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Nelpura Heritage Homestay
Ranked #21 of 201 Alappuzha B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 2, 2013

A true paradise. We revelled in the birds and plants and sights and sounds and people in this magical place.Mr Chacko and his family couldn't be better hosts. The sunset cruise was one of many highlights during our 3 nights stay in Jan 2013.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

What a gem of a place! The accommodation for guests is in a very pretty carved wooden cottage with three bedrooms standing in the garden of the Chako family home. It was equipped with air conditioning, a fridge and facilities for making tea and coffee. We were well looked after and the food was very good. It was wonderful to arrive there by canoe and a delight to travel through peaceful waterways full of birdlife and water hyacinth and being able to see village life close-up. It is also possible to walk extensively in the area and meet local people. Prof Chako and his family were excellent hosts. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: The middle room is smaller.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

My 19yr old son and I stayed at Nelpura for 2 days.
We agree with all the previous reviews which highly praise the homestay and family.
It is a great place to get a feel for life on the backwaters. The accommodation is comfortable and clean and the food is tasty.Bedroom had air con.
Recommended! You wont regret coming here.

Room Tip: The twin room was fine.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Nelpura is truly a memorable experience which starts with the canoe ride to the property. Surrounded by peaceful village life and waterways, the heritage bungalow is equipped with all modern amenities, including effective airconditioning and internet. Attention is paid to detail to ensure that every need is met. Mr. Chako's family are welcoming, and very knowedgeable about the area without being intrusive. The rural setting with its friendly residents is a delight. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to experience the backwaters up close.

Room Tip: Of the three bedrooms, the one in the middle has fewer windows.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights between Christmas 2012 and New Year - wonderful canoe trip up the tiny backwater to arrive at Nelpura. The Chacko family are charming, informative and attentive and from them we learnt much about the local village and Kerala. Village life passes by the gates of the house and a walk or cycle ride along the paths brings you into contact with colourful and lively children. The very active church is a couple of houses away and brings further life to this small backwater community. The food was excellent and we enjoyed a cookery demonstration - a family effort and much information shared in the process. The guest wing is traditional and old, having been transported from a village some miles away - the guest rooms are therefore constrained in size and a little dark but the verandas provide a lovely spot to relax and observe the garden and the birds. A very special part of our holiday in Kerala and we highly recommend Nelpura to anyone who wishes to experience at close hand rural Keralan life.

Room Tip: The centre of the 3 rooms is somewhat gloomy ( this is an old village building and the rooms are con...
Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We had an idyllic stay at Nelpura, perfect for people who are looking forward for a country side set in the backwaters. Clean air, unpolluted by the city fastness, you can feel time here! Mr. Chacko and family are very hospitable, kind and they respect your privacy too. Perfect. The food is excellent and one feel sperfectly at home. We never had the feeling that we are with strangers. Thanks to Mr. Chacko, Mrs. Salimma and the kids for making our stay enjoyable and memorable too.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We cannot recommend this home stay highly enough. The family is very friendly, interested but also respectful of guests' privacy. The food is delicious and the accommodation unique set in a wonderful garden next to the backwaters. Access by canoe - wonderful!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Nelpura Heritage Homestay

Address: Edayady House | Monkompu P O, Alappuzha 688502, India
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #21 of 201 B&Bs / Inns in Alappuzha
Price Range: $110 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nelpura is one of the top ten Homestay in India (Guardian paper Sept '10) It stands calm and serine on the bank of a canal leading leading to river Pamba. A perfect getaway from the din and bustle of every day life, the idyllic premises of Nelpura is an ideal retreat into the soothing lap of nature.The building showcases the fine features of traditional Kerala architecture and wood carving.What makes Nelpura special and unique is the serine dignity it gains from the proximity of a happy home.The meal plan is AP- lunch, dinner and breakfast of Kerala cuisine.Activities. Village walk, bicycle ride, narrow canal cruise, visit to ancient churches and temples, cooking class, ayurvedic massage, motor boat trips etc. ... more   less 
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Nelpura Heritage Homestay Kerala/Alappuzha, India

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