Odatha Homestay

Odatha, Fort Kochi

Vibrant streets with cool cafes and graffiti, old buildings with flowers on every porch and cool cafes greet you as you enter this charming little town in Kerala. The first European township in India, Fort Kochi has layers of historical and cultural connections and that can be felt here. The lucrative spice trade bought Chinese and Arabian traders to Kerala shores and then later the Portuguese, Dutch and British and so Fort kochi became a cultural melting pot. Fort Kochi today has perfect fusion of European, Jewish and Indian cultures. Temples, Churches, Agraharams, Mosques and a Synagogue co-exist in the area, along with the buildings of the colonial era, pointing to a vibrant past and a harmonious present.

Odatha residential area is located near the Veli ground at Fort Kochi.  In the 17th century, during the Dutch rule in Kochi, a botanical garden was established in this area and it is likely that this was the first botanical garden in India. There is nothing remaining of the garden except for a pillar and a portion of another one which once stood on either sides of the garden gate but locals say that even to this day, in some parts of Odatha, one can find rare medicinal plants.

Odatha Homestay     Odatha Homestay

The Homestay

Odatha Homestay was built in 2009 and is just 3 mins walking distance from the old family home. There are 2 rooms on the ground floor.  Both rooms are air conditioned with attached bath. Master Bedroom is suitable for a family of 2 Adult and 2 Kids (Less than 8 years old). No extra bed will be provided. Twin Bedroom has two separate beds for adult or grown up children (Teenagers). Every room comes with AC and attached bathroom with running hot & cold water.

Know Your Host

Palliparambil Lawrence and his family are resident of Odatha for more than 8 decades. Lawrence was born and brought up in Fort Kochi. Friendly Palliparambil is 60 years old and knows Fort Kochi and Mattancherry inside out. He can provide any help you require within Fort Kochi and Mattancherry and also help you plan your days in other parts of Kerala.

Odatha Homestay     Odatha Homestay

Food

South Indian (Idili, vada, appam, Idiyappam with chutney, Kadala curry or egg curry) or Continental (Boiled egg, omelet, bread, olive, tomato, carrot, cheese and butter) light breakfast is served based on guest’s preference.

Guest can use the kitchen and dining room but they need to inform the host in advance so that necessary arrangements can be made. Outside food and drinks are also allowed. Fort Kochi has many restaurants which will be open from 5:30 am till midnight. Street food vendors known as “Thattu Kada” will be open till 2 am.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi • Living Area • Car Parking (Sedan or Hatchback – 2 Cars) • 32” TV • Kitchen  • Dining Room • Cycle • Work Desk • Small Dining Table in the bedroom • Washing Machine • Iron Board • Toiletries
If you have a habit of reading newspaper in the morning while sipping fresh Munnar Tea or Coffee, we will get the newspaper for you.

Odatha Homestay     Odatha Homestay

Tariff

Single Person: 950

Twin Bedroom: 1750/-

Master Bedroom:  Rs 2350/-

Extra Person: 700/-
Includes: Breakfast, Morning n Evening Tea

Child Policy: Child up to 8 year will be complementary.

Activities

Biking • Heritage trail • Ferry Ride from Fort Kochi to Vypeen Island  •  Attend Kathakali show and Kalarippayat performance – one of the oldest martial arts in the world •  Cooking Classes • Ayurvedic Massage • Street Walk • Boat Ride

Points of Interest

Fort Kochi Beach  • Chinese Fishing Nets • Dutch Cemetery • Bastion Bungalow • Indo-Portuguese Museum • St Francis Church • Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica • Navy Museum • Mattancherry Street • Paradesi Synagogue (Jew Town)  • Dutch Palace • Jain Temple • Coonan Cross Shrine • Police Tourist Station & Museum • Gujrati Street.

Excursions

Vypeen Island • Pallipuram Fort • Marine Drive (Ernakulam)  • Willingdon Island • Ernakulam Broadway • Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary  • Wonderla Amusement Park  • Cherai Beach

House Rules

1. Smoking is not permitted inside the house.

2. Pets are not allowed in the house. We will try our best to find suitable place for your pets.

Important Distance

Kochi International/Domestic Airport – 1 Hour 25 Mins

Ernakulam Junction, South Railway Station – 40 Mins

KSRTC Bus Stand – 45 Mins

Azatumugam/Athirapally/Vazachaal/Snow Storm – 2 Hours 45 Mins

Kodanad (Elephant Training Centre) – 2 Hours 10 Mins

Wonderla – 1 Hour 20 Mins

Alappuzha – 2 Hours

Munnar – 4 Hours 10 Mins

Idukki – 4 Hours 30 Mins

Note

KSRTC low floor AC bus available from Fort Kochi to Airport on daily basis.

Tuk- tuk (Autorickshaw) or Taxi can be arranged for site seeing. Cost will be paid directly to the drivers.

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