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Koshys Homestay

Labbakandam | Labbakandam, Thekkady 685509, India
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Koshys Homestay
Ranked #15 of 77 Thekkady B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We were given a very warm welcome to this homestay. Rooms are clean, with a spacious living area and wonderful roof terrace for relaxing. The cooking lesson with Mrs Koshy gave us some great insight and the meal we shared with the Koshys was superb. The early morning call from the hornbill was also a nice addition.

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Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

a great homestay, clean and spacious,with sitting and dining area, and small kitchen for tea and coffee making , you can go to the roof terrace and get glimpses of the elephant rides next door ,which we experienced and was great fun.We thoroughly enjoyed eating with zachariah and Ramini,they made you feel so welcome,were great to talk to ,so informative... More

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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Our stay at Koshy's was delightful. Zachariah and Ramani were warm and welcoming. Our favorite part was the cooking demonstration and all the meals. Ramani's cooking was great! Our only complaint was that it was not spicy enough (although we had that complaint just about everywhere we ate - maybe we are super spicy folks). The accommodations were clean and... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Zach and Ramani are wonderful hosts. Homestay in completely independent from the main house. It can accommodate up to three rooms. It is very closely located to the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Do eat with the Koshys but be prepared that you will receive much more than you will be able to consume! We did a cooking demonstration where you think... More

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

A chance meeting on the bus from Kottayam to Kumily led to us staying at this delightful homestay with welcoming hosts Zach and Ramani. We were lucky enough to have the upstairs area to ourselves which included a lounge with TV and small kitchen area with tea and coffee making facilities. Our room was very clean with very comfortable beds.... More

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Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We stayed there at Koshy's for 3 days.it was a real getaway for all of us, coming from Delhi.Zachariah koshy achen helped us to plan our visits, even helping with the tickets for sightseeing there. The visit to the Spice Garden was most impressive.The homestay experience we thoroughly enjoyed especially because of the delicious food in all it's variety, which... More

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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Through a recommendation we stayed here just the one night with a small group of friends; a fantastic choice with great food and hosts. They were genuinely lovely people who helped us discover the local area. Ask Koshy about Spice Land!!!! Chris and Claire, UK

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Really enjoyed our time here, the food was very tasty and some of the best we had in India! They catered well to our different tastes and easily toned down the spice if required. Zach and Ramani were so friendly and very helpful at recommending where to go. The location is right beside the elephant ride and wash which was... More

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New Delhi, India
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

To highlight the positives, the experience of spending a few days with the family of Reverend Zach and Ramani was as charming as a homestay experience is supposed to be. The warmth of sharing a cup of tea on arrival, the piping hot breakfasts that Ramani prepared every morning, and the dinner that we had with them the last evening,... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

We really enjoyed the Koshys homestay in Kumily. Everything was good, including the rooms and the location. Zach and Ramani were very welcoming and helpful in arranging transport and activities for us. We ate most of our meals here and they were all excellent. We had interesting and enjoyable discussions with Zach, Ramani and other guests over the dining table.... More

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Address: Labbakandam | Labbakandam, Thekkady 685509, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Koshys Homestay Thekkady, Kerala

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Set against the backdrop of the misty mountains of Kurushumala, the lush meadows of Periyar nearby and the calm village ambience make this a great base to explore the beautiful area of Periyar. The homestay is ideally located less than a kilometer from Kumily town, the spice garden of India and borders the famed forest of Periyar Tiger Reserve. ... more   less 
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