Mylanthra House is approved and licensed as DIAMOND GRADE since 2005 by the Kerala Tourism department. It is an 85-year-old traditional Bungalow located in Kochi at the bank of Vembanad Lake and has a Chinese fishing net in this beautiful backwaters.
This Diamond-graded homestay is built of Plinthite blocks and plastered with lime. Its roofs and floors are covered with old clay tiles & have a wooden ceiling all over. This traditional construction keeps the bungalow cool. The property covers an area of 1.25 acres, full of tall trees including coconut, mango, chikku, guava, jack fruit etc. The back garden faces the backwaters. The property also has a traditional pond, which is presently used for growing fish. Guests have a chance to feed these fishes when they stay at the Riverside Heritage Homestay.
The homestay own a Chinese fishing net in its beautiful backwaters. Sitting beside this Chinese fishing net & watching the Sunset is a wonderful experience. The nearby islands in the backwaters have shrimp farms and paddy fields surrounded by evergreen mangroves. The hosts can also arrange backwater boating in a Mechanized covered country boat (Semi House Boat) for visiting shrimp farms, paddy fields and bird watching.
The bird life here will seize your attention. The cool breeze from the Vembanad Lake backwaters behind the homestay along with the sweet sound of the various species of birds visiting the property will enthrall you. Your stay will be the experience of a lifetime.
Behind the Homestay Bungalow is a later built RIVER FACING COTTAGE. This cottage is also traditional Kerala style with clay tile roofing and flooring. Its huge Balcony, wooden ceilings and modern amenities brings luxury to the cottage. It is like a miniature of the Heritage bungalow. All the bed rooms have modern style en-suit bathroom attached.
1. Fish Pond.
4.Car Parking Facility.
5.Non AC & AC Rooms.
6.Free Wi-Fi internet usage.
7.Lovely garden & Lawn to soothe you.
8.Hot & Cold water available in all bathrooms.
9.Complimentary Traditional Kerala Breakfast provided at the Homestay.
10.For Lunch & Dinner there is an Excellent restaurant nearby with reasonable price and great backwater view.
11.Own Chinese fishing net in the Homestay Backwaters.
12. Watch the Sunset & enjoy the cool breeze, sitting beside the Backwaters.
13.All rooms are Mosquito proof, very spacious with modern amenities and bath attached.
14. Electric Kettle in Bedroom and complimentary Tea/Coffee.
Interaction with guests
Your hosts at Riverside Heritage Homestay are Basil Mylanthra, a retired senior marketing executive of a multi-national company and Basil’s wife Annie, an expert in Kerala-style cooking. They are very cordial and hospitable.
Basil has a vast knowledge of the area. His personal advice on your local itinerary, local shops or activities or to answer any imaginable question is invaluable.
Other things to note
Also arrange upon Guests request.
1. 24 Hours Air port, Railway Station Pick-Up & Drop.
2. Taxi or Auto rickshaw for sightseeing.
3. Houseboat tours (Day Cruise as well as Day and Night stay) at Alleppey backwaters.
4. Semi House Boat cruises in the Homestay backwaters for visiting shrimp farms, paddy fields and bird watching.
5. Kayaking in the backwaters behind the homestay.
6. Tickets for Kathakali Play & The Make-up, Martial Arts (Kalaripayat), Indian Classical music & Indian Classical Dances in a famous Kathakali centre in Fort Cochin.
7. Ayurvedic Body Massage, Ayurvedic treatments, Panchakarma, Yoga, Meditation, Counselling Physical Fitness by Qualified Doctors at an Ayurvedic Care Center in Cochin.
8.For Lunch & Dinner there is an Excellent restaurant nearby with reasonable price and great backwater view.
Home stay is having 3 AC bedrooms.
1 AC Bedroom in the Heritage Bungalow & other 2 AC Bedrooms in the River facing cottage.
Guest Access to bedrooms as follows.
River Facing A/C Cottage (2 Bedrooms / 2 attached Bathrooms): Rs. 5000 Per Night.
River Facing A/C Cottage, Room1 (1 Bedroom / 1 attached Bathroom) : Rs. 2500 Per Night.
River Facing A/C Cottage, Room2 (1 Bedroom / 1 attached Bathroom) : Rs. 2500 Per Night.
Heritage DLX A/C Room (1 Bedroom / 1 Attached Bathroom) : Rs. 2050 Per Night.
Additional bed if required : Rs. 310 Per Night (Includes Breakfast).
(Accommodates 2 Adults in each bedroom.
Each bedroom can also accommodate 1 extra person with additional charge).
CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT.
Normal Check-in time is after 1200Hrs (Noon) & Check-out time is before 1000Hrs (Morning). But we are very flexible with the above timings & can be adjusted according to the convenience of our Guests. So the guests are requested to inform us your arrival and departure timings, while you make your booking to avail Flexible check-in / check-out facility.
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