Hearty welcome to Akkarakkalam Memoirs – an exotic farmhouse presented as an excellent souvenir of the ancient Akkarakkalam family in Alleppey district with a tradition of 150 years. Lodged in the ideal settings of a rustic background, Akkarakkalam Memoirs was handed over to its present 4th generation by a far-sighted visionary K.C. Joseph Akkarakkalam
It is an ancient two-storied house constructed with wood and bricks and is still maintained in memory of the golden era of this Ancient Syrian Christian family. It is now proudly presented to the world as an icon of age-old tradition and trust
|CATEGORY OF ROOM||HOTEL TARIFFS||EXTRA BED||MEAL PLAN|
|Oct - March 15|
|Heritage Deluxe A/C)||Rs. 4500/-||Rs. 700/-||CPAI|
|Kerala Cottage Non A/C||Rs. 4500/-||Rs. 700/-||CPAI|
|10 th Dec- 5th Jan|
|Heritage Deluxe A/C)||Rs. 5000/-||Rs. 700/-||CPAI|
|Kerala Cottage Non A/C||Rs. 5000/-||Rs. 700/-||CPAI|
Akkarakkalm Memories is a sprawling 10 acre land with natural flora and fauna, beautifully converted into an ideal tourist destination for the nature lover as well as for the common globe-trotter. Here you can experience the backwater life at close quarters and inhale the natural scent of pristine countryside
Akkarakkalm Memories is in the Kainakary village in Alleppey district. It is peerless in its structural stature and colossal grandeur. It stands the test of time and has every characteristic it portrayed 150 years back. The old cellar for rice called “Ara” and the housing rooms have the same old charm and purity. Everything about Akkarakkalam Memoirs has the fragrance of old times. Even the porcelain flick switch will take you back to a period long lost. However, as part of keeping pace with the modern times and in view of maintaining a high quality, a dash of modern facilities has been adopted here and there, especially in toilets and open baths. Apart from that, what you experience will be exclusive ancient eminence and grandeur. The red oxide floor, wooden furniture, wooden walls etc have the feel and touch of everything reminiscent of old homes
Akkarakkalm Memories is on the banks of the tributary of Pampa River. It is accessible by water and is only 5 minutes from Nedumudy on Alleppey-Changanassery route. The charm of it is enhanced by paddy fields at the back and water bodies on the other three sides. It is tranquil all around, broken only by chirping birds or the hushed knock of an oar in a canoe.
It is cool and shady with different trees. Arecanut, coconut, cinnamon, old spice, different varieties of mango, guava and several other tropical trees lend the land a fresh and green look. A walk through the property will be refreshing and rejuvenating.
Kuttanad, called the rice bowl of Kerala because of her wealth of paddy crops, is at the very heart of the backwaters. The scenic countryside of Kuttanad with its shimmering waterways also has a rich crop of banana, cassava and yam. This is perhaps the only region in the world where farming is done 1.5 to 2 m below sea level. Inland waterways which flow above land level are an amazing feature of this region.
Alappuzha beach :
This is one of the most popular picnic spots in Alappuzha. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is over 137 years old. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya beach park add to the attractions of the beach. There is also an old lighthouse which is greatly fascinating to visitors. The Vijaya beach park: Picnic spot with children's park & boating facilities (Open 1500 - 2000 hrs). Entrance fee Rs. 2 per person; Free entrance for children below 5 years. Boating charge: Rs. 10 for 10 minutes. Other facilities for children: Toy train, bicycles, Video permit Rs. 25, Camera permit: Rs. 5 respectively.
Pathiramanal (11/2 hours by motor boat/30 min. by speedboat from Alappuzha):
According to mythology a young brahmin dived into the Vembanad Lake to perform his evening ablutions and the water made way for land to rise from below, thus creating the enchanting island of Pathiramanal (sands of midnight). This little island on the backwaters is a favourite haunt of hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world. The island lies between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom, and is accessible only by boat.
Q S T and R Block Kayal :
These regions are wonders of the indigenous agricultural engineering know-how of Kerala and remind the visitor of the famous dikes of Holland. Extensive areas of land has been reclaimed from the backwaters and are protected by dikes built all around. Here cultivation and habitation are made possible four to ten feet below sea level. A leisurely cruise along the canals that surround these kayals is a memorable experience.
Krishnapuram Palace (47 km from Alappuzha):
Built by Marthanda Varma, this palace at Karthikapally in Kayamkulam is famous for its mural depicting the story of Gajendramoksham. Dating back to the 18th century, this exquisite piece of art is one of the largest murals in Kerala. The palace museum houses antique sculptures, paintings and bronzes.