The SpaceThis Gold-graded homestay is built of Plinthite blocks and plastered with lime. Its roofs and floors are covered with old clay tiles & have a wooden ceiling all over. This traditional construction keeps the bungalow cool. The property covers an area of 1.25 acres, full of tall trees including coconut, mango, chikku, guava, jack fruit etc. The back garden faces the backwaters. The property also has a traditional pond, which is presently used for growing fish. Guests have a chance to feed these fishes when they stay at the Riverside Heritage Homestay.
The homestay own a Chinese fishing net in its beautiful backwaters, which the guests can operate themselves. Imagine catching fish and cooking them for dinner! Sitting beside this Chinese fishing net & watching the Sunset is a wonderful experience. The nearby islands in the backwaters have shrimp farms and paddy fields surrounded by evergreen mangroves. The hosts can also arrange backwater boating in a Mechanized covered country boat (Semi House Boat) for visiting shrimp farms, paddy fields and bird watching.
The bird life here will seize your attention. The cool breeze from the Vembanad Lake backwaters behind the homestay along with the sweet sound of the various species of birds visiting the property will enthrall you. Your stay will be the experience of a lifetime.
Behind the Homestay Bungalow is a later built RIVER FACING COTTAGE. This cottage is also traditional Kerala style with clay tile roofing and flooring. Its huge Balcony, wooden ceilings and modern amenities brings luxury to the cottage. It is like a miniature of the Heritage bungalow. All the bed rooms have modern style en-suit bathroom attached. Guest Access1. Fish Pond.
4.Car Parking Facility.
5.Non AC & AC Rooms.
6.Free Wi-Fi internet usage.
7.Lovely garden & Lawn to soothe you.
8.Veg & non-Veg dinner available on request.
9.Hot & Cold water available in all bathrooms.
10.Complimentary Traditional Kerala Breakfast.
11.Own Chinese fishing net in the Homestay Backwaters.
12. Watch the Sunset & enjoy the cool breeze, sitting beside the Backwaters.
13.All rooms are Mosquito proof, very spacious with modern amenities and bath attached. Interaction with GuestsYour hosts at Riverside Heritage Homestay are Basil Mylanthra, a retired senior marketing executive of a multi-national company and Basil’s wife Annie, an expert in Kerala-style cooking. They are very cordial and hospitable.
Basil has a vast knowledge of the area. His personal advice on your local itinerary, local shops or activities or to answer any imaginable question is invaluable. The NeighborhoodThe homestay is very close to Kumbalanghi, Kerala’s first model tourism village.
Fort Cochin, The Dutch Cemetery, Princess street, the Kerala Kathakali centre, Folk dance, Indian Classical music, Indian Classical Dances & Marshal arts (Kalaripayat), St. Francis Church (Vasco Da Gama Church), Santa Cruz Basilica,
Dutch Palace, Asia's oldest Synagogue (Jewish Synagogue), Spice Market, Jew Street & Jew Town, Antique Shops, Dharmanath Jain temple at Mattancherry.
Willingdon Island, Ernakulam Marine Drive & Boating in Marine Drive, Vallarpadam Basilica, Hill palace (The Head Quarter of the Kings of Kerala), Kerala Folklore Museum & Theatre, Parikshith Thampuran Museum, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctury, Museum of Kerala History in Kalamassery.
Suggestions for visits further away include:
Veega Land Water theme Park, Cherai Beach & Palliport (Pallipuram) Fort, Sri Sankara Math and Kodanad elephant training centre. Getting AroundPublic Transportation available. Other Things to NoteAlso arrange upon Guests request.
1. 24 Hours Air port, Railway Station Pick-Up & Drop.
2. Taxi or Auto rickshaw for sightseeing.
3. Houseboat tours (Day Cruise as well as Day and Night stay) at Alleppey backwaters.
4. Semi House Boat cruises in the Homestay backwaters for visiting shrimp farms, paddy fields and bird watching.
5. Kayaking in the backwaters behind the homestay.
6. Tickets for Kathakali Play & The Make-up, Martial Arts (Kalaripayat), Indian Classical music & Indian Classical Dances in a famous Kathakali centre in Fort Cochin.
7. Ayurvedic Body Massage, Ayurvedic treatments, Panchakarma, Yoga, Meditation, Counselling Physical Fitness by Qualified Doctors at an Ayurvedic Care Center in Cochin.