The life of a digital nomad is not all plane-hopping and sight-seeing. Sometimes you need a quiet place to wind down, relax and actually get some work done. We still work an average 30-40 hrs a week, but we just do it on the road. After taking a week off in Mumbai to hang out we needed a quiet place and peaceful place to grind. We rented Skreekala's house in the Painkulum to do just that and are beyond.
Little did I know when I arrived that I would fall ill to traveler's belly. Between working and recovering we didn't really have time to take Skreekala up on the waterfalls and hikes that are a bit ouside of the village but it pays to be cheaply entertained. There's a beautiful river at the end of the road that served for great nature walks in the morning. For a tiny village the infrastructure is great!
Skreekala was the sweetest host and made sure that we had everything that we needed. The closest town is Cheruthuruthy so you can get any snacks or supplies from there. If you want to eat in Skreekala can set you up with a personal cook who can deliver food to you, which we did for a few days.
This is the kind of travel that stays close to your heart forever. The kind villagers saying hello and chatting in English or in Hindi- regardless of our understanding will always be a fond memory. There's nothing better than being welcomed in a foerign land.
If you'd like to rent Skreekala's place she has listed it in Airbnb at a very reasonable price. Please don't ask for discounts, that's just rude. https://www.airbnb.co.in/rooms/22418495
Painkulum is located in Thrissur and is closest to the Shoranur train station. We made a mistake and got off at Thrissur but it wasn't too hard to grab an Uber and get going thr right way. While in Painkulum you'll need to use tuk tuks or auto-rickshaws to get around, but we found the drivers reasonable and friendly.