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3 months ago
Wonderful hosts, yummy food and what an house with so much history and things to see, walk around the estate. Definitely recommend for anyone who needs to be with nature, get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
- Amit A
a year ago
Splendid place. Awesome host!
- ~Pradeep S
a year ago
Aristocratic experience..
- ajinov m

A traditional farmhouse experience

Nestled among the lush rubber plantation, coconut palms and a  variety of tropical vegetation is the Elengickal -Pazhaya Veedu -the ancestral home to many a great planters, social activists and entrepreneurs of Kerala.

The meandering Kaliyar river around the estate and the untamed pond and landscape in the property makes it a haven for small wild animals especially birds. Preserving the very natural settings in and around the house and eco-friendly practices ensures a healthy balance in nature.

Primarily an agrarian household, our family has been in the plantation and farming sector for generations and continue to do so. Cocoa, pepper, coffee, fruit trees, medicinal herbs and spices dot the landscape.

Located at a convenient proximity to the Kothamangalam town, our home is an ideal stopover en-route to Munnar or Thattekad.     


We invite you to take a break from the regular tourist destinations and breathe in a few hours of the real life of a traditional Kerala Syrian Christian household completed with a traditional meal, a guided walk around the estate, a glimpse into rubber tapping and processing, hands on experience of harvesting the seasons produce, fishing, or simply laze in the lap of nature with a book and a cuppa.


A tour around the house would give an introduction into the Kerala style of architecture with the traditional Wells, 'Naalukettu', 'Padippura' , 'Nadumuttam', 'Pathayapura' etc.

Traditional farming experiences of rubber tapping, coconut tree climbing (hands-on experience using the tree climbing machine).

Harvesting the seasons produce - pepper, pineapple, coffee, cocoa, jackfruit, tamarind, banana, rambutan, mangosteene, passionfruit etc

Kitchen experiences of working in a traditional Kerala kitchen by cooking on firewood, grinding on stone, grating coconut, etc

Birding comes as a natural entertainer with the rich variety of endemic birds around.

Angling in the natural pond in the property adds tranquillity to the experiences of the estate visit.

We welcome you to our home to enjoy our hospitality filled with the spirit of love, sharing and harmony. Come experience the spirit of the land - in the countryside of Kerala - to cultural exchanges -  sharing stories and experiences - thereby sharing the wonderful world we live in.


Mr Joseph Xavier ,  Mrs Cuckoo Joseph

pvplantations@gmail.com



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  • 097450 94908
  • 095261 54312

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Elengickal, Kozhippilly P.O.
Kothamangalam
Ernakulam, Kerala 686691
India

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