Philip Kutty's Farm is a delightful and refreshing home-stay located on Vembanad Lake oozing with charm and run with a strong sense of professionalism and attention to detail. It is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the real Keralan experience.
Feel part of the family yet enjoy the independence of your own spacious villa
Arrive at Philip Kutty Farm on a traditional Vallam (country boat)
For bird watchers the backwaters and the farm offer ample opportunities for sighting kingfishers, woodpeckers, egrets, cormorants, herons, crowpheasants, snakebirds, teals, etc.
Watch the hundreds of fireflies in the farm at night - you might just mistake them for the stars
Set on a private island in the heart of the backwaters, Philip Kutty’s is run by a local family who have opened their 750-acre estate to visitors wanting to experience the ways of local Indian life.
Guests are instantly welcomed to this family run property which boasts five comfortable traditional style waterfront cottages. The real joy of Philip Kutty’s Farm is the delightful Keralan cooking, and the best way to do this is to try this for yourself.
You are welcomed, looked after, and cared for by the family. Though the family hosts you, your privacy is assured as the waterfront villas are entirely independent.
There is a multitude of activities to keep you occupied at Philip Kutty’s Farm, from witnessing the organically sensitive farm methods growing coconut, toddy, nutmeg, banana, cocoa and pepper cultivation not to forget the jumbo prawn and karimeen (pearlspot) found in some of the farm canals. Other activities include birdwatching to catch glimpses of kingfishers, woodpeckers, egrets, cormorants, herons, crow pheasants, snakebirds and teals to name a few.
What Philip Kutty’s does so well is a return to the basics – of getting off the beaten track and discovering a magical experience with excellent friendly service. It is the simplicity that is the attraction, and this homestay matches Scott Dunn’s flair for boutique and interesting properties and wonderful and abstract rustic experiences.
When to visit
This small farm island on the Beautiful Backwaters provides a true keralan experience.
Philipkutty's Farm is located on a private island in the Keralan backwaters, near Kumarakom, in southern India.
Backwaters - Experience Kumarakom
Kumarakom is a village based on the edge of Lake Vembanadu. The village is beautifully laid out over a number of different picturesque islands and is a wonderful example of how people live in the backwaters.
Periyar - Boating at Lake Periyar
Boating in the splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar river adds to the charm of the park. Spot some fascinating wildlife from the boat including animals coming to drink on the lake.
Philip Kutty's Farm - Walking Tour
This morning you will visit the farm and plantation of Philip Kutty's Farm on foot. This is a wonderful opportunity to get the a tour of the farm from one of the family who grew up there.