Wayanad is a little corner of paradise and The Jackfruit Tree is seventh heaven. It is a secluded property nestled among the tea plantations and has a stunning view of Mount Chembra from the balcony.
Manoj, the caretaker, is ever-present and Prasad and Anjana divide their time between Calicut and Wayanad. I was lucky enough for them to be present with their son, Anan, during my stay. Never will you meet a nicer family: they welcomed me like a relative and were fun, charming and generous. Manoj was also always willing to help and cooked up a feast morning, noon and night.
I leave with great memories feeling relaxed and reinvigorated and with new friends. A wonderful experience!
Thanks for Prasad and Mahooj for a wonderful stay at The Jackfruit Tree. The good reviews are well-deserved and we found everything as we expected it to be.
In terms of customer service, we felt they pulled out all the stops. The owner Prasad came over from Calicut to greet us personally and Mahooj cooked fantastic breakfast and meals for us every day - very reasonably priced we thought. We wanted to get fit (!) and running up through the tea plantations before breakfast was amazing. We had the downstairs room which has a private balcony - great if you are a Western woman and want to be able to wear your shorts for a bit!!!!
This was our second visit back to stay at the Jack Fruit Tree Hamlet and once again it was amazing. Prasad and Aparna are the perfect hosts and went out their way to make sure everything was just right. We thoroughly enjoyed their company and are so pleased have made friends with them both. At the same time we were always allowed our privacy to simply soak in and enjoy the peace and serenity of the place. As always the food was incredible, and Manoj the housekeeper was just great.
The Jack Fruit Tree Hamlet itself is set in the most stunning location and drinking tea on the terrace overlooking the beautiful scenery will always be a memory held with great fondness. Would recommend staying here anytime.
Sitting on the balcony of this place is like visiting heaven. The peace and beauty just wash through you. A wonderful sanctuary from the rich cacophony of India.
Had the most amazing time at The Jackfruit Tree. The view is to die for! The location is a little isolated, but the management arranged for transportation also.. the staff is very admirable.
I made some great friends over the trip; And will definitely go back soon!
The multi-level house on stilts is ideally located, with stunning views and a few minutes from the tea plantations. There's also a waterfall within a 10 minutes walk.
The hosts are very kind and welcoming. Prasad and Aparna (the owners) are very courteous and thoughtful, they will make you feel at home. Manoj (the property manager) is attentive and gracious, he will help with every day to day detail and serve amazing home cooked Kerala style meals.
Needless to say, it's a perfect place to relax. I've stayed there two times and expect to return again and again.
This is a little offbeat place - around 800 m from the main road. But once you reach the place, it's worth the trouble. The balconies opens to the valley and the Chamara Peak view (though you may see the peak only around 2 PM due to clouds and haze).
There are 4 rooms - B1 and B2 at the top floor and B3/B4 a floor below. We took B1 and B2 - which has the better view. The view from floor below gets blocked due to the trees in front. So I will suggest you ensure you get B1 or B2. There is a problem with the rooms though - the fan behavies in binary mode - either runs at 1 or at full speed.
There is a small waterfalls near the place, that you can trek. Other than that, there is not much outdoor activity available. But due to the environment around, you can really relax and spend some quite time if you want to.
The food is decent - kind of home food. Do not expect hotel/restaurant type menu. But the taste is quite good - we enjoyed our dinner thoroughly. Minor glitches includes unavailability of biscuits with Tea/Coffee, and only Idlee (with few leftover breads from previous night) with egg omelette. So breakfast was not something that I can claim we enjoyed as much as the dinner (though I must say - the taste of whatever limited menu available was good).
Overall - I would have given it a 4.5 - but due to lack of option, I gave it a 5. Giving it a 4 is not right - just for the reason that we thoroughly enjoyed the time we stayed there.