The Pamba Heritage Villa

the perfect place to watch the water go by

The Pamba Heritage Villa - a most perfect blend of the old world charm and modern amenities. Each day that you spend in this 110 year old wooden mansion, you will feel the serenity, peace and joy, which has been long lost to the frenetic pace of the times that we live in.

The villa is more than a 110 year old wooden mansion, situated on the eastern bank of the holy river Pamba (hence the name "The Pamba Heritage Villa"), which has been handed over to the succeeding generations by our ancestors and it is a perfect place to watch the water go by.

The entire guest rooms are spacious and are waterfront. So the gentle breeze from the riverside keeps the rooms refreshing and cool.

The Pamba Heritage Villa offers more than just a place to stay; it offers a perfect blend of comfort, tranquility, and nature's beauty, providing you with a memorable escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and reconnected with nature.

Enjoy the privacy, safety, freedom at the Pamba Heritage which is alien to heavily charged hotel rooms. This is the ideal place for long stay especially for those seeking the right atmosphere to give expressions to their literary or artistic urges.

We have three traditional guest rooms exclusively designed to ensure your comfort and privacy and couple of mordern rooms, a large separate terrace for party and get together (next to the traditional villa).

This is a golden opportunity to experience closeness with Nature and feel like home away from home.

Experience our facilities

They are traditional yet modern too

All around, you will see country boats ferrying paddy or fish. Try fishing with the fishing rod in our pond or in the Pamba river. You can also engage yourself in various indoor and outdoor games according to your liking. You can make a village tour and see for yourself, life in a typical Kuttanad (this is one of the places in world where farming is done below the sea level) village, visit the world famous snake boat, you can even take a dip in the river Pamba and feel how the body and mind relaxes.

The windows and doors open to the paddy fields, the river and the garden allowing excellent ventilation and enchanting views from within the rooms. All our quest rooms are well furnished with two large single beds, wardrobe, writing table and chair. The floor is finished in ‘thara odu’ (mud tile) which has healing as well as preventive power on ‘arthritis’. The terracotta tiled roof and the wooden attic along with the wooden walls provide effective cooling. There is also a small verandah running around each room.

At Pamba heritage everything is traditional except for the ultra modern attached toilet and bathroom. Enjoy the novel experience of bathing in the ‘open’, but with the assurance of complete privacy (only the roof of the bathroom is open, sides are closed; the bathroom roof could be covered on request too). Bathing in our specially designed bathroom offers you the pleasure of not only of a cool refreshness shower but also the opportunity to watch the birds flying in flocks or the night sky with its infinite number of stars or the glow warm winking at you from the trees.

House Boat Cruise and Car Rentals

Ayurvedic Massage and Treatment

Indoor and Outdoor activities

You may entertain yourself watching the TV or playing indoor games in the family drawing room. Even though telephone facility is not there in individual rooms, if need arises you may use home telephone connection. The netted windows provide protection from mosquitoes and other insects. The additional net provided along with the cot ensures total protection from mosquitoes. We ensure all basic facilities at Pamba Heritage:-

  • Purified Drinking Water, Refrigerator
  • 24 hrs Hot/Cold water, Hair Dryer, Ironing Board & Laundry
  • Free WiFi Internet, Telephone (call charges will be extra), TV/Stereo
  • Car Rentals (charges will be extra)
  • House Boat Cruise and Car Rentals (requires prior booking, charges will be extra)
  • Ayurvedic Massage and Treatment (requires prior booking, charges will be extra)
  • English newspaper/magazines
  • Free Parking for 2 & 4 wheelers
  • Nearest Hospitals: Nedumudy (0.6 Mile), Alappuzha (5 Miles)
  • Major Towns: Alappuzha (5 Miles), Changanacherry (10.5 Miles)
  • Bank ATMs: HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank
  • Pick up from Nedumudy boat jetty (if you would like us to pick up from other location, those charges will be extra; as per taxi charges).

Engage in Activities

Activities @ The Pamba Heritage Villa

Indulge in a variety of exciting activities during your stay with us. Glide through the picturesque waters with a calming boat ride, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. For the more adventurous souls, hop on a bicycle and explore the quaint trails that wind through the local villages and lush greenery. Feel the wind in your hair as you embark on a bike ride, discovering hidden gems and scenic spots in the vicinity. Fishing enthusiasts can try their hand at angling in the river, creating memorable moments surrounded by nature's serenity.

Whether you seek the thrill of exploration or the peacefulness of a quiet afternoon by the water, our homestay ensures a diverse range of the following activities to suit every guest's preferences:-

Paddling into serenity, where every stroke writes a story of adventure and tranquility. #KayakAdventures

Lost in the rhythm of the reel, where every cast holds the promise of a great catch. #FishingEscape

Exploring the world one pedal at a time. #BikeAdventures

Embracing the open road, two wheels at a time. #CyclingJourney

Exploring the world one pedal at a time. #BikeAdventures

Sailing into serenity, where every wave tells a tale of tranquility. #BoatAdventures

  • Speed Boat Ride » Feel the thrill as you ride the waves on our high-speed boats, exploring the river's twists and turns. Marvel at the scenic beauty and enjoy an adrenaline-pumping experience on the water.
  • Backwater Cruise » Embark on a leisurely backwater cruise and witness nature's poetry unfold before your eyes. Glide through calm waters, surrounded by lush greenery, and let the soothing breeze whisk away your worries.
  • Kayaking » For a more serene encounter with the river, grab any of our kayaks and gently row along its meandering paths. It's the perfect way to connect with nature and enjoy a peaceful moment on the water.
  • Cycling » Hop on one of our bicycles and pedal your way through quaint villages and picturesque landscapes. Explore the charming surroundings at your own pace, soaking in the local culture and beauty.
  • Bike Ride » For those seeking a dash of adventure, take our Royal Enfield Bullet bike and ride through the scenic countryside. Wind through narrow lanes, discovering hidden gems and capturing the essence of the local way of life.
  • Fishing » Unleash your inner angler with a fishing expedition. Whether you're a novice or an experienced fisherman, our riverside setting provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing day of casting lines and enjoying the simple pleasures of fishing.

At the Pamba Heritage Villa, we invite you to create lasting memories with a spectrum of activities that cater to every taste. Whether you're seeking excitement or peaceful moments by the water, our homestay promises an enchanting retreat that will leave you yearning to return.

We provide the following activities for you at The Pamba Heritage Villa:-

  • Homestay, Holiday Resort
  • House Boat Cruise
  • Pet Friendly
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling and Bike Ride
  • Village Tour
  • Fishing
  • Rowing
  • Car Rentals
  • Shikkara Boat Cruise
  • Motor Boat Cruise
  • Passenger Ferry Service

In addition to these exciting activities, we also offer a variety of other ways to relax and unwind during your stay. Take a refreshing dip in the river, soak up the sun on our spacious deck, or simply lose yourself in a good book under the shade of a palm tree or in the hammock swing.

After a day of adventure, retreat to the comfort of our cozy and well-appointed rooms. Enjoy the warm hospitality of our staff, savor delicious homemade meals prepared with fresh local ingredients, and relish the peace and tranquility of our riverside setting.


Budget Friendly Tariff

Homestay on a Budget done Right

Tariff of Pamba Heritage Villa is well within the budget. We have air-conditioned and non air-conditioned rooms. The tariffs of our rooms are as under:

Valid untill 31, March 2024.

Heritage Room Tariff (in CPAI*) Bed and Breakfast
Air-Conditioned US $ 85.00
UK £ 70.00
INR ₹ 6,000.00

(*CPAI - Room with Breakfast and Hotel Taxes all inclusive)

  • INR ₹ 800/- for children above 5 years and below 12 years without extra bed. Extra bed INR ₹ 2,000/-
  • Additional INR ₹ 2000/- extra for bookings per room (02 Pax) per night from 20 December to 06 January every year.
Simple Terms & Conditions
  • Additional person below 05 years of age is complimentary.
  • Tariffs are based on a maximum of 02 people sharing a room for one night including breakfast.
  • Kindly inform us in advance if you would like to try our delicious lunch and dinner options (charged extra).
  • Please let us know whether you are vegetarian or non-vegetarian.
  • Soft drinks and other beverages will be charged extra.
  • 25% discount offered for extended stays (more than 15 days).
  • Check-in time is 1200 Hrs and Check-out time is 1000 Hrs.
  • House Boat Cruise, Ayurvedic Massage and Treatment requires prior booking and charges will be extra.
  • The pickup will be from Nedumudy Boat Jetty. If you would like us to pick up from other location, additional charges will apply; as per taxi rates.

About Us

Read Our Story

We've been Making Homestay Memorable Since 2006

All guests are being engaged by myself, Rajeev Thomas. I am a Software Engineer and was working in India as well as in Singapore. After a while working in Accenture Technology Solutions – Singapore, I decided to come back to India and join the tourism industry with my homestay concept.

My motto is to showcase the beauty of our location and our hospitality to the guests who visit us. I am full time engaged with my homestay and guarantee the satisfaction of our guests. We have a guide and a cook to ensure better service to our guests.

Reaching the villa itself is an extraordinary experience – a boat ride through the meandering backwaters with lush paddy fields and coconut groves on either side. Soak the sun, soothe your eyes and get ready for the amazing Kerala hospitality and a few days of complete bliss and peace, punctuated only, by a bird’s call or a cricket’s hum.

The way and pace of life at the villa is decided entirely by you – laze in a hammock with a book, take moonlit walks along the river, or simply immerse yourself in the water and feel the gentle ripples against your skin. For the more active amongst you – get an insight into the Kerala way of life – see the traditional paddy harvesting, go on a fishing trip and interact with the local fishermen, watch toddy (it is the fermented sap of the coconut tree) tapping and taste it, or simply stroll around the plantain and coconut groves, local landmarks, temples and markets. Ayurveda and Kerala are synonymous – on special requests, get a relaxing massage.

Whether you seek the thrill of exploration or the peacefulness of a quiet afternoon by the water, our homestay ensures a diverse range of activities to suit every guest's preferences.

Our mission is to provide a happy stay and an unforgettable experience to our guests, ensuring unparalleled comfort, personalized service, and lasting memories during their visit.

Over the years, we have been fortunate to welcome guests from all over the world. We have seen countless smiles exchanged, heard stories from faraway lands, and witnessed countless memories being created. It is these moments that fuel our passion and continue to motivate us to provide the best possible experience for our guests.

» Rated #1 in Speciality lodging category in Alappuzha and Travellers’ Choice award winner for the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 on TripAdvisor.

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» The Pamba Heritage Villa is an excellent rated and a Government approved (Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, India) Homestay.

» The Pamba Heritage Villa has been featured in la Repubblica (an Italian daily general-interest newspaper)

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you

We love to have you as our guest

The Pamba Heritage Villa located just 5 miles away from Alappuzha (a.k.a Alleppey) - the Venice of the East.

Nearest railway stations: Alappuzha (Indian Railway Station Code - ALLP) 6 miles and Changanassery (Indian Railway Station Code - CGY) 11 miles from The Pamba Heritage Villa.

Nearest airports: Cochin (a.k.a Kochi) International Airport (Airport Code - COK), about 53 miles to the north and Trivandrum (a.k.a Thiruvananthapuram) International Airport (Airport Code - TRV), about 93 miles to the south of The Pamba Heritage Villa.

For enquires & reservations
Mr. Rajiv Thomas
Mobile: +91-98474 11483
Email: pambaheritage@gmail.com

Postal Address

The Pamba Heritage Villa (Kanjooparambil-Umbukkadu)
Near Nedumudy Jetty
Alappuzha District
Kerala - 688 503

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» The Pamba Heritage Villa is an excellent rated and a Government approved (Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, India) Homestay.

» Finalist, Heritage Homestay of the Year 2023, presented by MakeMyTrip, in association with The Times of India.

» Rated #1 in Speciality lodging category in Alappuzha and Travellers’ Choice award winner for the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 on TripAdvisor.

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