"Athithi Devo Bhava" is a saying in Sanskrit; the ancient Indian language, which means "guests are equivalent to gods". The hosts Mr. Jagannath and his family has really imbibed this saying and have opened their house to travelers from far and wide, extending them a hearty and warm welcome.
Gitanjali Heritage is situated in an exotic location in Kasaragod, the northern district in Kerala - place renowned for its backwaters and Bekal Fort. This place has become one of the favourite hubs for tourists. Surrounded by paddy fields, the home really transcends you to an ethereal world. It was dream to support tourism and related activities. Well supported by his family, his dream was accomplished in the year 2002, when they set up "Gitanjali Heritage" for tourists who are really interested in exploring nature. Gitanjali Heritage gives you a first hand experience of Malabar cuisine and hospitality.
It is classified as a heritage home stay, under the Grihasthali scheme of Kerala Tourism Deptartment. Gitanjali Heritage, the sixty five year old home, earlier known as Kodoth house, combines the legacy of Kerala heritage, is a two storied home, 3100sq.ft in area. It has single and double bedrooms with modern amenities. Its three large living halls will give one a taste of traditional Kerala home, making it ideal for business meetings too.
Panayal has a rich and varied cultural history. The many "Tharavadus", original centers of clans with their " Theyyam ", the oldest ritualistic temple art form in India and one of the most spectacular in terms of artistry and symbolism. Theyyam literally means a form or shape, which is usually the representation of a divine or heroic character from mythology. Yakshagana, a classical art form of Karnataka is very common in Kasaragod. The home stay offers you a chance to enjoy the heritage of their place. There is an ancient fort in Panayal contemporary to the Bekal, shows the historical significance of the place.
The home stay has 3 spacious and well-furnished bedrooms with attached bathrooms. The rooms are hygienic and have all the modern amenities for your comfort. There is 24-hour supply of both hot and cold water. The parlor overlooking the fields is the best place to have a tranquil moment. Gitanjali Heritage is a home stay, a place where you can indulge in yourself.
Traditional Kerala cuisine is served as per your request. Only farm fresh and organic products are used for cooking.
During stay, one can certainly enjoy the varied natural surroundings, lush green fields with variety of crops and vegetables cultivated round the year. Arrangements will be made for Ayurvedic rejuvenation and relaxation therapies on request. Professional assistance for practicing Yoga and Reiki will be made available during stay. Glimpses of Indian astrology, horoscope etc can also be made available at the heritage. The heritage boasts of a luscious green jogging path. Internet facilities are also available at the heritage.
THEYYAM & NATURE WALK
We assist guests to plan and arrange the local tours especially to the local Theyyam ritual centres ,backwater /houseboat cruises and other attractions here.
You can have a first hand experience of the fields grown in kasaragod through the nature walk. Swimming, Fishing and rowing a raft in a natural pond just a stone’s throw away.
Traditional ayurvedic massage (provided only on request) to relax and rejuvenate your mind and body, a total holistic healing.