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Kerala Homestay Guide

The Homestay is for India a peculiarly Kerala experience and a wonderful opportunity to engage with local Kerala people and families and experience something of the rhythm and pace of traditional Kerala life.

Homestays are usually family homes and often homes that have been in the same family for generations although that is not always the case in the new cities.

They are somewhat similar to the english bed & breakfast except that they stay is more complete with home cooked Kerala dinners available as well.

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Our Top Ten Kerala Homestays

Sui House

A quiet and stylish homestay in Fort Cochin!

Do you like the splendor of staying in a homestay? Well, here you go! Sui House in Fort Kochin, Kerala is a quiet and stylish homestay. This huge old house is owned by an antique dealer and his wife.

Vembanad House Homestay

Best and most friendly homestay on Backwaters

A really charming heritage house with 800 meter of waterfront along the Vembanad lake. This ancestral house traces its history back over 8 decades. Excellent traditional Kerala food. 

Avondale Luxury Home Stay

An unsurpassed hospitality with a royal charm. Awe-inspiring view of the entire valley and also providing a sweet aroma of the spice scented cool air and overlooking pristine valleys and mountains.

Akkara House

The Akkara House is a large Syrian Christian private residence located at Chungom, around 4 km from Kottayam town. It is placed on a few acres on the river-bend of the Meenachil River. The house features beautiful open courtyards, rectangular verandah and terracotta  floors. A comfortable stay is ensured in its three spacious guestrooms.

Akkarakalam Memoirs

An ancient two-storied house constructed with wood and bricks and is still maintained in memory of the golden era of this Ancient Syrian Christian family. It is now proudly presented to the world as an icon of age-old tradition and trust.

Amala Home Stay

Amala Home Stay is a cozy home stay located near the forest fringes and the famous teak plantations of Nilambur. Falling on the Calicut airport – Ooty road, this homestay is easily  accessible and is a great bet to relax and unwind. The hosts of the house, would makes sure that you enjoy every moment of your stay here.

Anamika - The Villa Home

Anamika is a century old Syrian Christian ancestral family home that has been lovingly furnished and converted into a heritage home. Its a curious mixture of quaint local styles added to the Dutch architecture. Set in landscaped gardens and serene surroundings, Anamika offers a splendid setting for your stay in the Venice of the East- Alappuzha.


Famous for its bountiful greenery and plentiful tribal folk,Wayanad is one of the must-visit districts in Kerala. A host of numerous outdoor activities, the district also abounds in plentiful natural delights and wonders. Literally meaning “Elephants house”, Annapara, is a impressive home stay that is situated on a hillock. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and valleys including a breathtaking view of the lofty Velary peak, the highest in Wayanad.

Anns Home Stay

At Ann’s Home Stay in Pala in Kottayam District unfolds the concept of boarding and lodging is redefined with an innovative personal touch balancing it with cost-effectiveness. It also features 50 acres of plantation which includes a fruit orchard and dairy farm. Fruit trees of various species collected from different parts of the globe are grown here with painstaking attention.

Anthraper Gardens Homestay

Water on three sides of old heritage homestay on the Lake

Anthraper Gardens is a charming heritage home stay on the water front of Vembanad. Lovely garden and old heritage building make this one of Kerala's nicest and most stylish homestays

Arakal Heritage

Arakal Heritage is a beach resort cut out for the price-consious traveller. Set amongst shady palm trees, this resort located at the famous Alappuzha town features comfortable cottages and cozy rooms.

Ashley Bungalow

Built by the Baker family, Ashley Bungalow is the oldest surviving planters bungalow in Peerumedu. The original ambiance and decor has been carefully preserved to reflect the life style of the early British planter. Situated at 4000ft above sea level among the tea plantations, the famous Periyar Tiger reserve is just an hour drive away. The Building stands, commanding magnificent view facing South, at the opening of Ghat on the valley that flows down gently to the plains below.

Ayisha Manzil

1862 Colonial Bungalow beside the sea

Ayisha Manzil is a sumptuous colonial guest house once known as “Judges Bungalow” in Tellicherry, with views to the Arabian Sea. Over 150 years old

Backwater Hideaway

The beautiful home of Byju and Lyma is located on the banks of the backwaters, in Kumbalangi village about 10 Kms on the outskirts of Kochi (Cochin) in Kerala in India. Set in rustic, sylvan surroundings, the house is well connected to the heritage zone of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. This is the ideal home for someone looking for a quiet retreat near Kochi - not too far from the city but away from the noise and pollution.


Beachboro Home Stay

An ancestral house turned homestay that depicts the Soul of Kerala!

Beachboro is a beautiful ancestral house located in the heart of the heritage town 'Fort Cochin', at Napier Street and its Portuguese facade speaks of the historic nature of the structure. The house is in Dutch architecture built in 1735 AD, aesthetically decorated maintaining traditional themes. This 5 roomed homestay in Fort Cochin is located beside Fab India, round the corner from Malabar House and five minutes from the sea front in Fort Cochin.

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