Tharavad Heritage Resort
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTharavad Heritage Resort Alappuzha
A charming home stay, given a warm welcome for the one night we stayed here - decent home cooked dinner on late arrival was no trouble and breakfast was okay too. Room very spacious, lots of antique furniture. Toilet/shower was quite small and basic, okay for one night only. We didn't have the time to pop into the nearby village centre but it was within walking distance and looked like it was worth a visit - we were heading off for an overnight boat trip, on reflection would have preferred to have just done a day boat trip and stayed longer at Tharavad.
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