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Stay with a family of three generations in their heritage building.


“Finally, two nights at Thani Illam gave us a real homestay – we were very much part of the family!”


“The stay at Thani Illam, Brahmin’s house was most interesting, a taste of a bit of aruyvedic cuisine and local culture (Hinduism)”


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Music Therapy

Dr. Lucanne Magill, a music therapy enthusiast visited Thani Illam with her daughter.  During her stay, we invited Kaithapuram Damodaran Namboothiri (poet and music composer) and ad a wonderful interaction on the subject. Here is a news which appeared in the local newspaper.

British Chevening Scholarship 2005

Santhosh got the scholarship in 2005 to go to University of Wales, Bangor.  The programme was Environmental Management and Sustainable Development for 12 young Indians. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a post graduate programme at any UK university. The scholarship programme provides a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and … Continue reading British Chevening Scholarship 2005

China trip 2003

Santhosh had an opportunity to go to China (Hangzhou) in 2003 for Green Globe Lead Auditor Training.  After the training he travelled to Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, Xining, Langzhou and Kunming.  Most of the 30 days trip was in trains. Objective of the travel was also to learn more about Sage Nagarjuna – Buddhist monk and … Continue reading China trip 2003

LeapLocal Award 2009

Leap Local puts travellers in touch with recommended local guides, helping local communities benefit from socially responsible tourism.  In 2009, Santhosh / Thani Illam was the winner of of the Year’s Competition.  

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