The Pimenta – Best Kerala Homestay in the Midlands | Cultural Experiences & Culinary Delights

Discover the Essence of Kerala

Experience the best Kerala homestay in private bungalows amidst nature, curated culinary holidays, and cultural visits in the midlands of Kerala.

Why The Pimenta

Escape to The Pimenta, a unique homestay nestled in the lush lands of Haritha Farms. Spanning over 6.5 acres of spice gardens, including coffee, coconut, pepper, and other spices, The Pimenta offers an off-the-beaten-path experience while remaining accessible from international airports, railway stations, and bus stands. Immerse yourself in sustainable tourism practices and indulge in the regional and pan-Indian cultural diversity through food, religion, and local traditions.Embark on a culinary adventure and cultural exploration at The Pimenta. Book your stay now to unlock the vibrant flavours, scenic landscapes, and enriching experiences that await you.

Nature's Bounty

Surrounded by the captivating beauty of Haritha Farms, The Pimenta allows you to reconnect with nature. Breathe in the fragrant air of the spice gardens, stroll through the lush landscapes, and awaken your senses to the sights, sounds, and flavours of Kerala. Whether it's the majestic coconut groves, the serene backwaters, or the scenic tea plantations, each moment spent in nature adds a touch of magic to your stay. Begin your journey of discovery at The Pimenta and immerse yourself in the essence of Kerala. Reserve your spot now and embark on a culinary and cultural odyssey that will leave you with lasting memories.

Immersive Cultural Encounters

Experience the rich tapestry of Kerala's culture and heritage during your stay at The Pimenta. Immerse yourself in the region's vibrant traditions, explore local art forms, and engage in cultural visits that showcase the diversity of the land. Witness the history that shaped the world and discover the captivating stories of this historical region. Our aim is to provide you with an immersive retreat that celebrates both the culinary arts and the cultural treasures of Kerala.

Curated Culinary Delights

At The Pimenta, we offer a range of curated holidays and customizable options that allow you to delve into diverse cuisines, geography, and art. Savor the flavours of Kerala through hands-on cooking experiences, where you'll learn traditional South Indian recipes and techniques. From tea plantation visits to backwater boat tours, biking adventures, yoga sessions, and Ayurvedic massages, we ensure you experience the essence of local agriculture, trades, and traditions. Take home a wealth of knowledge to recreate the authentic taste of Kerala in your own kitchen.

Our Tours

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The Valley Brewery Tour

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Valley Select Wine Tour

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Tastes of the Valley Tour

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Local Landmarks

You can still visit the oldest local winery in the Valley. Nichelini Winery in Chiles Valley is the area's oldest winery. Founded and family owned since 1890.

  • star rating  Wonderful experience  - My Partner and I stayed at the Pimenta for 1 night doing the 30 hour cooking course - we had such a great time! The course was hands on in... read more

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    March 11, 2023

    star rating  Great stay packed with fun! - My brother and I stayed with Jacob! We had the best time! We did the 5 day stay with cooking classes. We got to travel to different spots with driver... read more

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    October 15, 2019

    star rating  Foodie Paradise - This review is long overdue, but better late than never

    I spent an incredible week at Pimenta and it was one of the most enjoyable cooking holidays I have... read more

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    January 6, 2019
  • star rating  I went to this amazing home stay in April.
    Been there for 9 nights to explore the culinary of Karela.
    I'm an Indian cooking chef in Israel who has workshops,... read more

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    September 11, 2023

    star rating  Great taste of Kerla in a short distance from the Kochi airport - We stayed in the farm last december for a short three day period. Actually we only had those few days in between flights and wanted to feel a little bit... read more

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    August 11, 2018

    star rating  I still fondly remember the time I spent there. - Jacob goes over and beyond to make this the best experience ever. He is a master chef and an expert on ingredients and cooking styles. The room I had was... read more

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    October 15, 2019
  • star rating  Excellent stay and experience! - I stayed here with Jacob and his family on a solo travel trip for 3 nights - I was originally planning on staying for only 2 nights however decided to... read more

    avatar thumb JAINA S
    December 23, 2019

    star rating  Amazing experience - Lovely people I had fun, it was very authentic and exotic, the food was delicious. I stayed for cooking course which was very professional and interesting. Highly recommend for families... read more

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    October 16, 2019

    star rating  I was feeling absolutely safe as a single traveling woman. in 4 days I could see so many interesting places and learn so much about nature and indian live ... read more

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    February 27, 2019
  • star rating  Great cooking experience! - My girlfriend and I spent a day with Jacob and it was great! Not only did we get to eat delicious food, but also learned how to do it ourselves... read more

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    October 27, 2019

    star rating  Unique fantastic experience - Pimenta is a piece of heaven - peaceful, yet busy. Jacob and his team of Madhu (a Masterchef in the kitchen) and Jomy (a Masterdriver in Indian traffic) ensure... read more

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    September 30, 2018

    star rating  One of the best experience I had in India. Now I can enjoy cooking traditional south Indian cousine for my friends in Barcelona 🙂 If you are looking to live... read more

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    October 17, 2019
  • star rating  Incredible experience - don't think twice! - I hardly have the words to describe how wonderful The Pimenta cooking experience and holiday is. Jacob is a phenomenal host, chef, teacher, neighborhood guide, and now I can also... read more

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    March 5, 2023

    star rating  peaceful and delicious - I spent 5 days with my sister at the Pimenta. Most days we cooked and also went on various day trips. The food was delicious, working with Jacob... read more

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    October 15, 2019

    star rating  An incredible experience - Our stay with Jacob was almost completely positive, and I would not want the 4 stars to discourage you. We booked the 3 night program. It may seem expensive compared... read more

    avatar thumb Sam W
    April 3, 2018
  • star rating  5 day cooking programme - unmissable for anyone who wants to master Indian vegetarian cuisine! - Jacob really was the host with the most! From our arrival he was generous, kind and enthusiastic to help us. The cooking course itself was beyond our expectations - Jacob... read more

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    May 12, 2019

    star rating  Highly recommend! - I did the 5 day cooking class with Jacob and had a wonderful time! Jacob is a super sweet and attentive host who will go out of his way to... read more

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    December 10, 2022

    star rating  Pimenta Spice Gardens - What a wonderful experience I had when I took a week-long cooking class with Jacob here! This spot, amidst a restored forest, is absolutely beautiful. Jacob took me... read more

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    July 10, 2018
“We had such a great time. Everything went over smoothly and our guide was very knowledgeable. I would recommend them to anyone. They really exceeded my expectations. I know I'll be back for sure!”
Amy Johnson
Customer
“Amazing; Great locations, food, and awesome guides. We had an excellent time. Big group, but easily accommodated by Hop & Vine. The food was amazing, the weather was perfect, and it was really fun”
Doug Martin
Customer

Specials & Packages

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