Accommodation is one of the most important services for tourists and travellers, and they spend a significant amount of time and money on boarding and lodging in any destination. Thus, the availability of reasonably priced, secure, and high-quality accommodation services determines a destination's appeal to a large extent.
The basic idea is to provide a clean and affordable place for domestic tourists including an opportunity for foreign tourists to stay with Malayali families to experience Kerala customs/local festivals/Cultural activities of villages, traditions and relish authentic South Indian/Kerala cuisine. On the other hand Homestay business will generate additional income to the society and employment as well. The homestay society provides to the guest a decent room, attached toilet, toiletry kit and breakfast. The guest may avail of meals - lunch, dinner, snack, local transportation, site seeing at an extra cost.
Homestay is a unique hospitality system in which the tourist stays with the family as a member of the family. It aims at equipping the tourist with the knowledge of the hosts’ way of life such as the lifestyle, folk arts, sculptures, cuisine etc.
A homestay is typically located in a residential area where the Home stay host welcomes one or more guests to share their home. The homeowner may have one or more rooms to rent. It is usually a very relaxed type of accommodation, keeping the majority of space for the Hosts family The homestays allow the local communities to engage in alternate economic activities which are rewarding in many ways and helps the tourists to explore locations where formal hotels are not found and also spend quality time with local communities and families.
“Homestays offer several advantages, such as exposure to everyday life in another location, the opportunity to experience local culture and traditions, opportunities for cultural diplomacy, friendship, intercultural competence, and foreign language practice, local advice, and a lower carbon footprint compared to other types of lodging;...”
“Located in the heart zone of Tiruvilwamala village, far away from the busy hustles of city life, lies Anamala Serenity Homestay. Situated in the midst of lush green hamlets surrounded by major historic temples of Sri Vilwadrnatha (7km) ,Ivor Madom (8km) , Parakkotukavu (2 km)...”
“located by the side of Meenachil river and 1 km from vembanadu lake, Mango Kerala Homes offers accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi. Complimentary private parking is available on site. Fitted with a balcony, the accommodation offers air conditioning and features a flat-screen TV...”