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If you wish to travel beyond the weather-beaten and well-trod tourist path of south and central Kerala, try Bekal in north Kerala. It has a mix of history, culture, mythology, ancient temples, old forts and battlements, pristine beaches and fabulous cuisine. And if you do...More
What we appreciated most was the introduction we were give to Hindu culture. We were taken to the local Hindu temple, to a wedding and to an incredible village Theyyam. Jagganarth, Latha and their son Arjun are more than happy to discuss their culture in...More
In true Hindu spirit, Jagannath and Latha and Arjun were exceptionally generous with their time and efforts to make our stay truly memorable and interesting. A choice of rest or reading in the lovely indoor balcony or activities like our visit to the families land...More
My travelling companion and I purposefully chose a heritage homestay above the luxury resorts in Bekal, and I'm very glad we did. Jagannath and his wonderful family welcomed us into their gorgeous heritage home and designed a fascinating cultural programme for our weekend.
We had a lovely stay in this lovely family home. The home cooked food was delicious, and local knowledge was great. We were taken to the family plantation in the hills. Also saw Arjjun;s video about Bekal fort.