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Aranyakam

Valathoor,Rippon, Kalpetta 673577, India
Aranyakam
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a couple of days at place and it was a wonderful view from the Balcony. Located at the edge of human settlement, one can hear a vast array of insects, birds and funny sounding whistling squirrels. There is a water fall close by, which can be heard too. We spent a lot of time just sitting and listening to... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent stay with pure Kerala experience. Rooms are well maintained with the original Kerala touch. Food was excellent and served different menu on 2 different days. The backyard is coffee plantation and at night it will be filled with fire flies which is really a good treat for you eyes. Only 1 suggestion for improvement :-it will be really helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here in March with family and it was a wonderful experience. My daughter and I had the luxury tree house and it was wonderful, such a peaceful relief from the bustle of city and travel. My son and girlfriend stayed in the house which was comfortable. The food was amazing all fresh and plentiful and using ingredients from... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Peaceful and beautiful place,best food,even beet root curry. Gorgeous smell of coffee flowers greeted us. Good place to relax,read and spot birds. Not the place to visit if you want to shop until you drop. The host, Rajesh, was working on the plantation but still took the time to show us the inner-workings of the coffee plantation, without being over... More 

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Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We spent two delicious days in this guest house. Our hosts were very caring and we had very nice discussions with them. We also ate delicious keralese dishes !! The homestay is a traditional house where we felt at home. It is amidst coffee plantations and the view from the estate is amazing. We wish you all to enjoy as... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Spent two days and a night at Aranyakam. Locating the place isn't that hard, as you can call the hosts to get exact directions. If you are coming from via Calicut, the route is Meppady -> Chundale -> Rippon bus stop. You take a right from here, and ask for Vaalathur on reaching where anybody on the way can point... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Had a 2 night stay in one of the Tree Houses. The location, with a view down and across to a natural forest was breathtaking and, given the practical difficulties in constructing and equipping it, the facilities in the Tree House were first class - hot water, comfortable bed and pretty good space. A short walk to the main building... More 

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I really liked this place even though there is nothing fancy about it. The beds are just ok, the rooms are sparsely furnished, the showers awkward, and there is no WiFi. What there is are spectacular views, wonderful local dishes served for dinner and breakfast, gracious hosts, and interesting buildings. I loved the architecture. I had a sinus infection and... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed at Aranyakam for 4 nights and it was an experience that we will cherish forever. The hosts, Neema and Rajesh, make the homestay what it is, with their warmth, hospitality and service. You are in the lap of nature, far from madding crowds and the experience can be rejuvenating to say the least. Amidst coffee bushes and lush... More 

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Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was my third trip to Kerala and first to Wayanad. Needless to stay, it's not a hotel but a home-stay. And the hosts are amazing. They are really amicable and co-operative and help you out with every single thing. The food they serve is purely authentic Kerala dishes and made out of home-grown vegetables (they have a massive farm).... More 

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