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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time at Nelpura Homestay, stayed in the garden view room. They have bikes for exploring the village and surrounding villages and fields, and you can do a boat trip at sunset which was lovely. Feels very timeless and peaceful. Food was excellent and the housekeeper and family were very kind and chatty.

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Evesham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We both really enjoyed this experience, it was our only Homestay so can't compare but we enjoyed it. The family were very nice and helpful & the house keeper was lovely, would not let us help to clear the table. Was a lovely experience to arrive by the caneo. We also did the caneo ride which was very nice but...

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Thank Vikki H
norfolk, england
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nelpura Homestay was the second stop on our recent holiday in Kerala organised through Kerala Connections, who are great at sourcing unique properties away from the main tourist trail. We were thrilled to have had the opportunity to stay in this little gem. Even the journey there is an experience - our driver dropped us at the canal bank where...

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Thank felix456
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was wowed by this place from the first moment of arrival by canoe,down the little canal. It was great to be right in the heart of the local community going about their daily chores. The homestay hosts, Professor and Mrs Chacko work all day teaching and still manage to prepare and present delicious food and take care and interest...

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Thank Anne S
Heckington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were collected feom the jetty in a small canoe and transported up the canals to the beautiful Nelpura.. we were very warmly greeted by the housekeeper - we ate lovely food and explored the backwaters on foot and by bike. Prof Chacko and his wife were present at dinner where he explained various local traditions

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Thank Kate M
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2016

My husband and I stayed here for three nights in March 2016. The family were so welcoming and we were extremely well looked after by the caretaker and cook. The homestay is set in a small village with little other tourism in the immediate area. The local people were so friendly - we were invited to take part in the...

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Thank KatB1981
brighton
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Having read a Guardian review of this accommodation, we booked ahead, something I recommend you do prior to your arrival in India/Kerela. Having been dropped at the riverside by a taxi driver, we were greeted by a man in longboat, who took us to Chacko’s home via the backwaters. As you make the journey to Nelpura, you get a taste...

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Thank PCandMC
London
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Arriving at Nelpura is like stepping into a fairy tale. A boat along a flower filled canal, a garden full of birdsong and the tranquillity of the backwaters all around. This is a hreat base to explore Kerala's backwaters. Comfortable, great food and a warm welcome from the family.

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1Thank Saida123
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Professor Chacko and his wife are warm and charming hosts and the staff and helpful and efficient and gracious. They Professor and his wife are experts in their field but wear their knowledge lightly and have retained their home's family atmosphere. There is one room available in the house itself and three in the adjacent converted grain store. There is...

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2Thank Mike N
Reviewed 9 January 2016

My husband and I stayed in this nice home during our recent trip in Kerala . We were greeted with pleasure by the owner, Mr . Chacko. The building showcases the fine features of traditional Kerala architecture and woodcarving. The atmosphere is relaxing and the landscape which surroundes the small hotel is beautiful! The rooms, made by traditional wood, are...

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nelpura is one of the top ten Homestay in India (Guardian paper Sept '10) It stands calm and serine on the bank of a canal leading leading to river Pamba. A perfect getaway from the din and bustle of every day life, the idyllic premises of Nelpura is an ideal retreat into the soothing lap of nature.The building showcases the fine features of traditional Kerala architecture and wood carving.What makes Nelpura special and unique is the serine dignity it gains from the proximity of a happy home.The meal plan is AP- lunch, dinner and breakfast of Kerala cuisine.Activities. Village walk, bicycle ride, narrow canal cruise, visit to ancient churches and temples, cooking class, ayurvedic massage, motor boat trips etc. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nelpura Heritage Homestay

Address: Edayady House | Monkompu P O, Alappuzha 688502, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range: £68 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Nelpura Heritage Homestay Kerala, India
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“The two side rooms have better outlooks than the middle one”
 of 5 bubbles felix456, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any room is fine”
 of 5 bubbles N7671JImiken, 29 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are made by wood and they are addressed in front of the canals”
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 of 5 bubbles Pantera1974, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Stay longer than one night”
 of 5 bubbles nickpash, 23 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Canal view room catches more of the breezes”
 of 5 bubbles friday_dog, 19 May 2014 | Read review
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