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Olappamanna Mana, Palakkad

Area : Palakkad , Kerala, India

Olappamanna Mana Palakkad, one of the centuries old feudal Namboothiri (Kerala Brahmin) Illam (house) , have a glittering cultural heritage in the field of Kathakali (classical dance form) , Carnatic Music, Melam and Thayampaka (classical percussions) , Literature and Rig Veda. The Olappamanna Mana homestay is located at Vellinezhi, a small village 40 kms (25 miles) away from Palakkad town, less than 100 kms(60 miles) away from Cochin / Coimbatore / Calicut airports. Vellinezhi surrounded by the unpolluted river Kunthi on northern and western side is literarily known as Thourathrika Gramam (village with combination of the three - Music, Rhythm and Dance.

Host : O.N.Damodaran, a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, aged 62 years with his wife P.Sreedevi aged 55 years are the hosts. Their first, daughter, a dental surgeon by profession, second son, a Graphic Special Effects person and the last daughter, a post graduate degree student all are away from home and hence this hospitality endeavor gives them enjoyment and engagement.

Food : Olappamanna Mana Palakkad provide Pure Vegetarian Home made Kerala Style food. No non –vegetarian stuff, alcohol or any intoxicating drinks. Fresh fruits and vegetables . Water supplied will be filtered, boiled and cooled or mineral water. Usually stainless steel utensils washed and dipped in boiled water and fresh banana leaves are used for serving food.