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The Spice Circuit-Palamoottil Pandakasala Homestay

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For a captivating village tourism experience along with authentic Keralan food in a homely setting
The Suite room of the house with a attached bath with tub
The dining room
1 of 5For a captivating village tourism experience along with authentic Keralan food in a homely setting
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4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
9 guests
1 night minimum
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Palamoottil Pandakasala is a place to experience village life upfront. Slow travelers have a great opportunity to just seep into the place; work in the kitchen garden; watch the cattle and poultry in the backyard; take a cycle or bike to ride through the village by lanes, across paddy fields and tiny shops. Get invited in the neighbourood for a tea or attend the evening ritual at the nearby temple or church. Get to cook with the mother of the house, learn the use of spices and pick up a few recipes. Get to take home premium spices, coconut oil, cashews, home-made masalas, chutneys and pickles. While this Home Stay offers a great natural setting and village atmosphere, there are a host of local and major tourist destinations located within 2 hours of travel time, these include; Sasthamco...Palamoottil Pandakasala is a place to experience village life upfront. Slow travelers have a great opportunity to just seep into the place; work in the kitchen garden; watch the cattle and poultry in the backyard; take a cycle or bike to ride through the village by lanes, across paddy fields and tiny shops. Get invited in the neighbourood for a tea or attend the evening ritual at the nearby temple or church. Get to cook with the mother of the house, learn the use of spices and pick up a few recipes. Get to take home premium spices, coconut oil, cashews, home-made masalas, chutneys and pickles. While this Home Stay offers a great natural setting and village atmosphere, there are a host of local and major tourist destinations located within 2 hours of travel time, these include; Sasthamcottah Temple & Lake, Munroe Islands, Kollam, Jatayu's Earth Center, Thenmala Adventure Sports & Waterfalls, Varkala Beach and Alleppey.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No smoking inside the house, however you can some outside. No guests other than those registered will be allowed to stay All guests should be retire to their rooms by 10:00 pm Order for Lunch or Dinner should be made a day in advance
Bathrooms
4 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
wilson r
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2018
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

I had known we would be spending a night in a home stay during our Chef-led tour with The Spice Circuit, but had not imagined such a wonderful experience! The house was beautiful and sumptuous; the beds were super comfortable and each room had it's...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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1SpiceTraveller, VR Owner at The Spice Circuit-Palamoottil Pandakasala Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

Thanks so much Carla and apologies for my late response. Me and my mother are humbled with the words you have put-together from the experience you had at our 'Home in a Village'. We thoroughly enjoyed your presence and wish the stay could have been...More

Reviewed June 25, 2018

The stay at Palamoottil Pandakasala surpassed all my expectations. We were greeted with fresh coconut and a home-cooked meal that was the best curry meen I'd tasted. Mrs. Rajan is the mother I wish I had (we cried when leaving her) - and it was...More

Date of stay: January 2018
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Wilson R, VR Owner at The Spice Circuit-Palamoottil Pandakasala Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thank you so much for your touching words and appreciation...we wish you had stayed longer with us and hope you get the India calling soon again. Till such time we will cherish the memories you have left behind. Regards! Ponnamma Rajan & Team The Spice...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

This is undoubtedly the BEST Homestay experience I have ever had. And I have been to quite a few of them in my travels. Host Wilson and her mother - Ponnamma Rajan treated us like family. Wilson went to the local fish market at the...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Wilson R, VR Owner at The Spice Circuit-Palamoottil Pandakasala Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Thanks a lot Manish, it was such a pleasure to have you and your family with us...we thoroughly enjoyed serving you all and look forward to having you visit us soon again. Regards to Shilpi and love to Neo. Thanks again! Ponnamma Rajan & Wilson...More

Reviewed April 1, 2018

Of all the food I had in India nothing compares to eating Ponnamma's food at my homestay with The Spice Circuit She grows and produces all her own organic spices, has chickens that call to her when they've laid an egg, and is one of...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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Wilson R, VR Owner at The Spice Circuit-Palamoottil Pandakasala Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Dear Ayngelina...it was indeed our privilege to have you stay with us and we are delighted to know that you liked the homestay and the Keralan food served to you. I really felt proud in taking you around our tiny village to showcase its culture,...More

Reviewed February 17, 2018

My experience at Palamootil Pandakasala was so very worth the detour from the west coast. The family was so welcoming and glad to immerse us in the area. We ended up at a nearby temple, called Anyadi Temple. The festival was great and i was...More

Date of stay: January 2018
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Wilson R, VR Owner at The Spice Circuit-Palamoottil Pandakasala Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2018

Thanks Martha...it was a delight to have you with us and though we wish you could have stayed longer, we eagerly look forward to your visit in Jan...my Mom would be happy to have you cook with her again...and will also get to see of...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Private Yard
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Staffed Property
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Would you recommend this vacation rental for someone who wants to stay near a lake?YesNoUnsure
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