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The Pimenta is India’s first cooking holiday homestay in the scenic south state of Kerala, less than two hours from Kochi. Set on the lush land of Haritha Farms—a 6.5-acre property growing spices, coffee, and produce—The Pimenta is both accessible and off the beaten track. With a focus local and sustainable practices, even a short stay is an opportunity to learn about Keralan food and culture with hands-on sessions and personalized experiences. Guests can choose from a number of packages or design their own; many choose to explore the region further through activities we can arrange, such as tea plantation visits, backwaters boat tours, biking, yoga, Ayurvedic massage, and more. Guests experience local agriculture, trades, and traditions and leave with knowledge they can take back into their own kitchen.
Who Runs The Pimenta
You’re Not Alone. And We are Here to Help!
Every day at The Pimenta begins with coffee and fresh fruit grown from the area (local tropical fruits). This reflects the ethos of host Jacob Mathew, who has shared his passion for Indian cuisine and culture with visitors since 1994. To date, he has hosted over 3,000 guests and has been applauded by international publications. Jacob’s aim in the kitchen is to empower his guests with a hands-on experience in traditional South Indian cooking, which can be transported into their own kitchen anywhere in the world. “At its heart, The Pimenta is part retreat and part culinary celebration,” he says.
Where do guests sleep and eat at The Pimenta?
Homestay with a space to yourself
Four private bungalows with private bathrooms and spacious verandas are set amidst the tropical garden, steps away from the fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and lounge. Atop the main house, individual rooms, some with private bathrooms, are available for younger travellers and long-term guests.Wireless internet is available 24/7 throughout the property.
During a stay at The Pimenta, guests are provided with three vegetarian meals per day plus access to refreshments anytime. We are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies throughout your stay.Breakfast—where local coffee and fresh fruit is always on the menu—can be customized to fit your preferences, be it eggs and toast or Kerala’s famous idly and sambar. Most guests have cooking sessions before lunch and dinner, so those meals are an opportunity to feast on your creations! A smorgasbord of assorted dishes—curries, breads, chutneys, and more—are the usual spread. Depending on the length of stay, most guests also have an opportunity to eat at local restaurants once or twice to expand their palate.
Enjoy Your Holidays With Us!
The Pimenta (Haritha Farms),Kadalikad Post, Kerala-686670, India. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mob: +91(0) 9447302347, +91(0) 9744770227
Tel: + 91 485 2260216, + 91 485 2263006
How to Reach
Nearest Airport - Cochin International and Domestic Air Port: 50 Km - One hour drive.
Nearest Rail Head from North - Ernakulam Junction: 55 Km One hour 15 minutes drive.
From South - Kottayam Railway Station: 65 Km - One and a half hour drive.