Varikatt Heritage

Homestay in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

One of Trivandrum’s more characterful places to stay is the 250-year-old family home of retired Colonel Roy Kuncheria: a four-room Indo-Saracenic bungalow flanked by a long verandah overlooking a pretty garden with orchids. Every antique – and the home itself – has a family story attached. Rooms are kept unfussy yet dignified, though there's traffic noise and rates seem a little on the high side.