Varikkassery mana is an old Nalukettu Tharavadu in place Manissery in Ottapalam Town, which is an old Ancestral home used by the namboothiri clan from kerala for more than 1000 years. Truly speaking the mana complex cannot be called a home, it is rather a grand residence with many people staying there, in addition to the owners, with specific duties for each one. Which contains a beautiful pond, Two temples and two pathayapuras and tress that includes all types of indigenous ones.
Nalukettu is the main building of varikkassery mana. The foundation of the building was constructed as per the measurements done by perumthachan. Nalukettu building is in 3 floors. There are lots of other comparatively small rooms, which were used as storage rooms or pooja rooms. Bedrooms are located in the first and second floor. There are 4 attached bedrooms and 2 halls in the first floor. There are four staircase to the first floor from the ground level.
Second floor is an exact replica of the first floor. Another view is of the pond which mesmerizes us of its green color and the three surrounding it. From the pond it is to large devi temple and small Ayyappa kshetram. Varikkassery mana is a popular shooting location for Malayalam films and several. Commercially successful films as Devasuram, Aaram Thamburan, Rappakal and Valliettan were filmed on its premises.