We stayed for a very short time (just a few hours) at Kanjirakkattu, but it made a lasting impact on us. I was looking for a day tour on our last day in Kerala, and I posted the query here on TA forum. Priya (the owner) replied promptly and fixed me a trip to the Poonjar hills, complete with lunch at the homestay and a large AC car for our disposal.
The heritage suite looked quite regal, with period furniture of the bygone era... we felt like royalty staying there ;). It was big enough for a family of 4 adults, and the bathroom was spotless. Lots of storage space. Priya's mom showed us around the home. It had a nice garden in front, complete with a duck pond! It would be great to have an outdoor seating, for 4, that woul really complete the picture.
Unfortunately Priya was not in station during our short stay but her mother looked after us very well. Lunch was amazing, my mom who never eats fish on certain days broke her fast and ate one! It was that good. We had lunch at the owners' dining room itself, and Priya's mom fussed over us, completely spoiling us. Then we had a short rest until it was time for us to leave for the railway station.
I recommend Kanjirakkattu for anyone who need to stay in Kottayam town, and experience an authentic homestay. The homestay is not located in the town center though, so you need private or rented transportation to go anywhere. All in all, a very quiet and serene place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kanjirakkattu Heritage Home classification- Diamond House - A home stay - An abode to relax, realize & rejuvenate - In Kottayam town, Kerala, a spacious, private and calm property located on the banks of the Meenachel River. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kanjirakkattu Heritage Home Kottayam, Kerala, India