Harivihar

Harivihar

Bilathikulam Calicut Bilathikulam, Kozhikode 673006 India
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Harivihar heritage homestead is a 155 year old heritage homestead located in Calicut,the northernmost city of Kerala,India. Built by the erstwhile Kadathunadu royal family, Harivihar concentrates on Ayurveda wellness and Yoga therapies. There are just five double rooms and one single room on offer. The house is situated in the midst of a sprawling garden with a traditional swimming pond situated on one side. Harivihar would be an ideal place for a well heeled guest looking for an exclusive private ayurvedic or yoga vacation.
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Shiju TK wrote a review Jan 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed with family for one night. It's an amazing heritage property. Dr.Srikumar and wife have put a great effort in restoring and maintaining this property. The hospitality is so warm. The cuisine is so good. Would like to recommend to my friends.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Eildon D wrote a review Feb 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful overnight stay here and would like to go back and stay longer. We were made really welcome, the rooms were lovely and the food fantastic. The ‘on meal plan’ is worth having. There is a lovely garden to sit and relax in. The owners and staff were all really informative and helpful. We only had one night and wanted to recover from the plane journey but there are excursions and walking trips which they can arrange for you.
The rooms are all well netted against mosquitoes. It was very noisy when we were there as a wedding on nearby and it was only the next day we realised we could have closed the windows but the catch hidden by the mosquitoes screens!
My only complaint is that they don’t accept card payments and and as it is quite expensive this involves having plenty of cash available if you are there for any length of time.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from srikumar gopal, General Manager at Harivihar
Responded 28 Dec 2020
Dear Sir Greetings from Harivihar.Let me thank you for the review. We look forward to meeting you again Dr Srikumar Harivihar
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Deepak J wrote a review Mar 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great place. Authentic traditional Malabar experience.

When we wanted to do something special for our son's 1st birthday, Hari Vihar was suggested to us by a close friend. We hosted our family of 12 there and it was an immensely enjoyable experience. The staff was very accommodating and friendly.

The best thing about Hari Vihar is the ambience. In a place like Kozhikode I was amazed to find a location so insulated from everything, yet close to town. Antique furniture, paintings, rooms about century old maintained very well. Old style bedrooms kept well and very comfortable to sleep in.

The next best is the food. Locally sourced ingredients, and they checked with us for each meal what we preferred to have. Vegetarian, yummy and healthy!

The hosts and staff are very friendly and entertained all our requirements. They helped us set up the area for the birthday and took part in the celebration.

The place has a beautifully manicured garden, a swing, a pond and other fun outdoor features. Our toddler and young one had a ball of a time. The adults had a great time too hanging out in the open outdoors and spacious indoors. Only catch was the mosquitoes outside during late evening but the staff takes great care to see that the indoor areas are not affected by that. Good place to experience quietness and tranquility.

We also got the traditional Ayurvedic massage done - the procedure for that was very convenient, cleand professionally done.

Dr. Srikumar and his family were a delight to interact with, as well as the staff at Hari Vihar. Thanks so much for helping us out with the event!
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Date of stay: February 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from vishnu srikumar, Owner at Harivihar
Responded 22 Apr 2021
Dear Mr.Deepak, Thank you for the detailed review. I am happy that you liked your stay with us. Looking forward to meeting you again Dr Srikumar Harivihar
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Frankie L wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thanks to an Indian colleague , I got the opportunity to discover this wonderful home. Relax, friendly, cosy , freedom , healthy , my best ayurvedic massage , great medical advice . The Staff always there if you need them while so discrete .
Bombay 's food the chef, is delicious , varied . Great location, walking distance to the town center . They give you great advice on what to do, where to go for a true indian experience. Start you day with a passionate yoga teacher, enjoy a full indian breakfast , followed with your customised massage and learn to do nothing or go and enjoy the surroundings . Can t wait to go back because a week was too short .Francoise from France
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: wifi in reception , great to disconnect
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Response from drsrikumar, Owner at Harivihar
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear Francoise Greetings from Harivihar.Let me thank you for the great review.All of us at Harivihar look forward to meeting you in the near future. Best regards Dr Srikumar & team Harivihar
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RG wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stumbled upon Harivihar property when we had nowhere to go! We were on a 6 months long South India trip and the AirBnB we booked right in front of Kappad Beach turned out to be a big disappointment..We withdrew our booking and hit the road again while scrolling through stays in kozhikode..found and visited Harivihar and fell in love with the ambience.
It's a huge property with a water well and natural pond where our 5yo swam to his heart's content!! Dr. Srikumar made sure to meet and guide us with things to do around the place. Fortunately, we were at Harivihar on the eve of Onam and were lucky to relish the sadhya that was prepared just for us!! Entire staff crew is dedicated towards making it a memorable time for guests and the traditional feel of this heritage stay is refreshing. We'll definitely visit again!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from vishnu srikumar, Owner at Harivihar
Responded 23 Jan 2022
Dear Friend, Thank you for the detailed review. I am happy that you liked your stay with us. Looking forward to meeting you again Dr Srikumar Harivihar
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Anubhav G wrote a review Dec 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Harivihar is an absolute gem tucked away in the wonderful town of Calicut. Tastefully and artistically restored by the wonderful Dr. Srikumar and his wife, the place should not be missed as one of the best homesteads in India, let alone in Kerala. The staff is wonderful and the atmosphere around the house is both nostalgic and familial in the way we all grew up in India and how good and healthy life was. The pure vegetarian fare is outstanding and varied across meals. Yoga and Ayurvedic massage facilities are simply one of the best I have come across. Wonderful conversations with Dr. Srikumar and his family about the house, city of Calicut and Kerala in general add a real unique flavour to staying at Harivihar. Everytime one leaves Harivihar to see the city, coming back at the end of the day feels like home - which is the true test of hospitality and wellness. Sublimely delightful is how I would describe it - will be back for sure! Highly highly recommended for the discerning traveller!!
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from srikumar gopal, General Manager at Harivihar
Responded 19 Feb 2021
Dear Sir Thank you so much for the review.We look forward to meeting you again. Team Harivihar
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Laurent wrote a review Nov 2022
Zurich, Switzerland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous place, in the centre of Calicut city though in a green woody neighbourhood thus sheltered from heavy traffic noise. A lovely park with a natural traditional indian style pool, ayurvedic treatment and ayurvedic dietetic offered. The most pleasant to me was the house which has been renovated in recent years with its tasteful original Indo-Victorian furniture and Keralan crafts. The family and their staff are very welcoming and helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Ayurvedic stay needs to be booked ahead
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Chris wrote a review Nov 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous place, in the centre of the city yet sheltered from heavy traffic. A lovely park with a natural traditional indian style pool, ayurvedic treatment and ayurvedic dietetic offered. The most pleasant to me was the house which has been renovated in recent years with its tasteful traditional decoration and Keralan crafts. The family and their staff are very welcoming.
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Ranjith wrote a review Dec 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice Stay and Good Atmosphere. The owners and staff were all really informative and helpful. We only had one night and wanted to recover from the plane journey but there are excursions and walking trips which they can arrange for you. The rooms are all well netted against mosquitoes.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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MANOJ KUMAR wrote a review Feb 2021
Bekal, India
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had been here with my family. Harivihar offers the best in class services . Although this property is located inside city limits,but the ambiance will take you back to real heritage. Hats off to hosts,who makes your stay comfortable yet a memorable one. All staffs were competing each other to deliver the best of their services. Spend some time with hosts,especially with Dr.Srikumar, who is gem of a man. His wife also very friendly and no doubt, will ensure a memorable stay for your family. Mr.Amit is looking after day to day operations of this property and he's a down to earth character. I couldn't recollect other staffs names,but the whole team is incomparable!!!
Who ever wish to choose a family stay in Calicut, consider this as your first choice,no doubt your kids will never forget this place. (My son is still having that heritage hangover.. he ..he ..
and he thoroughly enjoyed the company of one of their lady staffs, who was very caring in nature).
So we will be back again soon.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from srikumar gopal, General Manager at Harivihar
Responded 19 Feb 2021
Dear Manoj Thank you for the review.Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.Look forward to meeting you again! Dr Srikumar
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Diana B wrote a tip Feb 2024
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"A very simple , basic place to stay, lovely property and gardens."
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Laurent wrote a tip Nov 2022
Zurich, Switzerland17 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ayurvedic stay needs to be booked ahead"
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Dilip K wrote a tip Oct 2022
Bengaluru, India133 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pls note Harivihar is a wellness resort for quiet relaxation with vegetarian cuisine only. Higher floor rooms are better"
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AYURVEDA TRAILS & JOURNALS wrote a tip Aug 2020
India13 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I personally like the big room on the first floor above entrance hall."
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Frankie L wrote a tip Feb 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"wifi in reception , great to disconnect"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harivihar
Which popular attractions are close to Harivihar?
Nearby attractions include Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery (0.3 km), Krishna Menon Museum (0.2 km), and Regal Theatre (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Harivihar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Harivihar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Harivihar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Harivihar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salkara Restaurant, Ojin Bakes, and Shine Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Harivihar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kappad Beach (14.2 km).
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