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Ivory Kannur Dharma Stay

Kannur, Kerala: with access to a private beach that is walking distance from this homestay in Kannur, this is idyllic for those couples, familes and friends who want to get away from the stress of city life. 

Social Impact

Belonging to a local family, this homestay in Kannur is part of a group that subscribes to responsible travel.  Our listed charges for this homestay include the personal customization we provide for guests. 

Important to Note

  • Nearest Airport: Kannur International Airport is the closest one, located around 35 km from this homestay in Kannur
  • Nearest train station: Kannur Railway Station, located around 10 km from the homestay in Kannur

    Please note that prices listed may vary in case of high demand.

    Cost (including breakfast): Single Occupancy INR 4110/- including GST
    Cost (including breakfast): Double Occupancy INR 4110/- including GST
    Extra Bed Cost (including breakfast) INR 4110/- including GST
    Total Capacity 2+1 (extra bed)
    Food: traditional, local and vegetarian Breakfast included in price. Other traditional meals provided on request. 
    Bathroom Private
    Parking Yes
    Wifi Yes
    Pet Friendliness No pets allowed
    Other Special concessions for children: no tariff for children below 6 years of age

A total of 5% GST is applicable on the prices mentioned below. 

Activity Cost Details
Kayaking :at Kavayyi back waters Starting at INR 750/- per person Duration: 1 hour approximately. This will give you a peak into the lives of people in Kannur, the importance of the mangroves in supporting a healthy ecosystem, and etc.
Visit St. Angelos Fort - A suggestion from our side for you to explore on your own!
Muzhappilangad Drive in Beach -  Asuggestion from our side for you to explore on your own!
Temple visit to Peralassery and Parassinikadavu   A suggestion from our side for you to explore on your own!

A. General

1. When is it the best time to visit?

South Indian tours are best from October to March. However, travel to  Kannur in Kerala is also great between June, July, and August because the overcast, cloudy weather, and occasional pleasant monsoon showers can also be great fun! Plus you avoid the Sun!

2. What about ATMs and connectivity?

Connectivity can be a challenge for travel in rural India. However, there are some network service providers that work better than others: BSNL, IDEA, and JIO are really good in Kannur, Kerala.


For foreigners traveling in India, ATMs are something of a quest. International cards are not accepted and that leaves you heavily dependent on cash transactions. During peak season and especially long weekends, the ATMs run out of cash very quickly, so come prepared!

3. What can I do in the area?

Check the ‘Things to do’ section of each budget homestay in Kannur to know more. You could also book an experience with us on ‘Dharma Experiences’ or customize your own. 

B. Cost: Where Does My Money Go?

1. How does my trip benefit the local community in Kannur, Kerala?

The majority of revenue we generate through you goes to our partner families in Kannur. They are from or in a rural area and are trained either directly by us or our ground partners to provide hospitality services. These services may include budget homestay accommodations in Kannur, food, transportation, experience hosting and guide services. The impact is created at two levels: individual and community. 

Individual Level

Our aim is to bring about a 25% increase in annual income for our low-income partner families. Increasing cases of irregular rains, possibly due to changing climatic conditions are affecting harvests. With some of our families, where farming is a primary source of income, the extra revenue through tourism goes a long way. Another challenge is market linkage. Getting regular sales and fair prices are some of the biggest challenges that rural families face. We hope to enable regular supplementary income through our work. 

Community Level

In collaboration with guests like you, we work with our high-income partner families to promote social development activities in and around the villages where we are present. As much as possible, we take up specific initiatives in the areas of education, waste management, and agriculture. 

2. Where does the money go?

From the rural families in Kannur who host hospitality services to people like you, the guest who chooses to book with us, is a chain that includes several links. 


As much as possible, we provide an Indian food experience with local families in Kannur, Kerala. Sometimes, due to dietary restrictions, preferences of our guests or logistics, we also include other options. Prices can be comparable to any restaurant price in India, sometimes, less expensive, sometimes a bit more (depending on the ingredients, logistics, etc.).

Budget Homestay Accommodations in Kannur, Kerala

Unless requested by guests during certain Dharma Experiences, we book all rooms directly with local families in their Kannur homestays. They are safe and clean. 


The travel part of travel is a big part of all this. We work with local partners and families to provide transportation as much as possible. However, quite often, either due to guest requests or other logistical reasons, we do also choose other options. 

Activities Hosting

The best part of travel in India is the people we meet. Our activities are hosted by local community members who love to share their stories. Your Kannur trip in Kerala will certainly be filled with a vibrant range of experiences. 


A large part of our work, apart from directly training local families or supporting ground partners who do, is in linking people doing good work to guests like you. Our technology platform takes into consideration rural realities. Our vision is to link guests like you to the heart of rural India. 

3. Why do prices vary at times for the same experience?

As a general rule of thumb for travel in India and also for our tours of Kannur in Kerala, the larger the group size, the lesser the price. This is because of transportation and activities hosting. 

C. Safety

This is a very big priority for us. Here’s what we do:

Each state in India has its own homestay registration process. As much as possible, we try to help local families with this process. This involves getting approval from the local authorities to ensure that rules are met. Further, in the case of foreigners traveling in India, homestay owners are also required to submit documents to the local police station. Local authorities keep track of activity. This is a huge factor that ensures both guests and families are safe. In some cases, homeowners also have security cameras as an added measure. 

Other considerations:

Any food allergies and special health concerns you may have should be informed to us well in advance. Our biggest priority is to ensure that your travel to Kannur in Kerala is safe. Don't forget to check with local food providers if they have cooked with any ingredients you may be allergic to. 

D. Accommodations

1. Is it a private bathroom?

Please check in the ‘Facilities’ section of each homestay in Kannur, Kerala to find out what type is available.

2. Will I be staying with the family in the homestay or is it a separate house?

In some cases, yes, and in some cases no. Whatever may be the case, the room you book will always be private. Please check in the ‘Facilities’ section of each accommodation to find out what type is available.

3. Are there any house rules?

Yes, there are some rules, depending on the family and the area you are visiting. Please check in the ‘Facilities’ section of each homestay in Kannur to find out more. 

4. Can I book the whole house?

In those cases where the family does not live in the homestay, it is possible to book the whole place. Please check in the ‘Facilities’ section of each accommodation to find out more. 

E. Logistics and Transport

1. How do I get there? And who do I speak to?

We will send you a location link or detailed directions to your homestay in Kannur once we have confirmed your payment. Our coordinators will be there to assist you with any challenges 

2. How far is it from the main attractions? 

Check the ‘Description’ and 'Things to do' section of each homestay in Kannur to know more about what is available in each homestay. 

3. Can you book local transportation for us? 

Yes, this is definitely possible. Convenience charges may apply. Please mention your requests in the booking enquiry form given at the end of each homestay page. 

4. Any special things I should pack and wear to travel responsibly?

We recommend the following:

  • Water bottle: Please avoid plastic bottles. Carry your own water bottles. It allows you to refill as and when you want.
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Hat
  • Cash: always carry cash, because local ATMs might be empty and rural India still runs largely on cash.
  • Medicines: carry any medications you may need, because unlike in urban areas, 24-hour medical shops are tough to come by. 

F. Food

1. What sort of food do you serve?

Local, traditional and home-cooked food: this is what we aim for. 

NOTA BENE: Please let us know in advance if there are any allergies, as many people in rural India are not aware of food allergies as a serious concern. 

2. What are some of the good places to eat around the area?

Check with our local co-ordinators to know more. 

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

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