A nice, basic getaway located about 20kms from Thekkady (Periyar National Park). A quiet drive through green tea estates gets one to the resort located in the valley on the banks of the Periyar (?) river. Lovely walks down to the river, which has a quaint bridge across it accessing views both up and down-stream; treks down the quiet road and across the countryside make a nice change from the hectic hustle, bustle and chaos of a city.
The service was a disappointment- having ordered a Kerala dinner (well in advance- by email and in the morning while confirming our booking)- we were served a basic, unpalatable vegetable curry,and were told that it was not possible to arrange ingredients for anything else since the place is so remotely located.
Perhaps a more efficient, welcoming service, and greater attention to details would make the well-designed cottages more comfortable and liveable. The cheap plastic accessories in the bathrooms certainly need to be replaced with more presentable essentials, and hooks added on the door or wall on which to hang clothes an towels etc .
Communication was also a bit of a problem- its more of a getaway for locals, I guess. Our taxi driver helped us bridge the language barrier.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking