantations, spices, legends and folklores. We are one of the premium homestay providers in Wayanad and also a farm tourism provider. Visit us for a first hand experience of Wayanad!!


Glenora Homestay is an approved premium homestay and farm tourism provider. Located amidst a coffee plantation the place has a lot to offer to the weary city dweller. The cool and calm atmosphere, the distant water fall, the mist clad mountains, the variety of fruit trees, birds like peacocks, parrots, pigeons and sparrows are all sights and sounds that have become a rare phenomenon in city life. But this sleepy village still holds on to all these wonders of nature. This is "the place" for you to rest and rejuvenate your aching body and tired spirit.
The best time to visit Glenora is between December and April when it is the harvest season for Vanilla, Coffee and Pepper. If interested, you can also take part in the harvesting activities. If you are the type who enjoys the combination of rain and fog, you can visit the place in between July & August.




Glenora has 2 premium rooms and 1 economy room with all modern amenities. If it is a group, we can accommodate 12 people or else 3 families. Round the clock hot water facility, European type toilets, clean linen, Ultra Violet Filtered drinking water, top covered car parking are just few of the facilities that Glenora offers. The fences are electrified for more safety.


Glenora has 2 premium rooms and 1 economy room with all modern amenities. If it is a group, we can accommodate 12 people or else 3 families. Round the clock hot water facility, European type toilets, clean linen, Ultra Violet Filtered drinking water, top covered car parking are just few of the facilities that Glenora offers. The fences are electrified for more safety.
Classic Room
Premium Room
Economy Room
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Glenora Home Stay provides the facility to visit the near by picnic spots Kanthanpara Waterfalls and Sunrise Valley. Food is also included in this package. The traditional Kerala food (both vegetarian and non vegetarian) is served on plantain leaf. We use organically cultivated and farm fresh vegetables in our cooking.

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Glenora Home Stay is also an accredited Farm Tourism Provider. If you are the type of person who is interested or at least remotely interested in farming, then you will surely enjoy your stay here. You can take part in the farming activities of coffee and pepper. The place is also inter-planted with oranges, sweet lime, arecanut, leechi, avacado, etc. The best time to visit is between December and April which is also the harvest season for the different crops. January – April is the harvest season for coffee and pepper. The ripe coffee beans are a sight worth seeing. If you are not intimidated by the incessant rain and fog, then you can also visit us in between July & August.
Coffee                                                              Pepper
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Surinam Cherry                                                     Arecanut
Guava                                                        Avocado
Cloves                                                        Ginger
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 A qualified Ayurvedic doctor is available on prior request for any kind of ayurvedic treatments or massages.
Ayurveda Treatments & Massages





View of hills from hutAranyakam - Come home to nature

Situated at Meppadi, Wayanad District, Kerala, India and on the route to Ooty fromChundale, Aranyakam offers a quintessential experience of Wayanad. Nestled inside plantations, Aranyakam is blessed with Nilgiri Hills on one side and Nilambur Forrest on the other. A cluster of independent huts along with a Heritage Bunglow built to blend perfectly with its natural environment.Watch Tower

Aranyakam offers a splendid view of the dense forest and vibrant wildlife from a hilltop. The huts are well equipped with all modern amenities. Apart from independent huts, Aranyakam offers Deluxe Rooms as well as Suite Rooms in a heritage Bungalow. A restaurant offering Kerala delicacies is also maintained at the property.


Wayanad lies at an altitude varying from 700 to 2100 meters above sea level. The distinct ecological and geographical features provide a unique charm and an enchanting challenge for nature lovers. The rocks, hills and valleys provide for exceptional adventure experience.

It is also known for its exotic plantations of rubber, coffee, tea, cardamom and pepper that stretch over the hills of Wayanad as long as your eyes can see. Wayanad is one of the most rejuvenating places in South India. It presents a picturesque view of a hill station and has managed to retain its pristine beauty to date

The climate of Wayanad is uniformly pleasant throughout the year. The temperature here ranges from 13 degrees to 32 degrees. Monsoon season hits from June through September in the southwest. Cooler temperatures occur during December, January and February.

Tourists Attraction
Some of the distinctive tourist destinations are Edakkal Caves, Chembra Peak, Neelimala Viewpoint, Bansaru Sagar Dam, Glass Temple of Kottamunda, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad Heritage Museum.

Huts - An enchanting view of the verdant hills.


We have built our cottages in the most environmentally friendly way so that it blends perfectly well with the nature. Yet it is well equipped with all modern amenities. It offers an enchanting view of the verdant hills from its balcony.

Deluxe Rooms - Colonial Era Ambience 
Deluxe Rooms
Apart from independant huts we offer Deluxe rooms in a heritage style bungalow. The inetriors are designed to give  a colonial era ambience. The beautiful bungalow also features a restaurant serving the Kerala dishes

Suite Rooms - Stylish and fits your budget

Suite RoomsOur Suite Rooms are stylish and come at a very affordable price. It offers all the luxury one would need, moreover they comes at a budget that fits anyones wallet.They are well furnished and equipped with all modern ameneties.

RestaurantOur dining service offers authentic Kerala cuisine served in a style and ambience that captures the best of Kerala culture.Choose from delicious non-vegetarian preparations or traditional vegetarian ones. The dining area overlloks a landscaped garden filled with exotic plants and flowers.

We arrange short treks through the thickly wooded rain forest. Our experience allows you the opportunity to appreciate and enjoy your chosen activity without the worry. Our guides have extensive experience and required training to understand the issues confronting this region, from fauna and flora and the issues confronting the environment.

The Waynad Wildlife Sanctuary is a must for tourists. Sight seeing tours to the Waynad Wildlife Sanctuary with guide can be arranged upon request. This wildlife park is famous for its tigers and leopards along with the other wildlife.


Spent the early evening watching the breathtaking sunset over the mountains
and then chill out around a campfire while our chefs prepare for you a great dinner.

Nature Walks

We have designed a variety of nature walks in the spectacular Tea and Cardamom Plantations that inhibit Wayanad. These are tailored to suit all ages & levels of fitness of our visitors.



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