Tharavad is an ancestral home of the Kandath family for more than 300 years and was built in 1794. The family owned the land under the Zamorin of Calicut. The property is set within the beautiful green rice paddies in rural Kerala. The unique Keralan design of the house is to look out for. It also has a kind of open garden with huge teak pillars on which elephants, fish, dragons and snakes are carved and a front raised area. The furnishing is kept rather simple and the rooms have en-suite bathrooms and are air-conditioned as well. The set meal of local dishes can be enjoyed in the lawn or on terrace with other guests and the warm hot Bhagwandas.
You can make the most of a spate of activities like taking long walks, exploring the village, cycling trips along the paddy fields and countryside and visiting local temple to watch the pooja and evening rituals.
No footwear is allowed in the house; though the guests uncomfortable with bare feet are given house slippers. January and February are known are the ‘windy’ months here with pleasant breeze flowing all over.