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“*Pleasant Homestay*”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Jungle Palace

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Jungle Palace
Ranked #20 of 41 Hotels in Thekkady
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“*Pleasant Homestay*”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Rajesh is really a good host. The room we stayed in has a excellent view and you can sight a deer, mongoose, nilgiri langur from the balcony. JP doesnt provide lunch/dinner, but you find couple of hotels near by (walkable distance). The rooms are clean and well maintained. Has hot water facility, TV etc...Will definitely recommend this if you wanna try something different from the regular (typical) hotels.

Room Tip: Clean rooms, nice ambience, well maintained
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

I stayed 2 nights at Jungle Palace during my visit to Thekkady 29-30 November 2012. I had prior booking of room no 5 and the room was exactly the same as it looked like in the photograph shared with me earlier. The location of the place is ideal as it was closer to the jungle and the ambiance is soothing. Very peaceful and the host Rajesh was very warm and helpful. We ordered for coffee twice and it was served in our room but surprisingly we were not charged for the same.
The room was very spacious and the best part was it was very clean well maintained . However we did not spot any AC in the room so during summer it ight not be very soothing.The attached bathroom was clean and quite big and hot water was available whenever we needed. I would recommend this room for a family with kids as they will definitely enjoy the view of the jungle from the balcony .
They do not provide any food as such hence we had to dine out. There are restaurants serving good south indian food right outside the property. I would not recommend anyone to try any north-indian cuisine . I would like to add that we had a pitch black wild langoor visitor at our place one morning and that really added zing to our spirits. Thanks to Rajesh Jungle Palace was the best part of our honeymoon in Kerala and both me and my hubby would love to go back again.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 2nd floor are recommended for all.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

we were on a 2 night stay at jungle palace and the rooms ..view..and hospitality of Mr.rajesh was very good. I suggest going for the second floor where the forest view is great.Mr.Rajesh is always there to help you with hot water..tea/coffee or any need of yours. The rooms are maintained clean and it being located so well offers you utter silence during the entire day where your peace is reassured.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

The good:
1. Rajesh and his wife have built this wonderfully nice property in Kumily - The rooms are wonderful. Our room was larger than a couple of hotel rooms we stayed in during our Kerala trip.
2.View of the periyar forest and little things like suspended chairs for lazing make the hometsay different from the other ones near it.
2. Rajesh was really helpful in arranging things for us like bamboo rafting treks etc. and gives great tips. We caught the amazing early morning bus from Periyar to Munnar thanks to his recommendation

The bad:
1. None at all.

Room Tip: Take the one on the first floor and ask for the one with the forest view
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

The rooms are huge (20x22) ft and very clean. we had a 1st floor room with a nice view of the Periyar Reserve from our balcony... yes there was a personal balcony with a cozy swing. The owner Rajesh is a very warm n hospitable person. he also helped us by booking advance tickets for couple of activities. We enjoyed our stay here and will definitely recommend this place.
Only thing is that they do not have a restaurant attached..

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We spent a day in Thekkady and stayed at this place. This was mid Oct. It is very well located, close to the Project Tiger reserve checkpost. You can also walk down to Kumily town from here. The room itself had a very good view, overlooking the edge of the forest and a swamp.

The room was quite large, well furnished, with clean linen, well ventilated. The bathroom is also very clean and large. Hot water is not available 24/7 but the owner brings hot water when requested. I was provided two buckets twice during the one day stay. So not a problem. The room has a small balcony kind of area outside with a small swing (1 person).

The owner Rajesh was a very courteous man and was extremely helpful. He bought Kathakali tickets for me, arranged an auto when required, recommended shops and made some tea at home for us too. Excellent hospitality !
I also booked the room on phone by talking to him. Very reasonably priced.

This homestay deserves all the praise and more, that you can find on TripAdvisor.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

It was the best stay among my last 15 days stay.genuinely home stay. what a huge and quite spacious room with large sized bathroom.neat and clean every corner, well maintained,tastefully decorated, fully loaded with warm welcome with genuine smile .Rajesh the owner takes personal care of every guest. and for all these he charged INR 1200 only nothing for that warm smile and stay at own home and like own bedroom. the best location with background of lavish green nature.As i asked he rang my bell at 600 in morning with nice tea, sorry i was to start at 700am only and i couldnt made it long stay.Thanx to my driver Anil of Kovalam who proposed which i confirmed after going thru TRIP ADVISOR.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Jungle Palace
Address: Puthuparambil House, Lake Road, Kumily Thekkady Road | Kumily, Idukki Dist, Thekkady 685536, India
Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Thekkady
#8 Romantic Hotel in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Jungle Palace 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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