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Kurukkan Moola | Payyampally, Kalpetta 670646, India
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Varnam Homestay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Bena's home for 3 days. She was so easy to deal with from the beginning and even organised us a taxi from Mysore to her place. She was so welcoming when we arrived and every time I asked for something she replied "no need to ask, this is your home now too". The room was so nice,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This homestay is clearly secluded from any major road: what a pleasure to arrive at this lovely homestay for a few days of peace! The rooms are simple but well-maintained and definitely spoteless. The room rate includes all meals, which are tastefully homemade prepared by Beena. The owners are friendly and welcoming, always ready to advise on activities around or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Varnam's Homestay was an amazing stay, we were well looked after by the family. We were very lucky that it was holiday season and the whole family were home, they took us to watch a film and showed us around the farm and explained what all the fruits and veg were, and we got to sample lots. We were lucky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came for 3 days and stayed for 6. Quiet, safe, peaceful and clean change from everyday India. Beena is a whirlwind taking care of your every need. She also grows most of the food for your meals. Varghese is a fountain of knowledge on Indian lore and local customs. I will return.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of girls looking for a bit of wildlife adventure. Reading the reviews and what was posted we decided to spend a few days at Varnam. Owners were nice but most of the time they were not there. It was managed by 1 man who doubled up as driver, caretaker, supplier ... everything. Most of the activities... More 

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varnam, Owner at Varnam Homestay, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for the positive review you posted about our homestay and about us. Don't blame us because of the Govenment policy about the charges connected to the type of tourists and the opening and closing of tourist places. Kuruva island was closed because of the monsoon and flood. That is normal during monsoon in all years. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stayed in Varnam Homestay after a personal recommendation. We could not speak highly enough of it. It is in an incredibly beautiful location on their family farm and garden, the food is fantastic (and plentiful!), they are helpful and will arrange anything for you, and they have the most friendly (and luckiest!) dog in the whole of Kerala. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Went to Wayanad on May 1st 2014. A beautiful home and a nice couple. The property is surrounded with lot of trees and the place is so peaceful. Eat all that you find on the property and just relax in the hammock. The owners Vargheese and Beena were a nice host and take care of the guest so well. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We actually stayed in April, and this was our favourite place in India. Very relaxing, family orientated after a busy 10 days in Northern India this was a hidden paradise. Rooms simple and clean, family beautiful, patient and caring, food fantastic and although we had reservations about a dog, the kids want to go back to visit, mainly to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a really idyllic household to stay at in the beautiful Wyanad national park. Our hosts were extremely welcoming and it was great hearing first hand about all of the wildlife in the area. The house is spacious and very comfortable focused on a covered outdoor dining area where we tucked into Beena's delicious home cooking. You feel as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Lovely surroundings, well-maintained and clean quarters. Verghese, Beena and Dawn are a thoroughly gentlemanly and welcoming family. Go walking, visit Kuruva island, explore the farm and rice paddies. This is a private residence, so don't treat it like a hotel. Consider it a privilege to live here.

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Address: Kurukkan Moola | Payyampally, Kalpetta 670646, India
Location: India > Kerala > Wayanad District > Kalpetta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Varnam Homestay Hotel Kalpetta
Varnam Homestay Kalpetta, Kerala, India

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