Nirvriti

by Ria & Joseph Chakola

Art and heritage in a Home

Palakkad, Kerala
Nirvriti

Story

Nirvriti, a heritage house built over 150 years old, was passed down through 3 generations of the Gounder family and transferred ownership before being gifted to the present owners, Ria and Joseph Chakola by his brother. Vacant for a long period, Joseph and Ria spent many years painstakingly restoring this stately house to its former glory. They live in an adjacent block to the main house and run the homestay together with warm hospitality. The team at Nirvriti includes Saravanan and his wife Suganthi, an essential part of the homestay, from being responsible for running the kitchen and the upkeep of the property, they do it all. Dining is central to the experience at Nirvriti and Ria and Joseph both are passionate about food, they serve local and international food with equal verve. The coffee at Nirvriti is an experience not to be missed, specially blended and sourced from a roastery in Coorg. A stay at Nirvriti offers the elegance of a bygone era where you can escape from the hubbub of daily life. 

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Wifi
Wifi
Local Cuisine
Local Cuisine
Heritage Architecture
Heritage Architecture
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning

Policies/House Rules

  • Children below 12 not allowed
  • No pets 
  • Keep the music to the headphones
  • Alcohol only in the rooms
  • Menu to be pre-decided

Experience

Wifi
Wifi
Local Cuisine
Local Cuisine
Heritage Architecture
Heritage Architecture
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Parking
Barbeque
Outdoor Activities
Toiletries
Linen
Ensuite Bathroom
Indoor Games
Safety Deposit Box

In the restored house there are two suites ideal for a group of 4 to 6 adults. The entire house has a feel of a traditional Syrian Catholic abode. Both the suites are ideally given together along with the entire common space, however, if there is just a couple or a family of three, one of the suites can be priced separately. The host family lives in the new house next door.

Nirvriti
Nirvriti
Nirvriti

Family Suite

Two air-conditioned suites are crafted in the traditional style with handmade floor tiles. They include a luxuriously furnished bedroom and a separate living room. There is also a private balcony with a sitting area overlooking the gardens. When sold separately the entire house would be for a single family's use.

2 Adults

2 Adults

1 room

1 room

Garden View

Garden View

900 sq ft

900 sq ft

Nirvriti
Nirvriti
Nirvriti

The Entire House

Both the suites come at the price of the entire house. This is ideal for two couples with children or a group of friends.

Garden View

Garden View

4000 sq ft

4000 sq ft

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Price Description: The price is for double occupancy and includes all taxes and accommodation with the meals mentioned below.

Meals: All meals included. Please specify your preferences 48 hours before check in.

Extra Note: Nirvriti is closed from April to September.

Raahghar Payment Terms: Reservation is confirmed with an advance payment of 50% of the total amount at the time of booking. The balance payment is to be made 7 days prior to check-in.

Cancellation Policy (Indian Passport Holders Only):

  1. In case of a cancellation due to any unforeseen circumstance a credit note will be issued by the property to the guest for the amount paid till date.

  2. The credit note will be valid for use within one year from the period of booking. The guest can redeem the credit note against the amount of any future booking within a year and pay the balance if any as per the rates applicable on that date. This credit note is also transferable and can be used by the guest/transferee only once within the stipulated date.

  3. Raahghar would keep your credit card information secured with us and it won't be charged unless needed.

airports
Closest Airports

Coimbatore International Airport 1.5 hrs. away (54km) and Cochin International airport is 2.45 mins away

train
Via Train

Palakkad Station is 45 mins away (26 km) Coimbatore station is an hour away (38km)

via road
Via Road

Nirvriti is well connected to Coimbatore, Thrissur, Madurai by road

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Access to the Property

The village road gets narrower as we approach NIrvriti. Make sure to call the owners before you come in, who live in the connected unit next to the main house.

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The house is one of a kind with history oozing out from every corner of the walls. There is an MF Hussain original giving the living room its character. The tiles are handmade and are from Chettinad.

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The use of plastic is minimal. The ingredients are all locally sourced from the surrounding farms.

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