Awards and classifications

GK's Riverview Homestay is approved under the homestay scheme of the Government of Kerala, Department of Tourism C3 8957/97, GO (Rt) No. 9103/97 GAD dated 11.11.97. The classification is Gold.

The homestay has won the State Tourism award for the best homestay facility in Kerala.

GK's Riverview Homestay gets a particular recommendation in Rough Guide to Kerala and Rough Guide to South India where it is described as a homestay buried deep in the watery wilds between Kottayam and Kumarakom. The accommodation comprises four comfortable guest rooms in a separate block behind a family home, overlooking paddy fields. There's a garden and hammocks to lounge in, and host George Kutty takes visitors out in a canoe to look at the local snake boat and other sights. Delicious home-cooked food is also available. Phone ahead from Kottayam to be picked up.

You can read reviews from some of our guests on Tripadvisor and Responsible Travel. Also, we featured in the UK newspaper The Guardian in 2009 (see a scan of the article).


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