Kerala is popularly known as ‘Gods Own Country’ because it is such a beautiful state, and it seems as if God created it for himself. Spend your next vacation in Kerala and explore its natural beauty, such as the backwaters, the forests, elephant safari, traditional and ritualistic atmosphere of the city and more. From the stunning beaches of the Malabar Coast to the backwater canals and from the hillside tea plantations in the Western Ghats to historical sites of Kerala, there is so much to do here. To enjoy Kerala the way it was meant to be and to appreciate its many wonders, you must choose to stay at one of the best homestays in Kerala.
Visit Munnar to explore the hillside tea gardens, travel on a boat on the backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom and visit Wayanad to explore the rich, green paddy fields. Apart from these, you can visit places, such as Thekkady, Kochi, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram and Vagamon. You can choose to stay in hotels or homestays as per your wish.
Kodianthara Heritage Home is located near the Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom; and this is a heritage property, which is more than 175 years old. You can easily reach this place from Kochi and Kottayam. Apart from the luxurious rooms, you can find fruit gardens, canoes, houseboats, a fish farm and even a backwater canal inside this property.
Tariff: ₹ 2950 onwards
Coconut Creek Farm and Homestay is a comfortable and budget-friendly homestay in Kumarakom, and you can find every essential amenity here. Apart from the comfortable rooms, they can also provide you authentic meals, and you will get customised options to choose different kinds of dishes prepared with pure organic ingredients.
Tariff: ₹ 2000 onwards
You can stay at Green Woods Bethlehem Homestay in Fort Kochi to experience Ayurveda massages and yoga. Thatch roof style restaurants with a serene ambience of this homestay will definitely attract you, and you can also spend luxurious time with your friends and family in the lush green surroundings of this homestay. This homestay is located close to the beach, which is just 12 minutes away from this accommodation.
Tariff: ₹ 1500 onwards
The Shade is one of the best homestays in Kerala, located in the Chithirapuram valley, near Muthirappuzha River. The beautiful climate of this area and the personal spice garden make this one of the best accommodations in Munnar. You can also explore popular sites, such as the Sree Ayyappa Temple, Chengulam Reservoir, Syromalabar Church, Devikulam Lake, Mattupatti Dam and St. Thomas Marthoma Church from this resort.
Tariff: ₹ 2550 onwards
Location: Chithirapuram, Munnar
Watching the sunrise from your room is something you can do at the River Rick Homestay. This riverside resort is situated in Munnar, and you can explore the hills and the tea plantations as well as the cardamom gardens from your homestay. You can also take part in some wonderful activities like a spice tour, camel ride, horse ride, etc. Popular sites such as Rajamala, Kundala Lake and Attukal are located quite close to this homestay.
Tariff: ₹ 2202 onwards
Location: Kunchithanny, Munnar
Elephant Hills Home Stay is a private home that is a comfortable accommodation option for tourists. Cosy rooms, attached portico, private garden and 24-hour security can make your travel experience extremely comfortable and homely. You can also explore popular places from this homestay like the Marthoma Church and Periyar Lake.
Tariff: ₹2750 onwards
Location: Kumily, Thekkady
Green View Homestay is situated near the hilly grasslands, and you can see the beautiful hilly terrain from your room. Basic amenities including cosy rooms, authentic food, 100% privacy, 24-hour security and Wi-Fi access is provided to all the guests. You can also experience an Ayurvedic massage at this homestay.
Tariff: ₹ 2520 onwards
Location: Kumily, Thekkady
This is one of the best homestays in Kerala, and you will love to spend a weekend here with your family. Jungle Bells Homestay is a spacious farm house located in Kumily, and you can avail the traditional hospitality that this homestay offers. You can also explore various tourist sites from this homestay including Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Periyar Boat Landing, Sabarimala Temple, Mathikettan Shola National Park, St. Thomas Marthoma, Carmelagiri Elephant Park and Carmel Church.
Tariff: ₹ 2184 onwards
This Panthalams Homestay is surrounded by natural elements and is extremely beautiful. You can visit nearby places like the backwater canals, organic farms and the tea gardens. The homely ambience and the attached balcony facing the jungle are an ideal space for spending evenings with your family.
Tariff: ₹ 1680 onwards
Casa Mia homestay is located near Fort Kochi and you will get a stunning view of the Arabian Sea from this stay. Simple rooms with a private balcony and a spacious garden are an added advantage for every guest. You can find an organic farm, play zones for kids, a fish farm and many more fun things to do inside this property.
Tariff: ₹ 2860 onwards
Ben’s homestay is a little expensive, but this is one of the best homestays in Kerala. The rooms are furnished with traditional furniture and they have an open balcony and a huge garden space surrounded by backwater canals and a private fish farm on the premises.
Tariff: ₹ 8798 onwards
Tag und Nacht is situated near Beach Road, opposite the Maritime Museum and people can explore Fort Kochi and Dutch Palace, which are at a walking distance from here. Apart from that, you can also access their private library and spend your evenings at Kochi Beach, enjoying the water sports.
Tariff: ₹ 1368 onwards
The Thalathoor Heritage is a heritage property in Kerala, which is fully-furnished with furniture and fittings. You can find a natural swimming pool with grass pavement inside the property. You will love the delicious authentic South Indian food prepared in their private kitchen.
Tariff: ₹ 32,800 onwards
Location: M. G. Road, Kasaragod
Namaha is located in the lush green atmosphere of the Western Ghats and you can find luxurious rooms at this homestay. Apart from the spacious rooms, they have a private swimming pool, a Children’s Park and a personal parking area. Almost all the rooms face the hills and tea estates.
Tariff: ₹ 4800 onwards
This Aranyakam Homestay is the only homestay that has treehouses. The adjoining jungle, serene ambience, hanging rooms with attached balcony and the overwhelming hospitality of this homestay will definitely make your trip special.
Tariff: ₹ 9000 onwards
Next time you visit Kerela, do check out these wonderful stay options. If you are bored of staying in hotels, homestays are a good alternative.
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