Pathalams Homestay, Thekkady(Periyar)
Ranked 101 of 242 hotels in Thekkady(Periyar)
khekkinKadu Road, Thekkady, Kumily, Kerala 685509
Phone Number +91-9446226524 www.panthalamhomestay.com
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We booked last minute and were lucky to get a room here. Pathalams is a lovely homestay situated at the edge of Periyar Tiger Reserve, in the heart of Kumily town. The entrance to the park, which has some fantastic activities for travellers and tourists alike, is only a 7-8 minute walk from the homestay, and the bus stop and spice shops are also easily accessed on foot (10-15 minute walk). But what takes the cake at Pathalams is the hospitality of Mr. Shakur, the owner and host, and his family. His energy and enthusiasm, as well as his warm and ever-present smile, are infectious - he not only arranged our park itinerary and visit to a Kalaripayattu performance, but also recommended massage parlours, spice shops and banana chips shops. What's more, he even came to pick us up at the end of our night trek and gave us a quick tour of the town, which was to come in very handy the next morning. The rooms at Pathalams are very comfortable and spacious, and the food is very tasty, especially the egg roast cooked up by Mr. Shakur's very kind wife. His kids are extremely adorable (travel tip: his little daughter loves chocolates! ), And add to the sheer joy of spending some time with this family and their extraordinary warmth. If you're not looking for unnecessary frills / luxuries during your stay in Kumily, definitely pick Pathalams!
We stayed in Panthalams home stay which is located in pleasant surroundings on a little height away from the hum drum of the town. We stayed here only for a day but it was very peaceful. The owner provided us good home made tea and breakfast. Room with attached bathroom had hot water etc . . From here we visited a few places. We saw martial arts and enjoyed kathakkali dance performance. Visit to the elephant point was very disappointing. Our visit to Periyar Tiger Reserve was wonderful. Different sign boards placed inside the jungle area to protect the animals and the trees are very interesting . On the way from Munnar to Thekkady our visit to Hindustan Spice garden was an experience of life time .
Mr. Shakur was the highlight of our stay at Pathalams in Thekkady. We'd had a difficult time with Periyar Reserve bookings before we reached Pathalams (which was a last-minute booking), but he helped us out wholeheartedly once we had checked in. The food and the hospitality in general was unequivocally brilliant, and the icing on the cake was the wide smile and high energy that Mr. Shakur maintained even while catering to the needs of several guests. The homestay itself is located right on the edge of the reserve, so it's a less than 10-minute walk to the entry point, etc. It's also quite a short walk to the main Thekkady market for spices, banana chips, coffee, So would highly recommend staying here if you're visiting Thekkady, and especially if you're going into PTR.
I had visited this hotel with my family. Railway station was nearby the hotel. All the facility was provided in the room. The spent money at the hotel was not worth. The hotel price was costly. The provided room was spacious with clean and neat. Wi-Fi facility was provided. The best part at the hotel was food. The staff's behaviour was very friendly and helpful. I would suggest this hotel to improve the location. I would recommend this hotel for upcoming travellers. The activities were not available at the hotel.
Pathalams Homestay is ranked #101 among the 242 hotels in Thekkady(Periyar) with an average rating of 5.7 out of 7. It is one of the 40, 3-star Homestays in Thekkady(Periyar). On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 6 photos and 4 text reviews and is rated top for its Service, Front Office and Food & Drink.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 1,500 to Rs 5,100 per night. The hotel offer 26 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Couple (75%) and Family (25%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 50% of guests enjoy the hotel's adventurous nature, whereas 25% have rated the ambience as scenic nature.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Jan, Feb and Mar for the best experience.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Room Service and Travel Assistance. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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