The highlight of our 5 day vacation to Kerala was our stay at Akkarakalam Memoirs. This was the last day of our trip and we were exhausted from the long drive on pretty bad roads stretching from Munnar to Alleppey. We just wanted to relax for the evening with no agenda and when we arrived at this beautiful, big, charming house we were greeted by Binoy the manager and his very courteous staff.
As luck would have it we were the only guests for the night. We were treated to the wonderful sights of the small and large boats passing by the house along the backwaters and to add to our hearing pleasure was the soothing devotional music coming from a beautiful temple nearby. Later in the evening we embarked on a sunset cruise taking in the sights of the local life, watched little kids playing, local housewives washing utensils along the banks of the water and even stopped at a canal side shop to drink the delicious coconut water. We were in awe as we passed by the temple that was lit up with hundreds of oil-lamps to celebrate the month of Karthik. That evening we were served a wonderful Kerala style dinner (at our request). That night was the best sleep we had in a long time. My only regret as we left was that we could have stayed one more night to enhance our experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Akkarakalam Memoirs an exotic farmhouse presented as an excellent souvenir of the ancient Akkarakkalam family in Alleppey district with a tradition of 150 years.Akkarakkalm Memoirs is a sprawling 10 acre land with natural flora and fauna, beautifully converted into an ideal tourist destination for the nature lover as well as for the common glob-trotter. Here you can experience the backwater life at close quarters and inhale the natural scent of pristine countryside. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Akkarakalam Memoirs Kerala/Alappuzha, India