Homestay at Kumarakom, Kerala, India

Welcome to Philipkutty's Farm


Philipkutty's Farm

Staying at Philipkutty’s Farm is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the real Keralan experience in a fascinating location at kumarakom. Located about 11/2 hrs. (75 kms.) from Kochi (Cochin) International Airport, 40 minutes (20 kms.) from Kottayam and 45 minutes (25 kms.) from Alleppey, Philipkutty’s farm is well connected by land. The property can be accessed by a boat too.

Great for anyone looking for an original experience with insights into Keralan life. Also for any discerning traveller who would appreciate a personalised holiday with a family to care for them

Stay in independent, homely, waterfront villas run by a family,
on a beautiful farm island, in the backwaters of Kerala.

Philipkutty's Farm, Kumarakom, Kerala
Facilities at Philipkutty's Farm  
  • Farm Holiday:The farm is located on a small farm island ( in the backwaters / Vembanad Lake next to Kumarakom. The farm is made up of ridges and canals, with all the planting done on the ridges. The canals are used for natural fish culture. Karimeen (Pearl spot) and fresh water jumbo prawns (scampi) are grown naturally in some of the canals. The major crops ,fruits, vegetables and spices are planted.
  • Painting holiday
    A holiday with painting as the theme or focus can be put together.
  • Ayurvedic Holiday

  • There is an Ayurvedic centre just across the property on the mainland. Though the centre is basic, appropriate facilities and an authentic treatment is assured. The centre can be reached in 10 minutes from the property by taking the ferry. This will be provided at no additional cost

  • Dinning-Food is definitely one of the highlights of staying at Philipkuttys farm. The cuisine is mostly local. Meals are served either in the family dining room or outdoors in the courtyard or in the pavilion itself.
    The cuisine is predominantly Syrian Christian with a strong backwater influence.
    Cooking classes are offered for resident guests who are interested in learning the local cuisine.
Philipkutty's Farm home
Philipkutty's Farm home-veranda
Philipkutty's Farm home-bedroom
Philipkutty's Farm veranda
Accommodation at Philipkutty's Farm
Philipkutty's Farm bedroom
Philipkutty's Farm bedroom
Philipkutty's Farm canal
Philipkutty's Farm villa

All the villas are spacious, independent and located on the outer dyke facing the peaceful backwaters.The first villa designed by Swiss architect Karl Damscen is an open plan affair. The other villas designed by Thomas Dominic from Kochi, have a separate living room, bedroom and ‘sit-out’.

The villas are filled with antiques, including some beautifully carved and crafted doors and windows, which were meticulously collected over a period of time.

There are plenty of doors and windows in each villa (18 windows and 8 doors) which open on to the farm, garden and backwaters, allowing for excellent circulation of fresh breeze and fascinating views from within.

To complement the villas, there is a beautiful thatched pavilion on stilts, overlooking the farm with views of the backwaters. The pavilion opens on to a small, neat courtyard under an old mango tree. Just the kind of setting for the lavish home cooked meals and interaction.

There is no air-conditioning, no telephone and no TV in any of the villas. TV and telephones are available at our residence, should the need arise.

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II Floor, G 66, Elders Forum Road,
Panampillynagar, Cochin, Pin 682 036.
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