Feel like Home at the 8 Best Homestays in Kerala

Homestays in Kerala offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy the authentic lifestyle of Kerala. God’s Own Country has many options of lodgings for guests, and homestays are a wonderful chance to experience a vacation in a home like ambiance. The loving folk of the state have opened their hearts and their homes to treat guests to wonderful experiences. Local families hosting your stay will teach you so many things about history, heritage, and traditions. You will be pampered by Keralite families who treat guests as Gods.

Find the list of 8 best homestays in Kerala:

1. Emerald Isle Homestay, Alleppey

Feel like Home at the 8 Best Homestays in Kerala

The 150-year old Emerald Isle Homestay is truly one of the best homestays in Kerala. Leading the heritage experience, the much awarded Emerald Isle is a 150-year-old house owned by Mr Vijo. Situated at the banks of the Pampa River, overlooking lush fields of paddy in the Kuttanad region, Emerald presents a privileged access to the best of Alappuzha. Portions of the old house and granary have been converted into beautiful rooms equipped with lavish modern facilities.

What makes the property perfect is not just its picturesque setting or the lavish amenities, it is made special by the abundant options of activities. One can go boat riding and cruises on the river flowing by the property. Learn about the preparation of local cuisines from the experts of gastronomy.

Highlights:

Cooking classes, boating, fishing, houseboat tours, sightseeing, Ayurveda, and many more experiences can be gathered in a short stay in the idyllic setting.

How to reach:

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (95.4 km.)

Nearest Railway Station: Alleppey Railway Station (13 km.)

[Also check Best Things to do in Alappuzha or Alleppey]

2. Varikatt Heritage, Thiruvananthapuram

Feel like Home at the 8 Best Homestays in Kerala

Varikatt Heritage is an 18th century historical home put together by Col Roy is set in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram. Originally built in Indo-Saracenic style, the tastefully restored homestay combines colonial heritage with modern pleasures.

One of the only three heritage homes recognized by the Kerala State Department of Tourism, the homestay exudes old-world charm. The lodging options are deluxe double rooms and deluxe suite with spacious verandah, overlooking lush green gardens, both providing a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle. Orchid garden, badminton court, and swings and hammocks to relax add to the delight. The beautiful location close to Kerala’ capital city makes sure that you have a gala time at the family retreat.

Highlights:

Explore the pleasures of Kerala’s magical capital owing to the convenient location of the homestay. Comfortable, charming and up to date living environment and facilities, Ayurveda massage and treatments.

How to reach?

Nearest Airport: Trivandrum Airport (32 km.)

Nearest Railway Station: Trivandrum Railway Station (25 km.)

3. Noah’s Ark Homestay, Kochi

Feel like Home at the 8 Best Homestays in Kerala

Noah’s Ark truly represents homestay culture, in fact Kerala was the pioneer of homestay culture in India. Get the opportunity to not only stay at a beautiful Keralan home but also indulge in the vast knowledge of your hosts, Run by a warm and welcoming family, one of Fort Kochi’s best homestays, Noah’s ark is a subtle introduction to bliss of Kerala.

Located in a convenient setting, the home stay lures people. You will enjoy your stay in the modern well-furnished rooms with Wi-Fi facility as well. The convenient location makes your stay convenient as you plan sightseeing, activities and much more.

Highlights:

Perfect for a vacation of sightseeing, adventures and other excitements. The convenient location of the homestay is ideal to enjoy the comforts of home and also indulge in pleasurable vacations.

How to reach:

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (38 km.)

Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam Railway Station (12.6 km.)

4. Misty Meadows Homestay, Wayanad

Feel like Home at the 8 Best Homestays in Kerala

Misty Meadows is a premium homestay in Wayanad. The beautiful setting overlooks the Karapuzha reservoir, an ideal place for a romantic getaway or just to escape in the blissful natural locales. The luxurious lodgings are designed for privacy, each facing the picturesque lake view and views of mountains wrapped in mist. The homestay is built amid natural bliss.

The homely cottage is surrounded with coffee, banana, areca, pepper, cardamom, rubber plantation. A healthy bird population and interesting treks provide amazing fun-filled activities. The homemade delicious food in a private dining area enhances the experience. Spend days in the serene surroundings with modern luxuries catering to all your whims.

Highlights:

Break away from the schedules and return to the days of innocent childhood and fun games.

How to reach:

Nearest Airport: Karipur International Airport at Kozhikode (99 km.)

Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode Railway Station (72 km.)

[Check-out Top 15 Things to do in Wayanad]

5. Coconut Creek Homestay, Kumarakom

Feel like Home at the 8 Best Homestays in Kerala

A home along the shores of miles and miles of water is a dream of many and Coconut Creek Homestay is the place that helps you fulfill the dream. Set on the Kumarakom backwaters, the beautiful lodging is set amid the lush greenery and bliss.

The homestay compound, has a well-cared garden, canal, a bridge over it, canoe for personal use, swings all over and all kinds of trees.  Only three rooms are offered to guests, rest are owned by family. All accommodations ensure that there is privacy for all guests. Local culinary indulgences, modern luxuries and other activities add to the delight of your trip.

Highlights:

If you want to escape the crowds, this homestay is just right for you. The location is prefect as you are settled on a creek of Kumarakom backwaters. The compound is perfect to relax, paint, think and do whatever you want for your vacations.

How to reach:

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (72 km)

Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam Railway Station (15 km)

6. Vythiri Village Homestay, Wayanad

Feel like Home at the 8 Best Homestays in Kerala

Exclusive and a world of its own, the Vythiri Village Resort is located in Wayanad. Known as nature’s playground, the resort is snuggled in the middle of lush tropical rainforest. The melodies of nature wafts through the resort. The song of birds, occasional chatter of monkeys and the call of the wild are highlights of the resort.

Vythiri creates wonderful experiences for honeymoon couples. Honeymoon Pool Villa, Honeymoon Villa, Treehouse, Pool Villa, Honeymoon Villa and Vythiri Haven are some amazing lodging options. Multi-cuisines restaurants, host of activities and romantic experiences put the resort on the list of top resorts in Kerala.

Highlights:

An exquisite jungle getaway in the heart of God’s Own Country. Natural bliss in addition to excusive honeymoon lodgings and modern luxuries lure your hearts.

How to reach:

Nearest Airport: Karipur International Airport at Kozhikode (99 Km.)

Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode Railway Station (72 km.)

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7. Alapatt Homestay, Alleppey

Feel like Home at the 8 Best Homestays in Kerala

Alapatt Homestay is located close to the Matha foot bridge a short distance before the finishing point in Alleppey. Located close to the picturesque backwaters and the town centre, the accommodation is spacious, clean, lavish, well-furnished enjoying very good view outside.

Right at the edge of Vembanad Lake, the lodgings offer modern comforts and beautiful views. Feel right at home in the comfy homestay. Open kitchen, fresh garden, facilities for sightseeing, adventure tours and backwater cruises on houseboats are some of the pleasures. Opt for bike hire and car hire to spend days exploring the surroundings.

Highlights:

Sightseeing, adventures, backwater cruises or any other tourist pleasure of Alleppey, the Alapatta Homestay is a good option for all kind of travelers, be it families, honeymoon couples or solo backpackers.

How to reach:

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (95.4 km.)

Nearest Railway Station: Alleppey Railway Station (13 km.)

8. Taamara Homestay, Alleppey

Feel like Home at the 8 Best Homestays in Kerala

Tamara Homestay is one of the comfortable vacation lodgings in Kerala, God’s Own Country. Settled on shores of Vembanad Lake, the premium homestay offers you a private holiday experience.

The homestay has two deluxe air-conditioned cottages built on the waterfront. The rooms offer an undisturbed treat for your eyes. Witness the various moods and colors of the backwaters. Sip cocktails or read a book lying on the hammock, it is a total break from schedules indulging in the pleasures of a vacation.

The delightful hideaway offers a home to families, friends and groups who prefer the relaxed ambiance of a quiet tropical waterside garden resort.

Highlights:

The lavish homestay is an ideal vacation getaway. Breathtaking views, delicious cuisines of Kerala, watersports and memorable experiences are a part of your stay here.

How to reach:

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (93.4 km.)

Nearest Railway Station: Alleppey Railway Station (13 km.)

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A travel writer by profession and self-professed addict to literature, momos, dancing, music and travelling, Debasree Chakraborty has all interesting things to share. Go through her penned down travel experiences and collected intelligence in her write ups. Read on!

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6 Responses

  1. Shreya Sharma says:

    Wow, amazing. Thanks for sharing this post.

  2. Shaun says:

    Hi Debashree,
    Myself and my partner are visiting India for around 20 days and will be in and around Kerala from the 1st May – 7th May, we are very interested in exploring the homestay options, any advice on costs and availability would be greatly appreciated.
    Regards
    Shaun

  3. Vishal says:

    Hi very good article
    thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work

  4. suma says:

    Hi Debasree…thank you for sharing a list if homestays in kerala….great info….helped a lottt.

  5. Rifum says:

    This blog is super

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