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Kanjooparambil-Umbukadu Ponga P.O, Nedumudi
This is the home away from home, which is sandwiched between the silver cascading Pamba River, on the western side, and emerald carpeted paddy fields on the eastern side.
? The Heritage Villa on the shore of Backwaters
The Pamba Heritage -a most perfect blend of the old world charm and modern amenities. Each day that you spend in this more than a 100 year old wooden mansion, situated on the banks of the holy river Pamba, you will feel the serenity, peace and joy, which has been long lost to the frenetic pace of the times that we live in. This is the golden opportunity to experience closeness with Nature.
Far from the madding crowd, yet just 8 KM from the Venice of the East – Alleppey (Alappuzha) town, is situated, this dream home –The Pamba Heritage. Reaching the villa itself is an extraordinary experience – a boat ride through the meandering backwaters with lush paddy fields and coconut groves on either side. Soak the sun, soothe your eyes and get ready for the amazing Kerala hospitality and a few days of complete bliss and peace, punctuated only, by a bird’s call and a cricket’s hum.
This is the home away from home, which is sandwiched between the silver cascading Pamba River on the western side, and emerald carpeted paddy fields on the eastern side.
The antique wooden structures ‘Ara’ and ‘Nilavara’ which were originally used for storing grains have been restored for modern living as per the principles of ‘Vaastu Sastra’ [The Indian Architectural Principles]. The restoration doesn’t tamper with all the 100 years of history that it carries within its wooden walls.
? Guest Rooms
Our ‘Ara’ - converted guest rooms are beautifully furnished and the solid wooden doors facing the river are no barriers in experiencing an exotic home-stay holiday, spiced up with typical Kerala hospitality. The windows and doors open to the paddy fields, the river and the garden allowing excellent ventilation and enchanting views from within the rooms. All our quest rooms are well furnished with two large single beds, wardrobe, writing table and chair. The floor is finished in ‘thara odu’ (mud tile) which has healing as well as preventive power on ‘arthritis’. The terra cotta tiled roof and the wooden attic along with the wooden walls provide effective cooling. There is also a small verandah running around each room.
At Pamba heritage everything is traditional except for the ultra modern attached toilets and bathrooms. Enjoy the novel experience of bathing in the ‘open’.
? Activities- Things to do
The way and pace of life at the villa is decided entirely by you – laze in a hammock with a book, take moonlit walks along the river, or simply immerse yourself in the water and feel the gentle ripples against your skin. For the more active amongst you – get an insight into the Kerala way of life – see the traditional paddy harvesting, go on a fishing trip and interact with the local fishermen, watch tapping and taste it, or simply stroll around the plantain and coconut groves, local landmarks, temples and markets. Ayurveda and Kerala are synonymous – on special requests, get a relaxing massage.
Try fishing with the fishing rod in our pond or in the Pamba River. You can also engage yourself in various indoor and outdoor games according to your liking. You can make a village tour and see for yourself, life in a typical Kuttanad (this is one of the places in world where farming is done below the sea level) village, visit the world famous snake boat, you can even take a dip in the river Pamba and feel how the body and mind relaxes.
Backwater cruises: - House Boat Cruise, Motor Boat cruse, Country Boat cruise | Village tour | Visit historic churches and temples|Fishing | Swimming | Rowing | In door/out door games | House Boat booking & Car Rentals| Ayurvedic massage | Laundry| Telephone facilities.
Along with soothing your mind and body, delight your palate with authentic home- cooked Kerala cuisine – delicious meals using local fish and spices, chicken and duck, mouth-watering vegetarian dishes and specialties of the region. Try our Karimeen (pearl-spot fish) fry, fish molee, Neimeen (Seer fish) Curry and Appam with Egg Roast. Enjoy the many tropical fruits and wash it all down with Nature’s own Nectar – tender coconut water.
? Getting here
The Pamba Heritage Villa located just 8 KM away from Alleppey- the Venice of the East, 77 KM away from Cochin international airport and 150 KM away from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) - the capital of Kerala.
Nearest railway stations: Alappuzha (10KM) and Changanassery (18KM)
Nearest airports: Cochin International Airport, about 85KM to the north; Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 150KM to the south.