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Fringe Ford

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Cherrakara P.O Tahlapoya Post, | Mananthavadi, 670644, India
Fringe Ford
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our six day stay at Fringe Ford was nothing short of perfection. We enjoyed treks with Shaji whose boundless energy and depth of knowledge was infectious! He knows and respects the jungle and we felt honoured to explore this special part of Kerala with him. We were fortunate enough to see monkeys, bison, tropical birds and, on the way back... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A fantastic area to just relax whilst watching for wildlife and enjoying the blissful peace of the surrounding area. Our guide Shaji was the most lovely person and really made the trip special, even when we encountered the leeches!!!!!!! (Thank goodness for the leech socks!) Even though we did not see any big cats up close we did see the... More 

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Bangalore
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Note:- This is a re-review. This place never ceases to amaze you. Fantastic and absolutely beautiful. The entire property is surrounded by tropical evergreen forests and is absolutely stunning, with no distractions like tv, your mobiles wont work here and the nearest civilization is approximately 4-5 kms away. This is my 5th visit and I absolutely loved it.... again. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A great place to go with a bunch of friends. To just chill and vege out. The place is clean and the food fantastic. We came from Malaysia in December 2012, a group of friends, and to escape to a place like this was super.... We heard a tigers roar, and we saw wild elephants trampling thru the ingle around... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Absolutely LOVED the place and the people running it. It is nestled deep in the mountains and the nearest civilization is 4 kms away. No phone connectivity, no internet connectivity, no TV - Absolute Bliss! The only thing you can do is go on really long walks or read and eat Muthu's fantastic cooking! And Shaji is the perfect guide... More 

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Kent England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

When you are told that you and your travelling companions have the whole place to yourselves because they know you'd prefer it that way, you know its going it's not your ordinary resort. Fringe Ford is remote and the trip there up needs a story vehicle - it was all arranged for us and we were met in the local... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

What an unbelievably magical place. We were meant to be here for 3 nights but ended up extending our stay by an extra night. Mammooty is an absolute gent, so helpful, accommodating and knowledgable about the land around Fringe Ford. Shaji was a wonder to behold, pointing out elephant and tiger tracks that we would have just have walked past... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

A remote place with incredible views of the mountains from the terrace. Walks with guide, Shaji, were amazing - he is so enthusiastic. The food was superb and vast quantities of it. First meal not spicy but cook soon learned we like real Keralan food so wonderful on subsequent days. Need to be reasonably fit to enjoy the walks although... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We had a perfect stay at Fringe Fort: The house is charming and perfectly located in the middle of the Wayanad forest. Totally relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. The staff (the guide and and the manager) were absolutely friendly and helpful! The food and the chef were amazing. All in all: mind-blowing! Thanks a lot.

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Pune, India
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32 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My wife and I stayed there over New Years 2014 We had excellent guidance getting there, first on the phone, and later from the managers son guiding us thru their private forest road. If you have a 4x4 vehicle, we strongly suggest you to be bold and do the drive yourself, though a very good jeep drop is arranged by... More 

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