I wanted to keep this wonderful place secret, but decided that was unfair to the lovely owners, Kurian and Anuja. From the moment we arrived we loved the place. The guest house with its enormous bedrooms, was delightful. This old building stands apart from the main house, giving privacy, peace and beautiful outlook over the gardens. We stayed for 2 nights, 3 would have been better, as there is so much to do, that I never got time to just sit and read my book. The walk we took with Kurian around the rubber estate was fascinating, as were the interesting visits he organised to the local beekeeper, an old family home, a local monastery and an incredible gramophone museum. All meals were taken in the family dining room surrounded by family photos. Kurian hosted the meals, while the sumptuous food was cooked by Anuja and her incredible chef. We were treated to local food and produce from the estate gardens, all delicious. I can not finish without saying what a delightful couple they were and how privileged we were to be welcomed into their home. Do go and experience this place for yourselves, and I hope it is not booked up next time we are able to visit!
- Also Known As:
- Kalaketty Estate Homestay Kottayam, Kerala