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Tharavadu Homestay

Vaikathukaran House | cullen road, Alappuzha 688001, India
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I stayed here with two other students during Semester at Sea and we all thought that Maria and Zach were absolutely wonderful hosts. We had a delicious lunch and they were so open and friendly, sharing about their lives and families with us. It was so incredible! We talked about India’s history, politics, arranged marriage, status of women, education, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My friend and I stayed here during New Years Eve and were extremely satisfied. The couple hosting the homestay, Maria and Zac provided excellent service and hospitality. Maria is an awesome cook and loved every dish she surprised us with. The rooms are great with on-suite wash-room and good facilities. Location is good with only a couple of minutes drive... More 

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Oregon, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stayed at Tharavadu as part of our families adoption heritage tour. The accommodations were quiet, the food was excellent, and the owners are very knowledgeable of tourism options in the area as well as very friendly. They helped make our India adventure one to remember.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I visited Alleppey for the first time with my two sons - eight and two years old respectively.We decided to stay here based on the ratings given on Tripadviser We stayed for three nights and Mr and Mrs. Zac made our stay very pleasant and comfortable. Mr Zac helped organize and plan our visits. We visited the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Zac and Maria made our stay in Alleppey amazing. First, we took a boat ride through the canals which Zac organized for us. In this was included a stop at his Fish Farm where we had fresh coconut water. In the evening we took a trip to the beach for a swim and the sunset followed by an amazing dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Tharavadu Homestay was the best and most authentic homestay during our trip through India. We spent most of the nights in homestays or so-called homestays, so we think we can make a comparison. You can feel that Zac and Maria have a passion for hosting guests and like to give them a deep insight into Indian life and culture. We... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We were traveling as a couple and were first time in India. I decided to choose homestay instead of hotel for the first time. And it was the greatest experience in india. This place was like the oasis in noisy Alleppey, the big house with nice territory, trees, lawn and flowers. Maria met us after long journey with great dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Having read the earlier reviews at tripadvisor I was determined to stay here during my short visit to Allepey. And I was not disappointed at all. The Zacharias are a delightful elderly couple who thoroughly enjoyed spending their time and expertise with us. They welcomed us with warmth and introduced us to to a true Homestay experience. The guest accommodation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

An absolute pleasure and privilege to be in the company and home of such a hospitable and generous couple. Zac and Maria were so very welcoming and made us feel extremely comfortable and at ease in their beautiful home, without being intrusive. Zac was a fountain of knowledge about the local area and helped us to experience the best of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

In between the center and the beach this home stay is really nice before or after you will enjoy the backwaters in ahouse boat. Staff and owner is really helpful and kind in this coloniale style house

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