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Edayady House | Monkompu P O, Alappuzha 688502, India
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Nelpura Heritage Homestay
Ranked #6 of 129 Alappuzha B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

It is interesting to call this property a homestay. The two double rooms, which were very clean, are actually in a traditional Keralan wooden pavillion located at the end of the garden and meals are taken in the main house. We were in the canal view room and were the only guests for the first day and our meals were... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We stayed for one night at this home stay, and the hospitality was wonderful. The home stay is on a system of canals, and we were taken in a canoe to the homestay. Wonderful experience, on the canoe ride, as we passed through the lifestyle of people living along the canal. Most household chores of cleaning and hygiene done on... More

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bury st edmunds
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is an ideal location to explore and immerse yourself in the backwaters of Kerala. Chacko and Salimma gave us a warm welcome . The homestay is characterful as it is a traditional wooden Keralan building . Whilst there we walked around the village and were greeted by many people en route. We also borrowed the family's bicycles to travel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had a very nice stay at Nelpura. Mr. Jacko and his wife Selima are wonderful hosts, very caring and attentive, they helped us for everything. The concierge Mr Gummar is a great character, highly committed to his mission, a specialy when it comes to feed the guests ;) ! Wahou the meals were amazing, truly the bests of our... More

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Paris, France
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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A very nice place (including terraces with comfortable chairs and beds where you feel like spending time chilling), in a family spirit. Mr Chacko and his wife are really really kind, they helped us a lot to organise things. We had interesting discussions about India, society, which enabled us to understand better the region. The "concierge" is also an emblematic... More

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Altea, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Arrival at Nelpura by canoe is a wonderful way to begin your stay at this charming homestay. We received a very warm welcome from Mr Kumar and later from Mr Chacko and his family. Nelpura was the highlight of our Kerala trip. We enjoyed everything. Our room was perfect, the meals delicious and both the canoe trip and short walk... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed at Nelpura for three nights as part of a trip around Kerala and it was the best experience of our holiday. The professor and his family were very friendly and welcoming as was Kumar, the caretaker. The food was amazing and extremely plentiful with different dishes served for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner each day. The accommodation was... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Our family of 6 stayed here for 2 nights in January. Mr Chacko and his family were so welcoming and friendly. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the setting is just beautiful. We enjoyed the canoe trip at sunset, cycling and walking around the village and a wonderful cooking demonstration from Salimma (which we have re-created at home already!).... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

We found it hard to decide between booking a house boat or staying on land, making trips through the smaller canals. We decided on the latter and chose Nelpura because of it's consistently good reviews. I'm glad we did. Yes, staying on a houseboat would have been a lovely addition to our stay but they are limited to the larger... More

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This was our first experience of a home stay in India and can throughly recommend this one. The meals were excellent and we took the opportunity of visiting the local market to but the food and witness the meal being cooked in the kitchen. A canoe ride around the backwaters and using the bikes to ride around the paddy fields... More

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Address: Edayady House | Monkompu P O, Alappuzha 688502, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Nelpura Heritage Homestay Kerala/Alappuzha, India

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Nelpura is one of the top ten Homestay in India (Guardian paper Sept '10) It stands calm and serine on the bank of a canal leading leading to river Pamba. A perfect getaway from the din and bustle of every day life, the idyllic premises of Nelpura is an ideal retreat into the soothing lap of nature.The building showcases the fine features of traditional Kerala architecture and wood carving.What makes Nelpura special and unique is the serine dignity it gains from the proximity of a happy home.The meal plan is AP- lunch, dinner and breakfast of Kerala cuisine.Activities. Village walk, bicycle ride, narrow canal cruise, visit to ancient churches and temples, cooking class, ayurvedic massage, motor boat trips etc. ... more   less 
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