Any season is fine if you want a trip to appreciate nature. If you are trying to find a place for your next nature-inspired trip, Idukki, also known as “Spice Garden of Kerala” will never fail you. This can also be the best place to discover new flavors for the ones who love to cook. If you happen to have a trip with an adventurous friend or family member, you can hit two birds with one stone by visiting Hill View Park. Here, you can spot diverse wildlife in their natural habitat while having an adrenaline rush as you try their very own zipline. If you happen to have a trip with a shopaholic, you can visit Idukki’s shopper’s paradise that is known as Painavu. If you want to experience this southern district like a local, check this list of the best homestays in Idukki, India.
1. Sceva’s Garden Home, Adimali (from USD 116)
This homestay is located in Adimali, which can be easily reached via National Highway 185. It features free WiFi, private parking, and a swimming pool to relax in. The guest rooms come with a private bathroom, where you can find free toiletries and a pair of slippers.
Selected rooms have a seating area, and a balcony from where you can soak up the mountain views. Guests can enjoy various outdoor activities nearby, such as cycling and fishing. If you want to explore the nearby towns and villages, you can hire a car from the homestay.
Sceva's Garden Home
Address: Thekkekunnel House, P O - Mannamkandam,
Parking Pets allowed Room service Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing
2. Best Mist, Thankamony Part (from USD 14)
Have a relaxing stay in this homestay in Idukki. It has a colorful design in and out, and is surrounded by lush forest and mist-covered hills, which add to its charm. You can actually see the misty view of the hills every morning from the homestay’s terrace.
The homestay offers family rooms, free WiFi, and free private parking. There is also an approachable 24-hour front desk to assist you anytime during your stay. Asian and halal breakfast is served to guests every morning.
Address: Pushpagiri M.K. Padi
Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Airport shuttle Family rooms
3. Linn View Home Stay Munnar (from USD 26)
Linn View Home Stay Munnar is the perfect getaway from the city bustle, offering stunning river and valley views. The property offer rooms with a private bath, a flat-screen TV, and a balcony. There’s also a terrace and a garden, where you can relax and meet other guests. While here, do visit Munnar tea museum, which is 11 km (6.8 mi) from the property.
Linn View Home Stay Munnar
Address: Aluva - Munnar Road
4. Grace Inn Munnar Homestay (from USD 36)
Bring your pooch along with you on your Idukki trip as this homestay welcome pets at no additional cost. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a shower. Some rooms even have a seating area, offering views of the mountain or lake. Guests can take advantage of the free wireless internet access available throughout the property.
There is also a terrace, where you can relax with your loved ones while appreciating the beauty of nature. Hiking is popular in this area, so make sure that you have your hiking gears with you. Car hire service is also on offer here.
Grace Inn Munnar Homestay
Address: Vinu Villa, Chithrapuram, X/330
Parking Pets allowed Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Free parking Internet services
5. The Shade, Munnar (from USD 30)
This homestay is located near the town of Munnar. It flaunts a modern décor, and all the rooms come with a satellite TV to keep you entertained during your stay. Plus, there’s free WiFi available throughout the property.
The homestay is surrounded by hills, which makes it worthy of some slot from you Instagram feed. Rooms also have a balcony, where you relax, breathe some fresh air and take in the views of the surrounding hills. The Shade serves Kerala cuisine, which comprises of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.
Address: Chithirapuram, Powerhouse - Kunjithanny Road
Restaurant Room service 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry
6. Green Valley Home Stay Vagamon (from USD 16)
If you’re a family or a group of six people, this homestay — nestled in the beautiful hill station of Vagamon — is perfect for you. It has two bedrooms, and each come with a private bathroom, a dining area, a flat-screen TV, and a kitchen with cooking basics. Barbecue facilities are also on offer on site. But the real star is the spectacular view of the lush mountains surrounding the property.
green valley home stay vagamon
Address: green valley home stay vagamon,tea factory pullikkanam estate,moolamattom road vagamon,idukki dt,kerala 685503.
Parking Pets allowed Garden Family rooms Free parking Internet services WiFi Available Free WiFi
7. Jungleview Home Stay, Kumily (from USD 15)
Feel safe under the green shade offered by lots of trees surrounding this homestay. Observe the witty monkeys munching on some juicy fruits from your window, or simply listen to the harmonious chirping of the birds during your stay. You can bring your pets along because this homestay is pet-friendly.
The rooms at this homestay come with a balcony, where you can sip your morning coffee before heading to the garden for a short walk. It also offers free WiFi and private parking. Plus, there are lots of activities you can partake in, such as hiking, walking tours, cooking classes, and more.
Jungleview Home Stay
Address: Jungleview SBT Road Rosapookandam kumily (po)
Parking Pets allowed Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services
8. FOG FAGELN, Mankadavu (from USD 22)
You will a lot of space to stroll around when you book a stay at FOG FAGELN. It has a garden, where you can unwind and appreciate the greenery. Plus, every room comes with a seating area, a TV, and balcony from where you can look out onto the garden and the beautiful scenery while having your morning cup of tea. Free parking is available on the premises.
Address: Anaviratti- Mankadavu Road FOG FAGELN HOMESTAYS
Private parking Family rooms Parking Non-smoking rooms Free parking On-site parking Garden Invoice provided
9. Bluemount, Kattappana (from USD 19)
Nestled in Kattappana, Bluemount homestay is perfect for budget travelers. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, and free access to WiFi. Choose a room with a terrace or balcony for more space and value for money.
There’s also a shared lounge, where you can mingle with other guests. You can engage in some outdoor activities nearby, such as fishing and hiking. If you are up for a road trip, the homestay offers car hire for your convenience.
Parking 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Laundry Family rooms
10. Greenwoods Cottages, Anachal
This cottage is located in Anachal village, just a quick drive away from Munnar. It is nestled inside a spice plantation, so you can spend your day wandering around the plantation and see how different flavors are being produced for the whole Kerala region, or simply enjoying the serenity and seclusion while breathing fresh mountain air.
Some units feature a seating area, and a terrace or balcony to provide guests complete relaxation. Every room has a TV with cable channels, and a private bathroom. Hiking enthusiasts can explore the nearby nature trails.
Address: Kunjithanny road Anachal Kunjithanny Road
Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Internet services Express check-in/check-out Currency exchange
Spice up your trip in Idukki
Also known as the ‘Spice Garden of Kerala’, Idukki is filled with lush forests, mountains and rivers, making it a nature lover’s paradise. If you’re planning a trip, book one of the above listed homestays in Idukki, India, for an enriching experience.
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