Dewalokam is a working farm, run on organic and eco principles, where you will not only be welcomed by the warmest of Keralan families, but help the local community and the planet. The homestay is Jose and Cinta's family farm where guests are welcomed with jasmine garlands and Keralan smiles.A stay at Dewalokam is a truly unique way to relax and unwind in the secluded and unspoiled heaven. Enjoy the home grown produce freshly cooked as you sample gourmet traditional Keralan food, and join the professional chefs in Dewalokam's state of the art kitchen in informal learn to cook sessions.
Choose from eight spacious airconditioned rooms in the main guest house overlooking the river and forest, and, beyond, the Niligri mountains. Or just relax in the traditional house in the forest , where there are three twin bedded rooms, and an open air shower set in a delightful inner courtyard. Either way, you will be soothed to sleep by the sounds of the forest and woken to the singing of myriads of tropical birds.
Using fresh ingredients, picked daily from the farm here, the chefs of Dewalokam, will take you on a culinary journey through Kerala's delicious traditional food.
Breakfast is fresh fruit, freshly squeezed juice, and eggs from the free range chickens, served just how you like them. Toast is served with honey from the farm bees, and also enjoy the exclusive delicious Arabica coffee. You can order for a Keralan speciality like dhosa, appam or idli. Lunch and dinner are traditional Keralan dishes such as thoran (fragrant dry curry made with coconut and different vegetables), fish moillee (often made with the splendid kingfish, simmered in tomato, ginger, coconut , curry leaves and chilli) and tandoori chicken, made in the authentic tandoor.
At least once during your stay you will experience the traditional Keralan meal served on a banana leaf, the sadya, traditionally eaten by every Keralan at the spring harvest festival of Onam. Fat grains of Keralan rice accompany at least ten separate mini dishes, all vegetarian, providing an extraordinary array of tastes. Each taste is balanced following the principles of Ayurveda, promoting equilibrium and a sense of wellbeing in mind and body.
The chefs at Dewalokam are delighted to show you how your food is prepared in the spotless state of the art professional kitchen, and give you their recipes, tips and cookery secrets. Learn to cook gourmet Keralan dishes and push the boundaries of your culinary world.