Stepping into this homestay, Kumarakom is like stepping into a postcard. The small, beautiful cottages are surrounded by lush green paddy fields and wild ducks and egrets walk lazily past. The four cottages are spacious and each pair of cottages is connected to each other. Two of the cottages which are called the heritage rooms are built in the typical Kerala style with teak wood on the outside walls. The interiors are simple, while the exteriors are decorated with tasteful knick-knacks that probably adorned houses of old; weaver birds nests, lanterns, wooden easy chairs.
Each cottage has its own sit-out with an easy chair or a hammock; If you are looking to be completely relaxed, stretch out on the hammock under the coconut and banana trees, and watch the birds fly past. Or you could sit on the steps leading to your cottage in the mornings, and be entertained by the koels song. The homestay, which has four air-conditioned rooms is run by Abhilash Pushkaran. On your arrival, you are welcomed with a cool drink of tender coconut.
The family provides for all of your needs without coming in your way. They have perfected the art of keeping their guests well-cared for, without being intrusive. Abhilashs father Pushkaran, a retired government employee, is always at hand, looking after the guests needs, and is always willing to help you out whether it is with sightseeing suggestions or travel arrangements. He is very knowledgeable about Keralas art and culture, and passionate about films.
Pushkarans wife Omana is a great cook, and can teach you to cook traditional delicacies from the region; she is also known in the locality for her beautiful flower arrangements which decorate every corner or the premises during the Onam season.
Theres plenty to do around here: go on a cruise arranged by the home owners, visit the bird sanctuary, grab a book and settle down on the hammock, or watch a kathakali performance arranged for you, at the homestay premises.
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