I am glad that I am not staying more than two days as I would come away far bigger than I am now. Anuja and Kurian are great hosts and the food is superb with lots of Keralan dishes to try. Breakfast this morning was lovely with string hoppers, local honey, steamed bananas, and tapioca with a light chili sambal, together with toast and freshly made banana jam.
The Homestay consists of two very large rooms in the original plantation building - beautifully decorated in Keralan style - high ceilings, shutters, huge rooms, slow undulating fans reminiscent of L'Indochine. Large modern bathrooms are attached to each room with plenty of hot water. Last night our host, Kurian, took us to visit the local beekeeper, and this morning we have been on a walking tour of the rubber plantation (most enjoyable), and then a tuk tuk ride through the local village. Lunch was again a wonderful meal. If you are coming to Kerala then this is a must do - so enjoyable.
- Also Known As:
- Kalaketty Estate Homestay Kottayam, Kerala