The Olavipe Homestay is a must-do to end your Kerala journey in its most authentic form. Stay at a 100 year old house with a family that traces its history back to several decades with tales that could make a good best-seller. You get to enjoy village life in the backwater haven that is Alapuzha.
While the thrill of a houseboat is tantalising, a stay here brings you close to the people of Kerala. Owners Rema and Antony make perfect hosts and have maintained the heritage house in fine taste having totally dodged kitschy motifs so ubiquitous in touristy Kerala.
The food is excellent, service friendly and walks along the backwaters to be made. Fish in the pond here, watch village life and experience a world that is totally hidden from the tourist brochures of Kerala.
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