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Heckington
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We were collected feom the jetty in a small canoe and transported up the canals to the beautiful Nelpura.. we were very warmly greeted by the housekeeper - we ate lovely food and explored the backwaters on foot and by bike. Prof Chacko and his wife were present at dinner where he explained various local traditions

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2016

My husband and I stayed here for three nights in March 2016. The family were so welcoming and we were extremely well looked after by the caretaker and cook. The homestay is set in a small village with little other tourism in the immediate area. The local people were so friendly - we were invited to take part in the...

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brighton
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Having read a Guardian review of this accommodation, we booked ahead, something I recommend you do prior to your arrival in India/Kerela. Having been dropped at the riverside by a taxi driver, we were greeted by a man in longboat, who took us to Chacko’s home via the backwaters. As you make the journey to Nelpura, you get a taste...

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Thank PCandMC
London
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Arriving at Nelpura is like stepping into a fairy tale. A boat along a flower filled canal, a garden full of birdsong and the tranquillity of the backwaters all around. This is a hreat base to explore Kerala's backwaters. Comfortable, great food and a warm welcome from the family.

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1Thank Saida123
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Professor Chacko and his wife are warm and charming hosts and the staff and helpful and efficient and gracious. They Professor and his wife are experts in their field but wear their knowledge lightly and have retained their home's family atmosphere. There is one room available in the house itself and three in the adjacent converted grain store. There is...

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2Thank Mike N
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 9 January 2016

My husband and I stayed in this nice home during our recent trip in Kerala . We were greeted with pleasure by the owner, Mr . Chacko. The building showcases the fine features of traditional Kerala architecture and woodcarving. The atmosphere is relaxing and the landscape which surroundes the small hotel is beautiful! The rooms, made by traditional wood, are...

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Thank Pantera1974
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 16 December 2015

If you want to get away from the traffic of Mumbai or Delhi, this is the place. A lovely home stay in a sweet little village, walking and boating around, eating some of the best food ever made by the homestay family. We also indulged in some lovely massages too. Our time there was grand, Chacko & his wife &...

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Due to the strike, I was delayed by12 hrs so I really didn't get enough time to enjoy my stay with the family. I was greeted warmly by Mr Chacko on the river bank in darkness and discovered that we had to cross the river in a motorised canoe which was exciting. MrsChacko had a meal waiting for me which...

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3Thank nicolas p
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2015

We were taken across the main river and down a side stream to the property by boat. We were warmly welcomed by the family and had interesting conversations during our 2 day stay. There are 3 rooms in 'the Granary' which is to the side of the property with a wide shaded veranda. The rooms share a lobby with good...

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2Thank Castle1066
Dorset
Reviewed 15 March 2015

We stayed at Nelpura for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the utter relaxation it provided. The room was beautiful and well air conditioned. The surrounding area was very pretty and offered a lovely extension on the backwaters to the houseboat we had stayed on for two nights. The hosts spoke perfect English and gave us a fascinating insight to Kerala.

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nelpura is one of the top ten Homestay in India (Guardian paper Sept '10) It stands calm and serine on the bank of a canal leading leading to river Pamba. A perfect getaway from the din and bustle of every day life, the idyllic premises of Nelpura is an ideal retreat into the soothing lap of nature.The building showcases the fine features of traditional Kerala architecture and wood carving.What makes Nelpura special and unique is the serine dignity it gains from the proximity of a happy home.The meal plan is AP- lunch, dinner and breakfast of Kerala cuisine.Activities. Village walk, bicycle ride, narrow canal cruise, visit to ancient churches and temples, cooking class, ayurvedic massage, motor boat trips etc. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nelpura Heritage Homestay

Address: Edayady House | Monkompu P O, Alappuzha 688502, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range: $211 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Nelpura Heritage Homestay Kerala/Alappuzha, India
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“The corner units have more windows and are a bit brighter in consideration of the beautiful, but dark teak wood.”
 of 5 bubbles isle_dew, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The middle room has a very high threshold step so be aware!”
 of 5 bubbles swallows2016, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The two side rooms have better outlooks than the middle one”
 of 5 bubbles felix456, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any room is fine”
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“All rooms are made by wood and they are addressed in front of the canals”
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