We were two couples travelling to Kerala for the first time. It was our dream to visit Kerala as many of our friends in Gujarat had shared very good memories with us. Our stay at Mayapott was one of it's kind. We stayed in the cardamom studio rooms adjacent to each other. The resort was very different from other places we stayed in Kerala. It had a rivulet gushing down right beneath our rooms. There were natural stones inside the room and the bathroom had natural river pebbles under the shower and ferns growing closeby. It was a quite romantic experience staying there. Although we had lot of apprehensions about the food as we were Jains , the staff had made some excellent and tasty food for us that included some Kerala dishes and sweets. The kitchen incharge, Charles also invited us to experiment some ethnic pickles and sweets. Philip took us for a plantation visit in the morning and he us around the place. He also told about the beekeeping in the estate and also gave us some natural honey to taste. The highlight of our trip was a visit to their fruit farm in a jeep which was around 50 minutes drive from the resort. We plucked grapes, tasted different fruits and had a ride in a horsecart within the farm . The surprise was they have arranged a grape crushing event for us. It was really romantc and we had lot of fun. We have seen this only in the movies. It is a must visit place for young couples.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- … a stream, which meanders through the property, appears at one point and mysteriously vanishes at another point. No wonder the place is called “Mayapott” meaning ‘ the mystical point’ in Tamil language. Mayapott Plantation villa is a boutique home stay, built on a rock in the natural ambiance of 130 acres of cardamom estate; the greenery, birds & breeze, natural stream and excellent amenities invite travelers who seek peace and privacy along with rich activities such as trekking, plantation walks, honey bee farming, hiking, biking, bird watching, peaceful reading of their favorite book by the brook, learning and participating in the ethnic cooking. Apart from these activities one can enjoy the outdoor activities promoted and organized by the Kerala tourism such as, river rafting & trekking, boating, jungle safari.Mayapott is built around a huge rock, which was used as a resting point for hunters. Legend has it that the bonfire around which they rested was a safe refuge from the herd of wild elephants that raged the area. The rainforest canopy, the floor of which houses the cardamom plantation, provides the serene setting for Mayapott. A stream flows under the bridge that connects the two portions of the house, which is quite a delightful sight during the rains. The area also houses the huge pond that has been used as a storage tank for irrigating the plantation.A short while from Thekkady, the seat of the Periyar wildlife, yet far from anything that can disturb you….. So cut off that even a newspaper rarely reaches it; this home frees you to rejuvenate yourself in the deepest possible ways. This unique plantation hide-out features two fully furnished studio rooms(bed rooms) and one villa suite, a two bed spa, common dining area and fire place, a tea launch over the covered bridge ; and 130 acres of lush green cardamom plantation where privacy will be the password for nature lovers to relax, rejuvenate and refresh. And for honeymoon couples to get lost in their world of dreams, romance and playful mischief. Attached bath rooms have a natural ambience too. All the rooms have view of the plantation and the stream, complimented with music of the birds, aroma of cardamom, wild flowers and the list goes on… ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mayapott Plantation Villa Thekkady, Kerala