Panthalams Homestay

Thekkinkadu Thekkady P.O., Idukki Dt., Thekkady 685536 India
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₹2,232
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₹2,232
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Panthalams residency is a large and welcoming family home, situated 100m from the Periyar Tiger Reserve and 800m from Kumily Bus Station. You will enjoy the tranquility of silence and the sounds of nature, away from the bustle of downtown Kumily. The rooms are clean and large, with big windows and a modern attached bathroom and a terrace. There are hanging chairs on each terrace. On request we serve delicious breakfast and dinner, with the traditional taste of Kerala. Room rates are from INR1000 to INR2500 for deluxe rooms, the price includes breakfast, free car parking, free wifi, laundry service, free tour information, and free traditional cooking courses. For further information, please send an email or call us. We will welcome you at any time of the day. See you soon!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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william s wrote a review Mar 2020
35 contributions13 helpful votes
Spent three nights here. Very relaxing stay. Host is extremely helpful with suggestions for trips and restaurants in the town. Also generous with his time, he drove us directly to one of our excursions. Tasty breakfast, tried both the Indian and continental options. Room tip: go for the upper rooms at the front. They have a large communal balcony with seating areas for each room, and great view over the valley towards the Tiger sanctuary. Rooms are spacious and clean. Recommended!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sandra S wrote a review Dec 2023
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We stayed at Panthalam Homestay as we (group of 6) booked a trekking tour in Periyar Tiger Reserve.
The house is spacious and and rooms (including bathroom) are nice and clean. Views into the valley are stunning and there is a superb rooftop terrace to hang out.
Yet, the best about our experience was meeting entertaining Shuku and his family. At any time of the stay, we were spoilt. Due to our late arrival, we were able to have a delicious dinner at the homestay. Further, there was breakfast options available, including coffee and tea. Although the homstay is only a few 100m away from town, Shuku drove and picked us up several times.
If you need help or information, you'll ask Shuku and he'll help to arrange it for fair prices (tours, transport).
After our trekking tour, we decided for a spontaneous cooking class at the homstay, learning about Keralan dishes. Afterwards, we had dinner with Shuku and his family, learning more about India. If you're looking for an authentic and friendly homestay experience, I highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Shellyh11 wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester, England94 contributions34 helpful votes
The host of this property was very helpful, and seemed to always be on hand to offer help and advice where needed. The views from the top balcony were great and it was a peaceful place to sit and watch the wildlife (monkeys, mongoose, boar, woodpeckers and a multitude of other birds). Although there was no air con, with the overhead fan, it was cool enough to be comfortable. The bathroom was very clean!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from panthalamshomestay, Owner at Panthalams Homestay
Responded 6 Mar 2020
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Fino B wrote a review Apr 2022
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My wife and I came here on one of our stops for our honeymoon. Shukkrr and family welcomed us and made us feel at home from the start. They were super helpful with tips on what we can do and how we can plan our days. And don't get us started about the food... They are wizard's in the kitchen; the food was so good, we ate so much traditional food, we've taken some recipes and will try them at home!
The rooms are super comfortable, and there is no need for A/C. Because you're in the mountains, it's was cool in the evenings and very few insects as we were there in the dry season. The views from the rooftop were brilliant; after days spent trekking in the jungle, it was nice to come back to the homestay and chill out on the hammocks! It's very well located, near the national park and other cool things. One final note, Shukkrr and family were incredible. Honestly one of the best experiences we've ever had. We're definitely recommending this place to all our friends and family, and for sure we are coming back as three days was definitely not enough!!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Speak to Shukkrr if you're unsure about what to do. You can do so much, from spice plantation...
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Response from Sukkoor _, General Manager at Panthalams Homestay
Responded 14 Feb 2023
Dear Brother Thank you for your valuable response and sorry for the late reply 🙏
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selina h wrote a review Jan 2024
Solihull, United Kingdom45 contributions35 helpful votes
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Great host family very friendly made us feel like part of the family. Sukran is such a lovely gentleman, so so helpful nothing was too much trouble, he organised everything for us ;;from our laundry washing to booking tickets for evening shows, to sunrise trekking/bamboo rafting adventure in the Periyer national park and taxi for our onward journey.
Sukran one afternoon took us to places that no other tourists would have been too off the beaten track, stunning scenic places thank you Sukran!!.
We done a cookery lesson on traditional kerela food with the family including sukrans eldest daughter who was a bright young lady, we had a wonderful evening it was lots of fun especially the way they slice onion and vegetables without a chopping it was amazing to watch sukrans wife made it look so easy to do but it wasn't when we tried!!
One evening we went to a yodah martial arts show which was very interesting we really enjoyed it and would highly recommend it.
Our room was fantastic with private balcony we also had a bath!!! With stunning views.
Breakfast was delicious and plentiful juice, tea, omelette and plenty of toast and jam.
Location was good short walk to the hustle bustle!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kaavya wrote a review Feb 2023
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We had a lovely stay here at Panthalaam Homestay! We were a group of 40 and we had one of the best times! The rooms were really nice and they were extremely well maintained especially the bathrooms! Also the owner Mr. Abdul and his entire family were there to help us throughout the stay with whatever we wanted and also arranged all our sightseeing..! Also the food was yum! We stayed there for 2 nights and 3 days and made the most of this time! It was a lovely experience and we would love to go back! :)
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sukkoor _, General Manager at Panthalams Homestay
Responded 14 Feb 2023
Dear Sister Thank you for your valuable comments you welcome again
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Márton V wrote a review Mar 2023
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The host family has been fantastic, very helpful, kind, and great chefs! We had a comfortable stay, the rooms were clean, and the roof area provided great sunrise and sunset.
If we return to thekkady, we will stay here again.

Thank you for the great service!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sukkoor _, General Manager at Panthalams Homestay
Responded 5 Mar 2023
Dear sir Thank you for your good wishes welcome back to my home
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Suhana Sulfeekker wrote a review Jan 2021
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My family and me stayed at Panthalams homestay for 3 days. I sincerely admit that I didn't even have one complaint about the place. It's clean, spacious and homely. The food they serve and their hospitality is beyond good. The owner and family made sure that we had nothing to complaint about. They were like family to us. They guided us with their heart about the lesser known tourist spots and attractions in Thekkady. I am happy to say that it was our luck we didn't chose to stay in a hotel or any other lodge. They are committed to our hospitality and well being. Without Panthalams homestay and its team my family and me wouldn't have had such an eventful, beautiful and amazing holiday. Every second spend with them will aleays be remembered.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sukkoor _, General Manager at Panthalams Homestay
Responded 14 Feb 2023
Dear Sir Thank you for your valuable response and I am very sorry for the late reply
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Prashant khare wrote a review Dec 2022
Kalyan, India42 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent location. The room was very good with balcony and a swing in it. Mr. Sukoor is very helpful and is always available for help.
He also helped to plan the sight seeing and suggested the ways to do then. It helped very much considering we were traveling with my 2 year old daughter.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sukkoor _, General Manager at Panthalams Homestay
Responded 14 Feb 2023
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Deena O wrote a review Apr 2023
London, United Kingdom48 contributions41 helpful votes
Lovely room with balcony from which we were able to see wildlife. The TV didn’t work, but not a dealbreaker for us. The breakfast was fine, but it wasn’t possible to have any other meals at the homestay. Luckily, we had a driver otherwise it would’ve been a bit of a walk to find anywhere to eat.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Relax64916076504 wrote a tip Aug 2023
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"Dont hesitate to ask any thing, Shukur have great recomendations and will help you as much as he can."
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Fino B wrote a tip Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
"Speak to Shukkrr if you're unsure about what to do. You can do so much, from spice plantation tours on organic farms to trekking in a Tiger reserve!"
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Jagadeesh V wrote a tip Dec 2019
Chennai (Madras), India113 contributions24 helpful votes
"2nd Floor Corner room with terrific View Point"
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PortWatDog wrote a tip Apr 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom23 contributions25 helpful votes
"Top floor rooms have the best views."
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Nicola wrote a tip Feb 2019
Aurignac, France17 contributions2 helpful votes
"Top floor at the end of the terrace"
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PRICE RANGE
₹1,824 - ₹1,824 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaIdukki DistrictThekkady
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Panthalams Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Panthalams Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Yodha Cultural Village Thekkady (0.8 km), Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kathakali (0.8 km), and Hachi Chocolate Homemade & Honey (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Panthalams Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Panthalams Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Panthalams Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Panthalams Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tusker Caf'e, Grandma's Cafe, and Bamboo Cafe.
Does Panthalams Homestay have airport transportation?
Yes, Panthalams Homestay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Panthalams Homestay located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Thekkady.
Does Panthalams Homestay offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Panthalams Homestay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Panthalams Homestay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shiny Tours & Travals (0.3 km).
Is Panthalams Homestay accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.