Villa Anugraha stands as a sophisticated homestay situated in Aymanam, within the heart of Kottayam, a central district in Kerala. Nestled close to the renowned lakefront attraction of Kumarakom, this residence, resting along the tranquil backwaters of the Meenachil River, embodies the essence of unhurried living, authentic Keralan hospitality, and the breathtaking natural beauty that defines this tropical travel haven.
Guests at Anugraha will enjoy the exclusive experience of staying in an independent villa, accompanied by two dedicated members of Anugraha house staff. To prioritize personalized attention and care, Anugraha only accepts one booking at a time. Consider your stay at Anugraha as a leisurely visit to a friend’s home in the picturesque Kerala countryside.
The villa itself is a heritage gem, with a history spanning over a century. Meticulously restored under the guidance of architect Bijoy Jain from Studio Mumbai, it boasts a blend of traditional charm and contemporary elegance. The interior is adorned with contemporary art from the family’s private collection and carefully curated design objects.
Whether you seek tranquility and seclusion or vibrant company, Anugraha caters to your preferences. Explore the thriving estate, shared with the family managing Anugraha and their three dogs—Google, Zuma, and Pepper. Spanning 7.5 acres, the property features canals, a pond, a vegetable garden, diverse tropical fruit trees, hardwoods, bamboo, and a variety of ferns—all thoughtfully designed by the acclaimed landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith.
As a literary note, Aymanam village serves as the backdrop for Arundhati Roy’s acclaimed 1997 Booker Prize-winning novel, “The God of Small Things.”
Embrace the tropical countryside experience, complete with charming multi-legged creatures that, while harmless, play a vital role in the rich life cycle of our corner of the world.
Facilities At Anugraha
The villa accommodates a maximum of six guests, featuring a Master Bedroom with a Queen-size bed and an Attic Room equipped with a Queen-size bed and two single beds, along with its own en suite bathroom. Although common areas such as the living and dining rooms lack air-conditioning, the bedrooms are air-conditioned. The property is ideal for couples, families of four or six, or groups of six.
A ground-floor open-roofed bathroom enclosure is available for shared use among the villa’s guests.
Additionally, the home includes a cozy study room and a well-equipped kitchen.”
Villa Anugraha presents a delightful rendition of traditional Keralan cuisine inspired by the culinary traditions of the Syrian Christian community, to whom the homeowners belong. Their regional fare embraces a diversity of flavors, ranging from delectably vegan options featuring coconut, rice, and an array of vegetables, to the opposite end of the spectrum with abundant seafood and beef. Whether you crave the boldness of spices or prefer a milder palate, Anugraha tailor their dishes to your taste preferences. Kindly inform them of any dietary restrictions during the reservation process, and they will strive to accommodate your requests.
For those inclined to try their hand at cooking, feel free to do so, and they are more than happy to provide guidance. Utilize the bounty of Anugraha organic kitchen garden, which boasts seasonal herbs and vegetables year-round. Anugraha pantry is well-stocked with essentials such as milk, bread, and eggs, along with an extensive selection of teas and coffee.
Activities to Explore at Anugraha
The villa features a family-friendly swimming pool housed in a poolside facility, suitable for both adults and children. Within the same pool house, you’ll find a massage room where, upon request, we can arrange traditional therapeutic Keralan massages.
The expansive greenery of the property and surrounding village provide an ideal setting for leisurely strolls and birdwatching.
Villa Anugraha is situated along the backwaters, offering access to some of the most picturesque boating routes in the state. Enjoy a relaxed boat ride along the canals in a traditional snake boat, guided by a local boatman.
The estate is serenaded by the constant background melody of birds. For bird enthusiasts, numerous opportunities abound to spot families of kingfishers, schoolboy warblers, woodpeckers, egrets, ducks, herons, Brahminy eagles, and various other species.
The closest airport to Anugraha location is the Cochin International Airport, situated 2.5 hours away. Should you require it, they are happy to coordinate transportation to and from the airport.
Anugraha Puthenpurayil, Prapuzha Kadavu, Pulikkuttissery PO, Aimanam, Kottayam, Kerala, India
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