A revelation - it has to be one of India's best kept secrets. In a week's tour I spent 3 nights at Wind Haven I completely recommend staying here and suggest it may be worth going direct on arrival into Kerala. The family is very kind and standards are professional, their hotel is spacious, clean, with delicious food, great views and a super tree house. As a single female traveller, tourist hot spots had left me a bit cautious but this area is completely safe, the family so hospitable so I could relax and enjoy a real sense of belonging. Rural, uncommercial, little or no traffic, a gentle pace of life. Captain Noble, Mini and the family here are genuinely warm hearted and will do all they can to make you welcome; they looked after arrangements so it was stress free and showed me some exciting walks - even the 'Tamilnadu Challenge' - from Ramakkal to the temple 1500 feet below (and back!); we had great trips including spice forest-gardens, dawn and dusk views across the plains. The magnificent granite towers begged exploration by climbers - virgin territory! Ridge walks stretching far into the blue distance of the Western Ghat called out for more trekking - it is truly spectacular. We saw grinding holes in the rock and learned of recent ancient discoveries in the area - lots to come back to explore. I completed the week on a houseboat and enjoyed that a lot; I had a super local driver who treated me with great respect and went out of his way to take me to see places in this amazing state. The whole week was great value, flexible to your preferences and I would recommend anyone to go for it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wind Haven is located at the heart of Ramakkal tourist center, a hill station close to Thekkady, in Idukki district of Kerala. The USP of Ramakkal is it's amazing winds that guests into strong breeze throughout the year. Wind Haven provides excellent service to the guests and offer a detailed tour plan to explore Periyar, Ramakkal and Cumbum of Tamil Nadu and also arranges transportation and guides. A multi-cuisine restaurant within the premises offers delicious Indian and Continental dishes. Ayurvedic massage is executed by qualified personnel. The resort is operated by Capt. Noble Pereira, Mrs. Anita Mani and Miss Mini and we go all the way out to do our best to have our guest a wonderful time in Kerala. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- WindHaven Resort Idukki, Kerala, India