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Maya Heritage - Freedom of Holidaying defined in a nostalgic village

3 bedrooms. Sleeps 6. From £145 per night


The languid, tropical village of Ayemenem in Kerala, India is the setting for the Booker Prize winning debut novel The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, published in 1997. Within the semi-autobiographical frame of her story, Roy weaves a complex tale, encompassing family dysfunction, religious persecution, political turmoil, and love across forbidden barriers, bringing the reader into intimate contact with the pains and passions that are laying in the subterranean layers of many people’s lives, no matter where they live. Her eloquent, vivid, and personalized disposition of these troublesome subjects no doubt accounts for the huge popularity of the work.


Maya Maya Heritage is located in Aymanam (Ayemenem) VILLAGE ( in Kerala State in India), which is just under 4 Km from the heart of Kottayam town, which forms the hub for accessing all popular tourist destinations of Kerala such as Kumarakom (14 Km), Alleppey (42 Km), Thekkady (110 Km), Munnar (150 Km) and Kovalam (115 Km).

The village Aymanam borders Lake Vembanad on the west, near Kumarakom. There are backwaters, beaches, hills and game sanctuaries withing driving distance from the Maya Heritage - places to suit every mood and inclination for active tourists.



Maya Heritage has two tastefully restored Air-Conditioned guest rooms, spacious modern bathrooms, period furnitures and acessories THAT creates an ambiance that transports guests back to time when life was slow and easy. The homestay is enriched with large courtyard, full of lush agriculture in three sides and river (Meenachil) in front. The promoters of Maya Heritage are keen to offer nature oriented services & maintain an eco-friendly atmosphere.

The owners are keen to maintain an organic vegetable farm within the premises of Maya, and guests are offered meals with farm fresh products.


Price & availability


Contact Eventful Stays for availability and pricing information. Price per night based on low season rates, prices will be higher at peak season and price per night may vary based on number of nights booked. Contact Eventful Stays for more information.

The rate is inclusive of all meals, coffee, tea, mineral water, snacks etc. for all the guests in the house. Cooking classes also will be demonstrated upon request (with no extra cost). Local guiding also included in the cost.

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This is Maya (illusion), a place where you can discover yourself. Located in the picturesque village Aymanam (land of five forests), which is also formed the background for Arundhati Roy's Booker prize winning novel `The God of Small Things'. This 100 years old homestay is situated admist the dense green canopy of mangosteen, nutmeg, jack-fruit, rambuttan trees and also organic vegetable garden.

The air itself is full of promise, fragrant with the myriad scents of fruit and flowering trees. All round is peace and stillness. A river flows slowly past, snatches of sunlight shimmer off the water. This is Maya, a heaven away from clocks and calendar, a place where time is in no hurry. The homestay is enriched with large courtyard, full of lush agriculture in three sides and river (Meenachil) in front.

Property Ref: ES001570 USH_6752 (1)

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