Kodikulam, Kerala 685582,
This homestay is run by a lovely family who will welcome you to their organic farm and introduce you to rural Keralan life. This is true off the beaten track Kerala, and you can explore the family rubber and spice plantation and venture further afield on village visits and jungle walks to discover the local area. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the company of your hosts and other guests. There are plenty of activities on offer and guests can take part in yoga practices, enjoy ayurvedic treatments and even fish in the river, which is also a great place to swim or go bamboo rafting. There are cooking demonstrations with the chefs, or guests can visit local temples or borrow bicycles to explore the area.
We tend to use the rooms in the main guesthouse, which are all air-conditioned, comfortable and spacious, if simple in their décor. There are also Forest rooms, outside the main house, which are closer to the farm.