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Kandath Tharavad, Palakkad

Area : Palakkad , Kerala, India

Kandath Tharavad Palakkad is the place to experience the village life of Kerala. The house set in a rustic village outside Palakkad Town takes you back to a by gone era. Away from the busy traffic and into a countryside that is absolutely quiet and calm. Kandath Tharavad Palakkad the ancestral home of the Kandath family is set in the lush rice paddies of rural Kerala in South India. The house is a two hundred year - old gem of domestic architecture constructed primarily of mud and teak. The house was built in 1794 by Bhagwaldas Great Great Grandfather,Mr. Kuppavelan, a landowner and money - lender. Situated in Thenkurussi Village in Palakkad, the nearest town, an equidistant two-hour drive from Cochin airport to the West or Coimbatore to the East. Five generations have lived here, as evidenced by the five ancestral stools in the Puja Room.

Facilities & Activities : Four naturally ventilated rooms with ensuite facilities

Facilities & Activities :

  • Authentic Kerala Cuisine - Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian
  • A Telephone available
  • Laundry Services
  • Doctor on call
  • Bicycles available
  • Airport/ Railway Station Transfers
  • Beer and Wine can be arranged
  • Activities
  • Trekking into Silent valley National Park
  • Trekking at Nelliyampathy Hills ( Day Trip)
  • A visit to Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary ( Day Trip)
  • Bird watching at Parambikulam ( Day Trip)
  • Fishing Excursion to Siruvani Lake ( Day Trip)
  • A House Boat ride in the Back waters ( Day Trip)
  • A visit to Kerala Kalamandalam ( School of dance and music) and to the Guruvayor
  • Elephant stables ( Day Trip)
  • Toddy Tapping
  • Bullock Cart ride
  • A session with the family Astrologer
  • Cooking classes on Tharavad dishes with the cook
  • Learn Yoga and Meditation at the Tharavad
  • Experience a Rejuvenation Ayurveda Massage
  • Bicycle through the winding roads in the country side
  • Dance and Music: A private performance of Indian Classical Dance and Music can be arranged at the Tharavad