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17 Best Homestays in Kerala

One of the best experiences while exploring the lush green, breathtaking landscape of the tropical state in South India is by staying in Kerala homestays. Known for their palm lined beachfront porches, these properties offer you the best stay in terms of comfort and relaxation. Enjoy the lush green, pollution free environs of the state while enjoying warm hospitality and delicious local cuisines.

Book your stay with your partner to enjoy a secluded holiday or take your family along to go elephant riding and canoeing. Enjoy the old style architecture of these homestays while sitting in the middle of palm trees and coconut groves. Watch paddy fields stretched out as far as you can see and relish in the local cuisine. Affordable and cosy, these homestays will bring you relaxation and replenishment without burning a hole in your pocket.

Explore this list of frequently asked questions to find out all the information you need to know about Kerala homestays.

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  Wayanad Tea Plantation Stay Experience 2D 1N ₹ 10000 5.0 star View Details
  Heritage Homestay Experience in Alleppey, Kerala 2D 1N ₹ 2000 4.0 star View Details
  Homestay Eperience with Jeep Safari in Idukki, Kerala 2D 1N ₹ 4500 3.0 star View Details
  Trek to Paithalmala, Kerala 3D 2N ₹ 3900 4.0 star View Details
  Home Stay in Wayanad 2D 1N ₹ 2500 3.0 star View Details
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    About the Activity: Stay in the Tea Terrace Vythiri Resort in Wayanad for a multi-coloured experience! Its myriad list of offerings, warm hospitality and list of things to do, make it for a delightful stay experience amidst the lush and groovy tea plantations. Begi...

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    Homestay Eperience with Jeep Safari in Idukki, Kerala
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    Dense Forests, immense beauty, and towering peaks are what await you when you set foot in the heaven named "Idukki". And to make this heaven like place stand different from the rest, this newly constructed homestay is your next best option in stays in Idukki.Factual Info...

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    Kannur
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    About the Activity:Make your weekend trips more energetic with a three day trekking and rafting trip to Paitalmala in North Kerala. Paitalmala is a beautiful hill station located in the Western Ghats.The trip starts from Bangalore on Friday evening after picking you up f...

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    Wayanad
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    About the ActivityRelax in God's own country, Kerala with a home stay in Kalpetta, Wayanad.This home stay promises to help you relax in nature's own cradle and in luxury.Enjoy the land of paddy fields - Wayanad tea and coffee plantations spices, legendary folklores, the ...

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    Wayanad
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    About the Activity:Adhering to the Nilgiris of Tamil Nadu and Vallarimala in Kozhikode, Chembra peak in Wayanad is the highest peak in the district preserving a lush green nature with Hridaya thadakam or heart shaped lake on the top.This trekking trip to get mesmerised w...

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    Kochi
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    About the Activity:Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary located in Thakkekad earns the reputation of one of the best and richest hot spot for bird watching in India.Home to more than 300 species of beautiful, colorful, known and rare bird species. Delight in the frequent spo...

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    Kochi
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    About the Activity: Enthrall in this delightful cycling expedition through the lush-green thickets, rubber and pineallple plantations to reach the beautiful Thattekad from fort Kochi.Delight in birding experience under the guidance of an expertise while wandering t...

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    Wayanad
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    About the Activity: When you think about a peaceful stay, Wildside Holiday Home is the most suitable place in Wayanad and the name implies the capital of  God's own country that satisfy the quality.Wildside Holiday Home is an eco friendly village based homestay located i...

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    Cochin
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    About the Activity: Nestled within lush greeneries, West Wind Homez features tranquil accommodation and offers panoramic views of the backwater with floating country boats. It operates a 24-hour front desk and provides free Wi-Fi in its public areas.The property is locat...

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    Wayanad
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    About the destination:  Wayanad, a captivating slice of heaven nuzzled amidst the Western Ghats Mountain, is replete with forest trails, exotic wildlife and interesting legends. The best way to experience this is to go through its diverse terrain on a bike. Chembra...

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    Kumarakom
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    About the Activity: Coconut Creek is a budget bed and breakfast Kerala homestay facility situated beside Kumarakom lake and bird sanctuary, in Kottayam district of Kerala, South India.Among all resorts and hotels in Kottayam we offer comparatively the best and cheapest h...

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    Wayanad
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity: Counted among the most ideal getaways in the entire of South India, the Makiyad Estate is a leisure holiday destination where the pristine nature will usher life into your holiday! Located amidst the scenic Western Ghats of Kerala, the God’s Own Co...

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    Periyar
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    About the Activity: Explore the sprawling tropical rainforests during your time at the Jungle Palace Homestay in Periyar. Located very close to the Periyar Tiger Reserve, this beautiful homestay houses 6 bedrooms with stunning views. Ideal for large groups and families w...

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    About the Activity: Kaits Home is situated in the banks of the water way, 15 Km away from Alleppey. The beckoning back waters and the exceptional scenic beauty is the uniqueness of this homestay. Built with all necessary modern amenities just to make you relax in the ...

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Traveller Tales from Kerala

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Atmananda Bharadwaj

05 August 2015

Our group of 4 friends went here for our summer break, and it was a perfect choice for a short weekend to get away from the city and all its heat. The climate here is so soothing; you do not want to ge...

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Girindra Sethi

03 July 2015

Beautiful tea plantation stays in Wayanad. We came here for our summer holidays and almost immediately fell in love with the perfect weather and lush plantations around us. The resort is scenic and has...

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Ranjit Malik

06 May 2015

I recommend this hotel for all those who wish to head out for a peaceful stay in Coorg with their family or their friends. Clean, hygienic and staff that adhere to all your needs, these guys are always

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Gautam Shah

04 August 2015

The best place to go to if you are looking for some much needed peace and quiet. Everything was up to the mark. The service was good. Loved the environment around there. Would love to visit this place

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Chandrakala Achari

25 August 2015

Surrounded by beautiful tea estates, this place is a hidden gem, very well maintained and the service was impeccable. The visit to the tea plantations was the icing on the cake. I will be coming back

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Aruldurai

14 December 2015

The best place to stay in Wayanad. Worth for money. Very well maintained and service was awesome. Good homemade food. We will visit for sure in another 2-3 months time.

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Vidur Namboothiri

19 May 2015

Hosted our family reunion party here and we all enjoyed every minute here. There were many games to keep us entertained and at the same time, we enjoyed the scenery around a lot. We took part in the te...

What You Should Know More About Homestays in Kerala

  • Q. What are the best homestays in Alleppey?

    Akkarakalam Memoirs, Alleppey

    More than a hundred years old, the beautiful Akkarakalam farmhouse is tucked on the banks of river Pampa and one of the most serene kerala homestays for families as well as a group of friends seeking a backwater experience. You’ll discover new meanings of spirituality and solitude in this property with massages, yoga and meditation. You can also indulge in canoe rides, motor rides and toddy tapping.

    Marari Garden Residency, Alleppey

    Just 6 kilometers from Nehru Trophy Boat Race, the tranquil properties of Marari Graden are one of the most beautiful kerala homestays in Alleppey. The hotels are a hop, skip and jump from major tourist attractions in the city and offer various thoughtful amenities, like free Wi-Fi, a fully functional kitchen with toaster and fridge, and yoga classes. Enjoy your stay to the fullest in Marari Gardens.

    Emerald Isle Homestay, Alappuzha

    Decorated with teak and marble with spectacular wood carvings and ultramodern facilities, the Emerald Isle is spread over 9 hectares overlooking paddy fields and fish ponds. The air carries a special quality in it – fresh toddy harvested from coconut trees lends a unique fragrance and the murmur of palm trees leaves one transported to another world. The property is a healing balm for weary travelers.

    Saffron Holidays, Alleppey

    Ranging from a basic room rental to an indulgent luxurious stay, the rooms at Saaffron are as varied as the guests. Decorated in bright colours and vibrant paintings, the property is tastefully furnished and intricately designed. Traveling with family? No worries, the hotel has special arrangements to engage your little ones. Equipped with free wi-fi and offering pickup and drop facilities to nearby areas, your stay here will be truly calm and cosy.

    Alapatt Homestay, Alleppey

    Featuring a terrace, a garden, and a mini market – the Alapatt Homestay offer you a tranquil accommodation that is far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, while still being close enough to major tourist destinations of Alleppey to spend your day exploring. Equipped with wi-fi and extra desk, bed, fans – the rooms are airy and spacious with scenic views of the rich flora of Kerala

  • Q. Which are the best homestays in Kumarakom?

    Kodianthara Heritage Farm House, Kumarakom

    More than 150 years old, the Kodianthara Heritage Framhouse is an ancient heritage building in Kumarakom. Despite having seen so many years, the farmhouse stands magnificently in an impeccable condition and is set against a backdrop of beautiful fish ponds, lush green tropical gardens, and coconut groves. Spread over 3 hectares, the farmhouse offers tranquility and serenity among natural splendor. An ideal getaway for romance and honeymooning, the professional staff here offers you complete privacy and seclusion.

    Philipkutty’s Farm, Kumarakom

    Looking for a place to hide away from the world in one of the most solitary kerala homestays Philipkutty’s is the place for you. Although a loving family will be available to take care of you, your privacy is guaranteed as the beachfront property is separate from the family residence. Enjoy a good book sitting in front of the golden sandy beaches or spend an afternoon getting to know your hosts – it is entirely up to you.

    Coconut Creek Homestay, Kumarakom

    Offering cheap and affordable homestay in the Kumarakom area, the Coconut Creek is an ideal kerala homestay for backpackers. Tucked next to the gorgeous creek of Kumarakom Lake, the hotel is spread over 4 acres and overlooks coconut gardens and lush green farms. You will find yourself rejuvenated in mind, body and spirit at Coconut Creek – and that too on a budget!

  • Q. What are some other homestays in Kerala?

    Varikatt Heritage, Thiruvananthapuram

    Boasting of being the most captivating place to stay in Trivandrum, the Varikatt is located in the heart of the city, allowing you to explore to your heart’s content. The hotel is a sight to behold with its Saracenic style architecture fused with the spirit of India. Rest and relax in the lush gardens and beautiful verandahs of the hotel or enjoy the swings and hammocks in the orchid garden.

    Green Tea View, Munnar

    Just 15 kilometers from the famous Munnar Tea Museum and offering a host of professional services, the Green Tea View literally lives up to its name.  With clean, sleek, and spacious rooms and ultramodern décor – the resort also offers various amenities like free Wi-Fi and parking. Enjoy common area like terrace and lounge with other guests, or simply retreat into your cave to recharge yourself.

    Sui House, Cochin

    One of the most unique kerala homestays is the Sui House in Cochin, offering the best in infrastructure and hospitality at the best rates. The hotel offers soundproof rooms with all the modern facilities like climate control, a safe, a TV set, and a sofa. Enjoy business class amenities like rainshower in the bathrooms, bathtubs, and free toiletries at a negligible price.

    Noah’s Ark Homestay, Kochi

    A modern homestay with an open floor plan, the rooms at Noah’s Ark are deluxe, spacious, and luxurious. Enjoy dining in the stylish restaurant with a skylight, or unwind with a mocktail in the bewitching rooftop garden. The pristine environs with professional staff will leave you wanting to return to Noah’s Ark over and over again.

  • Q. What about furnishings and facilities?

    All the homes featured are well furnished with stylish décor and modern facilities like Wi-Fi, parking, and breakfast to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

  • Q. What kind of amenities do Kerala homestays provide?

    Kerala homestays provide a range of thoughtful amenities from Wi-Fi and parking, chic dining areas, to shuttles to airports, marble tiled bathrooms, rain showers, free toiletries, rooftop gardens, TVs, CD players, breakfast etc.

  • Q. Which are the best homestays in Wayanad?

    Misty Meadows Homestay, Wayanad

    Ideal for those who want to get away from the lightning fast speed of metropolitan cities and watch the days roll by relaxing in the sun; Misty Meadows is the perfect holiday accommodation. The criss cross coffee paths are surreal and mesmerizing – both in vision and in fragrance. Enjoy the tangerine sunsets while sipping on coconut water or take in the panoramic views of the greenery around you.

    Vythiri Village Homestay, Wayanad

    A five star classy resort offering the best in hospitality and the spectacular in luxury, Vythiri Village is a stunning place to recharge during your stay in Wayanad. The homestay is an attraction amongst honeymooners and couples looking for a romantic getaway because of its five-star services and couple spa facilities. So book your stay here and make memories you will cherish for a lifetime.

    Tranquil, Wayanad

    Located amongst 400 acres of coffee and spices plantations, the Tranquil promises you nothing less than its name.  Step into a world of pollution free environs, solitude and serenity, and unparalleled ecological, exotic natural beauty. Revive yourself while enjoying the hospitality of a caring family without compromising your privacy. Tranquil is truly one of the most captivating kerala homestays.

  • Q. Will we get all the meals, ie Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during our stay?

    Most of the homestays in Kerala only offer complimentary breakfast, however, lunch and dinner in delicious Keralese cuisine can be arranged at extra cost. The warm hosts at these homestays will do everything to make your stay a comfortable one.

  • Q. Will we get bonfire during our stay in Kerala homestays?

    Many Kerala homestays offer bonfire nights where you can sit cosily wrapped in a blanket with your loved one, sipping on filter coffee, and enjoying poems, stories, and jokes with other guests. It’s a lovely way to connect with the locals as well, and will forever stay etched in your memory.

  • Q. What kind of food will we get during our stay? Is vegetarian available?

    Devour your way through the heart of Kerala countryside as you enjoy all kinds of delicious cuisine ranging from South Indian to continental, vegetarian to non vegetarian, from seafood to poultry. Local cuisine featuring extensive seafood is prominently available, but special arrangements can be made to accommodate vegetarian dishes.

  • Q. Is it safe for couples to stay in Kerala homestays?

    Kerala homestays are completely discreet and professional in their conduct towards guests. The residential quarters of host families are segregated from the guest houses. Get the best of both worlds – thoughtful hospitality paired with complete privacy. So be quick and don’t hesitate before booking your stay in one of these gorgeous properties.

  • Q. Is it allowed to drink and smoke in homestays?

    It is allowed to consume alcohol in Kerala, but smoking rules vary from property to property. Depending on hosts, you may or not be allowed to smoke in the house.

  • Q. What are the activities which we can do during our stay?

    Kerala homestays offer a host of activities to keep you entertained during your stay in the magical state. Go elephant bathing with your family and spend a fun filled afternoon. Or enjoy the lush green landscape riding in the gorgeous houseboats in Alleppey. Relish in spiritual ayurvedic massages and go canoeing with your friends. Get detailed tours of coffee gardens and learn how to make toddy from a coconut tree. Explore the endless options in Kerala