I fell in love with the place in the very first sight. I would not call it as a property as it is not an usual resort or stay. The tents are very comfortable and has got all the necessary items in it that you may require in your whole stay. People who manage it, specially Aditya, the Admiral of his small army of troops, are very courteous and very helpful. They may not seem a professional with a hotel management degree but they do know how to pamper their guests well. Every morning is a whole new morning with insects chirping, birds singing and above all you can smell the forest. The tents are located in the bushes and when we visited (in August 13), it was drizzling almost the whole day but it made our stay memorable.
Before we could come over from the beauty of the place the troops were ready with our lunch and it was lavish. It had a number of local cuisine with variety of vegetables, fish and meat. I could not believe my tongue as the cook was no professional but could feel that he had put a lot of passion with loads of love in it.
There are huge tea estates which makes the place insanely beautiful. There are plenty of places to visit most of which can be visited by walking. Be sure to ask Aditya to guide you. Although he has provided a very informative booklet in all the tents but a discussion with him over a supper will make it even more interesting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grassroots is at the foothills of the Vythiri ranges with the majestic Chembra peak to the left and the Banasura/Kuruchermala to the right. The property straddles a tea estate and has a swift flowing river with a Pannia (a tribe found in Kerala & Tamil Nadu) colony at the edge of the river. Set on a three acre slope of coffee, areca nut and pepper, Grassroots overlooks the tea plantations planted during the colonial era. A quaint stream below forms a general area of activity for the scattered population of tribals and other residents. The Banasura range of mountains beyond completes the picture, making it truly magical. Accommodation is in Luxury Swiss tents, spacious and plush with every amenity that the discerning traveler would want. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grassroots Wayanad Kalpetta, Kerala, India