When describing the home of the Balakrishnans, the word stunning seems like an understatement. The homestay is so idyllic that it might be considered the capital of Godâs own country. It is embraced by the Vembanad from three sides and offers unmatched views of the backwaters.
The 10-acre property has 4 beautiful guest rooms which are serene, spacious and each come with their own open air seating area. One of the room will wake up to a breathtaking sunrise which will be seen from the bed itself. For small families, the homestayâs two-bedroom set is the perfect choice. From virtually every section of the home the view of the backwaters is always in sight and one can see languid houseboats float by for hours. All the bathrooms have charming skylights and luxurious tubs. In the homeâs gazebo one can enjoy an open-air meal and also indulge in some bird watching. The home meals are prepared with Ayurvedic touches by Sandhya, a former yoga trainer who has years of experience in the field of spirituality and has frequently hosted at the Art of Living Foundation. A stay in the Balakrishnanâs home is an experience in itself and has been glorified in prestigious publications like Vogue and Brunch.
From the homestay you can enjoy seeing the local fishermen at work. But the family can also make arrangements for you to catch fish along with them. Your catch will be turned into a delicious meal by Sandhya. And when you taste it will be a feast you can never forget. For a cultural experience, the couple personally escorts guests to local temples and arranges Mohiniattam performances. They even organise cruises on the lake with pickups from the home itself. The Vembanad homestay has everything you can imagine and more. After a stay here you will leave with the fondest of memories and with absolutely nothing left wanting.