- Alleppey / Kerala
Arunima is one of the very few heritage
residencies in Alappuzha town. It is situated in a calm and quiet
residential area at a walkable distance from the Alappuzha beach and
close to the beautiful canal. Our homestay service is intended to
encourage home stays and provide the guests with facilities of a home
away from their homes.
Arunima canal view bungalow is a two
storied heritage homestay at Alleppey. Itís an 80 year old home along
the backwater canal and near to the famous Alappuzha Beach. The large
common room with a nice balcony overlooking the beautiful canal is only
one of the major attractions where our guests can sit and relax at any
time of the day. The view from the balcony and the rooms creates a
perfect ambience for an enjoyable stay. The house has been built in the
typical style of the Guajarati Havelis with plenty of woodwork and a big
open to sky area inside the building though which one can see the sun
and rain sitting inside the building.
Arunima heritage home , another homestay, is a beautiful palatial house
constructed in kerala architectural style with tiled roof wooden ceiling
teak wood doors and windows with spacious rooms and toilets, is situated
in a calm and quiet residential area near to the canal and the beach.
This ancient mansion was built by the famous kutch architect who was
among the kutchi memon group that came in early nineteenth century to
Kerala and settled in Kochi and Alappuzha, during the time of Raja
Kesavadass, the Dewan of Travancore. Standing away from the busy streets
but still inside the city with almost one kilometer to the railway
station and at walkable distance to the beach, this homestay stay high
in its category.
One can find all the modern amenities
inside both the buildings. The spacious and fresh air naturally
circulating rooms are clean and simple. The rooms have the options to be
air conditioned or non air-conditioned according to the requirements of
the guests. The ancient furniture that we have in our home is really
worth seeing. The well furnished rooms with modern amenities compete
with the ancient look of the rooms maintain their uniqueness without
contradicting each other.
More than 12 rooms available with 24hours
check in facility.
A/C and Non A/C suite rooms with
complimentary breakfast, chairs d bathrooms, wooden table and chair,
special relaxing inside attached rooms, TV with more than 100 channels
A/C and Non A/C double rooms with attached
bathrooms, Desk and chair etc.
A/C and Non A/C single room with attached
and separate bathrooms.
24hours hot water availability for all
Separate kitchen facility provided for
guests who prefer to cook themselves.
Internet is made available at a very
Telephone service is made available on pay
per call for international destinations and free for local calls.
We provide Laundry Services for our guests
upon request if the stay is more than two days.
We have a Doctor on call facility for
We have a nice library for free use of our
Invertor/Generator to ensure uninterrupted
Security Guard for protection and peaceful
Traditional Indian cuisine is available in
the homestay for guests at a very special rate and the menu can be
altered to suit specific individual tastes. Special North Indian dishes
are prepared on request.
We arrange airport (Cochin and Trivandrum)
pickup and drop in service.
We provide free pickup from Alleppey
railway station or Alleppey bus station.
Arrangements for Ayurvedic rejuvenation,
Consultation and Treatment/Massage with
Ayurveda Doctors can be arranged on request.
Arrangements can be done for sightseeing
trips and boating trips.
Kuttanad, called the rice bowl of
Kerala, is because of her wealth of paddy crops, is at the very
heart of the backwaters. The scenic countryside of Kuttanad with its
shimmering waterways also has a rich crop of banana, cassava and
yam. This is perhaps the only region in the world where farming is
done 1.5 to 2 m below sea level. Inland waterways which flow above
land level are an amazing feature of this region.
Pathiramannal is a
small island found in the Vembanad Lake near Alleppey. This
magnificent location can only be traveled to on a boat. Its remote
location adds to the intrigue for those that especially love to
explore. Birdwatchers love to travel to this breathtaking location
is hundreds of rare migratory birds like to gather there. It is
possible to see such birds as golden-backed woodpeckers, night
herons, kingfishers, paradise fly-catchers, egrets, bulbuls,
shrikes, morning doves, crow pheasants, and drongos. A visit to this
remarkable location will be memorable for the rest of your life.
Sri Krishna temple
located at Ambalapuzha, 14 km from Alleppey, is among Kerala's more
famous ones, boating through of the typical temple architectural
style of the state. It is equally famed for its palpayasam, sweet
milk porridge offered to the diet. The temple's main festival occurs
in March/April. It was in this temple that the 16th century poet
Kunjan Nambiar staged his first Ottan Thullal, a solo dance
performance with a high social content.
Karumadikuttan : Black
granite figure of Budha: Close to Ambalapuzha, the village of
Karumadi is famous for its Karumadi Kuttanm a black granite figure
of Budha, said to belong to the 9th or 10th Century. During his
visit to Kerala in 1965, the Dalai Lama worshipped at this shrine.
Arthinkal is known for
the St. Andrews Church established by Portuguese missionaries in
1951. The feast of St. Sebastian is held here every January.
Punnapra : A short
distance from Alleppey is Punnapra, a village that has gone down in
history as the scene of a battle between the Communists group and
the Travancore State Police in thePunnapra - Vayalar Communist
Uprising of 1946.
Mannarasala : 32 km
from Alleppey is a very important center of serpent worship in
Kerala, Built in a cool grove of trees and shrubs, this temple is
said to contain 30,000 images of snake-goods, which line the path to
Champakulam Church :
One of the oldest churches in Kerala, the St. Mary's Church is
believed to be one of the seven established by St. Thomas. The
annual feast at this church falls on the 3rd Sunday of October every
year. The feast of St. Joseph is celebrated on March l9th.
Chavara Bhavan :
Chavara Bhavan is the ancestral home of the blessed Kuriakose Elias
Chavara. It is now a holy shrine and spiritual resort where
thousands of devotees gather for prayer, receive favours and feel
amply gratified. Here, a 250 year old historically important beacon
of light is preserved intact in its original and primitive form.
Krishnapuram Palace :
Built by Marthanda Varma, this palace at Karthikapally in Kayamkulam
is famous for its mural, depicting the story of Gajendramoksham.
Dating back to the l8th century, this exquisite piece of art is one
of the largest murals in Kerala. The palace museum houses antique
sculptures, paintings and bronzes.
The snake boat races
are an event held in the highest esteem here. The Nehru Trophy snake
boat race takes place every year on the second weekend of August in
the lakes of Punnamada and Chambakkulam. Another noteworthy race is
the Payipad Boat Race, which begins from the 'Onam' festival day and
continues for three days.
Nehru Trophy Boat Race :
Nehru Trophy Boat Race is the biggest and the most famous
event. The world renowned Nehru Trophy Boat Race is held at
Punnamada lake in Alappuzha on the second saturday of August every
year .The event is a commemoration of the visit to this place by the
late Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, in 1952. The
spectacular races feature magnificent snake boats or 'Chundans'. The
boisterous and rhythmic boat songs or Vanchipattu work the
spectators to a state of frenzy.
ChampakulamMoolam Boat Race :
The oldest and most popular snake boat race in Kerala, and is
closely connected to the Sree Krishna Temple at Ambalappuzha. The
race is held on the Champakulam Lake on the moolam day of the
Malayalam month Midhunam, the day of the installation of the deity
at the Temple.
Aranmula boat Race :
The two day Aranmula Boat Race is more a water fiesta than a
competition, conducted during Onam. The boat race proper is held in