Visited Kerala in 2nd week of June for 7 days & decided to try a Homestay in Thekkady.
This was the first time we had actually booked a Homestay & I was always in doubt whether the decision was correct or not.
All my doubts changed in the 2 days i stayed here in Panthalams Homestay.
First of all ous Host Mr. Shukoor is a fantastic genuine person who is always there to help you.
He advised us the places we should visit, shopping where we should be doing & also the correct places to go for massage.
On day 2 he even took us for some local sight seeing which we would have never been able to see had he not been there. He even offered to take us in his own CAR. What nice gesture.
Now coming to the stay & room part. There are different options available in Panthalams based on the budget.
We chose the deluxe room which is in 2nd floor. Room was very clean with a big clean bathroom. Blankets & towels provided were some of the cleanest which I had used in Kerala hotels. It was much cleaner than many of the more expensive hotels which I stayed in Kerala.
Bathroom has hot water coming & shower was also good.
You have an option of having food in the room for which you need to inform him before hand. Mind you the food which we had for dinner at his place was one of the most authentic Kerala cuisine which me & my wife savored a lot. For breakfast you can advise him a day before if you need anything specific & you will get it. We asked for Apam & the other day we got nice Apam with stew.
The only drawback which I felt was that its little difficult to find the Homestay the first time when we come. There are not much sign boards available for guiding us to this place.
Apart from this I do not see any issues with this Homestay.
It was a memorable stay for us & I will surely like to go back to this place whenever I visit Thekkady again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Panthalams residency is a large and welcoming family home, situated 100m from the Periyar Tiger Reserve and 800m from Kumily Bus Station. You will enjoy the tranquility of silence and the sounds of nature, away from the bustle of downtown Kumily. The rooms are clean and large, with big windows and a modern attached bathroom and a terrace. There are hanging chairs on each terrace. On request we serve delicious breakfast and dinner, with the traditional taste of Kerala. Room rates are from INR1000 to INR2500 for deluxe rooms, the price includes breakfast, free car parking, free wifi, laundry service, free tour information, and free traditional cooking courses. For further information, please send an email or call us. We will welcome you at any time of the day. See you soon! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Panthalams Homestay Thekkady, Kerala, India