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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Varnum Homestay Nov 2016. This homestay is in a wonderful location on the borders of the national park. If you can, do the 10km walk with Husain it was lovely. We also walked to a local island on our own, which was easy walking on quiet roads. Food was served around a large table so we got... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my brief stay at Varnam Homestay because I received a warm welcome and felt very much at ease! Beena and her husband are great hosts and speak very good English. The food was lovely and plentiful. Also, it was so great to have Hussein (who also speaks very good English) come to pick me up at a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 22, 2016

Varnam homestay was probably the best and most memorable place we stayed on our honeymoon in India. Beena and Vargehese are genial hosts, and you feel like you are part of the family on a working farm. The food was amazing and there are plenty of activities and things to do nearby with an excellent guide Hussein.

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Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at Varnam end of August. After the busy cities we enjoyed the silence and beautiful nature! Rooms are very clean, food is excellent and Beena, Vargese and Hussein are so nice and helpful! We went on safari, made a guided walk (one of our highlights of our 2 weeks trip) and visited a tea plantation. Thanks... More 

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Reviewed August 14, 2016

Beena was an amazing hostess on one of our highlight experiences in India. The 9 acre organic farm grows all kinds of goodies from pepper, to cinnamon, to bananas and beyond. We even bought a bunch of spices that the family had harvested themselves (it's really rewarding to have personally seen the tree of the cinnamon that we bought). The... More 

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Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Then go and stay there! Clean and simple rooms. What matters in the very warm welcome of the owners, the nature all around you and the many many different fruit and vegetables growing in the garden. A good base to explore the national park. Go go go

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Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for three nights in January 2016. Could easily have stayed longer, Bina and her husband were so welcoming. The homestay felt like paradise - modern accommodation in a beautiful setting. We had wonderful home cooked meals everyday, all ingredients from the family farm. It was lovely to eat with everyone else, the homestay was very sociable. Went for a... More 

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Reviewed July 14, 2016

We were going to stay for four nights and decided to stay as long as our planes would let us, we were not the only ones extending our stay. The home made fresh food directly from their organic garden or the suite of activities they organize for you are just one of the many reasons this has been one of... More 

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Reviewed May 21, 2016

Bina, her husband and their team are very welcoming and helpful. They even ended our last evening by singing us traditional songs in Malayalam which was fun. Make sure you have some songs in mind to sing back to them too :o) We did cool stuff like go looking for elephants after dark and we spotted 3 wild ones by... More 

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Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

A fantastic place to stay... Lush gardens with hammocks, big clean rooms with WiFi and fans. I felt safe enough with the other guests and the location outside of town to leave my door wide open throughout the day. Beena and Varghese are very warm, calm and welcoming. The food here is fantastic - you eat your 3 meals a... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Varnam Homestay

Address: Kurukkan Moola | Payyampally, Mananthavady 670646, India
Location: India > Kerala > Wayanad District > Mananthavady
Price Range: $45 - $2,890 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Varnam Homestay Hotel Kalpetta
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