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BEAUTY MEETS HOSPITALITY AT MALAKKARETHU HOUSE


The bliss of temple village is the beauty of Aranmula. Temple bells wake you up. River Pamba that shines in sun and blushes at dusk calls your eyes. The taste of Vallasadya heartens any gourmet. The thrill of Snake Boat Race fills in air. For an art lover, Aranmula has in its shell the wonders of Aranmula Kannadi(metal mirror), the splendor of the classical dance-drama of Kerala Kathakali, colours and grandeur of mural painting and much more… Eyes and ears are not enough to appreciate the charm of Aranmula. In a nutshell we keep them all for you at Malakkarethu House. Come, enjoy, the ecstasy at Nature’s lap.


Malakkarethu House provides a heavenly experience of being one with nature. The cooling mud walls, clay tiled floor, spacious rooms where wind and light flow smooth, windows and casements that open to River Pamba, elegant traditional furniture, courtyard shaded by coconut trees, nutmeg trees, mango and jackfruit trees, plot contoured by thulsi, hisbiscus, jasmine, crepe jasmine etc. will add up to the appealing sights outside. A Butterfly Garden is being set up where the flying beauty also hosts our guests. Whether it’s a pleasure trip with friends, an escape from the daily tensions of the business world, a family get-together or a pilgrimage we host you with the warmth and care of a family. A home away from home, we promise endearing memories for the rest of your life.


We are one of the few home stays in Central Kerala possessing a diamond category certificate from the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala. Malakkarethu House, a Thundiath enterprise is running by Adv. Jojy J Varghese, and his wife Deepthy Susan Varghese.


Malakkarethu House is a fully furnished home with six elegantly furnished spacious bedrooms and attached bathrooms in two floors. Four bedrooms on the first floor have independent balconies facing the river. The house is structured to occupy as a four bedroom or two bedroom houses or as individual rooms with common hall and other facilities. The rooms are let out at reasonable rates on daily or weekly basis that makes it all the more attractive and affordable to tourists, who come on sight-seeing or pilgrimage, or business executives and technocrats who look forward to a perfect get away from their job-related pressures.


We ensure a hygienic environment and problem free facilities that will add up to your jovial mood. Proximity to many tourists spots also becomes an attraction at Malakkarethu House. We provide travelling facilities on request along with guides to tourist spots like Aranmula temple, Konni Elephant Training Camp, Adavi Eco Tourism spot, Perunthenaruvi Waterfalls, Pandalam Palace, Kaviyoor Cave temples etc. We offer pilgrim packages to Sabarimala along with guide. Tourists can also select from two tour packages, the Green Package and the Blue Package. The Green Package is jungle trip connecting Gavi, Adavi and Kuttikkanam. The Blue Package includes waterway tourism starting from the Venice of the East, Alapuzha to the land of backwaters, Kumarakom. Appreciation programmes on Kathakali, Mural Painting and basic course on Yoga are provided on request. Authentic Ayurvedic treatment that rejuvenates and detoxifies your body and soul is arranged on request.


A dream starts travelling before you actually travel. In your inner soul you have set your goals. We ensure you meet them at your ease. So come. Experience the experience you never had before. Write your own travelogue with eyes, ears and heart. Welcome!!!



Our Facilities

  • Beautiful, fully furnished home with six double ensuite bedrooms in two floors of the host’s residence with separate entrance and absolute privacy.
  • Structured to occupy wholly as a four bedroom or two bedroom house, or as individual rooms with common hall and other facilities as in hotels.
  • Available on daily or weekly basis at competitive rates.
  • Hygienic, well-maintained facilities.
  • Large garden offering excellent views across the river.
  • Living room with television and a good collection of books.
  • Friendly, round-the-clock support from the host’s family.
  • Delicious Kerala cuisine from own kitchen.
  • Ample parking area.
  • Locker facility.
  • Environment friendly ambience, with solar heater and fuel from recycling household waste.
  • Internet connectivity.
  • Round the clock hot water.
  • Telephone.
  • Laundry.
  • Doctor on call.
  • Fishing.
  • Village tour.
  • Guided tours to Sabarimala, Gavi, Thenmala, Konni, Krishnapuram, Alapuzha and Kumarakom.
  • Visits to ancient places of worship.
  • Introduction and short term training programs in yoga, ayurveda,classical music instruments and other traditional art forms.
  • Herbal beauty treatment on request
  • Pick-up/drop-off to airports / railway stations upon request.

Cultural Tourism

Kerala is the southern most state of India. The name Keralam is believed to have been origined from the word "kera" and "alam". Kera means coconut and alam means land or location - Thus it is meant by "The Land Of Coconut Trees". It was a part of "Thamizhagam" (Present Tamil Nadu) which covered the then Chola, Chera and Pandya region. The music, dance and language of Kerala are same to that can be seen in rest of Thamizhagom. The arrival of Vasco da Gama, coming of foreign traders and invation by Portuguese defined a new cultural heritage in its people.


Kerala has a rich cultural heritage. Exquisite sculptures, music and dance forms can be seen in the historic development of Kerala's cultural traditions. Trissur PooramThe traditions of Kathakali and Mohiniattam are highly developed art forms that have developed from their folk origins into highly evolved classical dance forms. Kathakali is a 300-year-old dance form developed exclusively in Kerala combiningthe performing art forms of opera, ballet, masque, and pantomime. The dance is a beautiful blending of color, dance, music, drama, and expressions. In a sense, a lot of the fame that the state has gained is mainly due to the popularity of this dance form. Other dance forms of Kerala are Krishnanattom, Mohiniyattom, Thullal, Koodiyattom, Kolkkali, Thiruvathirakali, Kakkarishi Natakom, Oppanna, and Chavittunatakom. Panchavadyam, Nadanpattu, Omanathinkal Kidavo and many more music forms have evolved over the centuries in Kerala.




Kerala Musical Culture

The musical culture of Kerala includes folk music (folk songs, ritual songs, Thiruvathira songs, Vanchipattu) and classical music comprising Carnatic music, Kathakali music and Sopana music. The traditional musical instruments of Keralainclude among others Panchavadyam, Chendamelam, and Thayambaka.


Kerala Dance Forms

Kerala is home to a number of dance and art forms. Several dance forms which originated in Kerala are today popular worldwide especially the Kathakali dance form.


Kerala Mural Paintings

Kerala has a tradition in the field of painting as is evidenced by the murals in temples, palaces and churches. The traditional style mural art, using natural pigments and vegetable colours



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