With a smile that brightens weary travellers, welcoming owner Sheeba looks ready to sign your adoption papers the minute you walk through the door. Down a quiet laneway, amid walled gardens thick with palms, this is one of Kochi's most serene homestays. The 10 humble but cosy rooms are scattered up rambling staircases; breakfast is served on the leafy rooftop.
Cooking classes/demonstrations (₹1000) happen daily. It's 1km south of central Fort Cochin.