Life-by-the-backwaters Heritage Homestay-Akkarappadam

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Life-by-the-backwaters Heritage Homestay-Akkarappadam

Situated in Kottayam district, Vaikom is a major eco-tourism destination of Kerala located around 36 kms from Kochi. It is surrounded by the Vembanad Lake, and is known for its beautiful water bodies and serene village life. Nestled amidst lush tropical greens, this heritage villa is a 2- acre water front villa situated in Akkarpadam on the northern side of Vaikom. The property has a 300 yr ancestral history and is just 100mts from the Ithipuza River. This is one of the best homestays in Kerala to experience the life by the backwaters. 

Quaint and modern in every way, this heritage villa is renovated keeping minute details and comforts in mind. From the quiet elegance of indoor suites to the tranquility of private open air garden pavilions, each space is created to blend harmoniously with the surrounding environment. There are 4 rooms for guests and all rooms have an attached bathroom; 2 rooms have AC and 2 Room are non AC. Savour the stillness and tranquility of the place while you are accompanied by the songs of the birds, indulge in private romantic dinner by the river and cherish the hospitality with touch of class. Transverse through the life of locals by the backwaters while boating on the wide flowing beautiful river running along the spacious property.

Location: Near St. Joseph’s Syro Malabar Church
No. of Rooms:4, Total Capacity: 12

How to Reach

The nearest airport is Kochi Airport at 44km and nearest railway station is Vaikom Railway Station  which is 14 km from the homestay.


Classic Non AC Room: 2500/-
Superior AC Room :3000/-
Extra Person: 1000/-
Complimentary: Breakfast

Note: These tariffs do not apply during festivals and holidays

Child Policy
Up to 6 years: Complimentary (no extra bed)
7-12 years: 50% (with extra bed)

What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.


Wifi • Parking • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Air Condition •  Television • Library • Toiletries • Bonfire • Barbecue • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)


Authentic home made South Indian food is served. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian options are available. Expect dosas, akki rotis, idli and more, accompanied by a selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian curries including fresh sea food.


Bird Watching • Backwater Cruise • Pottery Making • Fishing Using Traditional Methods • Temple Visit • Visit to Handloom Industry • Yoga and Meditation 

Local Attractions

Kadanthery Nature Park (4.6km) • Mango Meadows Agricultural Them (8km) • Velloor (10km) • Ezhumanthuruthu (10km) • Andhakaranazhi Beach (14km) • Hill Palace Museum (23km) • Kumarakom (21km)


Bird Sanctuary (27km) • Kottayam (28km) • Hill Palace Museum (30km) • Fort Kochi (45km) • Alappuzha (47km) • Kuttanad (66km)

Know Your Host

You will be hosted by Unni, an artist and a painter. His efficient team is trustworthy, knowledgeable and friendly and will do their best to make your stay memorable.

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