We spent 5 happy days here, being very well fed and looked after by everyone. For an English couple, this was a totally different experience from the usual Western oriented hotels. It felt like we were guests in an authentically South Indian family setting. We loved walking in the beautiful valley beneath the Nilgiri Hills and meeting the friendly children, all of whom wanted to practise their English. Other highlights included driving high up past the tea plantations to see the great views across several provinces and through Mudamalur Animal Reserve at twilight. We saw over twelve elephants and many other smaller species. Also had the opportunity to do some volunteering at the Adivasi School, part of the excellent Just Change Project, which is doing so much good work for development around here. Gouri Farm is a unique experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gouri Farms is a six acre organic farm located in the Nilgiri Hills of South India.Gudalur is located in a Valley with fabulous views of the Blue Mountains. It is an undiscovered attraction; a paradise for hikers, bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. It is located with convenient access to major tourist attractions like Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary (10 Kms), Ooty (45 Kms) and Wayanad (30 Kms). The farm is a great getaway for children. ... more less