Home Stay

Away from tourist crowds yet close to the beaches of Kovalam near Trivandrum, You can experience village life and get helpful information and tips from your hosts; Karen and Sivan.

Thanks to all our great guests we were awarded a Trip Advisor certificate of excellence in May 2018

Kin-Hin has 2 large and airy home stay guest rooms with a  large sit out area for your private  use.

20160125_080508_resized 20160125_080602_resized

The rooms are on the second floor of the house; are well furnished with modern en suite bathrooms which have solar heated hot water.

 Wi-Fi, filtered water, tea bags and coffee are all available for you too.

Daily meditation is on the roof morning and evening and you can use the space for personal practise at other times. There is a led yoga class daily in the mornings and/or afternoons. The style is traditional Sivananda (Hatha) yoga. The cost per ‘drop in’ class is Rs 500 and suitable for students at all levels of experience (beginners – advanced)

Costs per night 

Single occupancy with daily yoga:   Rs 3000

Double occupancy with daily yoga: Rs 4000

Price includes breakfast, evening meal and (optional) daily meditation sittings…..Yoga morning and/or evening – optional 2nd class Rs500

You can experience village life and be away from tourist crowds. There are small local  eateries close by ; restaurants and supermarkets at  Kovalam Junction and the attractions of Kovalam beach are just a 10 minute ride away.

An idyllic spot for the visual treat of the Indian sunset …..

WP_20160403_19_56_58_Pro (1)

home cooked meals @ Kin-Hin

Reservations are accepted for three or more nights and confirmed after receiving a non refundable deposit.

 N.B. You need a visa to enter India….contact your local Indian Embassy for info.

Recommended on Trip Advisor

world famous fruit salad!

Guide Services  

It is my pleasure to make your stay in India as easy and enjoyable as possible.  Aided by a great deal of local knowledge and familiarity with the country, this is usually a simple task for me.

Living and travelling in India since 1997 I am used to the customs and can help you avoid the pitfalls. My suggestions for drivers etc are always with people known to me personally that are reliable and trustworthy.

I am always happy to share what I know with you; from which are what I consider the best shops in Trivandrum and where to get good coffee and dosa in town, to the ‘must see’ sights and destinations of South India and beyond and how best reach them.

I can travel with you on day trips and (commitments permitting) accompany you on longer tours if required, if you are agreeable to taking me as your guest.

Thankful to be the giver, I am reluctant to charge for guide services. I do though need to find ways to pay for the increasing costs of utilities and living expenses and be able to support myself year long from a limited ‘season time’.

If what I provide is helpful and useful for you kindly consider reciprocating with a financial donation of your choosing using your own income as a guideline.

A Zen Story….

The Giver Should Be Thankful

While Seisetsu was the master of Engaku in Kamakura he required larger quarters, since those in which he was teaching were overcrowded. Umezu Seibei, a merchant of Edo, decided to donate five hundred pieces of gold called ryo toward the construction of a more commodious school. This money he brought to the teacher. Seisetsu said: “All right. I will take it.” Umezu gave Seisetsu the sack of gold, but he was dissatisfied with the attitude of the teacher. One might live a whole year on three ryo, and the merchant had not even been thanked for five hundred.  “In that sack is five hundred ryo,” hinted Umezu. “You told me that before,” replied Seisetsu.

“Even if I am a wealthy merchant, five hundred ryo is a lot of money,” said Umezu. “Do you want me to thank you for it?” asked Seisetsu.

“You ought to,” replied Uzemu.

Why should I?” inquired Seisetsu.  

 “The giver should be thankful.” said Umezu.                                                                                                                                                                           


Print Friendly, PDF & Email