Cochin Homestays

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Mylanthra Riverside Heritage Homestay is located at Perumpadappu, in Palluruthy area in Cochin. This Gold-grade homestay is a 75-year-old, well-maintained bungalow built of bricks, wooden ceilings and roofing, and the flooring is done with old clay tiles. Covering an area of 1.25 acres, it is full of trees. The breeze from the Vembanad Lake backwaters behind the homestay will enthrall you.

Basil Mylanthra, 60, a retired senior marketing executive of an MNC and Annie Basil, 56, housewife and an expert in Kerala-style cooking are the hosts. They are very cordial and friendly. 

Royal Repose: The homestay has Chinese fishing nets, which the guests can operate themselves. Imagine catching fish and cooking them for dinner! There is also a shrimp farm and beautiful paddy fields nearby. Take a walk in the countryside or a ride a bicycle thorough the village. Or the hosts can arrange for a mechanised country boat to visit the backwaters and near by islands.

Relaxed Retreat: The homestay is very close to Kumbalanghi, Kerala’s first model tourism village. You can visit Kumbalanghi, Fort Cochin and Vypeen from here. Houseboats tours from Alleppey backwaters can be arranged on advance requests from the guests (day cruise as well as day and night stay).


We also serve the traditional Kerala Christian food the one and only service of this kind in an around – that could conquer the hearts of all with its lip smacking experience. To add splendor to the plates we impart the basics and methods of preparing the cuisine to our guest through live demonstration by veteran specialist in Kerala style Christian dishes, the hostess Mrs. Daisy Jose herself. The style of cooking she has inherited from her parents who hailed from an aristocratic Christian family adds to the thrilling taste of the items. The classes costs the guest only a nominal fee

1) The main attraction is watching birds at Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, which is one of the best in Asia. More     than 80% of birds found in Kerala can be seen here.
2) Elephant training camp at Kodanadu3) Visit churches, temples and mosque
4) Boating at Bhoothathan Kettu Dam

• Conveyance can be arranged at minimal charge. Guides can also be arranged at an extra cost.

Other activity

1 Cycling with or without guide .
   a Guide 1000 INR (half day)
   b Cycle 750 INR (per cycle)
2 Rubber tapping and processing at our estate.
3 Cooking Class
4 See fruits and vegetable garden
5 Cycling, Hiking, Campfires are an added form of entertainment


Kochi, Kerala 682006

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Places to visit in Cochin :

Fort Cochin: It was here that the first European fort was built on Indian soil - in 1530 by the Portuguese with the permission of its then ruler. It was then known as 'Manuel Kotta'. The Dutch gained its possession in 1663 until British wrested it from them in 1795. Situated on one of the finest natural harbours of the state, it housed the first European township that soon became an important commercial centre and trade centre that flourished under the British. It soon became a major military base, cultural hub, shipbuilding centre and also a centre for Christianity. The Portuguese held this area for about 160 years and the Dutch held it in their power for over a hundred years. Their influence can be seen in the city's architecture, lifestlye and culture.

Mattancherry:- The oldest synagogue in India, Pardesi Synagogue, is open to visitors on all days except Saturdays. There’s a Jew Town nearby that sells curios, spices and handicrafts. There were seven synagogues in Fort Cochin on this street. Only Pardesi Synagogue is still open now. It’s over 400 years old, and its interiors hold curved brass columns, Belgian crystal chandeliers, carved teak ark and Torah crowns of solid gold set with gems.

The floor has hand-painted porcelain tiles from Canton, China. No two tiles are similar; they depict a love affair between a mandarin’s daughter and a commoner. An exclusive gallery for ladies is located upstairs above the main entrance. There’s a carved Ark that houses four scrolls of the Torah in silver and gold. There are two copper plates dating back to the 4th century showing privileges granted to the Jewish community during the reign of Bhaskara Ravi Varman in the 10th century.

Kumbalanghi:- Kumbalanghi is a backwater village situated in Ernakulam district. It is known for its idyllic tourist getaways, lagoons, mangroves and fishing villages. Indigenous methods of agriculture, prawn and crab farming, coir weaving etc. make locals earn a living as well as provide for tourist attractions.

There are houseboats and smaller local boats that will take you around the backwaters and visit the luscious paddy fields and mangroves. You can visit the Chinese nets, quiet countryside and the ancient churches. The village is connected to Cochin and other cities in Kerala through canals and waterways. You can cruise through these canals on a country canoe and see the scenery changing as you move from one village to another.

There are regular boat trips from Kumbalanghi to nearby areas such as Kumarakom, Alleppey, Ezhupunna and Vaikom.

Bolghatty:- It is a narrow island accessible from mainland Cochin. The Bolghatty Palace was built by the Dutch in 1744. Now, it has been converted into a hotel by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC). There is a golf course as well as a yachting berth.

Kodanad:- Located on the banks of the Periyar, Kodanad is most known for the elephant training camp there. A small zoo here attracts a lot of visitors. Tourists can spend a day watching how elephants are trained, go on elephant safaris and also visit a waterfall nearby. 
Athirappally Waterfall

The Athirapally waterfall is located 78km from Cochin. It stands aat the entrance to the Sholayar range of forests. It falls from a height of 80ft. It is part of the Bharatapuzha River and flows into the Chalakudy River. The fall is located enroute the road to Valparai, a hill station and wildlife spot. It has an important elephant corridor and connects Parambikulam and Malayattur. 
Cherai Beach

This beautiful beach is located on Vypeen island. It lies along the border of the placid island. It is an ideal spot for swimming. Paddy fields and coconut groves are abundant in the area, too. The beach is less than 20km from town and has a nice walkway. Restaurants in the area serve fresh seafood. 
Hill Palace

This was the 18th century palace of the Cochin Rajas. It is situated 14km from Cochin city. Most parts of it is now converted into a museum with a good collection of paintings, items used by the kings and rare antique pieces. The palace also has a deer park.

TariffRipples Rating
AccommodationTariffMeal Plan Tax
Standard Room Rs.1200/- CP 12%
Deluxe Room Rs.1500/- CP 12%


Room Service
House Keeping services
Laundary Services
Reading material and movie collection for guests
In-house cooking lessons and demonstrations
Travel Desk, On-call public and private transport
Doctor on Call
Yoga sessions organized on request

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