After spending his whole life in the ministry and travelling around the world, Dr. Zachariah Koshy along with his wife Remani decided to retire in the quite village of Periyar. Dr. Koshy decided to convert their home into a homestay to provide employment opportunities to the local villagers. The family is associated with the Periyar Eco Tourism Foundation to promote forest bound activities thereby creating income for the Mannan Tribal Guides. The income generated from the homestay is used to fund the Horticulture Society, where the villagers are trained in developing home vegetable gardens and generating income from it. Stay at this homestay will allow guests to understand to learn more about the village, meet people at work, spend time interacting with them and learning about the local culture and traditions.