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  • Coming to Olappamanna Mana was the best travel decision we have ever taken. After three days at the Mana, I am fully convinced of the huge difference between a hotel and an informal, cultured, authentically and culturally rich place like this. I intend to come back for another stay.
    Mr.Kiran Ramachandran-Indian
  • We had a new definition for the word Hospitality in the way Mr.Damodaran and his wife Mrs.Sreedevi took care of us.....This place is so wonderful that it is not easy to leave this place.
  • This was a food heaven for us....It is a real Home Stay and it is definitely above our expectations.
    Ms.Britta- Germany
  • For the last three years I have been visiting Olappamanna Mana. Every time I come, I experience and learn something new and unforgettable
    Petra Vogler, Germany
  • Sometimes it is hard to find words to express one's thoughts and feelings. This is my case.....We shall treasure the moments spent at Olappamanna Mana and of course the delicious Keralan meals that Sreedevi kindly prepared for us
    Teresa Buey-Spain
  • We had a magnificent stay at this property…We are eating too much.. The ancient property is very well preserved and the room is very good.
    Jan Fischer (Netherland)
  • An unforgatable exeperiance at your well kept traditional pragmatic mana.
    J.C.Muller (Luxembourg)
  • We enjoyed real India here. ……We hope to come back one day.
    Peter Schroeter (Swiss)
  • Olappamanna Mana exceeded all expectations. In fact it is a place that can not be imagined until it is exeperianced.
    Netta Weinstein (U.S Researcher )
  • I have been traveling in India for more than 20 years and this country is still full of surprises for me. This time I discovered a hidden jewel- your Olappamanna Mana…..This is Kerala at its best.
    Karen Schreitmuller (German travel Writer)

Olappamanna Mana , one of the centuries old feudal Namboothiri (Kerala Brahamin) Illam (house) , have a glittering cultural heritage in the field of Kathakali (classical dance form) , Carnatic Music, Melam and Thayampaka (classical percussions) , Literature and Rig Veda.
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  Cultural Background
"The present most popular form of Kathakali, namely Kalluvazhi Chitta originated in Olappamanna Mana"
Architectural Structure
  Certain portions of the main building of the Mana Complex (House Complex) are older than 300 years. Truly speaking the Mana Complex cannot be called a home, it is rather an institution with many people staying there,
National Geographic Magazine – May 1988 issue.
Outlook Traveller 2005- “Grand Old Homes Of Kerala”
"Lonely planet Magazine Aug2011 issue"
Articles on Olappamanna Mana