Top 10 Unique Stays in Kerala

If you want pure adventure and relaxation on your next holiday trip, consider luxury resorts and home stays in Kerala, India as the perfect option. While many amazing tours exist, these ten unique stays in Kerala will delight your senses and introduce you to something new. Make lasting memories no matter which you choose, or opt for tour packages that combine more than one for the ultimate experience.

1. Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters and Beyond

A prominent destination for travelers who love luxury and nature in all its beauty, Niraamaya offers boutique stays in Kerala on eight acres of gorgeous gardens. Discover Ayruveda practices, delicious and healthy food, spa treatments, and many opportunities to explore nature, too.

Top 10 Unique Stays in Kerala

2. Spice Village Thekkady

Stay in an authentic spice village and experience a real working agricultural center amid all the amazing sights, smells, and sounds of Thekkady. You will get to see where cinnamon, pepper, coffee, and tea are grown and get to partake in some delicious treats. The Periyar National Park lies nearby and presents the opportunity for elephant rides, bamboo rafting on the river, and wildlife hiking galore.

Top 10 Unique Stays in Kerala

3. Forte Kochi

Enjoy the utmost luxury in Cochin’s cultural district where you can combine spa-like comfort with unique shopping and dining experiences. This option in the list of unique stays in Kerala offers everything travelers want from an Indian adventure.

Top 10 Unique Stays in Kerala

4. Spice Tree Munnar

This unique hill station offers unparalleled views of tea plantations spread across the landscape. Drive through amazing terrain, meet villagers, visit the tea museum, or hike to one of the area’s lovely waterfalls. The Spice Tree Munnar is a fabulous luxury resort in the Western Ghat Mountains.

Top 10 Unique Stays in Kerala

5. Xandari Houseboat

Experience tranquil life on the river when you board a houseboat for this unique Kerala experience. View lovely scenery, visit paddy farms and fishing villages, and enjoy a unique overnight experience that you will remember forever.

Top 10 Unique Stays in Kerala

6. Philipkutty Farm – Home Stay

This villa resort combines old Swiss architecture and a uniquely authentic feel of Kerala all wrapped up in the friendliest home stay experience possible. Learn about the organic farm life, explore the backwaters by boat, and simply relax in the beautiful location.

Top 10 Unique Stays in Kerala

7. The Ayur Villa – Kovalam

Enjoy the luxury villa experience at Kovalam with Ayurveda and yoga, spa treatments, exquisite lodging comfort, delicious cuisine, and your every need attended to. The surrounding area offers beaches, cultural sites, shopping, and so much more.

Top 10 Unique Stays in Kerala

8. Mountain Shadows Wayanad

Get a gorgeous view from every villa on the tree-studded island of the Mountain Shadows resort. Enjoy the water, hiking or cycling, delicious local cuisine, and the flora, fauna, and birdlife in this unique area of India.

Top 10 Unique Stays in Kerala

9. Neeleshwar Hermitage

The claim of ‘transformative experience’ holds true for this unique travel option in Kerala. You get spa comfort and relaxation, gorgeous private beaches to enjoy, and opportunities to explore more in the area. Take a houseboat ride in the backwaters, visit a local plantation or village, and stand in awe of the mighty Bekal Fort nearby.

Top 10 Unique Stays in Kerala

10. The Leela Kovalam

A cozy lobby and wide beach views are just two of the draws of this Kerala holiday experience. The boutique hotel offers culture, cuisine, and comfort in God’s Own Country. Visit crafts and fishing villages or lounge on the beach. Explore ancient temples or Ayurveda relaxation. The Leela Kovalam deserves a second look when planning your India holiday.

Top 10 Unique Stays in Kerala

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