Stay At Gramam
Bearing tall testimony – quite literally as well – to the sustainable practices that make Gramam stand out is the 200 year old mango tree known locally as ‘Chandanakaran’. The tallest tree in the whole village, everybody talks about ‘Chandanakaran’ as if it were a living person.
Gramam offers various activities which are authentic and life line of the village.
Backwater Sunset boat trip in a local canoe with Mr. Peter
Visit the Prawn farm house of Mr. Shani and wife Josy, cooking your prawns for dinner and to explore the fishing area Village visit by boat.
Gramam Homestay (Neduveli House) is in the Kumbalangi village in Kochi outskirts. This idyllic, quiet and relaxing place is just 10kms south of Fort Cochin, 45 kms from Cochin International airport and the nearest Railway Station at Ernakulam Junction is only 13 kms away.
Gramam offer three accommodations in the sprawling, sandy three acre plantation: Backwater Cottage (one large room – sleeps 4), Garden Room ( sleeps 2), Heritage Room ( sleeps 2)
Backwater Cottage is right next to the backwaters and used to be an old coconut farm house which was renovated and converted to a homestay for those looking for privacy and quietness away from touristy Cochin. The large room has twin beds (two extra beds on request), fans but no air-conditioning, a veranda all around over-looking the backwaters, walk in toilet and roof open shower area with solar water heater.
The backwater cottage
For those who looking for longer stay, the kitchenette contains a fridge, water purifier, electric kettle, pans, pots, knives, oven, hobs, kitchen extractor hood, washing sink etc. making it an ideal choice for staying with family.It is independent of the main house, just 100 meters away from your host family. Ease steps for differently able and less moving persons. Self catering option available. Only One Backwater Cottage which is unique in character and is highly recommended.
Garden Room (Air Conditioned) is a stand-alone back wing of the main house itself where Jos and Lyma live. The room has 13 x 13 feet size, attached toilet and a private sit-out opens to a spacious garden and backwaters where you can while away a lazy afternoon. Air conditioned, spotlessly clean and furnished with antique furniture, electric kettle, western toilets and walk-in showers etc.
Heritage Room (Air Conditioned) is a renovated front wing of the main house of rooms size 11 x 14 feet, with en-suite toilet, wooden ceiling, red-oxide flooring and a small sit-out. The guests can enjoy the garden and backwaters.