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Edayadil Tharavadu Alappuzha | Keralaindia.org


Edayadil Tharavadu Alappuzha

Edayadil Tharavadu Alappuzha

Edayadil Tharavadu Alappuzha

Edayadil Tharavadu, originally constructed around 1830, is a traditional wooden house situated in Kannady, Alleppey. In the year 1924, when modern machinery was still unheard of in most parts of the country, the house was heaved up using wooden pillars, and a stronger house was constructed beneath it, using bricks and cement, and later, in 1979, it was extended to meet the demands of a larger family. Tastefully decorated with traditional furniture and pleasing curios, today, the glorious Edayadil Tharavadu stands as a treasure trove of antiques from different ages.

Cocooned within 4 acres of splendid Rubber plantations, this heavenly abode of the famed “EDAYADIL FAMILY OF KANNADY”, in Pulinkkunnu (Alappuzha) is now open to you as the congenial homestay – “LAKES ‘N’WOODS. Yes, a vast expanse of woods to trample joyously through, even as the Kuttanad backwaters surrounds. The huge trees are rest houses for myriad migratory birds as well as shelter for numerous native ones. It’s no surprise then, that Lakes n’woods is a Birdwatcher’s paradise. And for those who have always wished to feel that adrenaline rush as the fish swallows your bait, the premises boasts of a pond in which edible fishes are reared – yes, for the angler in you! Or you could just paddle out in small wooden village canoes and feel the rhythm of the backwater currents as you row, row and row away. If you are a quintessential adventure seeker, you can hop on to a bicycle, roam about and take in the village life, zigzagging through the paddy fields. And if you are just here to unwind, de-stress, just wake up, stretch and feed the pigeons roosting in the courtyard, laze in the swimming pool, and take in the verdure as you lie on the hammock or traditional “Maadom”s in the backyard, with a book or two from the library if you so wish and nature’s tunes as a playful lullaby.

Your genial hosts, Mr. Johny and Mrs. Seena, belong to the ancient Christian family of Edayadil that has a legacy of 180 years or more. Mr. Johny is one among the 12 children of Late Mrs. .Mariamma Joseph & Late Mr. E.T. Joseph, who was popularly known as “EDAYADIL OUSEPPACHAN”. Having spent his entire childhood in this house, Mr. Johny holds a sentimental attachment for the house and the family life that it represents. His wife Seena, a teacher, puts her heart and soul into maintaining the house in all its cleanliness and beauty. She is the perfect hostess and above all a great cook.
And so, if you wish to experience the picturesque, wholesome, yet simple family living inherent to villages, Mrs.& Mr. Johny’s Lake ‘n’ Woods is the right destination for you.

facilities :

Homestay classification by Kerala Tourism Dept. : DIAMOND Class

Accommodation :

Two Bath attached A/C Deluxe doublerooms
One Bath attached heritage deluxe doubleroom

Facilities :

Swimming pool
Hot water
24 hour internet
Driver’s room
Activities offered :

Canoeing ( charges extra )
Bird watching
Musical instruments (like guitar, violin and harmonium which you are free to play)
Indoor (caroms , chess , scrabbles , bingo and cards) and Outdoor (badminton and basketball) games
Classes for fabric painting, cooking, hand embroidery, jewellery making & so on (charges extra)
Cultural programs ( charges extra )
We also design & arrange package tours throughout India, especially in Kerala (charges extra)

Lakes n’Woods can also be the place where you learn a whole lot of new things. Accompanied by your host Mr. Johny (a planter by profession), you can see rubber trees being tapped, collected, and processed into rubber sheets. You must have heard of the traditional toddy, from coconuts, right? At Lakes n’Woods you will have the priviledge (a priviledge even most Keralites don’t have!) of seeing the process of obtaining toddy from coconuts. And if you feel your holiday is wasted if you haven’t mastered a new art, fear not because your hostess, Mrs. Seena (a teacher and a fabulous cook), will not tire from teaching you cooking, hand-embroidery, fabric painting, jewellery making and so on. And when you have learnt how to paint that fabric you can always celebrate with a fresh round of ripe fruits, taken from the backyard- jackfruit, water apple, breadfruit, mango, guava, chikku, to name a few. If fruits are not your style don’t worry because there are plenty of spices too – nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, tamarind and so on. And if you wish to take in the sweet and spicy life of Kerala in its entirety you may also want to celebrate with us the festival of Onam, swinging on swings, and feasting on feasts. Of course, the cultural dances and dramas may be staged, on request, especially for you.

Edayadil Tharavadu,

Email: johnyjedayadil_2005@rediffmail.com

Phone- +91-9447707042

– +91477-2707042


Before booking your accommodation, please check with home stays directly and confirm what all services are covered in the tariff range indicated here.




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