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Maya Heritage Aymanam
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This is Maya (illusion), a place where you can discover yourself. Located in the picturesque village Aymanam (land of five forests), which is also formed the background for Arundhati Roy's Booker prize winning novel `The God of Small Things'. This 100 years old homestay is situated admist the dense green canopy of mangosteen, nutmeg, jack-fruit, rambuttan trees and also organic vegetable garden. The air itself is full of promise, fragrant with the myriad scents of fruit and flowering trees. All round is peace and stillness.

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Aymanam Village
The Place of Small Things

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The languid, tropical village of Ayemenem in Kerala, India is the setting for the Booker Prize winning debut novel The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, published in 1997. Within the semi-autobiographical frame of her story, Roy weaves a complex tale, encompassing family dysfunction, religious persecution, political turmoil, and love across forbidden barriers, bringing the reader into intimate contact with the pains and passions that are laying in the subterranean layers of many people’s lives, no matter where they live. Her eloquent, vivid, and personalized...

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Fact and
Fantasy

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While the author herself, and her family, have declined to illuminate the exact boundaries between fact and fantasy in the book, there is no doubt that all the elements are real, in the lives of others, if not her own. Although officially outlawed since the 1950s, India’s caste system has tenacious roots still feeding prejudice and punishing those who transgress its ancient system of social division, although these divisions are slowly breaking down. Inequality between the sexes also still prevails, as it does in many other parts of the world, and males are still considered...

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Syrian Christian
Cooking Classes

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The property `Maya Heritage’ is owned by an ancient Syrian Christian family In Central Travancore (Kottayam) The Saint Thomas Christians, also called Syrian Christians or Nasrani, are an ancient body of Christians from Kerala, India who trace their origins to the evangelistic activity of Thomas the Apostle in the 1st century. The community was historically united in leadership and liturgy, but since the 17th century has been split into several different church denominations and traditions. The Saint Thomas Christians represent a single ethnic group. Saint Thomas Christian culture is largely developed from East Syrian influences...

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Artist & Gallery

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Mozart Gallery is a small art gallery located in the village Aymanam. Gallery is owned and maintained by Artist Mr. M. Somu, as a part of his home premises, which is just 10 minutes walk through village roads from Maya Heritage. Our guests at Maya Heritage are welcome to visit the Artist and his gallery at any time with prior appointment. There are no entrance fees & visitors will be treated in friendly manner. M. Somu has a collection of his own works and the media used for paintings are oil, acrylic, water color, charcoal, pencil, gouche or mixed media (a combination of more than one media). Mozart Gallery, the private gallery of M. Somu has the desire to take the spirit of appreciation, expression and love of art beyond the boundaries.

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Marilyn Monroe

“I don't mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity.”

- Marilyn Monroe

Dylan Thomas

“A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him.”

- Dylan Thomas

CONTACT US

  • ADDRESS

    Maya Heritage Kerala, Aymanam Village
    Kottayam, Kerala, INDIA – 686015

  • PHONE NUMBER

    +91 9446439252

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