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Backwater Heritage Homestay

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the perfect place to be. I loved sleeping outside on the swinging beds (but you don't have to). The couple running the place is extremely helpful. Breakfast was delicious and we also got a tour of the village. I definitely want to go back there.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Mr Xavier and his wife, the fresh cuisine (gorgeous fish) the tropical village backdrop and the backwater ride made our one night homestay a dream! My favourite thing was not even the backwaters themselves, but being toured around the tiny village by Mr Xavier, and drinking fresh cococuts from the garden when returning 'home'. There is a real community atmosphere,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place to stay right on the backwaters. It is so quiet and peaceful , the host Mr Xaviour and his wife are lovely. The food is plentiful and delicious. Mr Vasu, Who speaks no English, is simply charming serving us with grace from a by gone era. We did a boat ride around the back waters and... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

A really pleasant surprise was awaiting us, we were 3 families and stayed from evening of 13/08 to the morning of 15/08/16.A wonderful experience in a beautiful homestay with its serene surroundings and nature at it's best. A very comfortable stay with best facilities and great hospitality from Mr. Xavier. The food was of top grade (as we are strict... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

At the risk of sounding like its official PR, I shall say that this homestay was a dream. I had come here chiefly to explore the country of Ayemenyem, the setting of Arundhati Roy’s novel ‘The God of Small Things’. And so it was exceedingly delightful that Mr Xavier, the owner of Backwater Heritage Homestay, told me within minutes of... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

My friend and I stayed at Backwater Heritage Homestay for two days in July 2016, and it was without any doubt the highlight of our trip in Kerala. The place is quiet and beautiful, and there was something magical about being the only guests at that time to enjoy the house and garden. Mr Xavier and his wife are lovely... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This riverfront property nestled in a village is marvellous! It’s a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful backwaters of Kerala in India. It’s located in a quite and peaceful place. Hosts are courteous and very welcoming. My wife and I stayed couple of days there. We had an amazing canoe trip through the river. The food, especially the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We got this booked while we were still in Delhi. Mr. Xavier, the owner is a very good host and ensured that we had a good time there. I loved the way the earthyness of this place has been kept intact. You get to eat what Mrs. Xavier's wife cooks and I must say that she is a great cook.... More 

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Aalten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

What a fantastic week we had, enjoying the excellent hospitality of the family Xavier. Mr. Xavier Joseph arranged beautiful and interesting trips. So we could experience nature, culture and rural life in Kerala. Every time we came home Mrs. Xavier served the most delicious meals and drinks. The ayurvedic massages at home were also great. We enjoyed sharing their familylife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Lovely homestay set in idyllic location nestled in a village close to the river. Host was very welcoming and provided tea on arrival and a lovely local dinner as well as taking us to see the village's dragon boat! Accommodation was fairly basic but had AC and wifi. The only downside of this homestay is that it's a bit off... More 

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Additional Information about Backwater Heritage Homestay

Address: Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686015, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Price Range: $32 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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