Vayaloram , which mean in Malayalam , paddy fields, is a rustic , private location, nestled amid a 13 acre semi cultivated land. There are 3 private air conditioned cottages equipped with modern amenities. The caretaker family can arrange for meals as requested. It is also ideally located as a get away place and is easily accessible to the major tourist attractions that is available in the area.
Coconut Crazy! has available 2 bedrooms with attached baths. Our Homestay is in a quiet neighborhood village, but close to the hustle of the city. If you are a nature lover then you have much to enjoy. We are settled amidst a coconut grove with banana trees and flowers abounding. We have plenty of birds and butterflies to enjoy. We are close to the home of the 2nd largest Pooram in the state at Chinakkathoor Temple.
“We stayed with Treva and Shekar for 2 nights - they were great hosts. It was a very special way to end our time in India. Shekar picked us up from the bus station. Treva cooked delicious food. The house and garden are very well kept. The room is clean and comfortable. We shared many interesting conversations over tea, beer and meal times! They showed us around their organic garden and the tea paddies at the bottom of the lane. The property is within walking distance of the local village. It’s a peaceful location. Shekar also took us to the local Toddy Shop which was a great experience. A very interesting and accommodating couple - make sure you stay here if you are in the area!”
Kazhagam is a simple homely place, with a rustic feel set amidst the greenery. It is at the edge of woods, halfway down a hill. It is best for artists n writers who are looking for some peace and quiet to contemplate and stimulate the creative juices while exploring the countryside, walking across paddy fields or simply sitting by the river watching a wide variety of birds taking a dip or fishing in the water. The place is also great for families looking for a space to be together to bond.
“Our down-the-memory-lane trip to this part of Kerala was peaceful, restful, and full of natural beauties. Our party of 9 (consisting of 3 generations!) had a wonderful stay at this home in Painkulum. The home itself is beautiful, large, well furnished with most modern amenities. In addition to the 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, there is a large porch in front to relax, and a rooftop terrace as well. The neighborhood was quiet with paved lanes going up and down the village. If you are so inclined, there are several unpaved narrow lanes by the fields and groves that you can take to visit the beautiful Bharathapuzha river and nearby temples. We called and were met by Mr. Vijayan on arrival who showed us around the house. He visited us again the next day, and as my mother is from that part of Kerala, found common friends and connections to chat with him about. Although on our first day, we were prevented from going out in vehicles because of a general strike, we enjoyed nearby walks. Ms. Jayashree was available to provide us delicious meals. We walked to the neighboring stores to get supplies such as milk, eggs, coffee and vegetables. An unexpected trouble of no water one morning (quickly resolved) inspired some of us to bathe in the river, which turned to be one of the nicest pleasures of the trip. Mr. Vijayan helped arrange vehicles for local trips and trip back to the airport for the large party. The youngsters of the family enjoyed the stay, the river and the walks. Now for some aspects that could be improved. A coffee maker (of any kind) and tea kettle, along with supply of tea bags and coffee would really start the mornings off better! The communication with Jayashree was a little difficult even though some of us knew Malayalam. As we were there only for 3 days and we were a large family, we ordered most meals via Ms. Jayashree. The meals provided were delicious, with local flavors but we found the quantity of the vegetable dishes was quite limited, and sometimes we supplemented with our preparations. As well, we understood prior to the trip that there were other catering options in the village, but it was not very clear what they were during our short stay. If you are planning a trip here you may want to plan/explore meal and cooking options. Despite these minor concerns, we enjoyed our stay, and are planning to be back in the future.”