Ponnamvely Homestay – Cherthala

Ponnamvely, Cherthala

Cherthala is a small town located in the Alappuzha district in Kerala. It is conveniently located 31 km from Kochi and Kottayam and 21 km from Alappuzha town, on the Kochi-Alappuzha National Highway. This town is also just about 20 km from the popular tourism destination Kumarakom. It is therefore a perfect base to explore Kerala.

Just 9 kms from Cherthala is this quaint little village called Ponnamveli. It is midway between the great backwaters of Alappuzha and the heritage town of Kochi. The nearest airport is Kochi International Airport (54 km).

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The Homestay

It is a heritage home built by Mr Aniyan Ayappan in 1925, expanded in 1955 and finally renovated and restored between the years 2005 to 2015 by his grandson. This stand alone house is more of a jungle resort surrounded by lush greenery. There are 2 guest rooms; one is double and another is triple bedded. Both come with attached bathrooms. Relax in the garden, wade into the ocean, or traverse the backwater on a Shikara boat. Go fishing in ponds and canals and cook the catch of the day.

Know Your Host

After retirement, to continue with the legacy of his grandfather, Dilip Vishwanathan and his wife Latha Dilip decided to restore and modernize this house and make it into a comfortable homestay. Dilip is passionate and knowledgeable about the local area and is always willing to provide guided tours. He is a treasure trove of local untold stories. Latha is an experienced home chef who will pleasantly delight you with local dishes. Join Dilip as he ventures into local markets to gather fresh produce and Latha as she prepare  authentic south Indian food, the quick, simple and easy way.

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Food

Simple continental breakfast is provided. There is option of Kerala meal as well as north Indian. Appam, Red Rice, Fish Curry are Latha’s specialties. Country port wine is also available on request.

Facilities

Parking • Internet • Work Desk with Lamp • Running Hot Water • Toiletries • Coffee Maker • DVD Player • Hairdryer • Handicap Facilities • In Room Safe • Open Seating Areas and Children’s Play Areas • Air Condition • Satellite Television • Library • Barbecue • Pick and Drop Service (Paid) • Bikes (Complementary)  • In-house Ayurvedic Massage Center • Dedicated Yoga Practice Area • Fishing Ponds • Organic Food  • Indoor Games • Ironing Board • Laptop/Computers on hire • Laundry • Photocopying • Private party area • Refrigerator • Doctor-on-call

It is a Pet-friendly Homestay and Smoking is allowed in outdoor areas.

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Activities

Reading • Hiking • Village Walk • Yoga and Meditation • Cycling • Fishing • Farm Activities • Ayurvedic Massage Center • Indoor Games

Tariff

Single​ Occupancy: 2000/-
Double Occupancy: 3500/-
Triple Occupancy: 5500/-
Extra Person: 1500/-
Includes: Breakfast, Morning and Evening Tea

Child Policy
Upto 5 years: Complementary (no extra bed)
6-12 years onward: 750/- (with extra bed )

Points of Interest

Chammanadu Bhagavathy Devi Temple (9 km) Vaikom Mahadeva Temple 15 km  Andrew’s Basilica Arthunkal 12 km

Excursions

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (24 km) • Mango Meadows Agricultural Theme Park (33 km) • Vembanad Lake (28 km) • Cochin (24 km) • Allepey (30 km)

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