Mylanthra House "RIVERSIDE HERITAGE HOMESTAY" is approved and licensed as "GOLD GRADE" by Tourism department, Government of Kerala.
RIVERSIDE HERITAGE HOMESTAY is located at Perumpadappu area in Cochin at the bank of Vembanad Lake backwaters. This Gold-graded homestay is an 80-year-old, well-maintained bungalow built of bricks, wooden ceilings and clay tile roofing. The flooring is also done with old clay tiles. The property covers an area of 1.25 Acres, which is full of trees like coconut, mango, chikku, guava, jack fruit etc. It also have a traditional pond, which is presently used for growing fish. The Guests will be thrilled when they feed these fishes.
The homestay also have a Chinese fishing net in their beautiful backwaters, which the guests can operate themselves. Imagine catching fish and cooking them for dinner! Sitting beside this chinese fishing net & watching Sunset will be wonderful experience. Take a walk in the countryside or ride a bicycle thorough the village. The nearby islands in the backwaters have shrimp farms and paddy fields surrounded by evergreen mangroves. We can arrange Mechanized country boats (Semi House Boat) for backwater boating & visiting shrimp farms & paddy fields in the nearby islands
The bird life here will simply command attention. The cool breeze from the Vembanad Lake backwaters behind the homestay along with the sweet sound of the various specious of birds visiting our property will not only enthrall you but also will be an experience of a lifetime.
We also have a newly built Traditional Kerala style RIVER FACING COTTAGE. This cottage is constructed just behind our Heritage Home in the year 2011 in the traditional Kerala style. It can also be called as a miniature of our Heritage home, with modern amenities. The bed rooms have modern style bathroom attached.
The host can also arrange for Ayurvedic Body Message, Ayurvedic treatments, Panchakarma, Yoga, Meditation, Counselling & Physical Fitness in an Ayurvedic Care Center in Cochin (4 Kms From Our Homestay) which is having experienced and qualified doctors and therapists.
The homestay is very close to Kumbalanghi, Kerala's first model tourism village. You can visit Fort Cochin, Dutch Cemetery, Princess street, Kerala Kathakali centre, Folk dance, Indian Classical music, Indian Classical Dances & Marshal arts (Kalaripayat), St. Francis Church (Vasco Da Gama Church), Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace, Asia's oldest Synagogue (Jewish Synagogue), Spice Market, Jew Street & Jew Town, Dharmanath Jain temple at Mattancherry, Willingdon island, Hill palace, Ernakulam marine drive & Boating in Marine Drive, Vallarpadam Basilica, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Parikshith Thampuran Museum, Veega Land water theme Park, Cherai beach & Palliport (Pallipuram) Fort, Sri Sankara Math, Kodanad elephant training center from here.
Complimentary Traditional Kerala style Breakfast for all our guests.
Veg & non-Veg food available on request.
Guest can operate our Chinese fishing net.
Watch the Sunset & enjoy the cool breeze, sitting beside our Backwaters.
Hot & Cold water available 24 Hrs.
Free Wi-Fi internet usage.
All rooms are Mosquito proof, very spacious with modern amenities and bath attached.
Lovely garden & Lawn to soothe you.
Car Parking Facility.
We also Arrange upon our Guests request.
1. 24 Hours Air port, Railway Station Pick-Up & Drop.
2. Taxi or Auto rickshaw for sight seeing.
3. Houseboat tours (Day Cruise as well as Day and Night stay) at Alleppey backwaters.
4. Tickets for Kathakali Play & The Make-up, Martial Arts (Kalaripayat), Indian Classical music & Indian Classical Dances in a famous Kathakali centre in Cochin.
5. Ayurvedic Body Massage, Ayurvedic treatments, Panchakarma, Yoga, Meditation, Counselling Physical Fitness by Qualified Doctors at an Ayurvedic Care Center in Cochin (4 Kms From Homestay)
Everything is excellent here, except distance from the airport,providing no meals other than breakfast and mosquitoes.Mr.Basil like the big brother of the family will look after you,gentle and ever smiling Mrs. Basil serve you humble breakfast silently and whenever you wish to spend a time of your own looking towards the Serine landscape of backwater beside the Homestay, thousands and lakhs of mosquitoes engulfed you in no time. Still, if I would visit Kochi for the second time, I would prefer "Riverside Heritage" to stay.
Thank you Basil and Annie, we had a great time staying at your home. Rooms were very clean, breakfast very tasty and the company from Basil great. We also took advantage of a boat trip in a nearby local village at sunset, with some local food and toddy! The home stay is in a lovely quiet location, just out of town, with a tuk tuk costing 200 rupees (about £2). The drive into the old town is great fun and gives you a lovely intro to life in Cochin. Basil can organise everything for you if you need, and has some great restaurant recommendations as well! Great fun, highly recommended!
If you're visiting Kochi you must stay with Basil! Basil's is a little oasis in Kochi. The house and gardens are lovely and Annie cooks a delicious kerela breakfast each morning. Although out of the centre, the location is peaceful and only a 20mins tuktuk/uber to Fort Kochi (<£2). We also had dinner at a great restaurant a 20min walk / 5min tuktuk away. Area felt very safe. Basil was an amazing host! He very kindly upgraded our room and really looked after us during our stay, organising an airport pick-up and making sure we got the right onwards bus. We had a 1/2day tour of Fort Kochi with Johnson - who was great! And then Basil organised us a sunset boat trip around the nearby backwaters - highly recommended, it was beautiful! Thank you so much Basil and Annie for making our first few days in India such a joy! …
We, three friends, had a wonderful first stop of our travelling reunion at Kochi. What a pleasantly relaxing time we had at Mylanthra's house. Extremely welcoming host(Basil Uncle), and beautiful traditional south Indian breakfast prepared by Aunty(Annie). He really went out of the way to help us out, exchanging currency, getting us food in the middle of the night and preparing our itinerary. We couldn't thank him enough. And most importantly, the house is very beautiful, clean and well kept. Everything just makes you feel at home and want to come back again.
Courteous service, excellent rooms, wonderful scenery, well located. The chef was very good. The birds, squirrels and chickens were a pleasure to see and hear. Well kept grounds and excellent wifi. Great sitting by the lakeside watching the houseboats