We had a wonderful week in Kerala, but spending time with Anil and Jeeva was a highlight. Our first evening involved Anil's famous evening walk around the neighborhood. He and his son pointed out lots of crops and birds, which made it fascinating. We loved Jeeva's home cooking, and the next evening she patiently hosted us in her kitchen and explained all the steps while she prepared half a dozen dishes. Also a huge pleasure was sitting with the family on the large balcony and chatting about life in Kerala. We had tons of questions about arranged marriages and Anil and Jeeva made it memorable as they showed us the newspaper marriage ads and patiently decoded the acroymns and castes for us.
Anil and Jeeva are a huge pleasure to spend time with. A homestay with them is so much more than a clean room, good meals and helpful service; it is a charming connection with a wonderful family. Their set up with the large shared balcony and chance to eat meals with other guests also made it very easy to get to know another couple who was staying there, and Liam and Charmaine were lovely company. Altogether, this was a really sociable, memorable and warm visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 10km from Munnar town, down winding hilltop roads with spectacular views, Royal Mist Homestay is owned by Mr. Anil and his family. This particularly close knit family with two children aged 14 and 19 are incredibly hospitable, welcoming guests as part of the family, whilst allowing them as much independence as they desire. The separate area of the guests' rooms occupies the top floor of this modern house with an upstairs terrace, which looks out onto the valley and hills extending into the distance. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Royal Mist Hotel Munnar