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Grassroots Wayanad
Ranked #8 of 82 Kalpetta B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“A relaxed stay ...”
Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

A relaxed stay. The tents are very luxurious. The food was amazing. Both Rachel & Aditya made us feel welcome and helped organise some trips for us and a taxi to and from the station. We visited the families other place, called Red Earth in Kabini and swam in the pool, it is newly opened and definitely worth stay, it looks amazing ....

The only thing to double check is whether your meals are included or at extra cost. Finally a big thank you to Rachel's husband for helping us out with the sleeper train.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

The interiors are great and perfect balcony to chill out on. The place is perfect for a laid back vacation. The retro feel of the dining room has the perfect ambience to dine in.There are no billboards so don't miss the turn in kalpetta town. we got a bit lost when we tried to get to the resort from vythri. The food was very good top notch on quality could improve the spread a bit. The hosts were great. overall it was a very memorable trip for us.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

my first trip to wayanad couldn't have been more memorable than this. lovingly created and family run, it is the perfect recipe to beat urban blues. plush tents, fantastic food, warm hospitality from the hosts (rachel and aditya) as well as the staff...all the small details they have thought through made for a wonderful weekend. the menu was a perfect combination (kerala cuisine for lunch & continental for dinner) tailor-made if needed to fit everyone's taste. place is very kid friendly, lots of little things to keep them occupied. our kids picked cashew nuts off the tree and the chef helped bake them! imagine their excitement :). look forward to more lazy weekends curled in the hammock with comics.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

one of the best holiday getaways I've had, rustic charm in a luxurious setting...sounds paradoxical but that's exactly what Grassroots provided. luxury tents...setting: a beautiful coffee plantation, set on a hilltop with sneaking glances of a meandering river below; luxurious setting, bird watching, amazing hospitality, spectacular food for the gastronome & the unique nature trips organised.....kudos to Aditya & Rachel, the hosts, for creating & nurturing this special getaway!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

We were looking for a nice weekend trip and we got exactly what we expected. Good food, excellent rooms amidst a beautiful garden, great hosts and superb view - to keep it short. Aditya and Rachel hosted us wery well and we would certainly recommend grass roots to all our friends and family members.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Bangalore
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

If I was looking for a relaxed stay, with good food, charming host and superb view I would go back to Grassroots. Its a place where one can curl up and read a book. The tents are tastefully done and I didn't feel that I was in a tent. I was here for my Birthday and enjoyed every minute here. Since they didn't have a checkout time we stayed there till late evening on the day of return just because we loved the place so much

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

We had a very good stay in the tents the concept was very well executed. All our fears and apprehensions were laid to rest the moment we saw the place and met Rachel and Aditya. The food was just awesome with the continental theme for dinners and Indian theme for the lunch. Aditya has an amazing sense of music and adventure one shouldn't miss the boating by the resort inThoni and the rafting by the backwaters of Banasura dam. Please carry clothes which can dry faster if you plan for rafting. Locals are very friendly people and if interested can also arrange for fishing in the river near the property. The property is surrounded by the tea estates and I suggest a walk through the estate to reach the hanging / dancing bridge. The resort is placed in a very picturesque location midst the by vythri ranges. Mountain biking can be real fun and adventure if one has the will and stamina to cycle a couple of km. I would recommend THONI and Chengadam rides if you are planning tone less adventurous.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Property: Grassroots Wayanad
Address: Koilery Kunnu via Pinangode | Pozhuthana Post, Kalpetta 673575, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Wayanad District > Kalpetta
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Kalpetta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grassroots Wayanad 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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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