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Kaivalyam Retreat
Ranked #1 of 190 Munnar B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 26, 2011

- Calm and clean.
- A delight for veggies.
- No drinking and smoking. Was a good break for me from those bad habits.
- Great hosts, very helpful.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

Everything about the Retreat is excellent. Its location is awesome which is
surrounded by spice plantation and mountain. We took walk of plantation
around the retreat which was beautiful experience.

The rooms are nice and big. The interior of room is very good. The 1st floor
rooms have spacious balcony from which you enjoy the views of mountains
with tea plantations.

Mr. Harish and Mrs. Anju are great host. Mr. Harish is very calm and
composed person. He answered to all our queries patiently. He helped us a lot.
We traveled by our own car. For all the places of interest around Munnar he
prepared a detailed map with approximate distances from Munnar town which
was very helpful to us. We found all the places with very ease.

The approach to retreat from main road is amazing experience which passes
through tea plantation. On that either small car with skilled driver or 4x4 vehicle
can go. To ferry guests from and to main road Mr. Harish provides 4x4 jeep.
I was bit worried about driving myself on narrow and steep road, but whenever
we wanted to go out Mr. Harish drove our car to main road and we went by
4x4 jeep. I troubled him thrice during our stay but without any complain he drove
our car to main road.

The food prepared by Mrs. Anju is delicious. The best food we had in Munnar.
It is very reasonably priced too.

Mr. Harish also arranged the trip for us to Kathakali classical dance which is
only 2 KM from retreat in nearby village.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

We ( I and my husband) stayed here on 1st & 2nd Dec 2011. The plush rooms, sincere staff and ambient scenery was totally mindboggling and relaxing! Soft Trelkking around spice plantations and Yoga are added attaractions..
Mrs Anju cooked some delicious homely food for us as per our choice. For pure vegeterians and teetotallers, this place would be joy superlatuve!
Thanks & Best wishes to the owner couple Mr Harish & Mrs Anju. We wish to come there again..

Room Tip: Since this retreat is on a slope off the Highway, certain cars ( like Tata Venture in wich I travell...
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 7, 2011

Brand new beautifully appointed rooms with stunning views across the tea plantations. Harish, his family and his staff could not be nicer or more helpful. They arranged a day trip out for us and ensured we had a great time and a good driver. Ask Harish for a tour of the spice plantation, it is an beautiful walk with lots of interesting information about the plantation.

The food was some of the best we had in India and the service is great. Yoga in the purpose built outdoor pavilion with Harish is a great way to start the day. Truly a great place to relax and unwind.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank kafmil
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Reviewed December 4, 2011

The best experience of our Indian holiday. Amazing Spice / Tea mountain setting. Great food and Yoga. Excellent accomodation and food. Would love to return one day!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Thank david s
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

The reviews on here are accurate. The husband runs front of house while his wife cooks up the most delicious vegetarian food. The rooms are superb.. Large, airy, very well appointed and finished to a high standard with seating area in front of patio doors that stretch across one wall onto a private balcony with views to the mountains. Access to the retreat is down a narrrow and sometimes precipitous track but the Retreat provide a jeep and driver to take guests to the main road. We loved the two nights we spent here.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Bob S
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

We had visited this property in the 3rd week of August for 5 days. From airport pick up at Cochin to again drop at Cochin it was perfect ! Thanks to Harish & Anju for such an impeccable experience

Amazing location , great hosts ( Harish & his wife are amazingly down to earth and polite, helpful people). Home made food , very clean place.

Make sure you enjoy the wonderful Khatakali & the local ancient martial arts show , which the hosts arrange for you at a nearby village.

Room Tip: Rooms on the ground floor have a different charm. The view doors open to tick plantation , and you c...
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Dev_VD
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Address: Opposite Workers Recreation Center | Moolakada, Pallivasal Estate, Munnar 685612, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Munnar
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 190 B&Bs / Inns in Munnar
Price Range: $71 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kaivalyam Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amidst a calm and scenic surroundings, the retreat provides a destination for visitors to indulge in learning experience of holistic lifestyle with traditional Yoga and organic way of living and dining. The place is a fusion of rustic external with smooth internal space creating luxurious facilities and natural environment to enjoy and pamper. ... more   less 
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