An Air conditioned room facing the lush green grounds within a traditional Christian ‘Tharavad’ (Ancestral House) at Kumarakom situated within 1.5 acres of land facing a water body which leads to the Vembanad Lake. Enjoy the richness of lush greenery with the warmth of staying with a Syrian Catholic family.
Aqua Lillies is Water Front Heritage Homestay at Attypeedika, a village around two kilometers from the main town of Kumarakom, near the Vembanad Lake.
This Christian ‘Tharavad’ (Ancestral House) belong to an ancient aristocratic Orthodox Syrian Christian family ‘Oruvettithara’ is built in the Kerala ‘Vastu’ (architecture) style is complete with an 'Ara’ (wooden compartment used to store food grains) and a ‘Nilavara’ (cellar).
The House is within 1.5 acres of land with a canal that connects to the lake as a boundary. The grounds are lush green with trees which makes it an ideal spot to laze around with a book in your hand, play some outdoor games or simply hang out with friends.
The home consists of 5 Air Conditioned Bedrooms for guests, Sit out, Dining Room, Kitchen and Work area. The Nilavara (cellar) has been converted to the host’s quarter.
This property is suitable for small functions and gatherings with ample parking space.
Guests can access to sitout,and dinning room .
Guest can sit near the canal in front of the homestay.
Guests can use the shuttle court and lawn. They can walk through the property of 1 and half acres land.
Interaction with guests
The history of ‘Umacheril’ family dates back to AD 1700 when Kumarakom was ruled by the King of Travancore. The king of Travancore had brought down two Christian families to Kumarakom to do the religious rites for him that is to serve the oil, The Konathattu family; the most ancient Christian family in Kumarakom, was one of them.
Your host Mr. Kosygin Andrews is the best person to speak to about the history of Kumarakom. Being a 4th generation Syrian Christian from Kumarakom, he could guide you through the history the village and that of Syrian Catholics in Kerala. You would be surprised finding some unique Syrian Catholic dishes during your stay with us.
Other things to note
1.5 acres of land and has serene and peaceful environment.
We provide accommodation and food for our guests.
We request you to kindly go through the below given details to get more information of the facilities.
ROOM NO.1 RIVER FACING A/C BED ROO(URL HIDDEN)
A/c Bed Rooms with attached bath rooms
Room size 12 x 12 feet
Cot size 6 x 5 feet
Bath room size 8 x 6 feet
ROOM NO. 2 RIVER FACING A/C BED ROOM
Room No .3 : GREEN FACING A/C DELUX ROOM
No of cots 3
cot size 6 x 4 and 6 x 3 feet x 2
ROOM NO. 4 - POND FACING A/C BED ROOM (MADE OF WOOD)
Room size 12 x 9 feet;Room height is 6ft only
2 cots size 6 x 2.5 feet
ROOM NO. 5- RIVER FACING A/C
Room size 9 x 9 feet
cot size 6 x 4 feet
Size 10 x 10 feet
RIVER FACING SITOUT(VARANTHA)
Size 22 x 8 feet
Full house Group accomodation (Accomodate 20Pax)
A/c will be provided with additional cost of Rs.200/- per day.
Breakfast will be provided with Rs.250/- per head.
Cannoing will be provided with Rs.400 /- per hour.
I am a commerce graduate with FIATA. I worked with Kuwait Airways at Trivandrum and Cochin International Airport for more than a decade. My interest in tourism and passion to meet more and more people with varied culture lead me to convert my ancestral home to a homestay which is rich in greenery.
Aqualillies is approved by the Kerala Government Tourism Department. It is located in 1.5 acres of land with water view, a big canal from Vembanad lake flows in front of the house.
I belong to an ancient aristocratic syrian christian Orthodox family -Oruvettithara . My ancestors were Land Lords who earned a comfortable living through agriculture -Paddy and coconut farming. My father, O.A Andrews is a noted agriculturist in Kumarakom. I am married with 3 children (John,Jacob and Peter). My Wife Binjoo Mathen is working with a reputed builder and i am staying at my homestay to make the guests feel at home.