I am struggling to write this review because we had such a good time, I fear my words won't do it justice.
Pamba was the ideal place to fully immerse yourself into the Keralan setting (in fact, so ideal, Rajeev's home was actually used as a film set for a Malayalam movie currently in cinemas!). Whatever's been said - the tranquility of the backwaters with its hypnotic ripples reflecting rows of coconut trees amidst other lush greenery under a orange-pink painted skyline - it's all true, if not more.
We also did a bit of running around the village of Nedumudy. Our little feet took us through acres and acres of paddyfields, past houses and shops, on canal pathways, untarred roads; during which we were always greeted by friendly smiles and hellos. It was breathtaking! You can then always jump into the river to cool off ;)
The highlight of our stay however, was the hospitality shown by Rajeev, his family and his helper Charlie. The communication was great from the start - Rajeev was extremely responsive to emails and guided us in our planning (e.g. transport, and helping us arrange a night on a houseboat - which deserves another review by itself). He was an easy-going, humorous fellow and we all had some really nice conversations together. Extremely helpful and friendly, a truly outstanding host! Food was homecooked by Rajeev's mummy and her meals were some of the best I've ever had. And Charlie was simply fantastic - he'll take good care of you.
It was a pleasure getting to know the people at Pamba. I missed just chilling out on the porch, watching the river boats go by and having casual banters with Rajeev and Charlie. Would I visit again? Most definitely!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pamba Heritage -a most perfect blend of old world charm and modern amenities. The antique wooden structures "Ara" and "Nilavara" which were originally used for storing grains have been restored for modern living.This is the home away from home, which is sandwiched between the silver cascading Pamba River on the western side, and emerald carpeted paddy fields on the eastern side. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Pamba Heritage Villa Kerala, India