Welcome to the Homestays of Kerala at homestaykerala.com
The concept of a homestay stems from the shift in the attitude of tourists and vacationers from the traditional sightseeing travel tours to more fulfilling experiential holidays rich with ‘nature experiences’. A homestay is a ‘home away from home’ wherein a few rooms within the home of a Keralite are rented out to guests for staying, eating and living with the family. The guests interact with the host family and share their knowledge, culture, and lifestyle between one another, thereby getting a feel of the warm hospitality and the life, in general of the local people.
Homestays in Kerala offer distinctive, authentic, safe and reliable accommodation for tourists. They help in local conservation by facilitating the traditional way of life and preserving its values. As the host and guest families get to enrich each other’s knowledge of their respective cultures, ways of life, occupations, cuisines, art forms and so on, travelers find vacationing at a homestay a unique experience. Moreover, the state is a repertoire of artistic and cultural elements including fairs and festivals, dance forms, martial arts, Ayurveda, yoga and so on that captivate the minds of the visitors who seek to learn more on these aspects directly.
Homestays serve the following objectives:
1..They offer cool and comfortable accommodation within a pristine, traditional ambiance.
2. They offer a glimpse into the slow paced village life and indigenous ways of the natives.
3. They add meaning and value to the concept of a holistic, fulfilling, rejuvenating holiday experience.
4. They contribute to preserving the local cultural tradition and heritage.
There are innumerable homestays located in all the districts of the state offering an assortment of packages that include excellent accommodation, delectable food, replenishing Ayurveda therapy, pleasant sightseeing tours, and exciting adventure activities. These homestay packages cater to the varied needs and interests among the different sections of travelers, ranging from the economy to the executive category.
Homestay accommodation in Kerala includes farm cottages, heritage homes, estate bungalows, ‘nalukettu’ type ancient buildings etc. These places nestled in the lap of greenery, with great views of the countryside, offer well-furnished rooms with modern facilities and recreation options. The traditional local cuisine is prepared from fruits and vegetables freshly picked from organic farms.
An increasing number of tourists and vacationers from outside the state, especially foreigners, are preferring homestay holidays owing to the total peace, relaxation, and privacy they offer, their cost-effectiveness, and the cultural enrichment involved.
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