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Our History

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Burrowed between the rich greens is ‘Ayana’s Homestay’ where guests are encouraged to indulge in local, real life experiences with the community at large as they stay with the Nair family. Local, home cooked food plays an important part of the cultural experience as it becomes a window to how a family gathers and sustains from day to day.

As you dock off the boat and make your way through the lush green confines of the home stay, the wonderful colors of the property with beautifully manicured gardens will coax you into its welcoming warmth.

The Home stay, run by the Nair family, is named after "Ayana", the first grand-daughter of the Nair family, in the tradition which honors women of the family.

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The Grand Concept

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Since the beginning of the establishment in 2010, the only aim of Ayana's Homestay was to enhance the experience of the guests staying with us by sharing our home, explaining the village life and culture of Kerala Backwaters. Located in the heart of the backwaters on an island accessed only by boat Ayana's opens up a gateway to Kerala's history, culture and families living in our villages

Watch the day go by as you watch locals going about doing their daily chores like fishing, farming, harvesting the coconut tree, swimming etc.

Our idea is to immerse you in the local culture and cuisine by making you part of our family and feeding a home cooked meal.

We welcome you to our home, our village, our backwaters, our Kerala - "Gods Own Country"

Our Rooms

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River View A/C

20 m2 / 2 adults


Garden View A/C



20 m2 / 2 adults




Ayana's Heritage Villa


Since the beginning of the establishment in 2010 with a homestay, in Kerala Backwaters, called "Ayana's Homestay" Ayana's have an urge for accommodating every solitary travelers based on the roots of Kerala tradition. Keeping this in mind we have renovated a 110 years old traditional house for our valued guests and named it Ayana's Heritage Villa. This house was originally built by one of the 42 Jain families, who were brought from Kutch - Gujrat, to establish trade in Alappuzha town, which was once a major port of Travancore King.

We have tried to keep the old charm of the house intact, but at the same time provide comfortable, artistic and precious lodging experience for our guests from all around the globe; with discreet and fascinating service.

If you prefer staying in Alleppey town only 800 meters from the beach, just a few steps away from the famous Jain Temple. Then click the button below to know more

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