About the 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.

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: Nedumudi (0.6 Mile), Alappuzha (5 Miles)
  • Major Towns: Alappuzha (5 Miles), Changanacherry (10.5 Miles)
  • Bank ATMs: HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank
  • Pick up from Nedumudi boat jetty (if you would like us to pick up from other location, those charges will be extra; as per taxi charges).


Our 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 2023.

Heritage Room Tariff (in APAI*) all inclusive
Air-Conditioned US $ 85.00
UK £ 70.00
INR ₹ 7,000.00
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 all meals.
  • 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.
  • Do inform us whether you are Vegetarian or Non-vegetarian.
  • Soft drinks and other beverages will be charged extra.
  • 25% discounts offer for long 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 Nedumudi Boat Jetty. If you would like us to pick up from other location, those charges will be extra; as per taxi charges.

*APAI stands for American Plan All Inclusive
(Room with Breakfast and All Meals i.e. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner and Hotel Taxes all inclusive)

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.

Our mission is to provide a happy stay and an unforgettable experience to our guests.

» Certificate of Excellence winner and rated #1 in Specialty Lodging category in Alappuzha on TripAdvisor for the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019.

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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 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.

We would love to hear from you

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

Postal Address

The Pamba Heritage Villa (Kanjooparambil-Umbukadu)
Near Nedumudi Jetty
Alappuzha District
Kerala - 688 503

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