Kalimalli Homestay – Rajakkadu

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Kalimalli, Rajakkadu

Rajakkadu is a small town in Idukki district of Kerala in western Ghats, just around 29 km from the tea plantations of Munnar. There’s something  for everyone in and around this picturesque town. Water falls and beautiful valleys for the nature lovers, forest reserve for the wildlife lovers, Speed Boat Riding, Paragliding and Bungee Jumping for the adventurous ones. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport at 110 km while the nearest railway station is Aluva at 107 km.

Kalimalli is a tiny village in Idukki, 3 kms from Rajakkadu that is famous for its view point that offers a majestic distant views of the Ponmudi Reservoir, the island and its catchment areas that has dense forest.

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The Homestay

With quiet and peaceful surroundings, the homestay overlooks the Ponmudi Dam and is next to Kalimalli view point. Grace Waters, the lake just at the doorstep make it a dream place to holiday. The homestay consist of three double bedrooms; two rooms are with attached bathrooms and one with common bathroom. There is an open veranda and a dining area.

Know Your Host

Rejy Varkey and his family will host you. Rejy is a farmer cultivating black pepper and bananas. He stays here with his mother, wife and younger brother. They love to have guests over and will do their best to make their guests comfortable and feel at home. Rejy is the best person to guide you to explore the surroundings as he himself is an explorer by heart and loves hiking and photography.

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Typical Kerala cuisine is served; vegetarian, non-vegetarian or vegan, all options are available. Breakfast includes Idli, Appam etc. Lunch and dinner can be ordered in advance as per your choice. Rajam, Rejy’s wife, is an excellent cook and serves delicious home-made food. Farm fresh spices are used in cooking.


Wi-Fi • TV • Parking • Running hot & cold water • Dining Area • Bonfire • Open spaces for yoga & meditation • First-aid Kit • Fruit Orchard • Hammocks • Spice Farms (Black Pepper, Cardamom, Coves, Nutmeg) in the neighborhood


Trekking • Boating • Swimming • Picnic by the lake • Off-road Jeep Rides • Local Sightseeing • Jeep Rides to Munnar and Thekkady • Photography

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Single Occupancy: 2000/-
Double Occupancy: 3500/-
Extra person: 800/-
Complementary: Breakfast, Morning and Evening Tea

Child Policy
Upto 8 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)
Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Places of Interest

Kalimalli View Point • American Hill • Rathapally Water Falls (1km) • Ponmudi Dam (5km)


Munnar Tea Museum (30km) • Eravikulam National Park – It has the rare Nilgiri Tahr (36km) • Matupetty Dam (39km) • Thekkady – Periyar Tiger Reserve (65km) • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary (88km) • S.N. Puram (143km)

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