Xavier Joseph's Homestay is a hidden gem in the backwaters of Kerala. The verandah's and hammocks are perfect for a lazy morning, followed by a canoe - expedition, exploration of the long-boat, and a walk through the rice fields. Xavier and his wife are excellent hosts and helped us if we required anything (i.e. arrange a car to go sightseeing or a houseboat tour on the Lake).
The rooms are basic, but clean, but I can guarantee that you won't be inside your room for a long time, instead you'll be out on the hammock on the verandah or in the canoe.
The food was cooked by Xavier's wife, and amazing - especially the appam's and fresh fish dishes were delicious. And, of course, fresh coconuts from the tree every morning!
Don't hesitate - book today and experience a chapter from the Arundhati Roy's novel "God of Small Things"
- Also Known As:
- Backwater Heritage Homestay Kumarakom, Kerala