Mannaas Veedu as a beautiful little retreat run by Alex and his army of charming young ladies. The aim of the place is to provide the customers with a feel for traditional Keralan culture and food and to allow the girls to improve their language and hospitality skills. The result is a fascinating mix of local activities and sightseeing with the girls attending to your every need and acting as guides. Shwetha and Lydiya spent the most time with us and we thoroughly enjoy their company and sense of humour.
The food is really fantastic (Alex is a caterer by trade) and we were lucky enough to watch him cook one night. The rooms and surroundings are beautiful and very comfortable and clean. The area has lots of things to see and do (we went to the local hindu temple, saw the metal mirror making, bathed and rode elephants and had an ayurvedic massage among other things).
All in all this is an incredible place to visit and stay and we sincerely hope we get the chance to go back some day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Mannaas Veedu" is a countryside homestay made in the traditional Kerala architecture and located in the most beautiful and unexplored part of Central Kerala. It has the advantage of being centrally located as Kochi Airport is just three and half hrs drive, Kovalam Beach 3 hrs.(80km), Periyar being about 3 hrs drive and Alleppy backwaters just one hr. drive and one hr. 15 min for Kumarkom from Mannaas Veedu. USP of Mannaas Veedu is the Elephant Camp, Konni which is just 30 min. drive where you can have a date with the elephants feeding them and having shower with them. Most important is that Mannaas Veedu lies on the most popular route between Periyar and Kovalam (is the shortest route) and can be the perfect stopover for the guest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mannaas Veedu Pathanamthitta, Kerala