Diamond Category Homestay Approved by Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala
Welcome to Palamattam Villa, a captivating destination to create cherished memories. Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Angamaly which is the Northern extension of Kochi, the Palamattam Villa stands as a timeless embodiment of elegance and tranquillity. It exudes an aura of serenity that beckons visitors to step into a world of refined beauty and understated luxury.With its prime location just 6.5 km away from Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery, Palamattam Villa is an ideal destination for tourists seeking a memorable stay in Kochi.
At Palamattam Villa, we take pride in our warm hospitality, ensuring that every guest feels pampered and cared for. Our dedicated staff is committed to delivering exceptional service and ensuring that your stay exceeds your expectations.
Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat, a romantic getaway, or a memorable family vacation, Palamattam Villa offers the perfect haven. Experience the epitome of luxury, embrace the tranquillity of nature, and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime at Palamattam Villa in Angamaly, Kochi.
Know your Host
Meet Captain Laju
” On a typical day I am usually tied up with flights. Yet when I get time, I find immense joy in exploring and learning about the diverse cultures that span across the globe, with each of you as my guide”
Palamattam Villa is an endeavour embarked on by Captain Laju, an esteemed ex-Air Force pilot with a deep appreciation for his homeland’s vibrant culture and heritage. He was born in the Palamattam house and carries the legacy in his thoughts and deeds. While currently employed by a renowned airline, his career has taken him across the globe, exposing him to an array of captivating cultures. Fascinated by this diversity, Captain Laju’s insatiable curiosity has driven him to establish Palamattam Villa—an enchanting holiday retreat. Here, he warmly welcomes individuals from diverse countries and cultures, eager to spend time with them and gain a deeper understanding of their customs and traditions. Despite his demanding flying schedule, Captain Laju actively engages with his guests, enthusiastically conversing and immersing himself in their stories and knowledge of the world.
Tradition of “Palamattam”
“Palamattam “ proudly traces their lineage back to the Pakalomattam Family, the most renowned Christian family in Kerala. The Pakalomattam family’s lineage intertwines with the very foundations of Christianity in India. According to tradition, the Pakalomattam family’s origins can be traced back to the arrival of St. Thomas the Apostle in Kerala in the first century AD.
The Pakalomattam Family is the most prominent among the first four Brahmin families Pakalomattam, Kalli, Kalliankel and Sankarpuri, who accepted Baptism from the St. Thomas “The Apostle” himself.Of this “The Pakalomattam” and “Sankarpuri” were given the sole right on Priesthood. The Pakalomattam Brahmins were the traditional Vedic instructionist teachers. In the 21rst century “The Pakalomattam family” stands as a timeless testament to the enduring spirit of faith and heritage.
In the early days the family was centred in and around North Paravur. Later they migrated to Kuruvalangad in Kottayam, where they established themselves as a great family. A branch of the Pakalomattam family shifted to Angamaly, sometime later and grew around the area. Currently there are about 200 families residing in and around the Palamattom House at Angamaly, who belong to on of the various groups that spread out from the Pakalomattam lineage.
Over the centuries, the Pakalomattam family played a significant role in the development and growth of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in Kerala. With each passing generation, they have nurtured a legacy that echoes with the resonance of faith, resilience, and unwavering devotion.
Today, the Pakalomattam family is spread across different parts of Kerala and beyond, and its members have excelled in various fields, including academics, medicine, law, and business. They continue to uphold their Christian values and contribute to the welfare of society, carrying forward their ancestral legacy.