FIRST CLASS, BOUTIQUE HOMESTAY
It is difficult to imagine a homestay more welcoming, comfortable, and serene as Philipkutty's Farm. Sitting on small reclaimed island in the middle of a backwater canal, accessible only by rowboat, the privacy and peacefulness here is beyond question.
There are six Keralan-style cottages, two of which are interconnected, dotted along the waterfront offering unobstructed backwater views. Inside the rooms are simply, tastefully, artfully furnished with large beds, modern bathrooms, and outside seating. Kicking back is the order of the day here, but village walks, farm visits, and cycling jaunts can all be arranged. There is a small restaurant-cum-lounge-cum library beside the family home, in which owner Anu and her mother-in-law conduct their celebrated cooking classes