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Olappamanna Mana

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Palakkad -Cherplassery Road, Vellinezhi 679504, India
+91 466 228 5383
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A Return Visit

I visited Olappamanna Manna last November, and returned in February to experience a number of... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Mysterious, grandiose and charming

Worth the visit, especially in the evenings when religious rituals are conducted. There is a small... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
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Olappamanna Mana was a cultural university, 65-70 years back. They were feudal lords and were patrons of Kathakali, Veda, Sanskrit and Malayalam. For that matter a lot of writers ware born in this home. The most popular form of Kathakali, born at Olappamanna School of Kathakali was transplanted to Kerala Kalamandalam by famous Malayalam poit Vallathol. Olappamanna Mana is referred in so may English books on Kathakali.
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Palakkad -Cherplassery Road, Vellinezhi 679504, India
+91 466 228 5383
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

I visited Olappamanna Manna last November, and returned in February to experience a number of festivals in a nearby town. The host told me each day the best time to be at that day's festival and what to look for. He was right every time....More

Thank RoyPeterson
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Worth the visit, especially in the evenings when religious rituals are conducted. There is a small temple with an interesting origin. Classes are held for children learning to play the Chanda (a type of drum) and sing, that is worth watching. Note the carvings on...More

Thank MooresRoad
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Excellent and must visit place for any one interested in understanding the heritage, culture, arts and tradition of the Namboodris of Kerala. Hosts are wonderful and the food is delicious! Highly recommended for any body looking for a peaceful holiday with the company of only...More

Thank SriramChidambaram
Reviewed 27 April 2016

A truly magical and spiritual experience that enables you to embrace the culture and history of the region. Memorable accommodation that provides a step back in time, and welcoming family hosts make you feel relaxed and at ease. Exquisite and lovingly prepared home cooked vegetarian...More

Thank Les F
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Olappamanna Mana is a mesmerizing experience for your spirit and soul. Forget about artificial resorts, forget about typical hotel environments or even conventional homestays. What you get here is simply unique: A breathtakingly beautiful, utterly authentic 300 year old Kerala mansion belonging to one of...More

Thank kostam2000
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

It was the greatest homestay while traveling in India. Best food ever, nice hosts, wonderful place. The area has lots of fruits, ricefields and wild peacocks. It's pure natural. We had a big bedroom and a small sweet bathroom. Book this homestay If you wanna...More

Thank Lind_94
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Olappamana Mana has very interesting cultural shows you need to expirience. The family is very helpfull and can explain how it was in the old days.

Thank Juerg B
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This is not a place for tourists. This is not a place for fun. This is not a place for indulgence in the artificiality of life. BUT... This is a place for your mind and your body to relax and rejuvenate in the surroundings of...More

Thank veesats
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Spending time with the hosts who welcomed us into their special home and fed us the most delicious vegetarian food. Seeing the Hindu ritual, and attending a local elephant temple festival. Mr Damodaran suggested lots of interesting activities such as a visit to some local...More

1  Thank Debby P
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Our hosts were most welcoming.Mrs damodaran cooked a variety of delicious Keralan meals for us to taste,whilst Mr Damodaran was an encyclopedia of knowledge as he showed us around the forest garden and heritage builing where we were priveleged to discretely watch sacred rituals being...More

Thank Ian M
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