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About us

We enjoy hosting guests and helping them discover our multicultural hometown.

An entrepreneurial and adventure loving family, we constructed the Ama La Vida home-stay which has 5 fully-furnished and well equipped apartments.

airbnb guest house founder

Pushpa Kothari

Entrepreneur for over thirty years, Pushpa founded Offbeat with her husband, and Bagtrendz where she works with women from nearby villages. She brought up four children, her son, daughter and two nephews in Pondicherry and still managed to keep her entrepreneurial spirit alive. 

Samarth Kothari

Samarth retired at 33 to follow his passions: tennis, ultimate frisbee, cycling, hiking, yoga, guitar, flute, tabla and bhangra. Prior to this He worked for Sikana, a Parisian NGO dedicated to empowering people through educational video programs. Recently, he founded Eco Griham, a sustainable housing project close to Auroville. He has summitted Cotopaxi and Kilimanjaro, hiked up to Machu Picchu, and cycled hundreds of kms in Ladakh, Kanha and the Andaman.

founder ama la vida homestay

For travelers, by travelers...

Discover some pictures of our treks around the world.

My brother and I hiked to the summit of Cotopaxi in 2017. The warmth, the vibrant colours, the joy of living were our key takeaways from our trip to South America.

To etch the memories in stone, we built the Ama la Vida residence to offer a comfortable stay to folks wanting to discover themselves in Pondicherry. 

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