We stayed at Nelpura for three nights as part of a trip around Kerala and it was the best experience of our holiday. The professor and his family were very friendly and welcoming as was Kumar, the caretaker. The food was amazing and extremely plentiful with different dishes served for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner each day. The accommodation was unique - just three rooms in a 160 year old authentic Keralan building which had been beautifully restored, though air conditioning was a very welcome modern addition! The village location was lovely, surrounded by paddy fields and miles of waterways with everyday life going on all around. The professor arranged some great activities for us. The canoe trip at sunset and the tuk tuk tour of the village and countryside shouldn't be missed but our visit to the village school was definitely the highlight. This was the real Kerala, warm and friendly people, stunning scenery, delicious food, and we were privileged to have this experience.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Nelpura Heritage Homestay Kerala, India