Welcome to GK's Riverview Homestay
An Authentic Kerala Experience
A home away from home for a pleasant and peaceful stay for those who wish to visit Kottayam/Kumarakom and Alappuzha (Alleppey). The homestay concept is offered at a very attractive rate to domestic and international tourists in a clean, eco friendly and tranquil environment. We offer mosquito free rooms and traditional Kerala food prepared with farm fresh vegetables and fruits.
Our homestay, situated on the bank of river Meenachil in Aymanam (the birth place of Arundhati Roy, the author of God of Small Things), is just 3 kilometres from the huge Vembanad lake and bird sanctuary, 10 kilometres from Kottayam railway station and 100 kilometres from Kochi. The village is an unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy (rice) fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting water ways and canals adorned with spices and medicinal plants. It is an ideal place to explore Kerala's traditions, real village life and to stay for a period in a calm and quiet pollution free zone. The village is decorated with ancient Christian churches, Hindu temples, country and snake boats. These snake boats can carry more than 100 rowers at a time. A boat journey through the back waters will be an unforgettable event.
Our hospitality begins right from when the guest arrives in Kerala. Be it by bus, train or plane we personally meet our guests and escort them to our hide away retreat. Once here at our homestay we ensure the new found guests feel right at home.
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