This was where I used to spend my weekends while I lived at Coimbatore.. the best time I had. We used to visit his place like once in a while and later got a lot of traveller friends, as there were many people who used to stay here several times.
The food was freshly cooked there itself, vegetarian with a lot of side dish: There was no refrigerator there and so no question about old food. During day we used to go for trekking, and visits to nearby tribal hamlets. There was a guide named Kuruvayan and Babychayan,.. i still remember,.. who used to accompany us most of the time. We visited a few pristne waterfalls, called nalu or anju and Perumalmudy, a hill nearby.
During the evening, we usually had chat with the owner of the restaurant, a person called Dominic Xavier. He himself is a traveler and he used to share his experience about traveling in Spity and villages of Madhya Pradesh. He was a very good person, with a very good knowledge : he reads a lot of books.
There was no TV in the resort, but we had a very good time, reading books, watching nature.. there were a lot of bird species arriving to the restaurant. The place was silent, other than the lovely voice of birds.
The entire plot was covered by huge trees, and had good shade. There were some vanila plantation there and I remember Babychayan giving us a lecture on vanila plantation once. I could see Vellingiri Hill (A hill which is considered holy) from the 1st floor of the restaurant and I felt it like an auspicious movement.
Reaching the place was little difficult, as the road from Goolikadavu to Pettickal was not very comfortable, but the warmth and chillness of Malleeshwaram (Malleeshwaram is another holy hill of Attappady) lodge made us happy..