EarthSong Heritage Homestay, Athichanvilai-Kanyakumari

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EarthSong Heritage Homestay – Kanyakumari

Located on India’s southern tip, Kanyakumari is a coastal town in Tamil Nadu where Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean meet. From scenic beaches to waterfalls and monuments to mesmerising sunrises and sunsets, Kanyakumari offers some of the best sceneries that you will ever witness. Located in a peaceful village Marthandam at around 50kms from Kanyakumari and 45 kms from Trivendrum, this homestay is ideal if you are traveling in a group and want to explore the tourist places in both states Kerala and Tamil Nadu. 

This is a traditional Kerala style farm house is situated on a beautiful area covered with dense trees and is surrounded by a lush green garden. It is built by the ancestors of the host Dr. T Jayasekhar. There are 8 rooms on the ground floor for the guests with 3 common bathrooms – one inside the house and two outside the house along with a living room and the dining area. The premises also has a small pond.

Location: 1 km from Melpuram Bus Stop.
No. of Rooms: 8, Total Capacity: 25

How to Reach

Thiruvananthapuram is the nearest airport at a distance of 45 kms from the homestay.  Kanyakumari has its own railway station that is 50 kms and Kulitturai station at 4 km from the homestay. Long distance buses are available from Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Bengaluru.


Classic Room: 2500/-
Extra Person: 500/-
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.


Internet • Parking • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Air condition • Television • Electric Kettle • Toiletries • Library • Bonfire • Barbecue • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)


They serve homemade Tamil Nadu and Kerala food. Fresh fish can also be cooked and served as per requirements. There is a fully equipped kitchen as well in case you want to self cook.


Bird Watching • Reading • Village Walk • Yoga and Meditation • Fishing • Adventure Sports

Local Attractions

Chitharal Jain Monuments (5km) • Thirparappu Waterfalls (Boating available) (10km) • Mathur Thooti palam (10km) • Thengai pattanam (12km) • Padmanabhapuram Palace (18km)  


Pechiparai Perunchanai Dam (20km) • Poovar Boating (20km) • Colachel Beach (21km) • Neyyar Dam (35km) • Kovalam Beach (37km) • Trivandrum Zoo (41km) • Arivukarai Dam (42km) • Veli Trivandrum (45km) • Shangumugham (45km) • Lulu Mall Trivandrum (45km) • Kanykumari (50 km)

Know Your Host

Dr.T Jayasekhar will host you at the homestay. He is a retired Scientist with Msc, Mphil., PhD., MBA, MSW & MA (JMC) and has worked in the field of environment for more than 34 years in government service. Environment and health are his fields of interest and have publication in National and International Journals on the subject. His wife, Sheeba is a retired Physics Teacher. After retirement they decided to host people from various fields to know more about other cultures. It will be an experience to engage with them in some interesting conversations over a cup of tea. 

You may like to check more Homestays in Tamilnadu


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Homely Comforts and Great Service

Simple, homely environment and homely comforts are the main attractions of this place. Another feather in the cap is the service given by the hosts. No regrets whatsoever in choosing this place, -- instead , it provides lot of pristine memories and experience of an Era gone by.


Punitha Manoharan