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The Spice Circuit - Home In A Village

Private room in farm stay hosted by Wilson
2 guests4 bedrooms1 bed5 bathrooms
Hot tub
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.
Located in a small village called Sooranad, in Kollam district of Kerala, this Village Stay has four air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Offering a captivating village life experience and constructed in the Laurie Becker style this house has exposed bricks, mud tiles on its ceiling and a lot of inter-binding corbel designs. The family resides here, which ensures you are safe, you get to interact & relish home cooked food.
Come...experience village life upfront.

The space
Activities you can partake in include;
 Cook along with the mother of house and pick up a few Keralan recipes.
 Visit and shop at the local market where farmers from the neighbourhood get their best produce and sell it at fair price.
 Visit the largest fresh water lake and bid at the auction and buy fresh seafood catch of the day straight from the local fishermen and get it cooked the way you want at the homestay.
 Visit a local Cashew Processing Factory and witness the personal care, precision and labour that goes in extracting each cashew kernel.
 Visit the paddy fields and understand how small womengroups are reviving the paddy cultivation scenario in Kerala.
 Take a canoe tour at the Munroe Islands, a serene and not so explored destination.
 Visit the local Church/Temples, take part in the local rituals and understand of the religious practices and of how religion binds people together in rural India.
 Visit one of our neighbour and understand how in a village the community bonds by itself, or just stroll by the village and experience its people, setting and lifestyle.
 Visit the Veluthampi Dalawa Memorial museum at Mannadi. This museum is dedicated to Veluthampi, the Prime Minister of the Indian kingdom of Travancore, who is best known as one of the earliest individuals to rebel against the British East India Company in India.
 Shop at the in-house Spicery; premium spices, home-made masalas, chutneys and pickles, coconut oil, cashews, and some village art too.
And when you aren’t doing any of these, do some gardening, spend time with the cattle, poultry and pets or just relax at the patio or entertain yourself in the living room or get on to the Recreation Zone for some Table Tennis or board games or browse the net or just pick up a book and be on your own…remember it’s your own house so just be yourself.

Guest access
Guest can use their rooms and share the complete house, including its living, dining rooms, patio, courtyard, recreation zone and the terrace. Including the Kitchen.

Other things to note
Palamoottil Pandakasala, is a place to experience village life upfront, Slow Travellers have a great opportunity to just seep into the place; work in the kitchen garden; watch and feed the cattle and poultry in the backyard; involve in the various sustainable efforts which are part of this home or just take a cycle or bike to ride through the village by lanes and its tiny shops.
Located in a small village called Sooranad, in Kollam district of Kerala, this Village Stay has four air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Offering a captivating village life experience and constructed in the Laurie Becker style this house has exposed bricks, mud tiles on its ceiling and a lot of inter-binding corbel designs. The family resides here, which ensures you are safe, you get to interact &…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 sofa, 4 floor mattresses

Amenities

TV
Air conditioning
Essentials
Private entrance
Iron
Breakfast
Free parking on premises
Lock on bedroom door
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Kollam, Kerala, India

Sooranad North is a village in Kollam District in the south west Indian state of Kerala. Cashew nut processing is the back bone of the village economy. The village also manufactures tiles and country burnt bricks.

For those who wish to stay for a longer duration, may also visit:
 Velu Thambi Dalawa Memorial: 22 Kms – 40 Min
 Kollam Beach: 35 Kms – 45 Min
 Krishnendu Ayurveda: 35 Kms - 45 Min
 Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple: 40 kms – 60 Min
 Jatayu’s Earth’s Center, Kottarakkara: 48 Kms. – 75 Min
 Varkala Beach 60 Kms – 90 Min
 Alleppey Backwaters: 70 Kms – 90 min
 Thenmala & Palaruvi Water Falls: 80 Kms – 120 Min
Sooranad North is a village in Kollam District in the south west Indian state of Kerala. Cashew nut processing is the back bone of the village economy. The village also manufactures tiles and country burnt bri…
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Hosted by Wilson

Joined in January 2018
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A hotel management graduate, I have 24 years of extensive experience working across diverse sectors, including; Hospitality, Conference, Exhibition & Event Management and Media & Publications. I specializes in setting up of multi-cuisine restaurants and have to my credit more than a dozen such fine dining restaurants, across; Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Pune, Vishakapatnam and Hyderabad. Since the last four years I have been managing a restaurant called Zaeem Foods in Sohar, Sultanate of Oman. I hail from Kollam District of Kerala and am a foodie who loves to travel, socialize & explore. I am often motivated to take up travel and event assignments from time to time and hence...The Spice Circuit. The First Ever Biryani Eating Contest oranised in Hyderabad during 2006 and the tailored gastronomic tour of Kerala and Tamilnadu of Jan 2018 are a few of of my most cherished events and tours.
A hotel management graduate, I have 24 years of extensive experience working across diverse sectors, including; Hospitality, Conference, Exhibition & Event Management and Media & P…
During your stay
I am a culinary tour operator. I organise and operate tours to Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Sri Lanka. You may use my services to plan one such delicious tour for you, your family, friends or colleagues.
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    Things to know

    House rules
    Check-in: 11:00 - 15:00
    Check out: 11:00
    Pets are allowed
    Smoking is allowed
    Safety & Property
    Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
    Smoke alarm not reported Learn more