Backwater Heritage Homestay


Accomodation Budget: Economy
Class: 2 Star
Best Suited For
Families with kids and Couples.
Accomodation Theme
Backwater Cottages, Home Stays,

Quick Info

The Backwater Heritage Homestay is a private and peaceful accommodation located in Kumarakom far away from the city and its bustle. Guests can enjoy a traditional Kerala atmosphere along with authentic and delicious local food. The homestay has a lush green garden that makes for a great landscape. The wooden mansion has antique charm with modern facilities. Guests can choose AC or Non-AC rooms for accommodation.

Rankings & Ratings

  • Hospitality
  • Property
  • Value for money
Editor's Rankings

#12 in 14 Accommodations in Kumarakom
#1 in 1 Home Stays in Kumarakom
#12 in 14 Backwater Stays in Kumarakom

"A backwater stay set in a serene location overlooking the backwaters."

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

The Backwater Heritage Homestay is located in a remote yet serene location overlooking the backwaters. There is a beautiful garden in the property. The rooms are quite comfortable and spacious with big verandas. You can relax on the swing beds in the verandas or on the hammocks in the garden. The only problem is that you cannot expect top-class services. The canoe rides are quite good but may be expensive. 


  • Idyllic location close to the river.
  • Good verandas with swing beds.
  • Beautiful garden and view of the backwaters.
  • Superb activities arranged for the guests.
  • Comfortable rooms and good food.


  • The services might not be professional.
  • The approach road is quite bad.
  • The location is too remote.
  • The boat rides may be a slightly expensive.


  • Safe Parking
  • WiFi Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry

Detailed Info

The Backwater Heritage Homestay is located in Kumarakom, about 8 km away from the town of Kottayam. It is situated on the banks of Meenachil River. The century-old wooden mansion offers a peaceful stay for families and couples since it is located far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. What appeals guests the most is the traditional home-made Kerala food. The property has a beautiful garden and provides a fine view of a tributory belonging to the Meenachil River.

The backwater stay is an ideal mix of antique charm and modern amenities. The hosts prepare highly tempting Kerala food for the guests but guests can also choose to cook their own food at the kitchen in the home. The rooms are well-furnished and have verandas with swing beds. Apart from this, the homestay also has spacious common rooms and a dining area. The beautiful lawn makes sure the kids have their fun. Guests can also take advantage of boat rides and catch some fish in the nearby pond.


Hotel Rules

  1. Check-in Time 12:00 PM, Check-out Time 10:00 AM.

Special Notes

  • Houseboat accommodation and backwater cruise can be arranged.
  • Village safaris are arranged where snakeboats can be seen.

Activities Offered*

  • Kite Flying.
  • Children's Play area.
  • Cycling.
  • Foot Massage and Traditional Massage.
  • Canoe ride and Fishing.
  • Bushwalking, Hiking and Trekking.

Rooms Types

Heritage Room

The rooms in the homestay are ideal for two persons. There are AC and Non-AC rooms in the property that have rosewood and teak furniture. Outside the rooms are nice huge verandas where guests can relax on the hanging beds.

  • Air Conditioner
  • Geyser
  • WiFi
  • Room Service

*Activities offered by the Accomodation may be limited in number or may change without prior notice depending on the season, demand and other factors. Please request for the details at the time of booking. Availing these activities may have aditional charges depending on the package you opt for.