The rustic villages, impeccable forests, the staggering greenery and unseen traditions of Kerala are still waiting to be discovered that are hidden in these small corners of Kerala.While spending few days at ‘Grandpa’s abode’ you will realize that how very less is needed to live a happy life. Living in urban settings we often do not realize the value of nature.With the lush greenery around at Grandpa’s abode one can return to nature and simplicity because with every walk of nature one receives more than he seeks.Well to keep you enthralled, there are a lot of places to visit nearby ‘Grandpa’s abode’. Sunny’s Gramophone museum is definitely worth the drive from Kottayam. The Gramophone museum is just 3 km drive from the home stay. The expansive collection features vintage gramophones, records, vinyl sleeve art and historic information enough to turn any visitor into a music history buff.The next is Marmala waterfalls which is just 2 km drive from the property. A small trek to the waterfalls exposes you with beautiful waterfall with crystal clear water. The water falls with an immense strength which creates a cover of mist around the waterfall. You can spend an entire day here, photographing or having a small picnic with family.The waterfall is just 1 km’s away from Wagamon, a small and picturesque hill station. The place enchants one’s soul with gardens and beautiful meadows. It is a very ideal tourist spot surrounded by the greenery of tea gardens, beautiful meadows, deep puzzling valleys and dales. Grass covered hills; velvet lawns and the cool mountain air make Vagamon a perfect holiday retreat. A curious blend of religious mysticism and European legacies, this hillside village is a haven of equanimity.Even if you wish t stay back at the home stay, there are a lot of things to experience. Special Yoga classes are organized by the hosts. The classes are given by a certified Yoga master. Or you can just relax and enjoy those drooling cuisines prepared with love and care. You can even take cooking classes by the hosts. Go for a village walk and nearby rubber plantation.Explore the simple and peaceful village life of people around. Go for misty morning walk around the farm & estate, fresh organic vegetables & fruits that they serve from their own farm, the greenery around and it lets you unwind. The lawn is wide enough for your children too run around and plays games.