Punchiri Farmstays is a community promoted activity in the Kurumbalakotta hill. A few of the local residents decided to rent out their space for the 'seeking tourists' and share their joy of the pristine environment around. In return, they expect Gratitude, Respect and a nominal monetary return. Please browse through the listings below to choose the right one for you.
At Punchiri, we promise Solitude as well as a friendly community to interact with, when you feel like....
Our Farmstays and Homestays are taken care by the local womens' Self Help Group. They will be available throughout your stay for any help and support.
A walk/trek along the ridge of the Kurumbalakotta hill is a wonderful thing to do. It takes around 3 hours to complete the walk/trek and can be taken up by even old and family people without prior trekking experience. The Palazhiraja cave at the far end of the hill is an interesting viewing point. Legend has it that Palazhiraja used it to keep watch on hostile movements. (local guide charges apply)
The sunrise at the top of the hill is an out of the world experience. A 20 minute trek from the farmstay, the sunrise observed in a 360 degree panoramic view can be a life changing experience. Please do check out our Gallery to view a few photos....
Though the place is remote, the region is inhibited by a well knit community and hence it's a very safe environment. There's lots of space to roam around and you are free to do so. All assistance and support (medical, food etc) are available immediately. While you are welcome to be yourself, we request you to be mindful of your dressing that doesn't harm the sentiments of the local community.
Food can be arranged on pre-order only as it'll be cooked specifically for you. Charges for Food are to be paid to the local community members directly. Food is charged at the following rates:
Lunch and Dinner > Rs. 150/- per meal per person for vegetarian food
Rs. 200/- for non vegetarian food.
Breakfast >> Rs. 150/- per person
Coffee/Tea are not charged separately and can be provided as and when required. Please note that during some local festival times, the community may not cook non vegetarian food and hence request to be sensitive to the local conditions. We can organize for a good bonfire session as well (additional charges apply). You can pitch a tent near the pond and spend the night gazing the stars
For bookings, contact 72042 88166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A farmstay for a tranquil weekend family outing
A homestay for a large gathering. With 3 large bedrooms and a living, dining and a pent house, it can easily host 15-20 people.
The owners stay at the outhouse and would be happy to take care of your food needs.
The spacious parking in front of the house can accomodate 2-3 cars simultaneously.
The penthouse and the accompanying terrance is a perfect place to unwind and relax savouring the environment around.