Value for money homestay in Thekkady

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.

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Room Amenities

  • Double Bed
  • Twin Bed
  • Extra Bed
  • Ensuite Toilet
  • Towel & Toileteries
  • Hot Water
  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Heater
  • Television
  • Baby Cot
  • Telephone
  • Mini Fridge
  • Tea & Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Clothes Rack
  • Universal Adaptor

Property Facilities

  • Travel Desk
  • Laundry
  • Internet Access
  • Doctor on call
  • TV in property
  • Pet Friendly
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone in property
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Cooking Facility
  • Power Backup
  • Other Meals Served
  • Car Parking
  • Driver Accommodation
Name Review Rating
Rosalyn Miller

A memorable stay with a lovely couple Dr Koshy and his wife showed me more of the 'real' India than the previous 2 months I had spent there. The homestay was lovely, the food was delicious and the conversation was fascinating. Thank you

Detail Ratings
Location10
Ease of Access10
Cleanliness of Vicinity10
Scenic Location10
Safe and Secure Surrounding10
Facilities9.5
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort10
Availability of Amenities8
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets10
Hospitality10
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay10
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
9.87
Detail Rating
matt baker

Friendly owners, very helpfull. Nice clean homestay in good location for all the things to do in local error. Would stay again if i went back to kumily.

Detail Ratings
Location8
Ease of Access8
Cleanliness of Vicinity8
Scenic Location8
Safe and Secure Surrounding8
Facilities9.5
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort9
Availability of Amenities10
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets9
Hospitality9.67
Quality of Interaction with the Host9
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay10
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food9
Food Variety9
Food Quality9
Value for Money9.00
Value for Money9
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
9.07
Detail Rating
Cochin International Airport : 180 kms
Kottyam Railway Junction : 110 kms

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