Spent 3 nights here recently, as the only guest in George and Dai's fantastic homstay - if you want the experience of how people live among the backwaters without any other tourists, motorised houseboats or any artificiality, then Aymanam near Kumarakom is the place to come (also the childhood village of Arundhati Roy and setting of God of Small Things). George has 4 rooms separated from the main house overlooking the rice fields, I must have seen 10+ bird species (flycatchers, sunbirds, woodpeckers, egrets...) within 10 minutes of sitting in the hammock. The dinners, breakfasts and canoe trip were all superb too. Rooms are basic but comfortable, and more luxury somehow would have seemed out of place. Just get out there and walk about (and get lost in my case!).
- Also Known As:
- GK's Riverview Homestay Kottayam, Kerala, India
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Winner of State Tourism Award for the Best Homestay facility in Kerala. The Genuine Backwater,Ecofriendly and Green accommodation with warm Hospitality provides the facilities such as mosquito-free AC & Non AC rooms, hot and cold water, veg/non-veg food, Canoeing,Bird watching, Boating, Sightseeing, Ayurvedic treatment and body massage,Yoga classes, fishing, temple and snake boat visit, giving a chance to mingle with the locals to learn the culture and village life, to see the cultural activities, festivals etc. and also arranging trips to hill stations, plantations, wildlife sanctuary. It is an ideal place for Bird watching and for a long stay for relaxation as it is in 100% pollution-free zone and peaceful Green Eco-friendly accommodation.It is a Romantic place for Honey moon.We accept all major Credit cards for payment and provide free Wifi and offer complimentary breakfast,Dinner. ... more less