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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed 3 nights at Fringe Ford and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. We were the only guests (they have 4 rooms) and the staff was extremely helpfull. If we wanted to do a hike in the morning, the guide would take us (no extra charge), if we wanted to do nothing, they brought us snacks...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Imagine a beautiful place surrounded by verdant jungles and garlanded by streams and waterfalls and elephants deer bisons come to greet you in the night making endearing sounds and the chirping and whistling of birds reaches out to your soul and the nearest place where ur sleeping mobiles get a drip of a signal is 2.5 km away traversing through...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

From where do I start?? :-) This was long pending one and yes Gautam would acknowledge that fact. We stayed here for 2 days and would have wished to continue forever:-) WowSome place!! All rounder Shaji you rock!! PraDIP you're awesome (far far better than these so called City one's) and legendary Muthu!! And team fringe ford. We spent good...

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Reviewed May 22, 2016

I stayed here with my 9 year old daughter in March and it was the highlight of a fabulous trip to India. Anil and Shaji could not have been more welcoming and it is so peaceful a location. The sounds of birds and occasional monkeys during the day are replaced by insects and frogs in the evening as the stars...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 22, 2016

I had a great time in Fringe Ford! It was peaceful, and the walks with our guide Shaji were very interesting. The food was amazing. We (me and my dad) saw lots of interesting animals. I had a great time! : )

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1Thank dancingqueen100
Swanage, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 6, 2016

Peace, good air, wonderful walks, excitement and interest and no people. What is not to love? The service was excellent, the food absolutely delicious, the rooms beautiful, clean and comfortable, the treks so informative, exciting and our guide so well informed about everything, all the fauna and flora in the is marvellous remote place. I felt happy and at home...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed February 22, 2016

one of the best we ever visited in Western ghats. lot of wild life, trekking options make it s three day affair. The rooms to end is great with big windows. take a high clearance car. great food, great hospitality.

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed February 4, 2016

This is a 550 acre property that the owner has let nature take over. That is remarkable, as it used to be a working cardamom and coffee plantation, and would be worth crores in annual profits if worked upon. The fact that the owner has decided to let it revert to nature is truly admirable. The place is small, with...

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1Thank Dipayan_Chakraborty
Coimbatore, India
Reviewed January 31, 2016

In Jan'16 I visited Fringe Ford with my family. My daughter and wife felt that it is wonderful place amidst wild life. It is perfect place for a real vacation, completely separated from normal civilization because no TV, no cell phones no residential nearby. Even without TV and cell phone it was a pleasant stay. The cottage was comfortable and...

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Hyderabad, India
Reviewed December 13, 2015

Amazing local tracker who knows every corner of the jungle. one of the most serene and beautiful locations. Brilliant view! The trekking trips from around the resort into the jungle make for a lifetime memory.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Snuggled into a cosy valley, high up in the hills, with the grand old forest peaks towering paternally around it. Fringe Ford is as cut off from the world as you can get. It probably doesn't feature on a map, has no traffic fumes, no traffic, not even a road, and is thankfully ignored by the cell phone towers. What is does have however, is a fabulous, authentic experience of living in the middle of a remote plantation surrounded by forest, some great treks, silver silence punctuated only by the occasional warning calls of birds or monkeys when a carnivore comes visiting. And it offers you the best peace you've had on vacation anywhere anytime. There is a 360 view of the remote plantation surrounded by forest; all looking identical, but each with its own tale. The balding Namboodri peaks, named after the estate's ex-accountant, the range of hills that rises almost perpendicular at the back of the house, which once climbed, leads one on to Coorg, the peak out there, with the watch tower, which was built one day, and demolished that night by wild elephants. Fringe Ford was named by the Englishman who had first bought the land and built it into a plantation. It changed hands since then, and was finally acquired by its present landlord, Ahmed, who being a naturalist, let the land remain as plantation but adhering to strict eco friendly practices. In fact, the 520-acre property shares its boundaries, not fences with the wildlife sanctuaries of Wyanad and Tholpaty reserve forest, making this entire stretch, one of the last remaining bastions of the Malabar rain forests around, with shelter for its fauna and flora. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fringe Ford

Address: Cherrakara P.O Tahlapoya Post, | Mananthavadi, 670644, India
Location: India > Kerala > Wayanad District
Price Range: $90 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Rooms in the main bungalow have higher ceilings, the outhouse where we stayed has 2 rooms, which can get a bit stuffy”
  • The main bungalow, has 3 rooms
  • The outhouse, has 2 rooms for guests and a small office
 of 5 bubbles Dipayan_Chakraborty, Feb 4, 2016 | Read review
“one facing the forest”
 of 5 bubbles amirthavkm, Jan 31, 2016 | Read review
“Choose the ones that face the valley”
 of 5 bubbles milisri, Dec 13, 2015 | Read review
“The property does have a landline phone. Be prepared for a bumpy ride in a 4x4 to and fro to the property. Parking and pickup is available. You can call the manager, he is a nice and friendly fellow and would happily arrange it.”
 of 5 bubbles Sachinnarayanan, Dec 20, 2014 | Read review
“All the beds have foot boards so tall travellers need to have an understanding companion if they want to stretch out.”
 of 5 bubbles martinf444, May 13, 2014 | Read review
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