Backwater Heritage Homestay is a small but beautiful resort in the interior of a Kerala village in Kumarakom. I had visited Kerala in Aug-12 and on my way to Allepey from Munnar I had planned an overnight stay at this resort. Initially I thought I made a mistake as it takes a while reaching to the resort since its in the interior of a village in Kumarakom however when we reached there and spent some time, the experience was very good. The whole place is surrounded by Coconut Trees and you could feel cool breeze, sound of birds chirping around that place and small river flowing by the side of the homestay. Although the main Cottage was constructed long back and has all the furniture, one new cottage has been built recently which needed renovation. The place is owned by Mr Xavier Thomas and his wife and who are also the care takers. They are quite warm and hospitable people who takes good care of their guests. Mrs Thomas is a great cook and offers very delicious home cooked food to their guests at a nominal price. Although we didn't rent a houseboat at Kumarakom, Mr Xavier has good contacts and can also arrange a houseboat or a Shikara incase you want to take a boat ride in Kumarakom Backwaters. Mr Thomas also owns a canoe (small boat) that is parked right there and he personally takes the pleasure in providing a ride in the Canoe to his guests. Although there is not much that you could do over there since its a village however I would recommend this place to anyone who is keen to experience an authetic Kerala village scene and want to spend some time in peace in the lap of nature.
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- Backwater Heritage Homestay Kumarakom, Kerala