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Backwater Heritage Homestay

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Pulikuttissery, Kumarakom 686015, India
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Backwater Heritage Homestay
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Ranked #2 of 14 Kumarakom B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three nights at this place and enjoyed our stay very much. The food is wonderful and Xavier and Lovely are perfect hosts. This is the place to spend some time to soak up the unspollt nature of the backwaters. We would love to come back! Keep in mind that there is no tourism infrastructure at all for several... More 

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Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you Mr. Xavier for giving me and my family an authentic Kerala backwater experience. If authenticity is what you're looking for and you want to get away from the hard upsell or the tourist traps then this is the place for you. I traveled to Kerala this March with my wife, 2 kids (aged 3 and 1), my parents... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One review isn't enough to do justice to the good natured folks who run BHH. Mr Xavier Joseph runs a tight unit which translates into a great homestay option for travelers. The place is around 6 kms from Kumarakom in a village called Parippu. Nestled amongst coconut trees paddy fields and the back waters it offers a environment thats serene... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights. The rooms are simple but adequate. The property faces the backwater so that's an added bonus. Xavier and his wife are wonderful host. There are 2 villages within walking distance and the walks really provide you with an opportunity to explore Kerala's village life. Xavier arranged a 3 hour backwater trip on a small... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed here for a week ending our trip through India. This place is excellent to relax and enjoy the 'other' side of India. The meals were delicious! The boat trips were fun too and we met some nice fellow travellers who made the stay extra joyfull for us! Putting the coordinates of the place or a more detailed description... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

What a joy to find this place! If you are ready for some relaxation after travelling, this wonderful homestay will help you unwind. We had delicious meals on the terrace shared with fellow travellers and really enjoyed their company and the boat trips that our very helpful host Xavier arranged for us.

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Verden (Aller), Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I spent 2 days in January 2015 at this wonderful heritage home right on the backwaters near Kumarakom. Xavier Joseph and his wife Lovely were so welcoming and so helpful - thanks so much. Xavier showed us (2 other guests were staying at the same time) the village pride - the snake boat - and the family home of Arundhati... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I stayed at Backwater Heritage Homestay for one night with some friends, while on a trip across Kerala. While the rooms are quite simple, the property is absolutely beautiful. I really appreciated the quiet, relaxed atmosphere of the house and its surroundings. Xavier took us on a short but very pleasant walk around the neighbourhood. He was also very helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stayed here for three nights and really enjoyed it. Xavier and his wife were very welcoming. He showed us around the village and helped us plan our activities in the backwaters. The property is beautiful. They have three rooms in the main house, and have recently built additional rooms close to the house. Our room was lovely. Everything was... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Homestay being a preferred one for me, I chose this place and it turned out to be great. Great hospitality by Mr. Xavier and his wife Lovely and ofcourse great food with all the warmth of Indian hospitality for their guests. I thank Mrs. Lovely for the awesome food and few passion fruits gift at the departure. The outdoor is... More 

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