Gramam Homestay selected as one of the top ten hotels in India by The Guardian.
10 of the best hotels in India
The Guardian’s south Asia correspondent has travelled all over India. Here he chooses his favourite hotels, from an old Rajasthani fort to a cool Delhi pad straight out of Wallpaper*
In a wonderful setting, on a canal in central Kerala, is Jos’s homestay, Keralagramam. The beautiful, converted environment-friendly coconut workshop is only a few miles from Kochi (formally Cochin), and is big enough for an entire family, though toddlers might be a worry as there are lots of fishponds around the house. Ride to shrimp farms in a rickshaw, wander through the village, or just spend your time reading and enjoying fantastic home cooking. The fish curries are superb, but best are the rice flour pancakes stuffed with flaked coconut.