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442 Gurawal, Agonda 403702 India
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#38 of 79 Specialty lodging in Agonda
Nestled within a tranquil valley of jungle wilderness, Khaama Kethna is a one of a kind ecological retreat centre. Spread across 12 acres of sub-tropical forest, our traditionally hand crafted cabanas and tree houses are surrounded by untouched nature and green fields in every direction. Throughout the duration of your stay, become will be immersed into nature and live in harmony with the incredible native flora and fauna of the South Goan jungle. The aim at Khaama Kethna is to provide a uniquely nourishing and adventurous jungle experience that encourages withdrawal into the solitude and serenity of nature from this modern, hectic world. The centre is an example of a modern way to live as close to the earth as possible and wide open to the symphony of its inhabitants in a simple, comfortable and refreshing manner. From trees in the bedroom to frogs in the toilet, each room is designed to incorporate life throughout and we are guests in the jungle’s environment and not the other way around. This fresh, wild and unconfined environment inspires people to acknowledge and embrace the whole of life while reconnecting to the beautiful life force within and all around.
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Shilpams wrote a review Dec 2019
321 contributions32 helpful votes
I came here 3 times in 2013 March-May when it was new, with friends. The founder Tiago was very hands-on, and the place was much smaller. But the management has shifted. The current management needs to get it together more, if they are running a hotel or retreat center in the jungle. They barely left the room at the main lodge that has a fan. The huts have expanded to 20+, and it’s a good 15-20 minute walk in the dark jungle to reach the last few huts. It is very easy to get lost coming back to the lodge, if you take a wrong turn. Stay to the right at any V in the road. I reached around 4:30pm. I understand Konkani, so I overheard the female staff saying the lock was broken - but I didn’t realize she was talking about my room. I was excited to be in the jungle, and back in Goa after so many years, anyway. When I reached the cabin, I realized it was allllll the way at the end along the jungle. Previously I have seen men making feni alcohol in the jungle. Also my own friends have been raped by hotel staff in India & the US. So coming back to India post-Nirbhaya & MeToo, I have taken my personal safety more seriously. So I called the front desk. They said they would send someone. I waited almost an hour and it was getting dark. So I called again. They said “the boys have gone to buy vegetables”. Ok, if you run a lodge, why not come check up yourself what’s the matter? So then I walked down to the main lodge, realizing how far it would be at night. And I saw that many new large structures have been built that are just full of old furniture and junk. It doesn’t look welcoming or safe. So then I got the lock for my room, went all the way back, and it wasn’t locking. I called again, and this time the woman was annoyed that I called again. So I went all the way back to the room with the fan, to request a room change to a closer room. The older Indian man who runs the place was very entitled, and asked me why I’m making a fuss. So I said, “Well, I’m a woman staying alone in the jungle, and I don’t want to take an unnecessary risk.” “What difference does it make if you are a woman?” “Well, I am more likely to get raped than a man.” “Oh, so they’re going to sniff you out, huh?” etc. This went on for a while ok some esoteric yoga b.s. about how the jungle is safe, and pissed me off. At this point some other men came to check in. So I let them check in, then told him off that he can’t be so condescending given all of the news stories. And I’m not worried about leopards, when I am talking about rape - it’s men - including possibly him - a man I just met five minutes earlier. So that finally shocked him, and he gave me a cabin in front, closer to the main lodge. At this point it was very dark and they had to clean out that cabin. So he sent one of the younger guys to help me with my bags. In the dark, we had a hard time figuring out which cabin was mine. But I had left the porch light on. It was really far in the dark. On the way back, we got lost on the dark and went down the wrong trail. It turned out he was there for the first time, and had never been to that side of the property. Turns out most of the staff was brand new. So he told me I had been to the place more than he had, and I figured out how to get back to the main lodge. I figured out where to turn right to go to the main lodge because there was a white tissue on the ground on the correct trail. At this point, they should put 1 sign at least. The next night I watched him give the same room to a French woman, and in the mornings he was complaining there was no water. The guy didn’t really seem to care. If you are going to overcharge foreigners, then at least have basic hospitality and consideration. The vegan food was great, but some meals repeated if you stay for all meals. Breakfast is overpriced for India at 400 rupees, when you can buy a week’s worth of vegetables for 150 rupees at the market. If you are a couple, you can easily share a breakfast plate. The Thali prices are not listed on the board - so Ask. The jungle itself was wonderful, full of monkeys and good energy. The yoga and other services were great. There was a man who fixed your alignment who charged 500 rupees just to look at you for five minutes, without a treatment. That seems also ridiculous to me, by Indian Standards, when a proper 90 minute at home Accupressure treatment can be 1000 rupees. Agonda is very close. Still I enjoyed my time in the jungle.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Iduna wrote a review Dec 2019
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I really enjoyed my time at Khaama Kethna. A place with a rustic flare in the midst of the jungle. The hut i stayed in was basic and clean, i loved the outdoor shower! If you are looking for a real nature experience, a place where you forget about the daily busy life and an opportunity, to spend some quiet time, thats the place to go to. It is rare to find places like that, where the 'back to nature'-experience has priority and where you are given an opportunity to put your electrical devices aside and just listen to the sounds of the jungle.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Albert m wrote a review Nov 2019
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I stayed for a week and was sorry that I couldn't stay longer. Khaama Kethna was my last port of call before returning to Europe. I am a life long meat eater but I found the vegetarian food delicious and satisfying fare. As a consequence I now eat vegetarian several days of each week. This was a real back to nature/back to basics experience. The hut I had as my room for the week was basic but clean. The outdoor toilet and shower served it's purpose. Showering in cold water is actually very refreshing and I started to really enjoy the experience after a few days. I was living in the jungle. Lot's of strange noises at night and you need to come prepared for the insects. Having said that I was quite happy in my mosquito net for sleeping and dozing. Yoga sessions were very well run but testing at times for me. You will meet a very mixed bag of people here, both guests and staff. This is not a hotel. This is an experience. The food, the eclectic mix of people, the jungle environment and the long periods of quiet combined to make me start to question the non-stop/materialistic life that I normally lead. My short stay made me realise that i can live quite happily without technology, television and busyness. For anyone thinking of going the "back to basics" nature of Khaama Kethna is an essential part of the experience. If you are looking for comfort and mod-cons this is not for you. If you have a spirit of curiosity and adventure go for it.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Caroline N wrote a review Apr 2019
Didim, Turkey17 contributions3 helpful votes
Whilst in a jungle environment you expect bugs and critters in your room but not an infestation of fleas in the restaurant and bed which we can only presume are from the cats and dogs that roam around the site. Water for showering etc was intermittent, on one occasion we were without water for 36 hours which was unacceptable in the extreme heat during April. Electricity was also intermittent, with regular powercuts. Rooms are not cleaned daily as specified,but every four days. The toiletries which are supposed to be complimentary consistent of a mini guest bar of soap. Ours was actually used complete with pubic hair but you can ask for a new bar!! We anticipated a variety of toiletries which were Eco friendly as we were in the jungle but this was not available. Drinking water was also supposed to be available in the rooms but again we had to wait 2 days before it arrived! Basic cleanliness and upkeep is greatly lacking, the walks overgrown and an uncomfortable atmosphere in the restaurant area. Food acceptable but I did find a hair in my breakfast! Plan B's need to be implemented ie a generator or solar energy for the frequent power cuts and water brought in prior to guests arriving. Poor management and all in all a poor show all round.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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GowriNK wrote a review Nov 2018
Bengaluru, India141 contributions96 helpful votes
Lots of places say that they offer intrepid travelers rustic, offbeat, eco-friendly nature stays but in our experience, most of them come equipped with all the amenities to make sure you don't miss any of the trappings of urban city life. Khaama Khetna is completely different. When they say they are an offbeat stay that offers a one-with-nature living experience and simple, home-cooked vegetarian meals, they mean it. The place is hidden away from the main street and beach of Agonda, a good 10-12 minute scooter ride away. If you choose to walk, it will be an uphill one through forest-lined paths. The amenities are basic and clean as is the food - simple, delicious fare. There's no network availability and even the WiFi at the reception area is patchy. We stayed for one night here before moving to beach huts.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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IndiaGoaSouth Goa DistrictAgonda
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Frequently Asked Questions about Khaama Kethna
Which popular attractions are close to Khaama Kethna?
Nearby attractions include Conco Island (0.6 miles), Wild Adventure Park (0.7 miles), and Dinesh Ayurvedic Massage Centre (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Khaama Kethna?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Khaama Kethna?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Khaama Kethna?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Khaama Kethna?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Planet Cafe, Silent Waves, and H2O.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Khaama Kethna?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Khaama Kethna have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Khaama Kethna offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Khaama Kethna?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Khaama Kethna?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Khaama Kethna?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cabo de Rama Fort (6.5 miles).