Friday, January 20, 2012

Narikulam Tharavad: Heritage homestay at Nayarambalam

Nayarambalam got a beautiful heritage homestay located near St. Augustine's Church and Veeranpuzha. The ancient mansion has more than 120 years heritage. I am too happy that these heritage structures are transformed to such luxurious  home stays rather than they are being demolished. Many ancient structures were demolished recently in Nayarambalam to build new fashion buildings within a span of 20-25 years. Now people slowly get awareness about the importance of our heritage.

Narikulam Tharavad
Narikulam Tharavad front view
Narikulam Tharavad was the home of former Panchayath President, the Late Mr. Cheriyan Narikulam. Presently the homestay is managed by his son Mr. Paul Cherian. He has added some brilliant amenities in its courtyard. An Erumadam (tree-top house) is set up in a huge tamerind tree. A mini Chinese net is set across the small canal inside the courtyard. The net is functional and in the spring tide, you can enjoy fishing with that.
Erumadam set on a Tamerind tree

Mini chinese net

The courtyard
The bedroom and common area like Nadumuttam (Central courtyard in a traditional Kerala Mansion) has been altered to give a new look, but still without loosing the ancient feel. An open bathroom is set to go with  the new trend. All the furniture in every room is genuinely ancient.


Set an open bathroom beautifully in the house

A trip in the scenic canal flowing inside the compound.

The tourists visiting Cherai Beach may like Narikulam Tharavad very well. As a result of the beautification of Cherai, the natural beauty of the place has faded considerably. At the same time Cherai beach is really great. Here is the relevance of Narikulam Tharavad - for a good stay to enjoy the real / natural kerala living.

Wanna know more? Here is the complete contact info: Phone : 91-484-2493488 Mobile : 91-984-7364886 email : website is still under construction, but however here is the address :

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