Built in 1794, this wonderful, Tharawad Pallakad is a traditional Keralan house that has been the ancestral home of the Kandath family for more than 300 years. The most striking feature of the building is the unique Keralan design, a front raised area, which forms a semi -open courtyard with grand bulbous teak pillars carved with elephants, snakes, fish and dragons. The house set in a rustic village outside Palakkad Town takes you back to a by gone era. Away from the busy traffic and into a countryside that is absolutely quiet and calm. During your stay here you can explore the village, take long walks or cycling trips along small winding roads through an unspoilt countryside and paddy fields and visit the local village temple to watch the evening rituals and puja.
In the morning, enjoy a visit to the corner tea shop to share your world with that of villagers over a tumbler of tea or take an evening walk through the village and through the green paddies to watch the sunset. Set meals of local dishes are taken on a shady terrace, or on the lawn in the cool of evening with your interesting and friendly host Bhagwaldas, as well as with other guests. For those looking for a quiet corner to relax and catch up on some reading Tharavad has plenty of spots in and around the house. This isn’t a boutique hotel, but it is a wonderful homestay experience that is truly unique.