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Pugmarks Jungle Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Pattambi, Kerala, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Had an excellent time at pugmarks jungle lodge wayanad”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Had a great time at pugmarks wayanad during our honeymoon. We stayed there for couple of days and loved the place a lot. Especially the privacy and closeness to nature is superb. The cottage stay is really above the mark with good rooms. The staff (Shinoj and one cook) were really helpful and friendly. Had a great jungle safari and was able to see lot of wild life. Finally we felt two days are too short in wayanad. We would definitely visit pugmarks again within an year.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManagementPugmarks, Owner at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Glad to know that you enjoyed the honeymoon phase at Pugmarks. Infact, we are a little apprehensive to host honeymoon couples, as we are not sure if they enjoy being with nature and nature alone..!
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2013

It was just a 2 days but enjoyed to the core... night safari was different than other safari's i went, but food was awesome at the resort, I like the complete theme set up done on suit and cottage category.... wonder full place for a family to hangout with.. Just need a proper direction boards to be placed to reach the destination.....except that we enjoyed the food, place, location and night camp fire.......

Special thanks to Shinoj and the cook who served hot lemon teas when ever we requested......
thanks gopal.......

Room Tip: "Corner suites are large and sunny"
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManagementPugmarks, Owner at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thanks for the feedback. Have put more sign boards now..!
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Kochi, Kerala, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is my second trip to this place. I found out this place few months back during the shoot of my reality travelogue TV show titled “The Gypsy” being aired on Yes Indiavision TV. This time I travelled along with family to experience the monsoon in the wild to the fullest.

Pugmarks Jungle Lodge is a pertinent place to stay for those who love to live too close to the nature. Along with the criteria “safest”, one of the reasons why I chose this place is because of its uniqueness- Tent concept is implemented on solid wooden structures in the woods with a great vision of setting up unique ambiance thus empowering the tourism business of Gods Own Country, this is one of the awesomeness of the man behind it – Mr. Gopa Varma. What he told us during our mountain biking shots behind the lodge was that “We have implemented this concept to bring uniqueness as well as some care for the nature. To comply with the weather in Kerala, we made the structure solid & safe using wood and imported roofing system that gives durability near about 10 years”.

We chose Cedar Camp (tent concept on solid wooden structure). There is also a normal tent which accommodates 6 people and has an ultramodern portable toilet arrangement too.

If it was all video shoots and work last time at Pugmarks, then this time I spent my days more on feeling the monsoon with the wild nature, enjoying delicious food, trying out some soft adventure games and of course Night Safari. You can have a traditional tribal music session performed live at night too on request and it’s wild and crazy to rock on the beats of these tribes. They have a unique tune that rejuvenates your mind and accelerates your imagination.
“I don’t want to go from this place” is what my sweet little niece told us on the day of departure; so were the rest of us.

The mood this place gave us was so refreshing and highly creative. Thanks to Gopa Varma for the brilliant ambiance.

Sinoj & Appachan; you made us feel so comfortable with your great hospitality, you made us feel home away home indeed!
Looking forward to visit this place soon again ….

cheers

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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PugmarksManagement, Manager at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Very glad to see your positive feedback. We are committed to take it a few steps forward this season
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Great time at the pugmarks, though it was just 2 days, we relaxed and enjoyed the activities alike... Safari was good we got to see a big family of elephants, Indian Gaur and few deer in all. We are privileged to see the wild animals and observe them in their habitat. The resort also has few games like zip line..
in all my family enjoyed our stay here. Thank the helpful staff, Shinoj and gopal.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Gopa V, Manager at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Glad to know that you had a great time at Pugmarks. You must have got quite a lot of exotic pictures of the flora and fauna of Wayanad. Please share some photos.
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Was a lifetime experince to stay in pugmark newly setup tents.it was a brilliant experience.
Selected a Tent stay to have an experience and got what i was looking for.

Amid the woods and greenary the tent stay was like feel in heaven.It being at the top of the resort doent only give you a goog down hill view but also acorss hills. With the breeze flowing,camp fire in evening it a brilliant relaxing spot for weekends.

Must stay place for all

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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PugmarksManagement, Owner at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Delighted to see that you all had a great experience in our tented camp. That is the best way to enjoy the outdoor vacation. Hope to see you all again...!
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2013

We stayed in Pug Mark resort for three days, we chose to stay in the newly constructed tent which turned out to be a awesome choice. The food and accomodation was very good.The staff were very codial,thanks once again to Shinoj, Gopal. It was one of our best trips. I will certainly recommend you to try the tent if you happen to stay in Pug Mark.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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PugmarksManagement, Owner at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
We really do want to promote tent camping at pugmarks...What more than to wake up listening to all those birds ..!
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Kochi, Kerala, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 10, 2013

'Close' to nature is an understatement when you are describing Pugmarks Jungle Lodge. It is more like a place that blends in with nature. My stay here gave me the true feel of Wayanad and its dense green forests. The quaint cottages and suites are located right in the woods. The first thing I should mention about this place are the rooms. They are very creatively done up and even the furniture reflects the spirit of the jungle. But don't worry about having to go the 'jungle way' for all your 'needs'; the lodge provides you with all the best amenities in every room which are also very neat and hygienic. The wooden fireplace adds to the luxury of the place. There is even a tent put up for persons who like to stay the night outside. The next best thing inside this lodge is the hospitality the team provides. The service is professional with a personal, warm touch to it which makes you feel at home and enjoy your stay.At night you get to set up a nice cosy campfire and huddle around it with delicious barbequed chicken. The part I enjoyed most during my stay was the Night Safari during which we sighted bisons and tuskers within a few kilometers from the lodge. There are quite a few sight-seeing spots not far from the lodge including the Kabini Island which makes travel to and from Pugmarks easier. Overall, I would say we had a fantastic time at Pugmarks. It made my trip to Wayanad an unforgettable and exciting one. If you love the jungle, Pugmarks is the place for you!

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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PugmarksManagement, Owner at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback. Pugmarks enjoyed making your stay here a memorable experience.
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Property: Pugmarks Jungle Lodge
Address: Ammani Vayal | Karthikulam, Mananthavady 670646, India
Location: India > Kerala > Wayanad District > Mananthavady
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Ranked #2 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Mananthavady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lodge: Nothing could best explain the philosophy at Pugmarks than Byron's lines. Neatly tucked away in a five acre coffee plantation are charming wooden cottage tents and wooden suites; an inviting place to be miles away from anywhere of consequence. Hemmed by the elephant corridor on one side and the thick foliage of the forest on the other, Pugmarks Jungle Lodge is Wayanad’s very own nature retreat, where being amidst nature is just a way of living. Trying to recreate the essence of being close to nature, the five acres of landscaped coffee plantation is adorned with quaint wooden and tented cottages. The lodges have been built utilizing ethnic material and the skill of local craftsmen. Classic hand carved wooden furniture, and custom made beddings, which took our seven craftsmen more than twenty days and modern bath facilities, sum up the accommodation facilities at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge. ... more   less 
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