Here are the latest exciting additions to the Mahindra Homestays network. Read about them below and make your booking through our main site.
This is a homestay that lives up to its name. It’s 260 years-old, features a huge pond, a waterfall and a chorus of chirping birds. Lovingly maintained by the Cyprians, one of the oldest families in Fort Cochin, its guestbook is overflowing with rave reviews in countless languages. The homestay has three spacious guest rooms that are bathed in sunlight. Churches, mosques and temples are within walking distance.
This is a homestay in Kottayam for those who like to live in the lap of luxury. Sprawling over 20 acres of land, this opulent property has a large swimming pool, three aviaries, lavish interiors, gold-plated cutlery and a marble courtyard. The two spacious guest rooms are serene. Beautifully-designed en-suite bathrooms, small zen gardens and skylights. Tour the paddy fields and plantations.
Jerry and Diana Kocherry are one of the warmest couples you will ever meet. Their beloved homestay mirrors their own personality – cheerful and warm. Jerry is retired captain from the merchant navy, and Diana used to be a teacher. Together they’ve sailed to all parts of the world. Their home has an intriguing, postmodern façade. The inside is drenched in sunlight and its three deluxe rooms are spacious. A charming roof garden is good for sunbathing. Easy access to all tourist destinations.
An enchanting homestay in the heart of Fort Cochin, run by a down-to-earth modern young Indian couple. The property is newly constructed but in a traditional Keralite architectural style. Four impeccable bedrooms, all with private balconies, look over the city. Lush green lawn, communal areas and efficient staff on hand to look after the needs of guests. Ayurvedic massages can be arranged.
A charming homestay in Munnar made entirely from wood, with divine views of the majestic green mountains. Spice Garden was originally an award-winning pepper plantation, but five years ago owner George ventured into the hospitality industry and didn’t look back. He’s created a home for peace and inspiration; it’s no surprise that it attracts acclaimed writers and directors such as Bollywood’s Myshkin, who penned two of his latest works here. Surrounded by tea estates, flowering plants, spices and fruit trees.
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