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“Forget the Houseboat!”
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Thevercad Homestay
Ranked #11 of 211 Alappuzha B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We experienced Kerala's backwaters on a Houseboat, and in this beautiful homestay right on the river, and there is no contest...this is the way to do it.
George and Bindu are great hosts and Bindu is an even better cook...your three meals a day here will be delicious and memorable, as are the rooms (there's just two) converted from a rice store and with delightful outdoor bathrooms.
You can head out on small boat tours, which George can organise, or just go for a walk along the waterfront and meet the friendliest locals you are likely to meet anywhere (bring a few pens for the children)
By comparison Houseboats are more expensive, less peaceful and hugely less luxurious than staying here.
Cancel the houseboat and book in here!

Room Tip: There are only two rooms and they are identical, so you can't go wrong
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Don't look any further if you want to stay with the most lovely indian family i think i've met, away from the bustle of allepey. The location is perfect, in the countryside away from other tourists, so you can truly enjoy backwater life. Bindu and George, and their sons, are incredibly kind hosts and Bindu's cooking is the best I had while in India. A couple of days here to enjoy the walks along the waterways and paddy fields, a couple of canoe rides into the smaller networks of rivers and generally kicking back and reading, shouldn't be missed. Also George arranged for me a wonderful houseboat for a night which was nice to experience - but definitely not as enjoyable as staying at their beautiful home with them. If you don't have much time, don't go for the touristy houseboat and stay here instead - you won't be disappointed.
Thank you so much Bindhu and George.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

A wonderful oasis of tranquillity at the water's edge. Splendid rooms, outstanding food and truly hospitable hosts. Walking the dykes and bunds around Thevercad gives you a real insight into life on the backwaters. A perfect place to stay!

Room Tip: Both the two rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Inver K
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Hi Tourist
Im Sajith from chennai Visited with my wife from March 31st to 1st April 2014 in Thevarcad alleppy homestay
Mr.Vackachan and Mrs Bindu treated us not a guest they treated as their family member which make us very happy to spend our peaceful timing there. We really enjoyed our honeymoon very pleasantly with their traditional Kerala style foods.
I personally recommend for people who are interested to visit alleppey instead of houseboat.
Regards
Sajithsankar Saritha

Room Tip: All Rooms are very good prefer your travel plan from alleppey to Kainakary by auto or Boat
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Sajithsankar
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

I spent three wonderful days here during my trip to Kerala. Avery warm welcome from hosts George and Bindu and family, wonderful food and a most relaxing time watching the world go by on the backwaters. Lovely large room with shower room open to the sky!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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4  Thank MaryG2709
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Thevercad was, without a doubt, one of the best places we stayed on our trip to India. The setting is idyllic and far away from the bustle of Alleppey. We enjoyed walking along the canals and near the rice paddies. The property itself is beautiful--the woodwork, the verandah, and especially the outdoor bathroom! George, Bindu and their children were very hospitable, giving us advice on what to see and how to get around (the sunset boat cruise and the government water taxi are both great options). Bindu was also an excellent cook!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank IBeenBattuta
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Kuttanad with its geographical pecularities has so many exciting things for a traveller to experience. I dont think that one would find any other better place other than the Thevercad Home Stay to get the real feel of life around back waters. One could see that every other review here talks about how warm the whole family of George, Bindu and their children were. It is their effortless warmth and hospitality that really makes us feel at home. The house is old and traditional with well furnished rooms for guests which is located right on the banks of the river Pamba. My reveiw will be incomplete if I dont talk about the excellent and authentic Kerala cuisine prepared by Mrs.Bindu George. The most important thing which is worth a mention is how the home stay is run by the family without any domestic help giving the whole feeling of warmth and the original experience of living with such wonderful hosts. I was told that we were only the second group of Indians to stay there or else its mostly foreigners who get to know about this wonderful place through their friends who had travlled before. It is the best place to stay and experience the life in Kuttanad slowly unfold in front of you.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Kallipatti
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Address: Kainakary, Alappuzha 688 501, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
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Ranked #11 of 211 B&Bs / Inns in Alappuzha
Price Range: £64 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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