On an island near the Malabar Coast in the southwest of India, about an hour's drive from Cochin, is a small fishing village called Olavipe. The name means gift of the waves. It's on the edge of Kerala's lush and tropical backwaters, a large network of inland waterways, canals, and lakes.
Thekkanatt is a home and 40-acre farm in Olavipe that was established in 1890 by the Parayil family. There's a beautiful, well-preserved mansion with four bedrooms that are available for tourists. The