Accommodation at Mitraniketan
The cost of staying at Mitraniketan is $10 to $20 per day. This includes 3 daily meals and a room at the guest house.
Mitraniketan is not a 5-star hotel. But the staff take good care of you, and they take precautions like boiling the water to avoid stomache-trouble and things like that.
There is a tea-house on the premises, where you can get a very nice cup of tea and an Indian snack.
The cost of living in India is very low, and the Rupee is still inexpensive compared to the US Dollar.
If you want to travel in South India or other parts of India, we would advise you to buy a good travel guide. One of the best is “Lonely planet“. Here you will find a lot of information about the country and many Indian guest houses are listed with their address and phone number.
If you want to visit Mitraniketan you just buy an air ticket to the capital of Kerala, Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram). From Trivandrum you can take a taxi to Mitraniketan. Or you can fetch a bus. Go to the bus station and ask for the bus to Vellenad, which is the neighbouring village to Mitraniketan. You will find that the personnel at the bus terminal are generally very helpful – like most people you will meet in Kerala. See a local map including Trivandrum and Mitraniketan. Use the Zoom+ button for a close up.