Surrounded by rice paddies and North Kerala's rural beauty, Kandath Tharavad is an ancestral family home where guests are welcomed with traditional hospitality. Each of the homestay's four rooms has its own character, and the shared areas reflect the property's history as the home of a prominent local landowner.
Wide, open verandas bring the lush gardens seamlessly inside, while still providing shelter and shade. There is a focus on immersive, local experiences that include treks, cookery lessons, martial arts and backwater cruises.
Leisure: Garden, yoga, meditation, massage, trekking, bike hire, backwater cruises, birdwatching, fishing, cookery classes, traditional dance, crafts
Rooms: 4 rooms & suites
Take your best shot at spotting wildlife with an itinerary that includes not one but three different parks, all located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This allows you to explore some surprisingly diverse scenery, see myriad bird and animal species, and hugely increase your chances of spotting one of these elusive big cats.