May 18th, 2018
There are so many ways to get in contact with nature. Staying at an old home is one of them. Kerala has so many places which offer the luxurious and rejuvenating homestays. Some of them are more than 100 years old and tourists love to spend their time living inside them.
Here is a list of some famous homestays in Kerala:
Vismaya Villa, Vembanad
Among various options of homestays in Kerala, the oldest and finest one is Vismaya Villa which is almost 400 years old. A big 6000 sq meter property, Vismaya Villa has been looked after like a personal home. The ancient luxury retreat was owned by a king of Travancore and it was gifted to one of his chieftains who helped him.
Hari Vihar, Calicut
Built over 170 years ago, Hari Vihar is one of the most beautiful homestays in Kerala. An old heritage home and famous Ayurvedic resort, the house was built by then ruling Kadathanad family before being owned by a doctor – Mr Nair who lived looked-after this house for almost 40 years. His grandchildren lived there for 2 decades after he passed away. The house is famous for its spiritual connectivity, Ayurvedic Courses & spa treatments, and other recreational activities.
Vembanad House Homestay, Vembanad
Vembanad House Homestay in Vembanad is a house where a complete family can stay comfortably. The retreat is a perfect blend of relaxation and several options for entertainment. Owned and built by the grandfather of Mr Balakrishnan Mayithara, Vembanad House is a great option of indulging in rejuvenating experience.
Ayisha Manzil, Kannur
Originally built in the year of 1862 by a trader of East India Company named Murdock Brown, Ayisha Manzil in Kannur is the homestay where the authentic culture of Kerala can be observed. This is a one-stop destination where music, food, and other rejuvenating experiences can be taken. Presently, the Moosa family is looking after this homestay and the interiors are a great combination of South Indian Décor Style and colonial culture.
Ashley Bungalow, Peerumedu
Located in a perfect place, Ashley Bungalow offers exhilarating views and a solitude which means a lot to an enthusiast traveller. The architecture of this bungalow is a mesmerizing fusion of local and colonial design. The house provides a breathtaking view of valleys from its balcony. Cycling and trekking are the top activities that can be enjoyed here.
Akkarakalam Memoirs, Alleppey
Akkarakalam Memoirs is a place where the beauty of backwaters can be enjoyed by a family or individual. Made of woods and bricks, this place is perfect to observe and praise the beauty of backwaters from closet quarters. Wooden walls and red oxide floors offer the feeling of a glorious past of kings and kingdoms. The bungalow is capturing 150 years of history and spread over the 10 acres of land.
Marari Dreamz Homestay, Marari Beach
It will be amazing living a life of hipster by the beach. And Marari Dreamz Homestay offers that kind of peaceful and rejuvenating experience in your life. Casual Palm Styled roofs for shelter and red stone brick villa makes it a royal old homestay. Other than staying here, one can enjoy the activities like tuk-tuk ride to the backwaters, trekking to the working coir factory, and enjoying amazing massage therapies.
Sui House, Cochin
This is a beautiful antique home of four bedroom which was once a colonial house. The house is cosy, beautiful with interiors, various antiques inside it, extensive menu and offers opportunities for hiking, which makes it famous among the people. The house also consists of the small courtyard that allows enjoying breakfast and a cup of tea amid tranquillity.
Staying in one of these houses will be a unique and refreshing experience for one who wants to spend some time in tranquillity. One can choose one of them booking Kerala tour package from one of the reputed tours & travel portal such as Unlock Holidays.
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