I stayed at Ben's Homestay for a couple of nights at the end of my ten days in Kerala and had the most perfect time:) Ben and Anju ( Ben's beautiful wife) and their two children Cris and Cyrus were such a warm and welcoming family.. So full of smiles... Nothing was too much for them in terms of being attentive hosts. Ben took me on a boat trip literally within hours of me arriving and he organised for me to have a go at casting a Chinese fishing net and catching my own dinner. Was an incredible experience given had watched such nets being cast from a tourist boat just a few days before:) I also got the chance to experience some traditional Keralan culture and dancing organised by Ben in Fort Kochin and was whisked there Keralan style (by car then via local passenger ferry.. men to the right of the boat and women to the left ). Ben tried his best to keep me busy with a full itinerary of guided activities ( all this in spite of Anju being in the final days of her third pregnancy) . Anju was also amazing in that she provided for endless coffees and snacks throughout the day and cooked me the most amazing dinners and breakfasts ... Some may think that the price of this Homestay is a little exorbitant but honestly you get a lot for your money in terms of personal attention by Ben and Anju plus certain activities come included in the price and snacks and coffee are also included. I would highly recommend this Homestay if you are looking for a true backwater experience with the most wonderful family in the most perfect location.
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- Bens Homestay Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala