Escape to a world of serenity with a holiday in this Homestay nested by the shores of river pampa in Alappuzha.The gentle waters outfront unbounded paddy fields as your background and a panorama of green all around you know how they call Kerala God's own country? This is why.
“Wow! What a fantastic experience we had for our 3 days at Praveens family house which is set on the waterfront of a smaller canal just off the main canal with a shop close by. Our driver spoke to Praveen to find the location of the bus stop (by the water) where were were met by Pathan, Praveens father in a boat to take us for the 10 minute journey to their house. We met Sakunthala, his mother, in the evenings as she works as a teacher. She dressed me in a sari which was fun. Pathan fed us 3 home cooked meals a day with snacks and provided bottled water. We are vegetarian and really enjoyed all the different dishes he prepared. We were even allowed to watch a meal being cooked. Pathan was a chef on a house boat for 13 years so he is certainly experienced! He used bottled water for preparation and filtered water for cooking. The rooms are air-conditioned and there are fans for the balcony to help cool. The balcony is large with seating and dining table and you can see the boats passing by. Pathan took us on a walk to the paddy fields. A boat was arranged for a 4 hour tour of the canals which included an island village walk where we were able to see a church service. One bedroom has duel aspect of paddy fields with evening sunset. We were looked after well and Praveen was keen to make sure we were happy with everything. We enjoyed our stay very much.”
Sreelakam is our dream home, is a typical Kerala Style as a single storey with a small 'Courtyard' in centre of the house. This is to ensure direct sunlight and air circulation inside our house. Also we can enjoy rain during monsoon. The Villa is in a spacious compound with trees and greenary with a natural pond in the backyard. We have a sitout in the front with sitting space called 'charupady' and a spacious frontal area for kids to play or guests to sit and relax.. Welcome..!!
“Simply outstanding! We thought we were going to have to figure out way around the Alleppey experience and we were ok with that but it was like anything we shared with Jose was always met with something better. He was a huge asset to a wonderful experience in Alleppey. Anything we needed he was there to enhance. The place itself was very clean compared to their stays in India and every day they would come and clean again while we were away. Strongly recommend the stay if you’re not too familiar with the area and want to get the most of your experience in Alleppey. The home theater system was and added cherry on top. A+ ”
Aqua Castle is a luxury houseboat.
“Staying at Pothen's place was a great experience. The highlight of our trip to India. The boat was nice and the experience of spending all day every day out cruising the waterways was incredible. The staff were kind and extremely accommodating...we had a special diet that required quite a lot of effort and the chef bent over backwards to work with us. Sometimes communication was a bit difficult, but other than that it was amazing...and to be honest, we would wait again if it meant getting this wonderful experience.”