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Varnam Homestay

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Kurukkan Moola | Payyampally, Mananthavady 670646, India
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Hastings
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great place to stay in every way. Clean and comfortable rooms, great food, the garden full of hammocks, the lovely dogs, the lushness of the farm. But highest praise for Beena who sets the tone for the whole place, Argies for the wonderful sing-a-longs every evening and Hussein for his dry humour and enthusiasm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my third 3-week trip to India. I do not stay in posh upper class hotels, I tend to pick mid range. Of all my trips, this family homestay's hospitality has surpassed them all. They are not faking, they are genuinely caring and thoughtful hosts. Their driver, Hussein, is safe, kind, patient, and has eagle eyes for spotting wildlife.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The place has just so much positive energy, everything runs well, all conditions are met for one to fully relax and enjoy the surrounding nature. The food is really amazing and I can't wait for Beena to write her cookbook, I'll be back for this!... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything you may have read about this homestay is correct easily an 10 rating. The food, accommodation, staff, owners and even the 2 dogs are great. Coming as we do from Wigan the home stay appears to be set in the jungle. Hussain the trusty and knowledgeable guide took us guests and the dogs out for a walk we saw... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed two nights in Varnam staying in the beautiful home of Beena and her husband. Great food and great fun. A definite must if you decide to visit Wayanad. Wayanad itself wouldn't be top of my list. The park has been ruined by over tourism and animals hide rather than come into view. We did spot elephants, deer of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This self sufficient homestay is an ideal place to stay in order to explore Wayanad. Visits to the Safari park (spotted wild elephants!!), walks around their spice plantation, longer walks around the district to get a real feel of the local area all made us feel part of this beautiful part of Kerala. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting fellow travellers over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights which was probably too long. Still, we had a lovely stay. The family are lovely as are the dogs, Bruno and Jockery (not sure how to spell it). We went on a day trip with them, a few dog walks and always felt at home. It is a lovely place for some peace and quiet,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend this peaceful haven, which is the perfect base from which to explore Wayanad. Beena and Vargi are great hosts with a laid back attitude. The atmosphere is lovely the food is delicious and the suggested activities were perfect for us. Hussein was an excellent guide, taking us to see wild elephants on our first day. Giving us a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a calm and relaxing stay we had here. We went on some lovely walks, swam in the local river and saw a wild elephant! I can strongly recommend this homestay. Beena and Varghese are great hosts. The food was also very tasty.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely 6 night stay in a room in the raised villa...Beena and Vargi were so helpful and kind, Hussein guided us brilliantly on walks and drove us to the Thirunelly park visit and the tea plantation visit. Food was fantastic, loads of things to do, very chilled atmosphere and birdwatching was excellent in the local area. On arrival and after... More 

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