POOPPALLYS HERITAGE HOMESTAY, Alleppey, Kerala, India | 0477 2762034, 0477 3290800,0824 4277400, 0934 357 5080 | mail@pooppallys.com
HISTORY
Pooppallys home stay in Kerala is a Heritage eco-homestay with lovely century-old kerala architecture, traditional Kerala wooden carvings and Kerala wood works, set in a serene village location. It overlooks the backwaters of Alleppey (Alappuzha), Kerala . This eco friendly home stay belongs to Retired principal Dr.Joseph Pooppally and is son, Dr. Paul.

Alappuzha (Alleppey) is famous for its boat races, houseboats and pristine village life. Alappuzha remains prominent on the tourist trail of Kerala as one of the major centers for backwater boat trips.
SERVICES
Traditional Kerala Ayurvedic treatment, Herbal beauty treatments by professional beauticians on request. more
Mouth watering dishes of Kerala by Mrs CicilyJoseph like"Meen pollichathu,kerala Duckroast, Kerala Chickencurry,Apppam, Aviyal,Thoram,Theeyal,Etc & Kerala Cooking classes and Demonstrations On prior Request more
Houseboat, and small boat trips around Alleppey backwaters. more


TESTIMONY
``gracious old house imbued with timeless charm’ - Sir Edmund Hillary.

Pooppally's Heritage Home is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. It's a 150 year old house right on the backwaters. Every room has a special character and different style. All rooms are spotless clean. The location is excellent and the owners are amongst the nicest people we have ever met. They are extremely kind and the landlady cooks the most gorgeus and delicious food you could wish for. I highly recommend Poopallys. - Sabine Nierhoff,Germany jan 2006 Email: Snierhoff@hotmail.com
Pooppallys Heritage Homestay

We at pooppallys try our best to give you a feel of the life of a typical Kerala family So you may not find room service here , and food served will be traditional kerala food modified to siute the taste of guests especially forgieners.

About the home
This ancestral house was built around 110 years back by Mr pooppally Vavachen between 1892 - 1895.The Great grandfather of DR. Paul Pooppally.

The cottages are around 200 years old , They are old wooden Kerala houses that were bought and restructured. The home stands secluded in a property of about 3 acres… with varieties of fruit yielding trees and varieties of medicinal plants and herbs Hence home to more than 30 species of birds in the season.

Traditional Kerala cuisine is prepared with much love and thought….a huge variety of Kerala dishes with some vegetables picked from our own backyard, and organically grown.

Life around the house We try our best to maintain a eco friendly atmosphere and since pesticides are not used and ecology is maintained, you might occasionally find a some living beings around the home like ants , flies or occasionally a lizard or a spider ,they are a part of the ecology cycle we believe in not disturbing the natural habitats and eco-cycle with pesticides. please don’t be scared since they are harmless and non poisonous.

Electricity Since its a village in Kerala and Kerala has shortage of power generation , there can be surprise power cuts. its all a part of our life in kerala, there is a generator /invertor available that will handle the lights and fans ,but A/C won’t function on it. We contribute our best to the preservation of the ancient Kerala architecture and heritage of kerala. We Try our best to use only ecofriendly materials, and age old building methods of Kerala .

We buy most of the products fish ,vegetables & poultry from local people.Vegetables when bought are bought from organically grown farms. Roof paneling of the cottages are done with hand woven plant fiber called paya only found and used in kerala. Old Wooden houses 150 -200 years old with traditional Kerala wood works and carvings that were getting demolished has been bought and restructured to make the three wooden rooms (cottage).

We use age old natural methods of pest control with smoking leaves and other medicinal herbs. We have built ponds and water bodies to hold rain water and preserve the water table.Composte for manure and handling the natural waste.

Job generation as local people are employed where ever they are willing and available. Visitors book boats and buy materials and artifacts where by local people are benefited also benefited through employment as guides and oars men.

We look forward to having you as our guest ,and kindly help and co-operate with us to preserve the energy , enviornment, and maitain it as eco friendly, We dont claim to have perfected in it but we keep on striving to improve and do lookf orward to your valuable suggestions.

Love & regards
The Pooppally family
Alleppey, Kerala