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Mundax Homestay Yoga Retreat
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Reviewed January 1, 2010

We stayed two nights at Mundax and thoroughly enjoyed Mathew's hospitality, guidance and companionship. Mathew built the house a few years ago after returning home from 15 years in New Zealand, and the property is slowly becoming a true retreat, surrounded by a beautiful garden of spices and flowers (which will surely only become more lush over time). Staying here is very different from other homestays because Mathew genuinely shares his home with you - he joins you for breakfast and dinner, when very interesting conversations can be had. The yoga lessons he offers are a big bonus, and yes, we also had a Ayurvedic massage session at the hospital nearby which was absolutely wonderful. And after the heat of Kochi and the backwaters, the coolness of the mountain air here is very refreshing.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 25, 2009

me & my mam stopped over for a night. It was a very peaceful & relaxing spot away from the hussle & bussle . Mathew & the staff were very friendly giving it a nice homely feel about it .

  • Stayed: December 2009
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Reviewed December 4, 2009

Good bits: A lovely house with light, airy rooms and colonial style verandah overlooking Matthew's garden. Lots of birds and butterflies and occasional deer. Matthew is a very gracious and engaging host and dines with you at every mealtime but otherwise leaves you to your own devices. Beds are very comfortable and slept like the proverbial log. As a homestay it's great. The sights and sounds during the journey there and the local village has all that you'd expect from rural India.
Downsides: the journey is 3.5 hours from Cochi and once there you are still an hour from the various parks, and there is nothing to do or particularly see within walking distance. The food is good but very repetitive. House has a lovely setting but is not "in the middle of nowhere" - can still hearing passing traffic noise".

  • Stayed: December 2009
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Reviewed October 12, 2009

A lovely place to stay with a friendly host Mathew. Great place to learn yoga and relax for a few days. Traditional Keralan food served by good cook Benny. Optional trips to tea plantation, elephant ride, wildlife park. A peaceful break from travelling around busy India!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank katlaz
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Reviewed August 30, 2009

My stay at Mundax was undoubtedly the highlight of my stay in Kerala. The privateness, peacefulness, cleanliness and space of Mathew's home and gardens were a real salve to the hustle and bustle of everyday life in India. It might sound strange, but I found the lightness of Mathew's home really soothing - other homes I visited were quite dark - perhaps it's a result of the shutters that keep out the heat - and in contrast the lightness, high ceilings and cool temperatures were blissful. It was the end of the monsoon season when I visited in August and I had difficulty adjusting to the climate in other parts of Kerala but found Kuttikanam a lot more comfortable. On a further visit I'd definitely do more of the days trips that are available like the Periyar Wildlife park, and also higher up the mountains to see more of the tea farms. I did make it to the Ayervedic retreat which is close by - and did a fascinating tour though their herbal medicine plant. Otherwise I was just happy to relax at Mundax and chill out doing very little except savour the relaxing environment and wonderful food - definitely worth another visit.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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