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Heritage Stay

HERITAGE  STAY –A REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE THROUGH  THE CULTURE, TRADITION AND HERITAGE:

The stay at home stays would  give you an insight to the true  spirit of Kerala’s rich tradition ,cultural practices and  different art forms. There one  could experience the real life style of virgin Kerala villages. The home stays we provide are located in  off – the track destinations, far away from  the hustle and bustle of city life.

Some suggested Home stays are:

Olappamanna Mana-,Palakkad (about 100kms from Cochin) : One of the centuries old  Mana ( the name given to Kerala Brahmin houses). It has a glittering cultural heritage in the field of Kathakali (classical dance form) , Carnatic Music, Melam and Thayampaka (classical percussions) , Literature and Rig Veda.  This heritage home is built in  a large,  eco- friendly peaceful surroundings. There are certain restrictions imposed here to preserve the sanctity of the Family Deity. Foot wares are  not permitted inside the Main Building. Smoking is  prohibited is  in the Main Building. Non-vegetarian foodstuff and alcoholic beverages are  strictly prohibited in the whole Mana premises.The following Dance forms can be availed on extra cost  at  prior request.
Kalam Ezhithi Pattu - a rare unique ritual.
Melam - a classical performance on Drums.
Kathakali - a classical art form in its original stage.
Thira - a folk art only found in South Malabar
Kathakali Orientation courses for one to two weeks are available on request

Thulasidalam Cultural Home Stay (135 kms from Cochin): It is located in the serene village,Thelliyoor, a typical Kerala village where  Hindu life style  presents itself in a myriad of traditions. Its an ideal place to experience   ancient art forms and learn about Jyothishastra(Astrology), Vasthushastra ( ancient architecture) and   Ayurveda.  Activities of Samskarika Kala Kendra, Ayurvedic therapies and Yoga practice are the added attractions of this stay.

Ayesha Manzil, Tellicherri is a beautiful, old colonial style mansion overlooking the blue Arabian sea. This bungalow was built in 1862. Ayesha Manzil is famous for its special  Cuisine prepared with  a touch of   Malabar-Traditional Muslim specialties with emphasis being given  on  fresh seafood.

FORT HERITAGE, Fort Cochin: This is a Heritage Hotel ,carrying the legacy of Dutch Palace of 17 th century. A step away from the sparkling Fort Cochin beach dotted with the gossamer silhouettes of the Chinese fishing nets and the historic church of St. Francis, Fort Heritage presents perfect blend of old world elegance and modern comforts. 

NILAYORAM :Sets  in 2 acres of idyllic, peaceful, sylvan surroundings and scenic beauty of the river, Bharathapuzha. This resort offers Yoga therapy and  private facilities for Ayurveda. The world famous Kerala Kalamandalam Academy is situated very close to this property.

Philpkutty’s Farm,Kumarakom:This home stay is located on the backwater shore of Kumarakom.. The property manages  a 50 acre farm where there is an interesting mix of inter crop cultivations.

ASHLEY BUNGALOW Built in 1868 by the Baker family. It  is the oldest surviving planters’ bungalow in Peermedu. The original ambience and decor have been carefully preserved to reflect the life style of the early British planters . It is just an hour drive away from  the famous Periyar Wild Life Reserve .